| LAST BOOK I FINISHED READING |
“Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come home, back to the home of a serial killer, the house that he built, her home. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.
Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?
There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
[Posted my review for this one yesterday. It wasn’t for me.]
| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |
Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she’s ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold.
But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People.
As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heartbreaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home.
[Should have finished this one already but somehow reading in 40 degree heat didn’t quite work for me. Best get a move on now since I’m on the blog tour on Friday. Anyway, loving the premise and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if there was some ugly crying at some point.]
| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |
Xander Shute – once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets – shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat. When he hears the occupants returning home, he scrambles to hide. Trapped in his hiding place, he hears the couple argue, and he soon finds himself witnessing a vicious murder.
But who was the dead woman, who the police later tell him can’t have been there? And why is the man Xander saw her with evading justice?
As Xander searches for answers, his memory of the crime comes under scrutiny, forcing him to confront his long-buried past and the stories he’s told about himself.
How much he is willing to risk to understand the brutal truth?
[Finally going to introduce myself to the novels of Imran Mahmood and I’m very much looking forward to it. This will be book 13 for my 20 Books of Summer challenge, btw. I’m not doing too badly this year. Probably just jinxed myself.]
What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx