This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
I was thinking about what to choose for my post today and I decided that May was going to be mystery/thriller month. I also decided that my GoodReads Want to Read list is getting a bit long and unmanageable again, so focusing on one genre allows me to cull through the list and get rid of some books I am no longer interested in reading. This week’s pick is another supernatural procedural set in London. It is a series but it is short with only 3 books so far.
London Falling (Shadow Police #1) by Paul Cornell
Published: April 2013
Summary from GoodReads:
The dark is rising …Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law — until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a ‘suspect’ who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.
As the group starts to see London’s sinister magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game – and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.
This one keeps coming up on my GoodReads “you might also like” list because of my enjoyment of the Rivers of London series. So I figured I would give it a chance. It has a pretty good rating (3.77) and has almost 1,000 reviews. I really like the cover too!
I was able to get rid of about 5 books off my list for now. But I didn’t go through all of the books on my Mystery/Thriller TBR shelf. I hope to get through the rest and eliminate a few more before the end of the month.