amreading – What, Why, While :  Perfect Bones by AJ Waines  @AJWaines @Bloodhoundbook

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading the psychological thriller Perfect Bones by A J Waines.  This was published by Bloodhound Books in 2018. 

Book Blurb  (taken from https://www.goodreads.com/ )

Is the killer on the loose…or standing right beside you?

When art student, Aiden Blake, witnesses a gruesome attack on a London towpath, the police need him to identify the assailant without delay. But there’s a problem: refusing to leave his canal boat and traumatised by the shock, Aiden is rendered mute by the horror of the event and can’t speak to anyone.

In a desperate bid to gain vital information before Aiden’s memories fade, The Met call in Clinical Psychologist and trauma expert, Dr Samantha Willerby, giving her only seven days to get a result. When Aiden finally starts to communicate through his art, however, the images he produces are not what anyone expects and before Sam can make sense of them, another murder takes place.

With her professional skills stretched to the limit and the clock ticking, Sam strives to track down a killer who is as clever as she is – someone who always manages to stay one step ahead.

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

Some time ago I read the first two books in this series and this 3rd book has been sitting in my TBR pile since then.  I was looking for a book that would grab my attention, be interesting and be relatively straightforward. The author was a psychologist, so I love the human psychology aspects of these books, as well as the great plots.   Both the first 2 books, Inside the Whispers and  Lost in the Lake , received 5*s from me, so I decided this was the time to enjoy the 3rd book.  All are standalone reads. 

Click on the cover to go to my review:

Book 2 in series
Book 1 in series

While (I am reading it)

I’ve been sitting next to my old cat Charlie, who is going from “going to die imminently” to “no – I feel better and will be around a bit longer”.  Pretty much the only time I have left the house is to take Charlie to visit our lovely vet.  I feel fortunate that Charlie and I have a lovely garden to sit in, and he has been enjoying watching the birds pecking at the grass – they have long been aware that he is safe to be around (on account of his age), though it took them a while to spot the difference between old Charlie and our young fast moving cat!

So here’s a picture of Charlie from when he first moved in with us.  9kg of cuddly skin and bone.  Ever grateful to the woman that rescued him, and brought him to us.    And then another from some time later.

First days of Charlie moving in.
Some years later.

All the best, Emma

3 replies »

  1. Oh, bless dear Charlie. I’m glad he found a happy, loving home with you, and I hope he passes peacefully when the time comes. It’s something I dread with our white rescue cat, but he’s only 5 yrs old) Sending you and Charlie a gentle hug x

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  2. Oh, what a darling Charlie is and you too for taking him in and giving him so much love. Bless you – and thank you so much for choosing another one of my books to read! (There is also a fourth one in this series, with Sam Willerby: Cut you Dead.) We have a jet-black rescue cat (17 years old) – the sanctuaries find it hard to home black cats, because apparently they’re not very photogenic on Instagram. Grrr…. Poor Mollie waited months until we took her in. Take care and tons of love to little Charlie, Alison X

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