30.4.10

New to Dot Scribble's Shelves...

I have been good this week and only bought one book but my wish list has got considerably longer!

I bought:
The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah (Hodder)- Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick.
Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling her career and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off and treated herself to a secret holiday. All she wanted was a bit of peace- some time to herself- but it didn't work out that way. Because Sally met a man- Mark Bretherick.
All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is someone Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead...

These two were sent to me by lovely, lovely publishers for review:
The Named by Marianne Curley (Bloomsbury)- Imagine you were able to change the past. By altering one tiny thing, you could start a chain of catastrophic events...
Ethan is Named- he has the ability to travel back in time, where he must use his special skills to try to intercept the dark forces intent on unravelling history. But Ethan is also a normal schoolboy, and leading a single life with a double identity is becoming just too much to handle, especially when even the normal part is getting more and more complicated.


What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Penguin)- Alice wakes up on the floor of the gym with a nasty bump on her head, thinking she's still a fun-loving twenty-nine year old starting life with her gorgeous husband and pregnant with her first baby.
To her disbelief, it soon transpires the fall has knocked ten years from her memory and she is actually an uptight thirty-nine year old whose idea of a good time is a three-hour workout followed by committee meetings with the kind of women she used to despise. How on earth did her life come to this? And more disturbingly, how can she not remember giving birth to three children? Why does her husband suddenly hate her? And what can Alice possibly have done that means her beloved sister will barely speak to her?
Seeing herself through fresh eyes, Alice barely recognizes or even likes the person she has become. Can she ever find her way back to the woman she used to be?


So there you go, let me know if you have read any of these or heard anything good/bad about them. Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, hopefully there will be some sunshine!

12 comments:

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

I'm dyingdyingdying to read Alice - I've been waiting for it for nearly a year! It just sounds like such a fantastic read and you're so lucky to be sent a copy already! Hope you enjoy it! :D

Dot said...

Bookalicious Ramblings- The synopsis sounds ever so good, I didn't realise there had been a delay for it coming out!

Rhiana said...

I've had What Alice Forgot on my wishlist for AGES! I LOVE the sound of it...I just really enjoy books about memory. And I have The Named too...looks good!

Dot said...

Rhiana- They both sound good don't they!

savidgereads said...

The cover for What Alice Forgot is beautiful.

I really enjoyed the Sophie Hannah, I have had to be ultra restrained to not start the next one.

Dot said...

Simon- I have fallen in love with the cover too! I have a few more books on my pile before the Sophie Hannah one but I am really looking forward to it, I think it's a great series.

Shan said...

I'm adding the Sophie Hannah book and the What Alice Forgot to my reading list. I haven't heard of either of them but they sound great. Thanks!

Dot said...

Shan- I hope you like them, I don't think the Alice Forgot book is out until June but not too long to wait.

Nadia said...

The Alice book sounds great! I must add it to my TBR list! And that Sophie Hannah book -wow! Talk about catching my interest - that synopsis was great! I swear whenever I come to your site I am always finding new books to read - Thanks, Dot!! And I hope you enjoy your bank holiday weekend ( I used to love those when I lived in England - I feel like we don't really have that many holidays in America). Cheers!

Dot said...

Nadia- Thank you! The Sophie Hannah book is part of a series, there are two more before this one and I have to say that they are all excellent. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Linda P said...

I read the Sophie Hannah recently and enjoyed it. I've just got the earlier Little Face from the library.

Dot said...

Linda P- Little Face is excellent- hope you enjoy it!

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