This Week in Books (August 14)

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.


A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.

For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking, as the body is found in the garden of her childhood home. The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.

Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the Dorset island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.

But one thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever. 


For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently. The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin. 


A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.


When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Why yes, I am reading two books at the same time. Why no, I’m not making much progress on either one of them 😂

What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx

  22 comments for “This Week in Books (August 14)

  1. August 14, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I thought I saw it wrong and had to scroll back up but yes you really are reading two books! They both get lots of great reviews so I’m curious which one you love the most. I’m reading a very Twisted novel right now 🙂

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  2. August 14, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I’m in two whether to go for the Ruth Ware. I think I’ll wait to see what you think (no pressure 😉)

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  3. August 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I just finished The Turn Of The Key and am just about to start Ask Again Yes. I hope you like Turn Of The Key.

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    • August 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      I’m about to start it now and have high hopes for it! Hope you enjoy Ask Again, Yes.

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  4. August 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Both of your current reads are everywhere! I am hoping to read both of them this year myself 🙂
    Crossing my fingers you are enjoying them or at least you will be soon!!

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  5. August 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Daisy Jones as I can’t decide if I want to read it or not.

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  6. August 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Wow! All great titles. Enjoy💜

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  7. August 15, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Ooh, I have The Turn of the Key too – loved her last one, so fingers crossed she does it again!

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  8. August 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I’ve started reading two books at once too, in order to beat the looming slump and to put less pressure on whatever book I pick up next… It’s not working, Eva 😂 But in related news: I totally discarded book 1 for Ruth Ware yesterday and The Turn of the Key is such a fab one, I’m enjoying it tremendously! Very atmospheric and spooky. So I have high hopes for you when you get to it 😄

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