This Week in Books (June 13)


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


Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it’s a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl.

The relief Jen feels at Gracie’s recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car – her ex-husband’s new girlfriend Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed.

But then Gracie begins to tell strange stories about what she heard in the car that day, and what she saw in those moments near death. It’s clear that there’s something shocking hidden in Ella’s past… but exposing it could tear all their lives apart.

The book I’m currently reading


1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.

2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.

2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.

Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts.

What I’m (probably) reading next


On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son.

Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many.

Just as Alex uncovers a heart-breaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even nearer than she thinks?

Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first?


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

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (June 13)

  1. June 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Gracie’s secret looks like an emotional read.

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  2. Karen
    June 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I like the look of Gracie’s Secret,my current read is The Tall Man for the blog tour

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  3. June 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I’m reading The Tall Man now too via The Pigeonhole. I don’t know what to make of it haha :-). I really want to find out what happened with Amber :-). Enjoy your reads!

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    • June 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Ha, yes! I’m a little over halfway and still don’t know what to make of it either. It’s not quite what I expected so far.

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  4. June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    The Tall Man sounds really good but also really creepy! I’ll be interested to read your thoughts when you’ve read it.
    Here’s my week in books:

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  5. June 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Gracie’s Secret sounds rather chilling.

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  6. Jo
    June 13, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I didn’t get round to doing my This Week in Books post this week, but I’ve just started The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell. No idea what will come next – maybe The Tall Man for the blog tour. Happy reading! x

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    • June 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      I finished The Tall Man earlier. Really liked it. The Silent Companions didn’t quite meet my expectations. Hope you’re enjoying it!

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      • Jo
        June 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm

        Glad you enjoyed The Tall Man – I’m really looking forward to it.
        I’m about 10% into The Silent Companions – it seems OK so far. Slightly nervous now though – we’ll see how it goes!

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  7. ChrissiReads
    June 13, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    The Tall Man looks good! I shall look out your review.

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  8. June 14, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I really tried finishing Tall Man by today and review on pub day (i think it is today) but i failed. Only on page 80, but i like it a lot so far.
    Just saw your comment that you finished it and liked it. Yay 🙂

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    • June 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      I didn’t even realise it was pub day today. I’m such a bad blogger. I’m on the blog tour next week. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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