Time Travel Thursday

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It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

I was busy doing other things this time last year so my reading wasn’t quite as prolific as it has been in recent months. For this reason I have decided to travel back to 2019…

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The Debt by Glenn Cooper

Book Description From Goodreads:

“An ancient loan made by Pope Pius VIII wreaks havoc in the present… The new religious conspiracy thriller featuring Cal Donovan. While browsing the Vatican libraries, Harvard professor Cal Donovan uncovers a secret that could bankrupt the Catholic church. Unearthing evidence of a 200-year-old loan which the Vatican owes to a Jewish bank, Cal deduces that, with centuries of interest behind it, the sum now amounts to a crippling 25 billion Euros. With the future of the Vatican at stake, Pope Celestine asks Cal to intercede with the Sassoon family to whom the sum is owed. Thus Cal finds himself drawn into the tangled affairs of the wealthy yet dysfunctional Sassoons. With eye-watering sums of money involved and the Vatican facing bankruptcy, everyone has their own agenda. Who can be trusted? If Cal isn’t careful, he’ll find more than his own life in danger…”

My review on Goodreads:

I hadn’t read a Glenn Cooper book in a while so had a look around and found this one. It had a very interesting take on finances of the Catholic Church! It was full of adventure and drama and had me gripped from the beginning. I like the way that Glenn Cooper mixes fact and fiction together in a similar way to Dan Brown.

Rated 5/5

Fast Forward to today 17 November 2021:

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Book Description From Goodreads:

He’s been killing for hundreds of years.
But he reckoned without her.

Kirsty has always been alone.

It’s fine. It’s what she’s chosen. People, as a general rule, are more trouble than they’re worth. It’s why God invented batteries.

But when she comes across the man being burned alive on the banks of the Clyde, she can’t just let him die. Without a second thought she batters in to save his life…

And accidentally tears the fabric of time.

Now an ancient serial killer is on the loose and only Kirsty can make him regret he was ever born.

Even if it means killing the only person who ever loved her.

Sometimes she can bloody well see all these magic destiny shenanigans far enough.

The twisty, laugh out loud funny start to a seductive fantasy series. Buffy meets Outlander with a side order of Taggart. If you like fast-paced action, Glasgow humour and women who take no prisoners, you’ll love Before Again.

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The Lottery And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Book Description From Goodreads:

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.”

As you can see there is a theme of murder mystery and looking back at the past, however Before Again mixes in a bit of actual time travel!

Glenn Cooper is one of my favourite authors and he tends to write in a similar style to Dan Brown (if you love Dan Brown I highly recommend reading Glenn Cooper!) so the murder mystery part is really all that is similar in these two books. Before Again is written in a lighter, almost chick lit style (based on what I have read of it so far!) so you can’t really compare the two style wise.

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)?

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