Books from the Backlog #123

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week's neglected book

Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
A haunting, evocative novel about a woman who might have to face the disturbing truth about her own daughter.

Hanna and Joe send their awkward daughter Dawn off to college hoping that she will finally "come into her own." When she brings her new boyfriend, Rud, to her sister's wedding, her parents try to suppress their troubling impressions of him for Dawn's sake. Not long after, Hanna and Joe suffer a savage attack at home, resulting in Joe's death and Hanna's severe injury and memory loss.

Rud is convicted of the crime, and the community speculates that Dawn may also have been involved. When Rud wins an appeal and Dawn returns to live in the family home, Hanna resolves to recall that traumatic night so she can testify in the retrial, exonerate her daughter, and keep her husband's murderer in jail.

But as those memories resurface, Hanna faces the question of whether she knows her own daughter-and whether she ever did.

Why did I add Lacy Eye to my bookshelf?

The kind people over at Grand Central Publishing sent me a copy of this book back in March of 2016 and I still haven't read it.  I can be terrible at keeping up with review books at times and it seems that once I forget about a book it stays truly forgotten.  It seems like it is rated pretty highly by my Goodreads friends who have read it but I did notice a few reviewers that didn't care for the book at all.  Hopefully, I can get to it and mark another past due book off of my list.

A Quick Update
I had plans to be back this week but that hasn't happened so far.  I guess the week isn't over so you never know.  I have learned that buying a house and moving is a lot of work but it is nothing compared to selling a house.  Getting our old house ready to sell has been so exhausting.  We are needing to do new floors throughout, paint the whole house, we had to replace some drywall, there is electrical work to do, and landscaping to top it off.  This week's plan is to tackle the electrical items, hang the drywall, and possibly install a new stove and hood.  I am back at work full time and there just are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  We have hired a lot of the work at the old house so the list of things that my husband and I need to do is shrinking rapidly but it is a lot to coordinate. 

The new house is good.  Our dogs are adjusting and we have hopped in the pool a few times to relax after a long day.  There are a few things that I would like to change but nothing that cannot wait.  I do miss curling up with a book and chatting with everyone and plan to start writing some reviews ASAP!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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  1. I can't imagine how exhausting it all is! Miss seeing you around as much, hopefully you will be back to curling up with a good book soon. Stay safe, friend.

  2. Some of the domestic thrillers are really gripping. Hope you're able to get to it soon and check it off the old review list.

    Oh yes, the fixing up to sell is a huge part. I've watched my next door neighbor doing it and now the new neighbors are there prepping to move in. Hopefully you'll endure through all you need to still do.

  3. I checked Goodreads, as it seemed familiar to me, especially since that title is so unique. I read it in 2015 and apparently enjoyed it. As I reread my review, I see that I had issues with most of the characters, and I probably wouldn't like it now. LOL. But I hope you do enjoy it.

    Your pool looks so inviting! I'll be back with my own link.

  4. I haven't seen this one before but it sounds fascinating.

    As tiring as moving is, getting a house ready for sale can be even more so. We did that two years ago and it seemed like the list of things to do was never ending. I'm glad you've at least found a little time to relax poolside!

  5. I watched a crime show where a daughter convinced her boyfriend to kill her mother. How awful! I would read this one, but it would break my heart.

    I hear you about the home selling. I'm hoping we will make a move to NC in the next few years, so we have started the process of making some improvements to help the house sell. At least we will get a chance to enjoy some of the improvements before we move. Good luck in getting your house ready.

  6. i wonder if your flamingo and mine are related. lol

    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. All parts of moving are tough, but I am glad to hear it is coming along.

  8. I don't think I know about this one

  9. Moving sounds so exhausting! I'm happy it's all coming along though.

    Based on cover that's a book I know I'd read. I love a good haunting.

  10. You've been busy so I'm not surprised you haven't had a lot of time to read.

  11. I am going through a period where I am not reading as dark of books unless it is a law enforcement one. It's the kind of thing I would usually read though. Good luck!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  12. It's been over 15 years since I last moved and it's still very clear in mind how exhausting it was. I hope you find some time to relax:)

  13. It certainly sounds like the selling has been a bit of a nightmare compared to the moving! I'll be having similar issues when my dad and I are ready to sell my uncle's house but that is months away yet.

  14. This book sounds a good one. I am hooked just by reading the synopsis. I'll definitely add this to my TBR.

  15. I can only imagine how busy you guys are! Good luck with everything and hope you get to curl up wih a book soon. :)

    The pool pic looks awesome!

  16. Oh my goodness. This book sounds AMAZING! I'm not surprised it's on your radar. I am surprised that it's not under your belt. LOL

    Moving and selling is so much work! It sounds like you guys are up to the task. :)


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