Thursday, January 26, 2023

Books from the Backlog - Beyond the Pale

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Beyond the Pale by Clare O'Donohue

Blurb:  It's a simple, twenty-minute job. At least, that's the pitch from Interpol to married college professors Hollis and Finn Larsson. Going undercover to procure a priceless rare book manuscript means an all-expenses paid trip abroad. A little danger thrown into the mix may even spice things up.
Soon after landing in the Emerald Isle, they realize the job is anything but simple. Their contact is a no show and they're left with fifty thousand euros, some serious questions, and a possible death threat. Ducking and dodging their way across Ireland, Hollis and Finn must hunt down the priceless manuscript and a missing agent while trying to stay one step ahead of a dangerous and unknown enemy.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  This has been gathering virtual dust on my NetGalley shelf for years but it sounds like it could be an interesting read and I love the cove.


  1. The premise does sound interesting! I love stories about academia and this seems like a fun twist on the kinds of stories I would read on them -- some action and drama in place of the usual contemporary.
    claire @ clairefy

  2. I think the cover looks a bit spooky on this one. Putting it on my list. ;-)

  3. It does look interesting, I hope you enjoy it!

  4. This does sound like it could be very interesting! I think I might have to put it on my TBR list.

  5. This sounds good! I like that they said the job should only take 20 minutes. I hope that you enjoy this one!

  6. Does sound really good and worth giving it a read.