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WWW Wednesday (January 29)

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Hosted by Miz B at Should be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading The Book of You by Claire Kendal, if this book continues the way it has started it may well be my favourite fiction read of 2014 (so far)  I’m enjoying the two stories in one approach which Claire Kendal has employed for this book.

The Book of You


Blurb

His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.
Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom–where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. There she finds some peace and even makes new friends, including an attractive widower named Robert, whose caring attentions make her feel desired and safe. But as a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself. Conceiving a plan, she begins collecting the evidence of Rafe’s madness to use against him–a record of terror that will force her to relive every excruciating moment she desperately wants to forget. Proof that will reveal the twisted, macabre fairy tale that Rafe has spun around them . . . with an ending more horrifying than her darkest fears. Goodreads

I have just finished The Never List by Koethi Zan

theneverlist koethizan

This is one of those books that could scare you stupid if you aren’t careful. Two friends find themselves trapped in a cellar despite having a list of things to keep them safe, The Never List. My review will follow later this week.

My next read is going to be The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

The Child's Child


Blurb

What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart?
When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother’s house, they surprise few people by deciding to move in together. But they’ve always got on well and the London house is large enough to split down the middle.
There’s just one thing they’ve not taken into account though. What if one of them wants to bring a lover to the house? When Andrew’s partner James moves in, and immediately picks a fight about the treatment of gay men, the balance is altered – with almost fatal consequences. Amazon

I’m approaching this one with a degree of trepidation as I have a feeling it will disappoint, but I can’t not read this one as I have such affection for Barbara Vine, the author who first introduced me to psychological thrillers; Asta’s Book, The Brimstone Wedding and the Dark Adapted Eye, comfort reads that have served me well over the years!

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (January 29)

  1. I just finished They Call Me Murdered by Cyndi Lord –review posted immediately after this post. Currently reading Scandalously Yours by Cara Elliot. My next book is Along The Way Home by Christi Corbett.

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  2. You’ve read The Never List. Awesome, I am hearing such great things about it. Can’t wait to read your review. The Barbara Vine book sounds interesting too.

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    1. I’m loving The Book of You, it has really pulled me in with its scary stalker storyline 🙂 Hope to post my review of The Never List tomorrow but so far struggling to write something that doesn’t have massive spoilers 😉

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      1. I loved the first book and read it twice. This one was slow-starting. I put it aside a few times before I finally made myself get past the part where I was stuck. Once I got past that part, it got better. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Yes I think I am slightly out of step with The Never List. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t a five star book for me although it was a very good four star read…. The Book of You has me captivated it is still on track for my favourite of January!

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