This Week in Books (May 10)


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 :


Kidnap negotiator Thea Paris has spent her entire life with survivor’s guilt, following an unspeakable childhood tragedy. At eight years old, she watched, frozen in fear, as her twelve-year-old brother, Nikos, was abducted from their home in Kanzi, Africa. Although he was recovered nine months later, he was never the same after that; worse, Thea discovers that she was supposed to have been the target.

This defining experience drives Thea to become one of the top operatives in the field of kidnap-and-ransom consultancy. She travels the globe trying to bring hostages home – mostly through negotiation, but occasionally through more forceful means. She’s very good at her job. Twenty years after her brother’s abduction, Thea’s worst nightmare is revisited when her father, oil magnate Christos Paris, is taken on his sixtieth birthday.

The book I’m currently reading :


A disused railway tunnel where cruel and sinister deeds are executed. A policeman on a mission. A killer who will stop at nothing.

The formidable DCI Cyril Bennett and DS David Owen of Harrogate Police find themselves embroiled in a series of bizarre events. A domestic dog attack on a child soon leads to a more complex case – the macabre discovery of a jigsaw of featureless, indiscernible body parts amongst bin bags littering a quiet road on the outskirts of town. While under the leadership of a Chinese Mafioso, a team of Eastern Europeans spreads its tentacles into the sordid underworld of people trafficking, dog fighting, prostitution and murder.

What I’m reading next :


Phoebe and her disabled husband, Martyn, move into a new house in a village on the edge of County Durham. They plan to lead a quiet existence, a set up that suits them both. Then Anna, who lives over the road and is bored of spending her days alone, seeks friendship with Phoebe and events take a dark turn. Phoebe has secrets and is haunted by her past and Anna’s arrival in her life may prove to be the catalyst for her undoing. What is Phoebe hiding and why are she and her husband so reclusive?


As always, the intention is there, the execution is another thing. Have you read any of these? Would you like to?

What are you reading this week? Let me know! My TBR can still handle a few more additions!

Happy reading! xx

  9 comments for “This Week in Books (May 10)

  1. May 10, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Hell’s Gate sounds good! I have Undercurrent in my Kindle (I only noticed it last week xD) and I think it’ll make a nice read! Happy reading dear! xxx

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    • May 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Hell’s Gate was indeed good! And true to form, Undercurrent hasn’t happened yet. It moved down the list again 😂

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  2. May 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I haven’t read any of those but The Freedom Broker looks interesting. I just finished the 6th Jane Caey book in her Kerrigan series After The Fire, such a good series I’m loving it:)

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    • May 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I have a Jane Casey on my beat-the-backlist pile but … oh, I’m sure you know how it goes. 😄

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  3. May 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I haven’t heard of these books before but I really like the sound of The Freedom Broker – I’m going to make a note of this one. I hope you enjoy your reading this week 🙂

    My week in books:

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    • May 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      My review for the Freedom Broker is coming next week. As a thriller goes, it’s quite different.

      Happy reading to you too, hon! xx

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  4. Yvo
    May 11, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I love the sound of all three of these! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. 🙂

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    • May 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      So far so good, even if Undercurrent dropped down the pile. I have to start catching up on books for blog tours and then Bookouture added something to netgalley again and the schedule went out the window 😂

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      • Yvo
        May 12, 2017 at 12:26 am

        Haha I know the feeling! I already had three bookouture titles pending, but I just had to request Liar as soon as I saw it (actually was waiting for them to put it on NG ever since I saw the cover reveal…). I’ve already started reading it as well haha.


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