I didn’t get any physical books over the last week, but I did add to my digital library!

The first from a Kiwi author I’ve been dying to read …

Mailbox Monday – 10/16Painted by Kirsten McKenzie
Published by Squabbling Sparrows Press on June 30, 2017
Purchase From: AmazonBarnes & Noble, or The Book Depository

If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes?

When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.

Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall. Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist’s easel. A portrait with an eerie familiarity.

Kubin’s lawyer didn’t share the detailed instructions regarding the handling of the art, and Anita and her team start work in ignorance of the very instructions designed to keep them safe.

Disturbed, a man eases himself out of his portrait and stretches. Free at last from the confines of his canvas, he has no intention of ever returning. He has a painting to finish…

The second is an ARC I’m also dying to read …

Mailbox Monday – 10/16The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Published by St. Martin's Press on January 9, 2018
Purchase From: AmazonBarnes & Noble, or The Book Depository

A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement. You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves. You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

Other Stuff

As well as the little critter bookmarks up above, I also jazzed up some mugs for myself …

Bookish Biker - Bookish Mugs

The adorable little Book Biters characters can be purchased from Creative Market (direct link), and if you’re interested, I can share the file for the mugs. I just noticed that the “Tea” looks a little askew. Oops! Oddly enough, sitting here on my desk, it looks just fine!

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