This Week in Books (August 8)


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


Brighton, 1950.

When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl.

The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar’s. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men.

Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. Changing times mean that variety is not what it once was, yet Max is reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate. But when the dead girl turns out to be known to him, Max changes his mind.

Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max become convinced that the answer to the murders lies in their army days. When Edgar receives a letter warning of another ‘trick’, the Wolf Trap, he knows that they are all in danger…

The book I’m currently reading


Natalie is desperate to find her little boy. It has been more than three years since she saw Harry. Three long years in prison for a crime she knows didn’t commit.

But her husband believed the police, and took their son.

Who has gone to such great lengths to destroy Natalie’s life? Everyone she once trusted – friends, family, everyone close to her – what secrets do they hide?

If Natalie finds the truth, will she get Harry back, or lose him forever?

What I’m (definitely) reading next



Is it Lisa?
Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava. And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world…

Is it Ava?
When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy’s life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions…

Is it Marilyn?
Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house—she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day…

One moment will change these three women’s lives forever. And the secrets they’ve been keeping could destroy them all.


Have you read any of these? If not, would you like to? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  19 comments for “This Week in Books (August 8)

  1. August 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Is it an ecopy of Cross Her Heart? Please tell me it is because I’m going to cry otherwise ;-). I bought this book on BookDepository (my first order for myself on that site) on May 15! and I still haven’t received it. I’d cancel my order but I really wanted a paperback copy of this one and it’s going to be so expensive here in the shops. I think it’s going to be really really good though, I hope you enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      It’s an ecopy, yes. I’d try to contact them, if I were you. Longest wait I’ve had from them was three weeks but three months is ridiculous.

      Liked by 1 person

    • August 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Just had a look around. There’s a paperback listing for May next year. Amazon doesn’t even have it, only ebook and hardcover (which is incredibly cheap, by the way).

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 8, 2018 at 7:14 pm

        Thank you Eva! I’ll consider it now.. I kind of like a paperback more but it’s worth thinking about at least.. I’ll probably get an e-mail next month they won’t be able to deliver it and then I waited 3 months for nothing.


  2. August 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I really enjoyed Cross Her Heart 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I’ve never heard of Keep You Safe and Cross Her Heat before, but they both sound interesting. Would you recommend them?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Really enjoyed Cross Her Heart


  5. August 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Oooh, I’m in suspense over what your review of The Zig-Zag Girl will be! I loved it… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. August 8, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I need to read Cross Her Heart, I thought the twist in her previous book Behind Her Eyes was brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Absolutely unforgettable twist! It’ll be hard not to compare this one, I think, but I’m very excited about finally getting around to it.


  7. Yvo
    August 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I love the sound of all three of these! I hope you will enjoy your reads this week and happy reading. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ChrissiReads
    August 8, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Cross Her Heart looks so good! Enjoy your reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. August 9, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Cross Her Heart was really good! I hope you enjoy it! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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