This Week in Books (April 22)

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.


Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. 


When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. 

As Dee looks back over her time in the Master’s Lodging – an eerie and ancient house – a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick, the fiercely intelligent and powerful father; his beautiful Danish wife Mariah, pregnant with their child; and the lost little girl, Felicity, almost mute, seeing ghosts, grieving her dead mother.

But is Dee telling the whole story? Is her growing friendship with the eccentric house historian, Linklater, any cause for concern? And most of all, why was Felicity silent?

[I am really enjoying this one!]


Have I mentioned my fickle mood lately? So, this week, I’m giving YOU the opportunity to decide what I will be reading next. Please choose wisely from the following options. My reading mojo depends on it. No pressure. 😉

I hereby solemnly promise that I will not cheat and accept the results of the poll. Whichever book is winning the vote when I finish Magpie Lane will be given the huge responsibility of keeping my reading mojo alive.

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

  31 comments for “This Week in Books (April 22)

  1. April 22, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Did I mention Hamnet 😜

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  2. April 22, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Totally echo Mairead – Hamnet, Hamnet and Hamnet. It’s wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 22, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Just to shake things up a bit, I chose The Temple House Vanishing. I’ve no idea why but it seems I’m not alone 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 22, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I really, really want to read “Magpie Lane”. I ‘wished for it’ on NetGalley, but unfortunately my wish was not granted. I’ve put it on my Amazon wish list.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      I’ve never had a wish granted on Netgalley. Used to take it quite personally. 😉


  5. April 22, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Little Disasters!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Oooh, the voting is all over the place suddenly. This is fun. I should do it more often!


  6. Jo
    April 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Brave, but I like it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. April 22, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I recently finished reading Ash Mountain and it is brilliant. It’s unlike anything else I’ve read so far this year.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      I started that a while ago and was really enjoying it. Then for some reason, I put it aside for something else and haven’t managed to go back to it. I swear my middle name is Fickle. 😉


  8. April 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I loved Magpie Lane and Hamnet xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      I’m close to finishing Magpie Lane. It’s SO good! And I still don’t know what happened!


  9. April 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    I picked Yrsa!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Someone always has to complicate things 🤦🏼‍♀️😂


  10. April 22, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Hmmm I have no idea, I haven’t read any of these, but I do look forward to seeing what your next book will be!! Good luck! x

    Liked by 1 person

  11. April 22, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    HAMNET! I’m off to vote in the poll 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  12. April 23, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I voted for Hamnet because you said on your earlier post you were looking forward to it, but otherwise my choice would have been The Legacy, which I suspect you might love… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 23, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Good to know! I’ve had that one for so long but just never get around to reading it. If I do this again next week, I’ll make sure to include it so you can vote for it then. 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  13. April 23, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    How have you still not read Ash Mountain?!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Yvo
    April 23, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I couldn’t help voting for The Sixth Wicked Child as it’s the only one I actually read haha. But it was one of my favorites last year! I’m also planning on reading Ash Mountain pretty soon. xx

    Liked by 1 person

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