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WWW Wednesday (August 6)

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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 Last Kiss by Louise Phillips, the third in the Dr Kate Pearson series. This probably isn’t one for the faint hearted but I am really enjoying it.

Last Kiss


In a quiet suburb, a woman desperately clings to her sanity as a shadowy presence moves objects around her home.
In a hotel room across the city, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past is found butchered, his body arranged to mimic the Hangman card from the Tarot deck.
But what connects them?
When criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is brought in to help investigate the murder, she finds herself plunged into a web of sexual power and evil which spreads from Dublin to Paris, and then to Rome.
Will Kate discover the identity of the killer before it’s too late to protect the innocent? But what separates the innocent from the guilty when the sins of the past can never be forgotten. Goodreads

I recently finished The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell which is a story that spans 70 years.

Click on the cover to read my review

The Girl Next Door

Next I plan to read Daughter by Jane Shemilt which is another book which concerns secrets and lies.  I love the music box on the cover with the ballerina in it.



Jenny loves her three teenage children and her husband, Ted, a celebrated neurosurgeon. She loves the way that, as a family, they always know each other’s problems and don’t keep secrets from each other.
But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play and a nationwide search for her begins, secrets previously kept from Jenny are revealed.
Naomi has vanished, leaving her family broken and her mother desperately searching for answers. But the traces Naomi’s left behind reveal a very different girl to the one Jenny thought she’d raised. And the more she looks the more she learns that everyone she trusted has been keeping secrets.
How well does she really know her sons, her husband? How well did she know Naomi? If Jenny is going to find her, she’ll have to first uncover the truth about the daughter she thought told her everything. NetGalley

What are you reading this week? Please share with me!


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

20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (August 6)

  1. I read so many news feeds, but have because of work. Lynne Truss’ Talk to the Hand was fun and philosophical at the same time. Not sure what’s next. Most likely a wordpress fiction post. But, I do love books.


  2. I can see how being seen as the perfect family can place pressure to maintain that image even within. A missing child is heart stopping. I remember when my oldest was a toddler and disappeared at a school fair for a few seconds. My heart totally stopped. She had walked around the jumpy house.


    1. I love stories about families. I think because once you realise that each one is different, made up of the complexities of those that inhabit it. Endlessly fascinating to me so I’m looking forward to seeing how the author presents this one.


  3. Hi Cleo,

    I know I love family relationship novels, too, but I’ve not found any good recs for any so I must mimic the others in saying that Daughter looks and sounds really good. The last relationship novel I read was an oldie by James M. Cain, titled, “Mildred Pierce.” Riveting and hard to put down but it was one of the best mother/daughter relationship book I’d read in quite sometime. I’d love more that like that.


  4. Great books here on your list. I haven’t read a Rendell book in years. I am going to have to check into her again. All of your books look interesting to me. Sigh – so many books, so little time.


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