This Week in Books (August 9)

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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 :

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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 :

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‘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 :

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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.

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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 thoughts on “This Week in Books (August 9)

  1. 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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      1. 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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