This Week in Books – March 15

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Hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Previously : I finished reading Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick.

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Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matter, her shoes pinch her feet and her school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest. As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them.

Currently : Despite multiple warnings from various people, it seems I already need to tackle the ever-growing pile of Netgalley requests. Currently I’m reading The Lost Children by Helen Phifer. I have only an hour left to go but my eyes were incredibly uncooperative last night.

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For decades, The Moore asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney.

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixating on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

Next up … this is always such a tough choice for me. I will decide on something and then something else will catch my eye and all my plans go out the window. So I’ll call it “next up – subject to change” : The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia.

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Seventeen year old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. So when she’s found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a good friend of Hattie’s dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers. It turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on. 

What are you reading? Inquiring minds would like to know. 🙂

10 thoughts on “This Week in Books – March 15

  1. I love how the covers of the first two books are so similar! 🙂 April will be all about the poor neglected ARCs on my NG shelf! Because as a silly girl, I proclaimed March to be Orenda Books Month when in fact 70% of my ARCs were being released the same month….!!!
    Happy reading!

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  2. I had a bit of a NG splurge so I’m got several to read and I’ve got 3 arcs for blog tours coming up that need reading asap! Then I’m going to research myself by reading Last Breath by Robert Bryndza, it my motivation to get these books read haha

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