This Week in Books (October 11)


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 :


December, 1940: All that Audrey Barton wants is her family together for Christmas. But the war changes everything…

The Barton family bakery in Bournemouth has been at the heart of the town for generations: Audrey and Charlie Barton have never been rich, but their bread and cakes – and their love and advice – have enriched the lives of others in the town for many years.

When war breaks out, it doesn’t take long for trouble to arrive on the bakery doorstep. Audrey’s brother William has joined up to fight, and William’s fiancé Elsie fears she may lose him before their life together has even begun. Audrey’s stepsister Lily comes to stay, but Lily is clearly hiding a dark secret.

And a silent and strange little girl is evacuated to the town – will Audrey get to the heart of what is ailing her?

The book I’m currently reading :


“The truth costs nothing, but a lie can cost you everything…”

June 2007: a barbaric nail bomb is planted outside a London nightclub, a spy is found dead in his garden, and a blazing Jeep is driven into Glasgow airport. Three events bound by an earth-shattering connection that should have remained buried forever.

From the author of ‘The Theseus Paradox’, the smash-hit 7/7 thriller based on true events, comes the sequel about a real-life mystery that threatens to destroy a nation. Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan must uncover how a series of astonishing events are inextricably linked, before the past closes in on him.

We all have secrets we say we’ll never tell…

What I’m reading next :


College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran–and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl’s life, especially Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory.

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?


Have you read any of these? Anything take your fancy? Let me know!

Happy reading! xx

PS : I’m apparently back in twitter jail so if you don’t see me there, that’s why!

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (October 11)

  1. October 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    The life we bury seems interesting, I look forward to hearing your thoughts about that one! Happy reading!

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  2. October 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Totally agree with Inge The Life We Bury looks very interesting.

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  3. October 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    The Life We Bury has been off and on my radar for the past couple of years. Looking forward to your opinion of it to help me make my decision once and for all.
    Twitter jail…again! I’m so sorry 😦

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  4. October 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Seems like The Life We Bury is intriguing a lot of us, me included!

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  5. October 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love the cover of The Life We Bury 😍 and I can’t believe you’re reading The Detriment, I still haven’t read the first one yet 😭

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  6. October 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I haven’t read any of your choices but I do really like the sound of The Life We Bury.

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  7. October 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    The Life we Bury sounds really good. Will look forward to your review on that one.
    Can’t believe Twitter is still jailing people!!! Hope you get set free soon.

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  8. October 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Same here: The Life We Bury sounds amazing! I’ve not seen that before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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