This Week in Books (July 26)


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 :


Two women will never meet, but their lives are about to collide.

Lucie married young. Her husband has become abusive, controlling and violent. Having lost everything as a result of the marriage, Lucie decides it is time to walk away.

As she leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre and the promise of a new life, the unthinkable happens.

On a street in New York, choking on the dust, Lucie stumbles upon an opportunity to start again.

She thought the grass would be greener but starting again is never that simple. And sometimes, what lies ahead is even more deadly.

The book I’m currently reading :


When beautiful cloth merchant’s daughter Elizabeth Williams is widowed at the age of twenty-two, she is determined to make herself a success in the business she has learned from her father. But there are those who oppose a woman making her own way in the world, and soon Elizabeth realises she may have some powerful enemies – enemies who also know the truth about her late husband…

Security – and happiness – comes when Elizabeth is introduced to kindly, ambitious merchant turned lawyer, Thomas Cromwell. Their marriage is one based on mutual love and respect…but it isn’t always easy being the wife of an influential, headstrong man in Henry VIII’s London. The city is filled with ruthless people and strange delights – and Elizabeth realises she must adjust to the life she has chosen…or risk losing everything.

What I’m reading next :


Best friends tell each other the truth – don’t they?

When North Stone’s best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn’t suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.

The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that’s what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her ‘best friend’ – deadly secrets…

When the police refuse to take North’s suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe.


Which fab books are on your list this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  11 comments for “This Week in Books (July 26)

  1. July 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I like the sound of The Woman in the Shadows having loved Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall (soon to be) trilogy. Added to my wishlist.

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    • July 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      I’ve had Wolf Hall and its sequel on my list for ages! They’d fit perfectly in my Tudor collection! I forgot to order them last week when my finger accidentally slipped and purchased 7 books. 😂

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      • July 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

        Lol, fingers can do that can’t they? Perfect timing to read Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies as the final book isn’t due out until next year I think.

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  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    July 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Your next read looks interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. July 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Dead girls can’t lie sounds really good, Dee.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jo
    July 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I haven’t heard of any of these! They sound interesting though 🙂
    My This Week in Books post is here:

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yvo
    July 27, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Ohh I like the sound of all three of these! I hope you will enjoy them. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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