The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @mulhollandbooks @hbgcanada @aeskens

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We are joining Christina@Recipe and a Read with this Sunday Sneak A Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts from the first few pages.  We also are going to take a little sneak peek into some of our group reads we have going one.

For my Sneak Peek I am featuring The Shadows We Hide the sequel to The Life We Bury. Norma, Lindsay and I read The Life We Bury awhile back and have read a few others by Allen Eskens. I have read them all and we have to say Allen Esken has become a favorite author for us.  We did hear a while back some buzz there was going to be a sequel and I have had my eye out for it.  Well you can imagine how excited we were when we saw The Shadows We Hide was available to request on NetGalley and now thanks to a copy arriving at our doors we will be diving into this one soon. Christina will be suggesting The Life We Bury on the Friends group for an upcoming read and has requested Shadows We Hide along with a couple of other sisters.  

I read the first two pages and I am already hooked into this story.  I was soon reminded what a good guy that Joe Talbert is for taking care of his brother Jeremy and helping his girlfriend through law school.  I was really intrigued by that start to the book and already I have so many questions I am excited to get answers to.  From the description on the back of the book I am intrigued to find out more about Joe’s father and how his past and murder affects how he feel about him being a good guy.   I feel like this one is going to be one we will want to lock ourselves in our rooms and not come out till we are done.   

Norma’s first thoughts were wow I really love Allen Eskens writing and he has a way of hooking us in right from the start.  The first few sentences jumped out at her right away and she is intrigued and excited to get started reading.

Goodreads Descripton 

In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the murder of the father he never knew, and to reckon with his own family’s past.

Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, a cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota.
Full of curiosity about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town’s residents have much to say about the dead man-other than that his death was long overdue. Joe discovers that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife’s inheritance after she, too, passed away–an inheritance that may now be Joe’s.
Mired in uncertainty and plagued by his own devastated relationship with his mother, who is seeking to get back into her son’s life, Joe must put together the missing pieces of his family history– before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.


A sneak peek into our current Traveling Friends Group Read 

We have done a couple posts on how excited we are for Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and it’s off to such a great start for everyone.  This is looking like a much loved one for a few of us.

From our first goal discussion

I love the descriptions of the Marsh and the resilience of Kya. Debra

This author is super talented and can draw you in not only to the human part of the story, but into the environment, the marshes, the feathers, the allure of a place where life seems to hold still. It is as if we are first hand witnesses to it all. I, too,  Marialyce

I just love this book. First off, the writing is so beautiful. I just want to savour it. I love the setting in the marsh and how beautifully she describes the environment and the scenery. Mary Beth

A Sneak Peek into our Current Traveling Sisters Group Read

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas is a book that a few of us normally wouldn’t pick up to read and is a little bit out of our comfort zones.  But we are so happy to have the support from others from the group while we are reading this one.  Right now there are some mixed feelings but a few of us are loving it!

From our first goal discussion 

My reactions are mixed on this so far.
-I like that the original time travelers were/are all females and have a specialty.
-I like that this book has mystery as well as the fantasy/time travel.
-I am intrigued about the effects of time travel on an individual. Debra
I also love that there is the fantasy/time travel and the mystery aspect. It’s created a really dynamic read that has me interested in the end. It’s certainly an incredibly unique and original story line that I really didn’t see coming when I dove in. Christina

Also totally LOVING the lady power in this…they’re kind of like…wait for it…wait for it….
TRAVELING SISTERS!!! Christina .  

I feel like this book must’ve taken a long time to write. What with the many different characters, timelines, even their slang… it’s a distinct universe which I really appreciate. A lot of work went into this. Sarah

This is not a book I would have chosen on my own so it’s fun to be outside of my comfort zone. Lindsay

I am a bit confused by with keeping everyone straight and with the back and forth. My head was spinning a bit there. Brenda

My thoughts are a little mixed with this one and I am finding myself more confused than anything. Norma


Have you read any of these titles? Want to read them?  What do you think of our sneak peak into our group reads?  Is there something else you would like to see here is this post?  Do you have a sneak peek you would like to share with us? Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

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