Are you gearing up for any Halloween parties this weekend? Or chilling on the couch and relaxing? Can you even believe we roll into November next week?? This year is rapidly rolling to a close, isn’t it? Let’s get on with this week’s Friday 5+1! This post contains some affiliate links.
Silent Child is s a suspense/thriller/mystery all wrapped into one book. It got me from the first chapter, and when I thought I had it all figured out, it twisted around again. Here is a description from Amazon:
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…until Aiden returns.
Too traumatised to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Where has he been? What happened to him on that rainy afternoon? And now that he’s back, whom can he trust?
At Audible we love listening to crime books. But every so often one comes along that we think is truly special. An Amazon Kindle number one best-seller, Sarah A. Denzil’s Silent Child is taking Audible HQ by storm. In an Audible Exclusive production, Joanne Froggatt (Mrs Bates, Downton Abbey) delivers a powerhouse performance that will keep you gripped until the very last second.
I didn’t realize it was “Mrs. Bates” from Downton Abbey who did the narration in the Audible version of this book – I knew I recognized that voice! Her narration was perfect, and made the book that much easier on the ears.
October is Instant Pot month over at Pinch of Yum, and I made this amazingly delicious Wild Rice Soup last night. Oh. my. goodness. So good. I even added chicken to it – divine. Highly recommend. So yummy.
I will admit that I got stumbled upon their story of the loss of their sweet baby boy Afton, who was born at 23 weeks, and I was completely swept away – mostly because Lindsay was so eloquent in her heartfelt writing. So beautifully done, which is why I think I cried so much – you felt their pain and loss so personally. If you read their story, make sure you have a box of Kleenex.
This Pretty Modern Farmhouse
So, this house is being built nearby. I drive by it daily, and it always catches my eye, even though we have no plans on moving. It’s set to be a model home, so you can bet that I’m going to be taking a tour once it’s open. Do you have a house like this in your area? One that you admire on a regular basis?
Master Kitchen Design
Do you follow Master Kitchen Design on Instagram? This gorgeous kitchen caught my eye – a stunner!
I spotted Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone on Amazon, and it made me laugh. Might have to get this book for my oldest for Christmas – a fun one for someone who just left the nest or is leaving soon.
My +1 for the week: People waiting for close parking spots vs. parking in an open spot and walking a few feet
Have you ever had a cart full of groceries and an impatient driver waiting for you to hurry up and load your car, so they can take your parking spot? Even though there is an open spot (or several for that matter), right down the row? This makes me CRAZY. Would it kill you to use your legs and walk into the store, instead of glaring at me to hurry up and make it snappy? FYI, I’m slowing things down a bit because you’re glaring at me… You could be parked and already in the store by now if you had taken that open spot instead of using all of your energy giving me the stink eye.
Have a fantastic weekend!!