| LAST BOOK I FINISHED READING |
Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has spent her life thinking that her parents were killed in a car accident when she was four. It’s one of the reasons why she has such an affinity for the dead and why she has gone into forensic science.
But now she has discovered that what she thought she knew isn’t the truth at all. The truth is that her father killed her mother and up until a few years ago, he was in prison for murder.
Compelled to try and find out something about her parents, Cassie asks friend DI Phyllida Flyte for help. She’s expecting details on an open-and-shut case, what she isn’t expecting is finding out that there might be more to her mother’s murder than meets the eye
[Really love this series and thoroughly enjoyed my second outing with Cassie Raven.]
| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |
The heat is intense.
The secrets are stifling.
She just needs to escape . . .
Nine guests arrive at a remote villa in the south of France.
They know each other well. Or think they do.
But at least one of them has plenty to hide – and nowhere to run.
Under the relentless sun, loyalties will be tested, secrets revealed, and tensions pushed to the point of no return.
[Little apprehensive about this one considering my struggles with slow-burners lately, which is something Durrant is rather known for. But I’ve enjoyed her books in the past so I guess we will see.]
| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |
Based on a true story, a spellbinding historical novel about the world’s first female investigative journalist, Nellie Bly.
In 1887, young Nellie Bly sets out for New York and a career in journalism, determined to make her way as a serious reporter, whatever that may take.
But life in the city is tougher than she imagined. Down to her last dime and desperate to prove her worth, she comes up with a dangerous plan: to fake insanity and have herself committed to the asylum on Blackwell’s Island. There, she will work undercover to expose the asylum’s wretched conditions.
But when the asylum door swings shut behind her, she finds herself in a place of horrors, governed by a cruelty she could never have imagined. Cold, isolated and starving, her days of terror reawaken the traumatic events of her childhood. She entered the asylum of her own free will – but will she ever get out?
An extraordinary portrait of a woman ahead of her time, Madwoman is the story of a quest for the truth that changed the world.
[This sounds so incredibly good. I can’t wait to get stuck into it!]
That’s the plan. What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx