This Week in Books (April 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


Richard feels trapped in his hectic life of commitment and responsibility. From the daily mayhem of having young children, an exhausted wife and pushy in-laws who frequently outstay their welcome, Richards existence fills him with panic and resentment. The only place he can escape the dark cloud descending upon him is the bathroom, where he hides for hours on end, door locked, wondering how on earth he can escape.

Often staring out of his window, Richard enviously observes the tranquil life of Bill, his neighbour living in the bungalow across the road. From the outside, Bills world appears filled with comfort and peace. Yet underneath the apparent domestic bliss of both lives are lies, secrets, imperfections, sadness and suffering far greater than either could have imagined. Beneath the surface, a family tragedy has left Bill frozen in time and unable to move on. As he waits for a daughter who may never return, Bill watches Richards bustling family life and yearns for the joy it brings. As the two men watch each other from afar, it soon becomes apparent that other peoples lives are not always what they seem.

The book I’m currently reading


When a dead man is lifted from the freezing waters of Oslo Harbour just before Christmas, Detective Lena Stigersand’s stressful life suddenly becomes even more complicated. Not only is she dealing with a cancer scare, a stalker and an untrustworthy boyfriend, but it seems both a politician and Norway’s security services might be involved in the murder. With her trusted colleagues, Gunnarstranda and Frølich, at her side, Lena digs deep into the case and finds that it not only goes to the heart of the Norwegian establishment, but it might be rather to close to her personal life for comfort.

What I’m probably reading next


If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you?

Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light, Lee is sent back to relive the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically.

After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.

Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.

Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?


What are you reading this week? Anything good? Let me know! Happy reading! xx


  11 comments for “This Week in Books (April 11)

  1. April 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    all of them are cool…at least sounds like a very interesting read to me 😁

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  2. April 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Reading ‘The Wife Between Us’ at the mo, finding it very (very very) hard to get into but won’t give up (heard there’s twists that pull it up!)!!!Great post:)

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  3. April 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I’m almost finished listening to A Tale of Two Cities on audio and really enjoying it.

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  4. April 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve not come across drift, stumble, fall before but really like the sound of this one from a male perspective- enjoy your reading week

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  5. April 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I have Drift Stumble Fall on my shelf to read too. I think I have to bump it up the list as it is Jonathan’s publication day today. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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