This Week in Books (November 28)

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

People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Extraordinarily beautiful… until she speaks. 

An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman. 

Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened… the day that broke her from within. Our family fell apart that day, and we never could pick up the pieces.

The book I’m currently reading

When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back.

Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.

Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.

So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?

What I’m (possibly) reading next

It’s true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 

1975 
A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 

2010 
The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.

Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is on the case. He’s convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

The Rumour marks the end of my blog tour commitments for the year. Woohoo! Time to delve into my own TBR and Jo Spain’s Tom Reynolds series is the first one I’ve decided to catch up on. 

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

  22 comments for “This Week in Books (November 28)

  1. Karen
    November 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Good to see you reading again! 🙂 I have all the Tom Reynolds series waiting for me that I’d like to get started on. I’m currently reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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    • November 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Oh, I’m well jealous! I have it on pre-order from Goldsboro. I think I wished for it on Netgalley a while back but never heard anything so I assume I didn’t get it. 🤔

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  2. November 28, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I’ve got The Rumour to read as well 😊

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  3. November 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I still have a couple of blog tours 😀
    Ooooh, I’m starting The Rumour!!!! And a Jo Spain book? GREAT CHOICE! Happy reading! xx

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    • November 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      I may just binge-read that series. Because I can! WOOHOO! 😂

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  4. November 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve gotta say, Eva, these three books have GREAT covers! And, they sound like good stories.

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  5. L Lostinacoulee
    November 28, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Great list! Looking forward to your reviews!

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  6. November 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    CAn’t wait to hear what you think of The Rumour

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  7. November 28, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I’m intrigued by the Lucy Dawson book, I think I might add that to my wishlist. I have The Rumour on my TBR and I can’t wait to read it – just need to read my blog tour books first and then I’ll be getting to this one. I hope you enjoy it, it sounds brilliant!
    My post: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2018/11/28/this-week-in-books-28-nov-2018-what-are-you-reading-at-the-moment-twib/

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    • November 30, 2018 at 10:44 am

      I’m only halfway through The Rumour but it’s really good so far! Hope you get around to reading it soon! xx

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  8. November 28, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Looking forward to your thoughts on The Rumour!

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  9. November 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I have both The Memory and the Rumor to read. I didn’t particularly enjoy Jo Spain’s last book, The Confession, so I didn’t request Without Blessing. I may regret that! 😎

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    • November 30, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about that series so I’m feeling quite hopeful. The Confession was rather different, I think.

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  10. ChrissiReads
    November 28, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    The Rumour sounds so good! I may have to pick it up!

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    • November 30, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I’m only halfway through but I’m really enjoying it!

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