This Week in Books (December 5)

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

A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.

No one knows who they are – the woman can’t speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before.

The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible.

And that no one is as innocent as they seem …

The book I’m currently reading

Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle farms under the relenting sun of the remote outback. In an isolated part of Western Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes three hours’ drive apart.

They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron, who lies dead at their feet. 

Something had been on Cam’s mind. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…

What I’m (possibly) reading next

Orphans Clara and Jacob Marley live by their wits, scavenging for scraps in the poorest alleyways of London, in the shadow of the workhouse. Every night, Jake promises his little sister ‘tomorrow will be better’ and when the chance to escape poverty comes their way, he seizes it despite the terrible price.

And so Jacob Marley is set on a path that leads to his infamous partnership with Ebenezer Scrooge. As Jacob builds a fortress of wealth to keep the world out, only Clara can warn him of the hideous fate that awaits him if he refuses to let love and kindness into his heart…

Have you read any of these? Would you like to? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  25 comments for “This Week in Books (December 5)

  1. December 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The Lost Man and Miss Marley are both books I’m hoping to read this month.

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  2. December 5, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I hope you enjoy Miss Marley 🤞

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    More books for me to add! I can’t remember the title of the book I’m reading just know it’s book two! 😳

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 5, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Wow, that’s bad! 😂

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      • December 5, 2018 at 10:49 pm

        I know! It is good as well – As Sick as our secrets! I knew it had the word Sick in but couldn’t remember the rest oops!


  4. December 5, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Well you’re definitely reading this week 😄 I think these look great!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. December 5, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I really enjoyed The Lost Man and I have the Cara Hunter ready to read.

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    • December 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      I didn’t get very far into The Lost Man just yet but I am enjoying it. Love that Australian setting so much.


  6. December 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I can’t wait for the Hunter and Harper books are available on audio. Enjoy!

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  7. ChrissiReads
    December 5, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I like Cara Hunter’s writing. Hope you have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 5, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      Me too and this is a great series! I can’t wait for book 3!


  8. December 6, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I loved In the Dark and Miss Marley. Both very different but excellent.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      I’m very excited about Miss Marley. I’m planning on reading A Christmas Carol immediately afterwards.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. December 6, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I am yet to ready anything by Jane Harper but I really like the sound of The Lost Man. I hope that you will enjoy all your books, Eva. Happy reading.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Oh, you should definitely read The Dry. It’s awesome!


  10. December 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I’m so far behind at the moment it’ll be the new year before I get to The Lost Man, but I’m looking forward to it. Hope you tell me it’s great! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 6, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      You’ll have to wait for the new year regardless. I’m on the tour in January 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  11. December 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Very excited to hear your thoughts on the Cara Hunter Eva! 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Oops. I’m not reviewing it 😂. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads though. Really love this series and I can’t wait for the next one!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Madam Mim
    December 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Ooo Miss Marley sounds awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

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