This Week in Books (May 3)


Hosted by Lipsy Lost and 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.

Last book I finished reading :


Meet DCI Cyril Bennett, a man with a passion for manners and efficiency, as well as an eye for the ladies. His partner, DS David Owen, is naive and untidy but keen. Together they make a formidable pair.

When the discovery of two infants’ bodies is made at a Teacher Training College, Bennett and Owen are given the case. Soon a number of suspects are identified. At the same time, a killer is on the loose staging attacks using sulphur mustard. Is there a link between the infants’ bodies and the sulphur mustard attacks? Do the answers lie in the past or the present? Bennet and Owen must work together to bring to justice a killer with revenge on his mind.

The book I’m currently reading :


You set the trap. Now you can’t escape.

When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her. Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice. Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found. Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind. And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one.

What I’m reading next :


In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, passing the time in peace and hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work.

When an antique bureau is sent to her workshop, the owner anonymous, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As Irina begins to investigate the origins of the piece, she unearths the secrets it holds within.

Decades earlier, another young woman kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. Over the course of one summer, she fell in love, and dreamed of the future. But Abigail could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives for ever.


That’s my plan for this week and I’m going to stick to it! Honestly!

What are you reading this week? Anything in my list taking your fancy? Let me know!

Happy reading! xx

  20 comments for “This Week in Books (May 3)

  1. May 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve seen Be My Killer and this one intrigues me. If I didn’t have a self-imposed Netgalley ban, I’d be requesting this one! I hope you enjoy your current and upcoming reads!

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    • May 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      I hope it’s as good as I’ve been led to believe! 😄. A self-imposed netgalley ban sounds harsh. I do try not to request too much, but not at all? Nah. 😉


      • May 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        It’s because I have other reads to get through first and I don’t read as fast and as much as you do. I won’t last too long hopefully :-). You’re doing great on Netgalley it seems right from the start !

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        • May 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

          I was warned about the Netgalley pitfalls from the start and for once I listened to advice 😄

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  2. May 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Ooh Be My Killer looks great – in fact all three do! Good ones to add to my TBR list! Great picks, here’s my WWW post:

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    • May 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Don’t they? I’m really excited about my reading week! I’ll be popping over to your blog later! xx

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  3. May 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Be My Killer sounds awesome! I’m a closet horror movie junkie and that honestly sounds like the perfect book format to a slasher film.

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  4. May 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve seen mixed reviews for Be My Killer so I’m interested to read your review of that one.

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  5. Yvo
    May 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve Be My Killer lined up to read next as well! I hope you will enjoy it as well as your other books this week. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


  6. May 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Oh I do like the synopsis for Be My Killer! I may have to look into that one 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Christine
    May 4, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Dee, are any of the Be My Killer characters likeable? I’m trying to decide whether to push the green button, but have heard there are no likeables. A deal breaker for me.

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    • May 4, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Nope, they’re really not 😄. But if you like the old slasher movies, you might still enjoy it! Let me know what you decide to do. xx


  8. Christine
    May 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Hmmm, think I’m passing, Dee. Really appreciate your input!

    Liked by 1 person

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