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WWW Wednesday (February 5)

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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 Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths due to be published tomorrow by Quercus!

The Outcast Dead

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison.
She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care.
DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King’s Lynn home, he’s convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently.
Then a child goes missing. Could the abduction be linked to the long-dead Mother Hook? Ruth is pulled into the case, and back towards Nelson. NetGalley

I’m not very far through this yet but so far I’m enjoying the mix of present mystery of a dead child combined with the fictional horrendous baby-farmer Mrs Hook who inspired a local rhyme;

Don’t cry little darling.
Don’t cry little dear.
Don’t cry little darling.
Or Mother Hook will hear.

I have just finished The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

The Child's Child

I’ve been visiting my Mum in the UK so I am now even further behind with my reviews but this will be done before the end of the week!

Next I am going to read Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary

Someone Else's Skin


Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface. Because Marnie has secrets she won’t share with anyone.
But then so does everyone. Certainly those in the women’s shelter Marnie and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women’s husbands, who shouldn’t have been there, lying stabbed on the floor.
As Marnie and Noah investigate the crime further, events begin to spiral and the violence escalates. Everyone is keeping secrets, some for survival and some, they suspect, to disguise who they really are under their skin.
Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for secrets to be revealed… Goodreads


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

23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (February 5)

  1. Someone Else’s Skin sounds good – look forward to hearing what you think of it. And glad you’re enjoying The Outcast Dead so far – especially since however much you like it I won’t have to add it to the pile. 🙂


  2. I’ve just finished an audiobook: Chey’s Cowboy by Becky Barker; presently reading Betrothal by Jenna Jaxon; next read is Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan. All will be reviewed on my blog.

    I think my next set of books will be more down your ally Cleo. Mystery is good. I enjoy seeing what you’re reading. It gives me a chance to look at other genre, too.


    1. Thank you Eileen, I am actually trying to finish the backlog of mystery books I have on my pile as I need a change! Not that I don’t love them but I want to mix up genres more than in January – still looking forward to reading The Lady 🙂


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