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Blackout
Blackout | Simon Scarrow
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"As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets. When a young woman is found brutally murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense pressure to solve the case, swiftly. Treated with suspicion by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line - for disloyalty is a death sentence. The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke's worst fears. He must uncover the truth before evil strikes again. As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere - and the warring factions of the Reich can be as deadly as a killer stalking the streets . . ."--Publisher.
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TrishB
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Enjoyed this - murder mystery set in 1939 Berlin. The paranoia of trying to work in Berlin and not be in the party at that time is an underlying theme. Good twist for the killer. A good read.

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TrishB
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#quicklunchtimeread
Just a packet of crisps at the moment as I have multiple meetings and not enough time!

squirrelbrain Still enough time to read though, of course! 😁 8mo
vivastory Are these virtual meetings? If so you could pretend yr video is malfunctioning & turn it off & sneak in some extra pages 8mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes ! Still enough time to read 😁 8mo
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LeahBergen Mmm…crisps 8mo
TrishB @vivastory unfortunately office days are face to face meetings 😁 (edited) 8mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I figured the 20 minutes spent queuing for a buttie would be best didn‘t reading, much better for my mental health 😁 8mo
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EadieB
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. Blackout is a favorite book I read this month.

2. I think one word titled sound action-packed.

Anyone one reading this is tagged!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 8mo
EadieB @TheSpineView You‘re welcome! Happy Tuesday to you too! 8mo
LKK526 Excellent question 8mo
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LKK526 Reprieve by James Han Mattson. Generally most of my books are more than one word unless you don‘t count “the” as a word. LOL 8mo
perfectsinner Recursion, Blake Crouch 8mo
EadieB @perfectsinner That‘s a good choice! 8mo
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EadieB
Blackout | Simon Scarrow
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#Blackout #SimonScarrow #MarvellousMarch #BookSpinBingo

It‘s 1939 and brutally cold in Berlin and a serial killer is stalking women. The Third Reich has forced nightly blackouts and Germany has crushed Poland. Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke of Berlin's Kripo has been chosen to solve the murder of Gerda Korzeny, a film star and once lover of Josef Goebbels.. Schenke's views of The Fuhrer and The Third Reich are at odds with the Nazis.

EadieB Will Schenke be able to fight for justice over the power of the Nazis? This is a heart-pounding, gripping thriller that makes you race to the end to find out the answers. It is not your typical WWII novel about the war. It is an authentic account of the Nazi party and their attempt to cover up the truth about what is really happening. Unputdownable! If you love historical crime thrillers then you will enjoy this book. 8mo
EadieB I will definitely be seeking more books by Scarrow as he is a very talented writer. I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for an advanced copy for an honest review. 8mo
kspenmoll Sounds right up my alley- wonderful review! 8mo
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EadieB @kspenmoll Thanks! Will be published 3/29/22 8mo
Andrew65 Loved this and enjoyed his Wellington and Napoleon mini series. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I have the first two books on order from my swap site. Looking forward to reading more books by him! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Andrew65
Blackout | Simon Scarrow
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#JanuaryStats #ItHadToBeYou

27 Books Read during January
10,036 pages read
These are my top 8 books of the month, with the tagged book my overall favourite of the month.

Three #ReadingAfrica2022 books in the top 8 of the month.

audraelizabeth I feel really good about reading 13 since i only read 2 in january 2021. 10mo
Andrew65 @audraelizabeth That‘s great 👏👏👏 I read 11 more than last year too. (edited) 10mo
audraelizabeth Thanks, thats awesome 10mo
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BarbaraBB That is fantastic, that you read so many good African books! 10mo
Librarybelle Lots of great reading! 10mo
Eggs Great Month Andrew 👏🏻📚🥰👍🏼 10mo
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Andrew65
Blackout | Simon Scarrow
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I have to say I think this has just leapt into the lead as my favourite book of 2022. A great mix of a detective story, historical fiction and a feel for life in early days of the Second World War in Germany. So many themes covered in this book and I just couldn‘t stop reading. Always loved Simon Scarrow‘s writing and this books shows why. In case you can‘t tell I love it and strongly recommend it. This could even be made into a series. 💕

Andrew65 16th book for #JumpStart2022 #5th Book for #JoyousJanuary 10mo
TrishB Is it a standalone? 10mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Yes. 10mo
TrishB Thanks Andrew- on offer for Qa for the paperback so just got ?? 10mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Hope you enjoy it. I loved his Wellington and Napoleon Series (4 books) which started with (edited) 10mo
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Andrew65
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Started listening to this book by Simon Scarrow. Love his books so looking forward to this one about murder in the Second World War. Has a 4.22 rating on Goodreads!

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2022