What books do you have in your library cue? June is Audiobook Month and #iloveaudiobooks …. there’s always one going. The library is one of my sources of audiobooks, and here’s what’s on hold in my queue.
The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor
Hold #4 on 2 copies. There’s been a lot of buzz about this book and it’ll be the first I’ve read from this author.
You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury … the fear that something or someone is watching you. It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when 12-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran – the Chalk Man. He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body. Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.
Down the River Unto the Sea, Walter Mosley
Hold #10 on 3 copies. I just happened to see this as I was browsing the audiobook section on Overdrive / my library, and it looks interesting. Mosley has written a lot of books but this will be my first.
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD’s finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of – and why.
Unbury Carol, Josh Malerman
Hold #12 on 1 copy. I’ve read 2 of Malerman’s other books, Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel, both of which I enjoyed
Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times … but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and when she lapses into another coma, plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.
Force of Nature, Jane Harper
Hold #2 on 4 copies. This book was my pick from Amazon Best Books of February 2018 and I have a weakness for psychological thrillers.
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.
Do you listen to audiobooks? What are you currently listening to? What’s on your hold list? Have you read any of the books above?