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WWW Wednesday (June 11)

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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 a debut novel, This Is The Water by Yannick Murphy. This is a very stylistic book which if I’m honest I wasn’t sure whether there was substance to back up the writing at first but it has me hooked at the moment.

This Is The Water


In a quiet New England community members of swim team and their dedicated parents are preparing for a home meet. The most that Annie, a swim-mom of two girls, has to worry about is whether or not she fed her daughters enough carbs the night before; why her husband, Thomas, hasn’t kissed her in ages; and why she can’t get over the loss of her brother who shot himself a few years ago. But Annie’s world is about to change. From the bleachers, looking down at the swimmers, a dark haired man watches a girl. No one notices him. Annie is busy getting to know Paul, who flirts with Annie despite the fact that he’s married to her friend Chris, and despite Annie’s greying hair and crow’s feet. Chris is busy trying to discover whether or not Paul is really having an affair, and the swimmers are trying to shave milliseconds off their race times by squeezing themselves into skin-tight bathing suits and visualizing themselves winning their races.
But when a girl on the team is murdered at a nearby highway rest stop-the same rest stop where Paul made a gruesome discovery years ago-the parents suddenly find themselves adrift. Paul turns to Annie for comfort. Annie finds herself falling in love. Chris becomes obsessed with unmasking the killer.
With a serial killer now too close for comfort, Annie and her fellow swim-parents must make choices about where their loyalties lie. As a series of startling events unfold, Annie discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost. Goodreads

I have just finished Someone Else’s Wedding by Tamar Cohen. You can read my review by clicking on the cover.

someone else's wedding

Next I am going to read Little Mercies by Heather Gundenkauf. I”ve enjoyed this author’s previous books so I’m keen to see what this one has to offer.

Little Mercies


Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity;the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children’s advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for.
Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends’ couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen’s and Jenny’s lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another.
A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together. Goodreads

Please share your reads with me in the comments section below.


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

25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (June 11)

  1. I have a copy of Little Mercies which I’m looking forward to. This Is The Water looks really intriguing too! 🙂


        1. Thank you 🙂 I love talking about books and had a fantastic discussion about crime fiction with an older lady at work yesterday… I was honoured that she wanted to borrow some of my books and the smile on her face when I handed them over this morning was wonderful to see. Now I’m hoping she’s enjoying them 😉


  2. This is the second mention I’ve seen of Little Mercies and it looks captivating…I just don’t know if I have the stomach for it. And – as a competitive swimmer when I was younger…the swimming book totally gives me the creeps!! I can picture exactly everything going on at that home meet!


    1. I’m presuming from your comments that everything I’m reading about the swimming (and the swim moms) is accurate then? I’m enjoying it but it is definitely creepy.. thank you so much for stopping by 🙂


    1. This Is The Water has me intrigued, the writing style was a little off-putting at first but it certainly works with creating a swimming pool environment… some of the swim mums are a little scary too!


  3. ‘This is the Water’ sounds really interesting, but I can imagine wondering whether the writing style fits the content. ‘Someone Else’s Wedding’ looks good, I’ll be checking out your review! Looks like some great books!
    My WWW
    Juli @ Universe in Words


    1. The writing style makes the book feel quite claustrophobic and it fits the content although it is unusual. I’m reserving full judgement until I finish it but it has kept me reading that’s for sure!


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