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 |
Katie always looked after her beloved younger brother Chris – until she left him alone for one selfish afternoon, and their picture-perfect family fell apart. Although Chris survived the attack, the scars ran deeper than the ones left across his face. Now they’re adults, and they haven’t spoken in years. Then she gets a call, from Detective Laurence Page.
Page is facing an unusually disturbing crime scene. Alan Hobbes, a distinguished and wealthy philosophy professor, has been brutally murdered. Hobbes was living in a sprawling mansion – but one that remains half-ruined by a decades-old fire, wind and rain howling through the gaping, creaking roof.
Page only has one suspect: Chris, caught on CCTV at the house. But he has plenty of questions. What could cause a man as wealthy as Hobbes not to repair his home? Why did he seem to know his death was coming, yet do nothing to stop it? And why was he obsessed with a legendary local serial killer?
But Katie only has one thing on her mind. She knows this is her last, best chance to finally save her brother, and make up for her negligence all those years ago.
[I don’t understand why this is scoring so badly on Goodreads. Is it like ‘The Whisper Man’? No. Is it brilliant? Yes! Most definitely another one for my “books of the year” list.]
| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |
India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta’s police force.
He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else.
With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them…
[A few weeks ago, I asked for historical (crime) fiction recommendations on Twitter. The Captain Wyndham series by Abir Mukherjee was mentioned A LOT. And so here we are.]
| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |
London, 1607. As dawn breaks, Daniel Pursglove rides north, away from the watchful eye of the King and his spies.
He returns, disguised, to his childhood home in Yorkshire – with his own score to settle. The locals have little reason to trust a prying stranger, and those who remember Daniel do so with contempt.
When a body is found with rope burns about the neck, Daniel falls under suspicion. On the run, across the country, he is pursued by a ruthless killer whose victims all share the same gallows mark. Are these the crimes of someone with a cruel personal vendetta – or has Daniel become embroiled in a bigger, and far more sinister, conspiracy?
A new river of treason is rising, flowing from the fields of Yorkshire right to the heart of the King’s court . . .
[After taking a wee detour, I will yet again attempt to read the third book in the Daniel Pursglove series.]
What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx
I hope you enjoy A Rising Man! I’ve just finished the latest book and love the series.
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You’ve made me even more excited to read The Half Burnt House now! xx
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