This Week in Books (December 6)


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 :


Three troubled women. One deadly secret.

Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered

Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem.

All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame.

But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?

As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…

The book I’m currently reading :


London, 1942: Thirteen-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away from the devastation of the East End. They are leaving the terror of the Blitz and nights spent shivering in air raid shelters behind them, but will the strangers they are billeted with be kind and loving, or are there different hardships ahead?

As the sisters struggle to adjust to life as evacuees, they soon discover that living in the countryside isn’t always idyllic. Nell misses her mother and brothers more than anything but she has to stay strong for Olive. Then, when little Olive’s safety is threatened by a boy on a farm, Nell has to make a decision that will change their lives forever…

They must run from danger and try to find their way home.

Together the two girls hold each other’s hands as they begin their perilous journey across bombed-out Britain. But when Nell falls ill, can she still protect her little sister from the war raging around them? And will they ever be reunited from the family they’ve been torn from?

What I’m reading next :


The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this…

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint.

Then a woman is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her stepdaughter’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies are connected, and has the killer only just begun?

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing.

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost?


As always, I’d love to know what you’re reading this week! Let me know!

Happy reading! xx

  17 comments for “This Week in Books (December 6)

  1. December 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Ooh all 3 of these sound great – wanted to read The Runaway Children for a while as I love books set in WW2! Happy reading – here’s my WWW post:

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  2. December 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Great books as always. I like the sound of the first one very much and I’m reading The Silent Children now! I love the DI Robyn Carter series and this is another great read.. you’ll be left in the dark for some time and then it’ll slowly come together :-). Happy reading!

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    • December 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      I can’t wait to get to it! It’s been a struggle not to read it earlier but I have to stick to my schedule! Argh!

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  3. December 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I want to read two of these books, guess which? :p xx

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  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    December 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Looking forward to your reviews!

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    • December 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you! Not long to wait. Thursday, Saturday and Monday. I think. Brain frazzled 😄

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  5. December 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    The Runaway Childen sounds right up my alley, I love this time period. Looking forward to your review 😊

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    • December 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Coming on Saturday for the tour. Spoiler : loved it 😉

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      • December 7, 2017 at 4:58 am

        Oh good…I’m always on the hunt for great historical fiction. They are great to break up all the mystery/thrillers. Looking forward to it!!


  6. Jo
    December 6, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    The Other Mother sounds excellent!

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    • December 6, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      I must say that after a few iffy months at the start of the year, my faith in the psychological thriller genre has been completely restored!

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  7. December 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    The Runaway Children sounds interesting. I think the whole idea of kids being evacuated to strangers is intriguing – they all must have had such different experiences, and it surely must have impacted on their whole lives. Weird concept!

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    • December 6, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      I can’t even imagine. For parents to be so desperate to send their kids off to live with strangers and how scary it must have been for the children, to be dragged away from everything and everyone they know and love.

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