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 thoughts on “This Week in Books (April 22)

    1. 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. 😉


  1. 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

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