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This Week In Books (April 8)

This Week In Books

Hosted by Lypsyy Lost & Found my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I am reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words

I am currently reading No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary, the second in the DI Marnie Rome series which is proving to be an excellent follow-on to Someone Else’s Skin

No Other Darkness

You can read the blurb and opening paragraph in yesterday’s post.

I have just finished Death in the Rainy Season by Anna Jaquiery

Death in the Rainy Season

Blurb

Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the rainy season. When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt. Quercy – dynamic, well-connected – was the magnetic head of a humanitarian organisation which looked after the area’s neglected youth.
Opening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yet. Morel must navigate this complex and politically sensitive crime in a country with few forensic resources, and armed with little more than a series of perplexing questions: what was Quercy doing in a hotel room under a false name? What is the significance of his recent investigations into land grabs in the area? And who could have broken into his home the night of the murder?
Becoming increasingly drawn into Quercy’s circle of family and friends – his adoring widow, his devoted friends and bereft colleagues – Commandant Morel will soon discover that in this lush land of great beauty and immense darkness, nothing is quite as it seems . . .
A deeply atmospheric crime novel that bristles with truth and deception, secrets and lies: Death in the Rainy Season is a compelling mystery that unravels an exquisitely wrought human tragedy. Goodreads

Next I am planning on reading How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

How I Lost You

Blurb

They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied?
I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you?
My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild my shattered life.
This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead?
If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back? NetGalley

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

See what I’ve been reading in 2015 here

Author:

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

34 thoughts on “This Week In Books (April 8)

  1. These books sound intense!
    I’m currently reading Elizabeth Haynes’ Behind Closed Doors and it’s good. Love the intensity and the characterisations are great as well.

  2. Those books sound great, Cleo! How I Lost You sounds utterly intriguing, and I love the setting for Death in the Rainy Season. I’ll be really interested in your review of those.

    1. I adored the contrast in culture for Death in the Rainy Season, it really added something special to the underlying story – and I have to admit I can’t wait to get around to How I Lost You!

  3. OK, I want to read How I Lost You – along with everyone else. LOL

    One day, I’m going to be through with Tell Me No Secrets. I’m liking it, but somehow, my reading is very, very slow. Not sure why.

  4. Yet again all three titles sound like I would enjoy them as well! I really should start reading more mystery/thriller/crime reads again… Happy reading!

  5. I like the meme’s photo header. I am reading Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. It was apparently an Oprah Book Club read but I can’t remember why I had added it to my TBR. I am enjoying it. There are quirky characters and realism.

  6. I’ve just read Death In The Rainy Season – I’m taking part in a blog tour – I’ll be interested in your take on it! I’ve got No Other Darkness and When I Lost You – I read a chunk when I got it and it was great from the start; I could’ve happily kept reading…! I’ll be reading and reviewing them in the next couple of weeks!

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