This Week in Books (January 15)

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.


The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer…

Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room?

Theatre usher Chloe Dee is caught up in the spectacle. As the new actors arrive, including an unexpected face from her past, everything changes. Are the eerie sounds and sightings backstage real or just her imagination? Is someone playing games?

Is the role of Esme Black cursed? Could witchcraft be at the heart of the tragedy? And are dark deeds from Chloe’s past about to catch up with her?

Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you’re in the theatre shadows, you see everything.

And Chloe has been watching…

[review to follow soon but here’s a clue … ❤️]


Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright spring day.

She’s not been seen since.

Alice was popular and well-liked, and her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her.

But soon it’s clear that everyone in her life has something to hide.

Then the police receive a disturbing package.

Pages from Alice’s precious diary.

Who could have sent them? And what have they done with Alice?

[By currently, I mean I’m about to start it. Any second now. Honestly.]


It’s the most disturbing crime scene DCI Matilda Darke has ever seen…

The morning after a wedding reception at a beautiful suburban home in Sheffield, the bride’s entire family are stabbed to death – in a frenzied attack more violent than anything DCI Matilda Darke could have imagined.

Forensics point to a burglar on the run across the country. But cracks are starting to appear in Matilda’s team, someone is playing games with the evidence – and the killer might be closer to home than they thought…

[Another one of my favourite series so I’m really looking forward to this!]

And that’s my week! With a dash of Stephen King thrown in at some point. What are you reading this week? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  10 comments for “This Week in Books (January 15)

  1. January 15, 2020 at 10:30 am

    I’m reading the Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep for the blog tour and absolutely loving it! In fact I’ve just bought the Kindle book and pre-ordered the audiobook!

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  2. January 15, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I’m listening to Never Look Back and so far it’s absolutely brilliant! Like the Six Stories series, the line between reality and fiction blurs and I have to remind myself it’s not real every other minute 😄

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    • January 15, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Had to look that one up but I like the sound of it. I shall await your thoughts 😄


  3. January 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I am reading Obscure A and B lol

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  4. Yvo
    January 15, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Ok now you have made me jealous. I just can’t wait to get a copy of I Am Dust! And no, the fact that I’m currently about to start How To Be Brave for a dose of Louise Beech doesn’t count. 😉 I’m happy to hear you loved it! ❤

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  5. January 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I Am Dust sounds great – you might possibly tempt me with that one! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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