This Week in Books (August 1)


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


Someone took Daisy Mason. Someone YOU KNOW.

Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from her parents’ summer party. No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that’s what they’re saying. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that nine times out of ten, it’s someone the victim knew. That means someone is lying. And that Daisy’s time is running out…

[My review will follow as soon as I have a gap in my posting schedule but do yourself a favour and read this book now! It’s awesome and I can’t wait to read the second one in the series.]

The book I’m currently reading


England, 1942: 23-year-old Betty runs away from Bristol to make a new life for herself. Betrayed by her husband, Betty flees to the seaside town of Bournemouth, where she has fond memories of childhood holidays. There, she finds a small family bakery, in desperate need of a new shop girl…

At the Barton Bakery, Betty finds a sanctuary with shopkeeper Audrey Barton, but Audrey is fighting battles of her own. Her husband is at war and in grave danger, she is heavily pregnant, and her customers are horrified by the demands imposed by rationing.

Audrey’s stepsister Lily receives a letter from a man she once loved very much, a man she thought was lost to her forever. He offers her a new future with him, but one that will mean sacrificing so many of her hopes and dreams…

As Winston Churchill tells the country to ‘never give in’, the women of the Barton Bakery struggle on to keep their families, homes and loved ones safe in a time of turmoil.

What I’m (
probably) reading next

[I say “probably” because if Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys lands on my doorstep, I’m dropping everything!]


As the sun rises, a young woman – Samantha Seabrook – is found drowned in the ornamental fountain of a deserted Cambridge courtyard, the only clue – an antique silver chain wound tightly around her throat.

It’s Tara Thorpe’s job to discover what happened to Miss Seabrook – but the case becomes personal when she learns that Samantha had been receiving death threats… rather like the one that landed on Tara’s doorstep the night the woman died.

Together with Detective Inspector Garstin Blake, Tara tracks the killer to the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of the city.

But there’s something Tara can’t quite admit to Blake about her past – and it could make all the difference to whether they live… or die.


I think I’m in for another fabulous week of reading! What about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  13 comments for “This Week in Books (August 1)

  1. ChrissiReads
    August 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I really enjoyed Close To Home! Much more than I thought I would!

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  2. August 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I’m buddy reading The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle with Yvo of It’s All About Books 😀

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  3. August 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Ooh can’t wait for your review of Close To Home. I haven’t read that one yet but probably will want to add it after reading it ;-). I finished The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and need a day or 2 before I start another novel 🙂

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    • August 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Ha, yes! It’s that kind of book, isn’t it? I had a massive book hang-over!

      Just tried to write my review for Close to Home. Emphasis on “tried” 😄

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  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    August 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    So I guess I need to grab Close To Home Now! lol


  5. August 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I’m reading Telegrams and Teacakes too. It’s just as good as the previous two and I’m racing through it. I will be sad to finish this trilogy though.

    Close to Home is on my TBR pile (as you might have guessed). I keep hearing so many good things about it.


  6. Jo
    August 1, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Close to Home – I bought a copy last week!


  7. August 2, 2018 at 12:35 am

    The bakery one sounds like a nice change of pace, though might leave me needing even more cake than usual…


  8. August 2, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Yessssss! So glad you enjoyed the Cara Hunter!! Can’t wait for your review! 🤗😍


  9. Yvo
    August 2, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    I like the sound of these! Have a wonderful week.


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