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MUSING MONDAY – What I’m desperate to get my hands on…

musingmondays51Every week, MizB hosts Musing Mondays on her blog, Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This week I’m musing on what book I am desperate to get my hands on. It is THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillipi Ryan. And it is not coming out until September 10. 😦 Last year THE OTHER WOMAN was released in September and sometime over the summer I was surprised when an ARC arrived at my door. Not sure whose list I was on. Hank’s or the publisher’s or whoever. But alas, no such luck this year. Guess I just have to wait like everybody else. And it sounds sooooo good:

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Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.

Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal—reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young woman’s brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there?

Jane and Jake are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. When the threatening phone calls start, Jane knows she is on the right trackbut with both a killer at large and an infant missing, time is running out….

The Wrong Girl is a riveting novel of familial relationships—both known and unknown—vile greed, senseless murder, and the ultimate in deception. What if you didn’t know the truth about your own family?

 

MUSING MONDAYS – What I’m reading right now

musingmondays51Every week, MizB hosts Musing Mondays on her blog, Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

So today I’ll tell you what I’m reading right now. I’m reading a book called Treachery in Bordeaux.

BLURB: Benjamin Cooker is a renowned winemaker and critic turned gentleman detective who sets out to find who is trying to take down the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion. Is it negligence or sabotage? Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving readers and inside view of this famous wine region. Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry.

MY MUSING: It is not a very long book and I am half way through. It is a translation from the French and it is apparently a very popular series in France that has recently been made into a television series and is now being translated into English. It is well written but I think I would be enjoying it more if I knew more about wine and the wine making process as there is a lot of technical jargon. Also, at the halfway point, there has been no body. I fall into the camp that thinks there must be a murder in a mystery. The mystery here so far seems twofold, what is ruining a particular vintner’s wine and the origin of two paintings. I will finish reading it before I make final judgement. But the fact I am finishing it is something of a judgement already.