This Week in Books (September 5)


This week is getting completely away from me! I’m so ridiculously busy and my reading is taking a massive beating.

Last book I finished reading


Liv died when she was just six years old. At least, that’s what the authorities think.

Her father knew he was the only one who could keep her safe in this world. So one evening he left the isolated house his little family called home, he pushed their boat out to sea and watched it ruin on the rocks. Then he walked the long way into town to report his only child missing.

But behind the boxes and the baskets crowding her Dad’s workshop, Liv was hiding. This way her Dad had said, she’d never have to go to school; this way, she’d never have to leave her parents.

This way, Liv would be safe.

[Such an absolutely amazing story! Dark and heartbreaking but beautifully written!]

The book I’m currently reading


When silence falls, who will hear their cries?

The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.

After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?

[I started this on Monday and I’m still only halfway! Bloody universe messing with my reading time. Anyway, another fabulous addition to the series! Not for the faint-hearted!]

What I’m (possibly) reading next


You need to know who your husband really was…

When Paula Gadd’s husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher’s death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula’s husband was not all that he seemed…

When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought they knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women’s lives are in very real danger.

Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets…

[At the rate I’m going, “next” will probably not be until Sunday but still, I am SO looking forward to this one. I can’t wait to see what devilish tale Michael J. Malone has come up with this time!]


I’m so sorry for not being very social this week. Did I mention I’m insanely busy? I’m still trying to share as many of your blog posts as I possibly can but unfortunately, I don’t have the time to leave comments or to interact with you guys on Twitter. I hope my “liking” your posts and tweets shows you how much I do appreciate everything! Normal service will resume when I’m back from holiday.

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

  18 comments for “This Week in Books (September 5)

  1. Jo
    September 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I’m so intrigued by Resin – can’t wait for your review! And don’t worry about being busy – it happens to us all at some point. We still love you! x

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  2. September 5, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Have you decided which books you’re packing?

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  3. September 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Looking forward to Perfect Silence (hope it’s not too gruesome!)

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  4. September 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    The universe is also messing with my reading time, so you are not alone. Resin sounds amazing. Off to see if I can score a copy. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 😎💕💕

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  5. September 5, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I am intrigued by The Perfect Silence, but I haven’t read any of the others in the series yet, so I definitely plan to!

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  6. Yvo
    September 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Of course I want to read all three of these. xD Don’t worry about being busy, it happens to all of us! 😉 xx

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  7. ChrissiReads
    September 5, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Ooh After He Died looks really good! Enjoy your books.

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  8. September 5, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I’m in the same boat with not being able to share and comment as much, I’ve work, my kids went back to school and I have so many books to read. Trying to like and share where I can xx

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  9. September 6, 2018 at 11:37 am

    After he died sounds so good. I hope you will enjoy it. Enjoy your holiday and have a wonderful week. Happy reading 🙂

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  10. September 6, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    it’s so annoying when you don’t have time to read. That happens to me a lot lately 😦 Great selection of books though.

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  11. September 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    So excited for your review on Resin, I’ve been seeing some terrific reviews. I’m on the blog tour for the Malone so looking forward to starting that one and comparing thoughts! 😘

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