Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
deeannloso

deeannloso

Joined February 2019

Proud Marine veteran wife 🇺🇸, mother, dog lover 🐶 and bibliophile 📖.
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“Arran islanders respond angrily when a girl dies in the fells. A subsequent death on the mainland is further cause for concern.”

1 like1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

Another great book in the series. Although I pretty much guessed who the murderer was about 3/4 through, I still enjoyed the book. I like the little bit of levity the author puts in each book. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

blurb
deeannloso
post image

“An employee of an investment bank is found dead in his car by a freshwater loch in Ayrshire, Scotland, but there are few signs of foul play.

Indeed, that the man had enough opioid painkillers in him to fell a shire horse, might easily be put down to over-exuberant self-indulgence. But newly promoted and in charge of the investigation, DI Charlie West wants to probe further.”

24 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

I know I keep repeating myself but these books get more and more interesting as I go. The mystery is always there. In this one, DS West is promoted to DI and DC McRae is promoted to DS. This one ends with a dead body in a loch. Investigation to come in the next book. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!💙📖📘📚📚 1d
Andrew65 I love it when a series only gets better and better. You get so invested in characters and their character development as a series develops. Well done 👏👏👏 1d
26 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“A young boy finds a body on a deserted Scottish beach. DS West searches for absconded DI Munro to help track down the killer.”

26 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

This series gets better and better with every book. The author keeps each book linked to the past books, continuing the mystery. This book and the last end on a cliffhanger, so of course you need to continue. The only negative is the narrator on this one and the first. He is Scottish but reads too slowly. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I almost always listen at 1.25 speed because it is too slow otherwise. Maybe the next book will be a different narrator. 2d
deeannloso @TheSpineView I always listen at 1.25 and it‘s a bit better with this narrator. He just reads too slowly. 🤷🏻‍♀️😊 2d
31 likes2 comments
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

These books just keep getting better and better. I love the banter between Munro and West. Although these are murder mysteries, there is some levity as well. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job!😍📚📚 3d
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done 👏👏👏 2d
See All 6 Comments
deeannloso @Andrew65 Thank you! 2d
Andrew65 @deeannloso Loving seeing all your series posts and particularly the progress you are making in series. 2d
deeannloso @Andrew65 The current series has really short books. The audiobooks are only about 4 hours long, so that‘s how I can get through them so easily. 😊 (edited) 2d
35 likes6 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“Having been the victim of a hit and run accident, and despite being black and blue, DI Munro wastes no time in trying to find out the identity of the perpetrator. In the meantime, a junior detective receives a call from a concerned member of the public, worried that a recently deceased friend‘s will had been unlawfully changed. What connects these two events will be crucial to the detective‘s investigation.

blurb
deeannloso
post image

“A local businessman disappears during a meal shared by old friends. When he is later found dead, DI Munro must cut through a densely-woven web of deceit to find out why.”

27 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

The series keeps getting better and better. This one kept me guessing until the very end and had a very eerie ending. Now on to the next book in the series. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Andrew65 That‘s excellent news, you are making me want to read more of my series following each other. Well done 👏👏👏 4d
TheSpineView Sounds good! Great job 4d
30 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“A serial killer is covering their tracks by framing innocent people. Can DI Munro guess the motive and save the investigation?”

27 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

This book was much better than the first. It flowed smoothly and was well written. It kept me guessing. I can‘t wait to listen to the next in the series. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Brilliant to hear they are improving. Well done 👏👏👏 5d
TheSpineView Glad they are getting better. Great job! 5d
30 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“The Police chief wants everything wrapped up before the upcoming regatta, but the locals are remarkably unforthcoming with helpful information.

Sassy and quick, London detective sergeant Charlotte West is roped in by DI Munro to help solve what is now a murder case.

It is good police work that will unravel the truth behind the crime, but not without ruffling a few feathers first.

Will the killer escape the sharp-witted detectives‘ grasp?”

