Hello my lovely peeps!
Now that January is behind us, it’s time to unload the February TBR!
I’ve been looking forward to this month, and its set of TBR, for a long time and now that it’s finally here, I’m more than just a little excited!
This month, will revolve all around my favorite series of all time, the Virgil Flowers series. There will be three Virgil Flowers reads followed by a whole week focused on retro reviews for the six Virgil Flowers books I’d read in the past, prior to starting the blog, and thus don’t have reviews on this site for. I spent the entire last week and half of January either skimming or rereading those six books to prepare for it (having mostly forgotten their plots).
Finally, seeing as the series currently ends on the 13th book (book 14 is coming out later this year), there will be one extra book this month (non-Virgil), though the review will come out in March instead.
This Month’s TBR Hopefuls!
Deep Freeze by John Sandford (Virgil Flowers #10)
Class reunions: a time for memories—good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, sometimes deadly—in this “New York Times” bestselling thriller from John Sandford.
Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt—and as it turned out, homicidal—local school board, and now the town’s back in his view with more alarming news: a woman has been found dead, frozen in a block of ice.
There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty-five years ago. It has a mid-winter reunion coming up. So, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into decades of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It’s true what they say – high school can be murder.
Bloody Genius by John Sandford (Virgil Flowers #12)
Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back–and his mouth–as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in this thriller from #1 “New York Times” bestseller John Sandford.
At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of PC culture. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right?
Then one of the department stars winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.
Ocean Prey by John Sandford (Virgil Flowers #13, Lucas Davenport #31)
An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family in the Atlantic just off south Florida when he sees, and then calls in, some suspicious behavior in a nearby boat. It’s a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there’s something hinky going on, and his hunch is proven correct when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed.
They’re federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI’s turf. When the FBI’s investigation stalls out, Lucas Davenport of the U.S. Marshals Service gets a call. The case turns even more lethal and Davenport needs to bring in every asset he can find, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.
Sisters Behaving Badly by Maddie Please
Maddie Please’s latest novel ‘Sisters Behaving Badly’ is a glorious romp that readers will adore. It’s a story of quarrelsome siblings, second chances, a fabulous location and growing old disgracefully. Maddie’s warmth and humour will put a smile on your face and leave you relishing Kitty and Jenny’s hilarious adventures in a French farmhouse’ Bestselling author Judy Leigh.
Sisters Kitty and Jenny haven’t spoken since a very disappointing Carvery lunch. Kitty, sixty-two, thinks Jenny is turning grey. Jenny, sixty-six, thinks Kitty needs to grow up!
So when both sisters inherit a farmhouse in rural France, it gives them the perfect chance to heal the rift between them. Except the farmhouse is a wreck, the garden is terrorized by a flock of chickens, not to mention a donkey with a serious flatulence problem!
Kitty is determined to enjoy herself, especially when she meets gorgeous French builder, Leo. Ooh la – la! And Jenny finds the fully stocked wine cellar helps enormously with missing horrible husband Paul – hic!
And as the two sisters begin to repair their fragile friendship, they discover that being bad is actually very good for the soul.