This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 23-09-20

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

The last book I finished reading was Dead Man’s Daughter by Roz Watkins.

She was racing towards the gorge. The place the locals knew as ‘Dead Girl’s Drop’…

DI Meg Dalton is thrown headlong into her latest case when she finds a ten-year-old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl’s father has been brutally stabbed to death.

At first Meg suspects a robbery gone tragically wrong, but something doesn’t add up. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant?

The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl’s involvement in her own father’s murder. As unsettling family secrets emerge, Meg is forced to question her deepest beliefs to discover the shocking truth, before the killer strikes again…

I’m currently reading Turning Darkness into Light – the sixth novel set in Marie Brennan’s fantastic Natural History of Dragons universe, separate yet linked to the series.

As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs) Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study.

When Lord Gleinleigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, she must find proof of the conspiracy before it’s too late.

My next read is likely to be The Foundling by Stacey Halls. I’ve been looking forward to this since I bought it in February, and I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to get to it…

Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything…

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl – and why.

Less than a mile from Bess’s lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend – an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital – persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters, class and power, and love against the greatest of odds…

And that’s my week in books! What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments! 😎


    1. Ooooh – I don’t blame you, the hardback is so pretty! I’m really excited about it – I think I’m also a little nervous because I loved The Familiars so much… but, I have to read it at some point! 😀

  1. I read Turning Darkness Into Light earlier this year. I was really pleased it managed to capture the tone of the originals, and that Isabella Camhurst herself was referred to just the right amount 🙂

    1. Yes! I’m not that far in at the moment, but I was a little worried about how it would work with a different focus. Really enjoying it so far, and I like that Isabella is still present (and causing mischief!) but allows Audrey the limelight 🙂

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