This Week in Books (May 16)

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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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Brighton Beach, 1993: Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.

Twenty-five years on, Nell quits her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer.

But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust.


The book I’m currently reading

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Dramatic and energetic retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous tale – with a surprise twist.

Shakespeare’s most well-known and well-loved play has been turned into a gripping romantic thriller with a modern twist. Rich with the sights and smells of medieval Verona, peopled with a vibrant cast of characters who spring from the page, this is Shakespeare as you’ve never read it before – and with a killer twist at the end.


What I’m (probably) reading next

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Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below.

Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start, money is tight and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?

Soon Francesca begins to suspect there was more to her husband’s death than she realised, that there might be even darker secrets hiding in his past than her own…

The closer she gets to uncovering the truth, the more she asks: is her own life in danger now too?

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What are you reading this week? Let me know! I might be cleaning up some older “I’ll probably never read these” books from my Goodreads shelf so I need new shiny stuff to add to it. 😉

Happy reading! xx

22 thoughts on “This Week in Books (May 16)

  1. I’m reading Mine by J. L. Butler and I’ll probably finish today. It is kinda a slow burn …BUT in a good way…Happy reading!!

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        1. Just had a look on Goodreads. It sounds good from the description. Look forward to your review.

          It’s good to mix things up sometimes. I try to do the same. There are times when certain genres end up being very same-y and predictable. xx

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