This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 21-06-17

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This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

  • What they’ve recently finished reading
  • What they are currently reading
  • What they are planning to read next

I’ve just finished reading The Magpies by Mark Edwards, which was the choice for this month’s Criminally Good Bookclub, hosted by Janel @ Keeper of Pages – my review will be up soon!

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.

But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back – but he has no idea what he is really up against . . .

I’m currently reading The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith ahead of my stop on the blog tour next week:

Ravine and Marianne were best friends. They practised handstands together, raced slugs and went into the woods to play.

But now everything has changed.

Ten years later, Ravine lies in a bed plagued by chronic pain syndrome. And her best friend Marianne is gone.

How did their last adventure go so wrong? Who is to blame? And where is Marianne?

Heartbreaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable, The Things We Thought We Knew is a powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could forget.

My next read will be An Act of Silence by Collette McBeth which I picked up at the Headline Blogger Night in February:

These are the facts I collect.

My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him. They next morning she was found in an allotment.

Mariela is dead.

Gabriel has been asked to report to Camden Police station in six hours for questioning

Linda Moscow loves her son; it’s her biological instinct to keep him safe. But if she’s not sure of his innocence, how can she stand by him? Should she go against everything she believes in to protect him?

She’s done it before, and the guilt nearly killed her.

Now, the past is catching up with them. As old secrets resurface, Lind is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it’s her life on the line…

And that’s my week in books!  What are you reading this week?


    1. I’m really looking forward to it! Ha ha! Oh well, at least it’s relatively straightforward to put together! 😂

    1. Oooh – I’ll look out for your review. It’s one of those that it’s difficult to say too much about, and I’ve since I’ve finished it I’ve seen reviews that, in my opinion, might spoil it a little. I did enjoy it though 🙂

      1. Hmm…this sounds like it will be a challenging book to review. I glad you liked it! I’m looking forward to diving into it next week!

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