This Week in Books (March 11)

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.


If someone was in your house, you’d know.
Wouldn’t you?

But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare.

The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.

One by one, people Paige knows from the Deaf community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder? Or was the murderer closer to home?

[This had bags of potential but it didn’t really work for me.]


For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home in the 1960s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets. 

Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

[Why, yes. This is the exact same book in the exact same place as last week. Why do you ask? It’s not that I’m not enjoying it! It’s that I keep getting distracted by other things. If “all over the place” is a mood, I have it. 😳😂]

When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it’s an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

But the residents of Widringham women’s refuge where Katie worked don’t agree. They say it’s murder.

Will you listen to them?

[One for a blog tour. Which I’ve left a tad late. As you do.]

What do you think? Anything here you like the look of? Have you read any of them?

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

  13 comments for “This Week in Books (March 11)

  1. March 11, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I love the sight of all 3 but I think the last one most because it looks dark and a book about obsessive behaviour is always a great topic to read about. Happy reading Eva!


  2. March 11, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Just picked up The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths this morning. I wanted to read something I wanted to read…if that makes sense 😂Happy reading xx


  3. March 11, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    I just got Keeper! Enjoy, Eva💜


  4. March 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Yvo said the same thing about The Silent House and I told her I was relieved I hadn’t requested it on NG, I’m doubly relieved now 😄 I’ve just finished…. my first Henning Juul! And I will be reading… my second Henning Juul! I thought I’d squeeze in a NG read in between, but I’m already missing him.

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    • March 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Unfortunately I had already signed up for the tour when Yvo posted her review so I was just desperately hoping it was her and not the book 🤣


  5. March 11, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I’m listening to Wuthering Heights and it’s a bit like listening to a soap on the radio so much angst!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 12, 2020 at 8:55 am

      🤣🤣 I don’t think I’ve ever heard it being described like that. Brilliant! I’ve been meaning to read it for years but you know how that goes 🙄


  6. thequietgeordie
    March 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    I’m reading “A Bird in the Hand” by Ann Cleeves.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. March 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has books in the Currently Reading category for more than one week! As I usually two or three books on the go, some can sit there for weeks!


  8. Yvo
    March 12, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Is it bad when I say that I’m kind of glad The Silent House didn’t work for you either? I still love the premise, but the actual story was a bit meh for me. xD Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

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