This Week in Books (August 9)


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 sisters. One secret. A lie that could destroy them both.

When her father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover he led a secret life: another house, another family and a half-sister called Valentina.

Both with red hair and icy blue eyes, Josie and Valentina could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…

Josie – Sweet, reserved, jealous, thief.
Valentina – Care-free, confident, dangerous, liar.

Two sisters. One survivor.


The book I’m currently reading :


‘Small hostilities were growing; vague jealousies were gaining strength; and far off, wasn’t there a nebulous hint of approaching tragedy in the air?’

Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home – vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets – which eventually lead to murder.

The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith’s most bizarre and exacting cases.


What I’m reading next :


A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She’s disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven, and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes.

DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird – and the victim’s missing eyes.

As flashbacks from his past begin to intrude, Cody realises he is battling not just a murderer, but his own inner demons too.

And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn’t to the people of Liverpool after all – it’s to the police.


Have you read any of these? Would you like to? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading to you all! xx

  23 comments for “This Week in Books (August 9)

  1. August 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I’m planning on starting Mrs. Flatcher by Tom Perrotta today (I hope :D). I’m in my adult fiction zone now. I hope you enjoy your current and future read!

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    • August 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Very curious about my current selection but my next one seems to quite the hit among bloggers so I’m quietly confident I’ll enjoy that one.

      Enjoy your book!

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  2. August 9, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    A Tapping At My Door is a brilliant book. One of my top reads from last year. Was my first introduction to the authors books and went on to buy his others in a different series and loved them all. Met him at Harrogate. Such a lovely guy as well. x

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    • August 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      I’ve had it on my kindle for ages! I forgot all about it until Kate mentioned it on Twitter earlier so I’ve moved it up the pile. I have little doubt I’ll love it! Will let you know soon! xx

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  3. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    August 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I’m wondering if the Two Sisters are twins?? It looks like it from the cover, but can’t tell. And The Door book looks good!!!

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  4. August 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    A Tapping at my Door is a superb read and was one of my favourite reads of last year!

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  5. August 9, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    A Tapping At My Door sounds like it could be great read! Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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  6. Jo
    August 9, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    These all sound really interesting! My This Week in Books post is here:

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    • August 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Actually had to click the link as I couldn’t remember if I’d commented or not. Hit me the second I saw Scandal. 😄

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  7. August 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Ooh, I just have to see one of these British Library Crime Classics covers and I immediately want to read the book! Hope it’s a good one… 😀

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    • August 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Right? They’re magical! Really enjoyed my first foray. Looking forward to reading more of them.

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  8. Yvo
    August 10, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Sounds like you’ll be having a lot to look forward to this week… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • August 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Great reading week so far! Now if only I could figure out what to read when I finish Tapping. I waste so much time on trying to decide 😂

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      • Yvo
        August 11, 2017 at 1:34 am

        I have so many books I need/want to read ASAP that it’s been hard deciding as well… Although lately I’ve been picking up whatever I feel in the mood for at that particular moment and it seems to be working. 😉

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  9. August 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    The Good Sister sounds like my type of read, though I’ve read something that sounds similar recently so may wait a while before reading it.

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    • August 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Which book was that?


      • August 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

        Sister Sister by Sue Fortin – I really enjoyed it, though I did figure out the ending I got over it because it was well written.

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        • August 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm

          You’re right, they do sound similar and having read both, I can’t quite decide which one I preferred 😄


          • August 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

            That means they are both good though!


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