The Second Angel and Woman in White

Shelf Control

Shelf Control # 4

This Shelf Control we’ll be looking at The Second Angel by Philip Kerr and Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn. The Second Angel has been on my shelves since July of last year, whereas Woman in White just got on my list this February. (Shelf Control is brought to by Bookshelf Fantasies).

The Second Angel


Earth has been irrevocably altered by global climatic changes and a worldwide plague of P2 — a slow-acting, insidious virus. The Moon, now populated by penal colonies and sex hotels, also protects mankind’s most sought-after and vital commodity — virus-free blood — in the most impregnable high-security installation ever engineered.

The First National Blood Bank is the brainchild of security firm Terotech’s chief designer, Dana Dallas. But after Dallas’ P2-infected daughter is denied uncontaminated blood, he is considered a security risk — and expendable. With his life on the line, and his family caught in the cross fire, Dallas swears revenge on the elitist system and his own creation. Enlisting an eclectic crew of rebels, he devises a daring plan to infiltrate the lunar fortress — one that will jeopardize everyone involved, and hinges on a very strange and unforeseen ally.

Published in 2000, The Second Angel has 3.47 rating from 460 ratings total.

What attracted me to it? The line “The Moon, now populated by penal colonies and sex hotels”.

Why haven’t I read it yet? *mumbles* I’m falling back on my ‘too many other books to read’ answer. As long as I’ve got free books for review coming in, a book that I have to buy is going to stay low on my list. Also, whilst it is interesting, it’s not “OH MY GOD! I NEED TO READ THIS!” interesting. Ya know?

See it on Goodreads.

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Woman in White

Rocky Rhodes, Maine.

As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than the human body can hold.

While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it’s up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.

Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.

Published in 2016, Woman in White has a 3.76 rating from 59 ratings total.

What attracted me to it? The Woman in White is just a fascinating character in contemporary myths/legends, and I’ve a strong desire to see a well done one.

Why haven’t I read yet it? Time and money.

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