Sample Saturday – death, surveillance, and a scam

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

Why I have it: I love her dark humour.

Summary: Walking in a forest, a woman comes across a mysterious note about a death. She becomes obsessed with understanding the note.

I’m thinking: Yes.

Quotients by Tracy O’Neill  

Why I have it: Suspect it was recommended to me during Nonfiction November because one of the characters was involved in The Troubles.

Summary: Jeremy and Alexandra, whose careers have involved surveillance, hope to make a quiet home together but struggle to find a space safe from their personal secrets.

I’m thinking: No (it’s a style thing).

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Why I have it: On the list of books I was looking forward to in 2020.

Summary: Two women – one a grifter, the other an heiress – are brought together by the scam of a lifetime.

I’m thinking: No.

3 responses

  1. Thanks for the reminder about the new Moshfegh. My Year of Rest and Relaxation was a surprise hit with me when it was on the Wellcome Book Prize shortlist, so although I was ambivalent about Eileen I’ll try her again.

    • She has a very particular style. I really enjoyed both Rest and Eileen, so hoping this one is as good (I’ve also got her short story collection in the TBR stack).

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