This Week in Books (July 24)


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


Louise is struggling to cope.  As a busy working mum, she often has to leave her eight-year-old son Archie at her sister Alice’s flat.

Alice and Louise used to be close.  But there’s a lot they don’t know about each other now – like the bottle of vodka Louise hides in her handbag, Alice’s handsome new friend and the odd behaviour of her next-door neighbour.

Archie is a curious little boy. He likes to play on his own at his auntie’s flat until one day when he sees something he shouldn’t. Now he has a secret of his own.  One he can’t tell his mum. One that could put him and his family in terrible danger.

The book I’m currently reading


Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike. Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.

What I’m (probably) reading next


Here are two things I know about my mother:

1. She had dark hair, like mine.

2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.

Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.

But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.

Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.

And then a body is found…


Busy weekend ahead so I’m trying to squeeze in as many blog tour books as I can this week. What are you reading? Let me know! I’ve bought seven books so far this week and need a really nice round number so help a girl out here 😉.

Happy reading! xx

  18 comments for “This Week in Books (July 24)

  1. July 25, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Go on, I know you want to buy Believe Me by Delaney ;-). I’m going to start Where The Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon now. It has dogs in it so I’m already excited ;-).

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  2. ChrissiReads
    July 25, 2018 at 11:49 am

    11 Missed Calls looks fascinating! 🙂 Enjoy!

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  3. July 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Tracy Rees latest Darling Blue is out tomorrow so you could pre-order if you need some historical fiction in your life.

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  4. July 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like you’ve got some excellent titles in there this week. Enjoy!

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  5. July 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Great selection! I also have 11 Missed Calls and The Secret on my shelf. 😎

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  6. July 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I really can’t believe you need any more help buying books but just in case here’s my WWW update:

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  7. July 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I’m intrigued by the synopsis for Missed 11 Calls – there is something appealing about someone ‘coming back from the dead’ Hope you find at least one more book to buy this week although I think 10 is a lovely number.

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    • July 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

      There is, isn’t there? Sadly, between you and me, this didn’t quite work for me.

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  8. July 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    You really need to read Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell. No, don’t thank me – always happy to help! 😉

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  9. July 26, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I was meant to be on the tour for The Secret but just seen the poster on your wall and I’m not on it 😦 I have the same books to read as you for this week! x

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    • July 31, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Oh, how odd. And slightly annoying for you. (I’m so late with catching up with comments, sorry!) Did you manage to work it out in the end and figure out what went wrong?


  10. Yvo
    July 26, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Yay for The Secret! And I really like the sound of 11 Missed Calls. I hope you will enjoy your books this week! xx

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