Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday Finds (29 Aug 2014)



Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased. I think this is a great idea and a way to share my enthusiasm of discovering new books.

This weeks entry is a day late but worth the wait as I've found some great titles this past week!

THE FALL by Amy Dale (non-fiction, copy provided by Random House)

On July 30, 2011 a terrified woman ran for the door of the 15th storey, inner Sydney apartment she shared with her cruel and controlling fiance, desperately trying to escape. She wasn't quick enough. A hidden camera captured him covering her mouth to suppress her screams and dragging her back inside. Sixty-nine seconds later, Lisa Harnum was dead.

This is the case that captured the attention of a nation.

Amy Dale, Chief Court Reporter for The Daily Telegraph covered the case from the very beginning. Speaking to numerous sources including Lisa's counsellor, THE FALL goes behind the headlines of Australia's most captivating court case to tell the suffocating story of how Lisa fell in love but then grew to fear her overbearing fiance. Amy reveals information that wasn't publicly known leading up to and throughout the trial, including the fears for the star witness, Josh Rathemell, how close the trial came to not even happening, and the picture painted by what was found on Lisa's iPhone.

THE KILLING KIND by Chris F Holm (coming soon from Mulholland)

THE KILLING KIND is the story of Michael Hendricks. Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. Now he makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts who only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he'll make sure whoever's coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living – but an even better way to make himself a target.

HustleHUSTLE by Tom Pitts (review copy provided by the author)

Two young hustlers, caught in an endless cycle of addiction and prostitution, decide to blackmail an elderly client of theirs. Donny and Big Rich want to film Gabriel Thaxton with their cell phones during a sexual act and put the video up on YouTube. Little do they know, the man they’ve chosen, a high-profile San Francisco defense attorney, is already being blackmailed by someone more sinister: an ex-client of the lawyer’s. A murderous speed freak named Dustin has already permeated the attorney’s life and Dustin has plans for the old man. The lawyer calls upon an old biker for help and they begin a violent race to suppress his deadly secret


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