26 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Mehso-so

I liked the storyline and it was intriguing and I would have given it a pick if not for one issue. The author had the terrible habit of stoping someone talking mid-sentence too many times. Maybe it was worse because it‘s an audiobook and the narrator wasn‘t very good. I don‘t know. I‘ll give the series a chance though. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Hopefully it will get better 6d
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 Fingers crossed they improve. 6d
30 likes3 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“Detective Inspector Munro is a burly Scottish policeman who doesn‘t suffer fools gladly. Detective Sergeant West is an intelligent young woman, new to the force, with a lot to prove.

When a missing person case lands on their desks, Munro is skeptical there is much to it. But their investigation soon comes to some strange findings, and before long, a body is found.”

29 likes2 stack adds
review
deeannloso
Closed Circles | Viveca Sten
post image
Bailedbailed

I‘m sorry, but I had to bail. I just couldn‘t get into it. It‘s not the style of police procedural that I like. I‘ll be posting the next series I‘m going to try shortly. 📚🤞🏼#SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView It happens. Hopefully the next will be better 7d
Andrew65 No need to apologise, this happens. Too many great series out there to continue with series you aren‘t enjoying. 😁 7d
deeannloso @Andrew65 @TheSpineView Definitely! I‘ve experienced this many times. Time is too short to continue reading a book you‘re not enjoying. 😊📚 7d
32 likes3 comments
blurb
deeannloso
Closed Circles | Viveca Sten
post image

One of Sandhamn Island‘s most prestigious residents is killed aboard his sailing yacht. Oscar Juliander was a rich lawyer and deputy chairman of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. It seems like a tragic accident, but they find evidence of foul play. Police detective Thomas Andreasson teams up with local lawyer Nora Linde to investigate. As they work to uncover clues, they face resistance from an elite world where nothing but appearance matters.

31 likes2 stack adds
review
deeannloso
Still Waters | Viveca Sten
post image
Mehso-so

I hope the rest of the series is better than this one. This book was like half crime mystery, half homes and garden/architectural digest. I‘ll give it a chance. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Sometimes can take a while for a series to get going,hope it improves. Well done 👏👏👏 1w
TheSpineView Great job! 7d
38 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
Still Waters | Viveca Sten
post image

“On a hot July morning on Sweden‘s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore…As the island‘s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders.” #SriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Sounds good! 💙📘📖 1w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView is right, this series does look good. 1w
33 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“A husband‘s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller from New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica.”

36 likes3 stack adds
review
deeannloso
The Trespasser | Tana French
post image
Pickpick

The final book in the #DublinMurderSquad series by Tana French. It wasn‘t the best in the series; the writing could have been better, but it still had the shock value. Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. It‘s great storytelling, for the most part, and a change-up in how to write a series. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Well done! 📚📚📚 2w
deeannloso @TheSpineView Thank you!! 2w
Susanita I‘ve enjoyed her standalones, but I hope she goes back to Dublin Murder squad someday. 2w
See All 11 Comments
deeannloso @Susanita Me too. 😊 2w
Ruthiella @Susanita @deeannloso I want her to at least do one final novel bringing us back full circle to Rob and what happened when he was a child. 2w
deeannloso @Ruthiella I totally agree. That would be closure. 2w
PirateJenny She will never do that though. Personally I kind of like that it's left open 2w
Andrew65 And it‘s a wrap! Well done 👏👏👏 2w
deeannloso @Andrew65 Thank you! 🤚🏻🎉 2w
Andrew65 @deeannloso Now onto the next series 🤣 2w
deeannloso @Andrew65 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
36 likes1 stack add11 comments
blurb
deeannloso
The Trespasser | Tana French
post image

Being on the Murder Squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway thought. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she‘s there. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she‘s getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like another lovers‘ quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and dead in her living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. The thing is, Antoinette‘s seen her somewhere before.

