Missing Pieces

Missing PiecesMissing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
Published by MIRA on February 1st 2016
Pages: 288
Format: ebook
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A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband’s family in this chilling page-turner from New York Times bestselling author, Heather Gudenkauf
Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. For years Jack has avoided returning home, but when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.
Upon arriving, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago. But as facts about Julia’s accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack’s past, but the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.
"An action packed thriller.... Gudenkauf's best book yet!” — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
“Missing Pieces is an emotional roller coaster of suspense that will keep you guessing until the final page is turned." — Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People

My thoughts on this book

Not exactly a thriller, more a who done-it and rather a slow one at that. While I enjoyed the book there was not the spark that I have found in some of Gudenkauf other books.

If there were just a couple more twists to the plot, it would have been a really good read. Not ready to give up on this author yet.

Quilt Kit using Barbara Brackman’s ~Alice’s Scrapbag

Full Circle_2I have been watching this quilt kit on Craftsy for a while, last week Craftsy had a Black Friday sale and lo and behold this kit was offered at a substantial discount.

I am such a fan of Barbara Brackman’s fabrics that I could resist this offer.  I am getting quiet a list of quilting projects, this is the second kit I have from Brackman.

I am also working on an online BOM she is offering “Westering Women“.  I will post the completed blocks for that project shortly.

Fresh Eggs Daily


Fresh Eggs DailyOn Sunday one of my chickens started laying eggs.  Since then I have gotten an additional six eggs. Very small eggs, they will get bigger as the chickens continue to mature.

It takes 26 hours for a chicken to create an egg, with six chickens I am thinking I’ll get a little over a dozen eggs a week.  Generally, one can expect an egg every other day, as the days grow shorter, chickens tend to produce fewer eggs.  Also as a chicken ages, it’s ability to produce eggs decreases.