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WWW Wednesday (December 17)


WWW Wednesday green

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 Paying Guests by Sarah Waters a book that has me completely entranced as Frances Wray and her mother get used to the lodgers Lil and Len.

The Paying Guests


It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa — a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants — life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the “clerk class,” the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life — or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Goodreads

I have just finished a book with a more modern setting and the wilder climate of Canada in a story of family mysteries and the tracking of Orcas in The Missing One by Lucy Atkins.

Click on the book cover to read my review

The Missing One

Next I am going to read Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley to indulge in my love of crime fiction

Shallow Waters


When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.
Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team on the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
But it doesn’t stop there. When catching a killer isn’t enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

What are you reading this week? Please share in the comments below.


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

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (December 17)

  1. I think I have a Sarah Waters book on my bookcase. I’ll have to check to see which one it is. I’ve just finished reading the crime book club read and I’m going to read something else Christmassy next. A short novella by Tilly Tennant. Then on to Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen!

    It’s strange seeing my book listed on one of these. Thank you Cleo.


  2. Oh Dying For Christmas is the ultimate Christmassy read for those of us who want something as an antidote to all the sweetness 😉 How many of these posts have you looked at before seeing your book? The Sarah Waters is great it is some time since I last read one though.


  3. Cleo – So glad you will be reviewing Shallow Waters. It’s already very much on my TBR, but I am keen to get your view of it. And of course, very keen to read it myself. And The Paying Guests does sound great.


  4. I’m currently reading Chris Carter’s ‘An Evil Mind’. And like you my next read is Rebecca Bradley’s book ‘Shallow Waters’.

    I haven’t read a Sarah Waters book in years. Not sure why. That one sounds good.


  5. This is fun! I am currently reading Drunk by Jowita Bydlowska; I recently finished D.G. Kaye’s Words We Carry and I have on my Kindle One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin.
    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. 🙂


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