31 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
The Secret Place | Tana French
post image
Pickpick

I got through this one a bit faster because I‘ve had trouble sleeping. I‘m bummed this is the second-to-last book in the series but I‘m also excited to see how Ms. French will wind up the series. In each book, the narrator(s) has something devastating/troubling that seems to flash back and have some affect on the current case, many times w/devastating effects. Let‘s see what happens in #6. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Andrew65 You have done brilliantly with these. Well done 🥳 Always sad when you are approaching the end of a good series. 2w
deeannloso @Andrew65 Thanks so much! 😊 2w
TheSpineView Well done! 2w
deeannloso @TheSpineView Thanks! 😊 2w
41 likes4 comments
blurb
deeannloso
The Secret Place | Tana French
post image

“A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin‘s Murder Squad when sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of the boy with the caption: ‘I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.‘” #SeriesLove2023

36 likes3 stack adds
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

Wow! This series gets better with every book! I‘m sad I only have two books left. Read this series!! #DublinMurderSquad #TanaFrench #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

PirateJenny Her other books are also excellent. 2w
Andrew65 You are doing great. Well done 🥳 2w
deeannloso @Andrew65 Thank you! I‘m just loving this series so much. I think I found another favorite author. 😊 2w
See All 7 Comments
Ruthiella This one is my favorite from the series. 2w
deeannloso @Ruthiella Mine too. It‘s so different from any other series I‘ve read. It‘s a nice change of pace. 2w
Andrew65 @deeannloso Always good when you do that. 😁 2w
TheSpineView Love series that improve with age.📚📚📚 2w
36 likes2 stack adds7 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“Mick “Scorcherˮ Kennedy is the star of the Dublin Murder Squad. He plays by the books and plays hard, and thatʼs how the biggest case of the year ends up in his hands.” #DublinMurderSquad

36 likes2 stack adds
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

This is a really good series. It‘s different from other series in that each book is from a different person‘s point of view. It‘s a bit strange but a nice change of pace. #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!❤️📖📚 3w
inthegreensandblues I am listening to this one right now... Couple hours left. It is hard to put down! 3w
Andrew65 More great progress, well done 🥳🥳🥳 3w
deeannloso @inthegreensandblues Definitely! I really liked this one. I love Frank! 3w
40 likes5 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“In all your life, only a few moments matter.” #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl @Andrew65

Andrew65 You‘re making great progress 👏👏👏 3w
deeannloso @Andrew65 Thank you!! 3w
33 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

In 1985, Frank Mackey was 19 with a dream of escaping his family's cramped flat with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank thought she'd dumped him. He never went home again. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase is found behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.

34 likes3 stack adds
review
deeannloso
The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
post image
Pickpick

This was a long one too. I thought the storyline was interesting though. It always amazes me how one person can be so persuasive and charismatic and get people to follow along with anything he does or says. I recommend this book. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
Andrew65 Making great progress through big books. 🥳🥳🥳 (edited) 3w
39 likes2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
post image

“In ‘In the Woods‘, Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad—until an urgent telephone call brings her back to an eerie crime scene.

The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Suddenly, Cassie is back undercover, to find out not only who killed this young woman, but, more importantly, who she was. #DublinMurderSquad #series

29 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Pickpick

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65 This is a very long book and a bit of a slog, but I still really liked it. If you want to put in the time, I think it‘s well worth reading.

TheSpineView Great start to the New Year! 4w
Andrew65 Well done, that is a big and long read. 4w
43 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
deeannloso
In the Woods | Tana French
post image

“In 1984, in a small Dublin suburb, 3 children do not return home. Police arrive and find only one of the children, unable to recall anything. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. A 12 year old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to Rob Ryan‘s.”

