This Week In Books (May 27)

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.


Immi thought she had found the perfect new home in central London: a shared warehouse with luxury accommodation, a rooftop terrace and daily yoga, all with a surprisingly affordable price tag. The Dye Factory is a ‘co-living’ community, designed to combat the loneliness of big city life.

But soon after she moves into her new haven, Immi realises that it’s not quite as idyllic as it appears. No one seems to know who is behind this multi-million pound urban experiment. And her housemates may be hiding a dangerous secret . . .

Then, as a series of pranks escalates into something much darker, Immi is left questioning whether, in this group of strangers, she can ever really be safe.

And when you’re sharing a house, you can’t always lock the danger out. 

[Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Review coming soon.]


Fran hates Ash Mountain, and she thought she’d escaped. But her father is ill, and needs care. Her relationship is over, and she hates her dead-end job in the city, anyway.

She returns to her hometown to nurse her dying father, her distant teenage daughter in tow for the weekends. There, in the sleepy town of Ash Mountain, childhood memories prick at her fragile self-esteem, she falls in love for the first time, and her demanding dad tests her patience, all in the unbearable heat of an Australian summer.

As old friendships and rivalries are renewed, and new ones forged, Fran’s tumultuous home life is the least of her worries, when old crimes rear their heads and a devastating bushfire ravages the town and all of its inhabitants.

[Bajillionth attempt to read this one but I’m determined to finish it today! It’s not the book, it’s me.]


Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer.

Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.

Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.

Murder, revenge, retribution.
How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?

[I’ve been waiting for this for what feels like an eternity and now that my copy has finally arrived, I can’t wait to get stuck in.]

Have you read any of these? Would you like to?

What are you reading this week? Do let me know! I’m always looking for suggestions. Happy reading! xx

  24 comments for “This Week In Books (May 27)

  1. May 27, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I have the Share and We Begin At The End to read and listen to hope you enjoy(ed) them! xx

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  2. May 27, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I’m happy you enjoyed The House Share so much! Have you read Riley Sager’s novel Lock Every Door? Probably ;-).I liked the mystery in that one a little bit more, although I was completely surprised with the ending of The House Share too!

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    • May 27, 2020 at 9:08 am

      You’ll be surprised to hear that no, I haven’t yet read Lock Every Door because the hardback was (is?) ridiculously expensive. But I hope to. At some point. 😂

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  3. May 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    My copy of We Begin at the End has been lost on the way to France 😦 xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Oh, that sucks! I preordered mine from Goldsboro. Sprayed edges. Took 3 weeks to arrive.


  4. May 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    What, no voting options today?! Also: FINALLY!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Pretty sure I mentioned there would be no voting until I finish the 20 Books of Summer challenge. Guess you weren’t paying attention 😜🤣

      Liked by 1 person

  5. May 27, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I want to read all of these!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. May 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I loved We Begin at the End, I hope you enjoy it as much I did. The House Share sounds good, I’ll look out for your review of that one.

    Here’s my post:

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  7. Yvo
    May 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Ash Mountain! ❤ I'm also very much looking forward to find time to read We Begin At The End some time soon. Happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 31, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Make time, Yvo! 😂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo
        June 2, 2020 at 7:08 pm

        Haha I’ve added it to my priority TBR pile if that helps? Still no guarantee I will actually be able to get to it soon though. xD


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