This Week in Books (June 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.


Penny and Hattie are sisters in a small town, bound tight to the point of knots. They share a secret they cannot escape, even while it pulls them apart.

One night, a match is lit, and Penny’s terrible husband is killed – a marriage going up in flames, and offering the potential of a new life. The sisters retreat into their family home – a house of secrets and memories – and try to live in the shadow of what they put in motion. But Penny’s husband is not the only thing they are hiding, from the outside world and from each other.

Under a cloud of long-held resentments, sibling rivalry, and debts unpaid, the bonds of sisterhood begin to crack. How long will Penny and Hattie demand the unthinkable of each other? How often will they say, “You owe me,” and when will it ever be enough? 


We all know them. Those who exist just on the fringes of society. Who send prickles up the back of our neck. The charmers. The liars. The manipulators. Those who have the potential to go that one step too far. And then take another step.

Jessamine Gooch makes a living from these people. Each week she broadcasts a radio show looking into the past lives of convicted killers; asking if there was more that could have been done to prevent their terrible crimes.

Then one day she is approached by a woman desperate to find her missing friend, Cassie, fearing her abusive husband may have taken that final deadly step. But as Jessamine delves into the months prior to Cassie’s disappearance she fails to realise there is a dark figure closer to home, one that threatens the safety of her own family . . . 


When Liv, Ellen, and Håkon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms with their parents’ decision as it echoes through the homes they have built for themselves, and forces them to reconstruct the shared narrative of their childhood and family history.

For those who follow my Sunday wrap-up posts and are keeping track of my reading, I would like to point out that I am currently reading my third book of the week. If you have any bets going on how many books I’ll read this week, now might be the time to have a think on wether or not I’ll get to four (or higher) by the weekend 😉😂

Anything here you’ve read and loved? Anything you’d like to read? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

29 thoughts on “This Week in Books (June 5)

    1. I’m glad to hear that, Hayley, because I’ve been a little unsure about this one. Not quite knowing if it’s for me. But Orenda hasn’t let me down yet so fingers crossed! I’ll be reading it this afternoon.


  1. I loved A Modern Family so much and way more than I’d thought I would. 3 books is ace, it’s only Wednesday! I’ve read only 2 books and 1 was an audiobook I just happened to finish today so that doesn’t even really count 😂

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    1. Really glad to hear that! I wasn’t sure if it would be for me when I signed up for the tour but I figured, it’s Orenda! They haven’t let me down yet.

      Ha, yes, I don’t mention my audiobooks either. They take me weeks to finish 😂


      1. Ha same! I read like half a sentence of the blurb and think oh well it’s Orenda, sign me up 😂
        Audiobooks on average take me about a week to finish. There’s the daily commute (approx. 1 hour / day, 4 days / week) and cleaning, gardening, ironing, … so I get through them pretty fast 😄

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      1. Yikes fingers crossed the good books will keep on coming then. I’ve been having a bit of bad luck, but I’m hoping my upcoming reads will be good ones… Wolves At The Door might help. 😉

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