JackOBotts I really enjoyed this series! Hope you do, too! 1mo
deeannloso @JackOBotts It was recommended to me in a group on Facebook. I hope I like it too. 😊 1mo
34 likes2 stack adds3 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

The last time I read this is back in the 90s when King first wrote them and they came out in small sections. I remember I couldn‘t wait for the next book to come out. #stephenking

40 likes1 stack add
blurb
deeannloso
README.txt: A Memoir | Chelsea Manning
post image

“Manning recounts how her pleas for increased institutional transparency and government accountability took place alongside a fight to defend her rights as a trans woman. She details the challenges of her adolescence as a naive, computer-savvy kid, what drew her to the military, and the fierce pride she has about the work she does. This powerful memoir will stand as one of the definitive testaments of our digital, information-driven age.”

27 likes3 stack adds
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“In this beautiful, close-to-the bone account, Jennifer Grey takes readers on a vivid tour of the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood as the daughter of Broadway and film legend Joel Grey, to the surprise hit with Patrick Swayze that made her America‘s sweetheart, to her inspiring season eleven win on ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars.”

34 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Bailedbailed

Having seen the movie first, the book moved a bit too slowly for me. I‘m sure I would have liked it better if I had read the book first.

megnews This is what always happens to me. I have a rule not to read a book after seeing the movie. 1mo
deeannloso @megnews I need the same rule. Or don‘t watch the movie until after you read the book. 1mo
38 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
post image

Listening to two audiobooks: one during the day and one at night. 😊🤓

32 likes4 stack adds
blurb
deeannloso
post image

I did a silly thing and watched the movie first. The movie was good, though, so I‘m reading the book even though I know how it ends. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Soubhiville I hope you‘ll still enjoy it. I loved the book. 1mo
41 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
deeannloso
The Other Passenger | Louise Candlish
post image
Bailedbailed

OMG! Boring! 💤💤 Had to bail.

blurb
deeannloso
The Other Passenger | Louise Candlish
post image

Let‘s give this one a try. 🤞🏼

30 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
Bailedbailed

I had to bail on this one. There was just too much narrative without a lot of dialogue and I couldn‘t get into it.

blurb
deeannloso
The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
post image

“You won't want to leave. . . until you can't.”

Bookishlie I dnf‘d it. I just couldn‘t get into it. 1mo
deeannloso @Bookishlie I may do that too. There‘s too much narrative, not enough dialogue. 🫤 1mo
38 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
deeannloso
The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
post image


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).”

32 likes1 stack add
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.”

30 likes3 stack adds
blurb
deeannloso
The Last Chairlift | John Irving
post image

“John Irving, one of the world‘s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.”

24 likes1 stack add
blurb
deeannloso
post image

“The man the New York State Attorney General credited with inspiring her prosecution of Donald Trump — New York Times number one bestselling author Michael Cohen — tells the behind-the-scenes story of what can happen to you — and what really happened to him — when a President who believes himself to be above the law decides to go after his critics . . . .”

26 likes3 stack adds
blurb
deeannloso
Now We Are Dead | Stuart MacBride
post image

“Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace – that‘s why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he‘s back on the streets and women are being attacked again.

The top brass have made it very clear that if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, she‘ll be thrown off the force for good.”

22 likes1 stack add
review
deeannloso
post image
Mehso-so

It was an okay memoir. What‘s his issue with Keanu Reeves? Also, I know he has money but no need to brag about it so much. 🙄 Other than being famous, we do have a few things in common. I‘m not an addict or an alcoholic, but I did abuse alcohol for quite a few years. I had daddy issues, abandonment syndrome and, therefore, pushed men away before they could leave me. I didn‘t screw up my life quite as badly as he did. Glad he‘s recovering.

blurb
deeannloso
post image

“Perry divulges what his benders were like, how it started, who helped him, and the lowest lows that he experienced (an anecdote about riffling through people‘s medicine cabinets for pills is gutting)—much of which happened when he was starring in one of the hottest, and some could argue most iconic, shows on television. Could he be any more honest? I mean, maybe, but he‘s alive and telling his story.”

30 likes1 stack add