This Week In Books (June 2)

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.

| LAST BOOK I FINISHED READING |

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 can never put into words how much I love Chris Whitaker’s books but each and every one of them is just fabulous and you can expect to see We Begin At The End among my favourite books of the year in December.]

| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |

When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she’s found the story to revive her career. But she can’t find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she’s fallen for fake news, she begins to doubt her instincts—until a sinister call suggests that she’s not the only one interested in the crime.

Michael Stringer deals in information—and doesn’t care on which side of the law he finds himself. But the murder on the train has left him exposed, and now he’ll stop at nothing to discover what Lydia knows. When their paths collide, Lydia finds the story leads through a nightmare world, where money, power and politics intersect, and information is the only thing more dangerous than a bullet.

[My review for this one will be up in a few weeks for the blog tour.]

| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |

Mathew Hillock was the last person to see eleven-year-old Jodie Willis alive. When her dead body turns up four days later in his garden shed, the police think he’s guilty of her murder. So do most people in the town. But there’s no DNA evidence to link him to the crime. Battling the weight of public opinion and mental illness due to a childhood head trauma, he sinks into a deep depression. 

Can Mathew do what the police failed to do and find evidence linking the real killer to the crime?

[Another blog tour book that almost slipped the net. I really need to find my focus and attention span.]

What are you reading this week? Do let me know! If you’re joining in with these posts, feel free to drop your links in the comments too and I’ll come check them out. Happy reading! xx

16 thoughts on “This Week In Books (June 2)

    1. Absolutely loved it! Fantastic cast of characters, a murder mystery to solve and that amazingly atmospheric and claustrophobic small town vibe that Whitaker does so well. Couldn’t recommend it more.

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