This Week in Books (June 24)

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 |

When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her – but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. 

Finding the girl safe isn’t enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from being kicked out of Acacia Pines. He’s told if he ever returns, he’ll be put in jail and left there to rot.

Now, 12 years later, comes a phone call. 

Alyssa is missing again and her father wants him to honour the promise he made to her all those years earlier – that he would never let anything bad happen to her again.

To find her, Noah is going to have to head back to the pines, and come face to face with the past… 

[So, so good!]

| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |

Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators. When patriarch Jim dies, it’s left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both businesses, kicking off an unexpected series of events.

Dorothy discovers mysterious payments to another woman, suggesting that Jim wasn’t the husband she thought he was. Hannah’s best friend Mel has vanished from university, and the simple adultery case that Jenny takes on leads to something stranger and far darker than any of them could have imagined.

As the women struggle to come to terms with their grief, and the demands of the business threaten to overwhelm them, secrets from the past emerge, which change everything.

[Didn’t get very far yet so I don’t really have anything to say about it.]

| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |

The summer burns with secrets…

It is too hot to sleep. To work. To be questioned time and again by the police.

At the beginning of a stifling, sultry summer, everything shifts irrevocably when Lily doesn’t come home one afternoon.

Rachel is Lily’s teacher. Her daughter Mia is Lily’s best friend. The girls are fifteen – almost women, still children.

As Rachel becomes increasingly fixated on Lily’s absence, she finds herself breaking fragile trusts and confronting impossible choices she never thought she’d face.

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this.

[There is a heatwave coming our way so it seems appropriate to read this one. Most definitely subject to change though, because I have a few books winging their way towards me and when they arrive, they’ll get priority. 😂]

What are you reading this week? Do let me know! Wishing you all lots of happy reading! xx

17 thoughts on “This Week in Books (June 24)

          1. I do understand as it’s not for everyone! Oh well, I had a fluke with one of Orenda’s titles recently too, so it happens to all of us I guess. 😉 xx

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