Apr 18, 2013

What's Next? #27

What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks.

Every Thursday, select 3-5 books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.
For more info, visit the introduction post HERE!

To participate, go HERE!



My picks this week are:


  Darkhouse (Joe Lucchesi, #1) by

 
EVERYTHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. 
Escaping New York for the beautiful Irish Isle seemed the best way to escape the past for NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi and his family. But following the death of a girl in the local village, Joe soon finds out that the killer is closer to his past than he would care to remember.

From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond.

In 1985 in a North Texas backwater, two teenage boys made a chilling pact that would unite them forever in a dark and twisted loyalty.

Now one lies dead. And the man responsible is going to pay.

When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south east coast of Ireland. They're happy. They're safe. And they're about to enter a nightmare more terrifying than the one they left behind.

When a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks, Detective Lucchesi sets out to find the truth and uncovers a sinister trail that leads from the other side of the Atlantic and cuts directly to the very heart of his family.

His wife is lying. His son is lying. And a killer is lying in wait
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  In The Dark by Mark Billingham

 
On a rainy city night, a handgun is fired at random. A struck car swerves and plows into a bus stop, killing an unsuspecting bystander. In an explosive instant, a cold-blooded gang initiation ends one life and forever changes three others: the desperate teenager who pulled the trigger . . . a policewoman on maternity leave . . . and an aging gangster plotting a terrifying revenge.

The truth about the shocking incident will tie them all together in a lethal blood knot. And nothing is what it seems.

"In the Dark" is the most powerful and unflinching crime novel yet from the remarkable Mark Billingham - a gripping journey into the modern urban darkness where violence is both indiscriminate and meticulously planned, and youth gangs take on established criminals for rule of the streets
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

 
Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre -- his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman's noose, Aleister Crowley's childhood chessboard, etc. -- so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit. The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker's sanity
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So, what do you think, which one of these should I read next?

Leave me a comment & help me decide!

12 comments:

  1. I vote for In the Dark, seems interesting! :D

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  2. My vote goes to Heart-Shaped Box. It's the one I've read from your list, and it is very creepy!

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  3. My vote goes to In the Dark.

    I'd appreciate a vote on mine!

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  4. Heart-Shaped Box! I really love Joe Hill's writing and his 20th Century Ghost collection was amazing, plus it doesn't hurt that I love his dad!

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    1. I agree :) Thanks for stopping by & for voting, Kate!

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  5. I vote for Heart- Shaped Box, it sounds the most exciting.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    :D

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