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This Week In Books (April 29)

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 The Duke, His Secret Wife and The Missing Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

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

I have recently finished If She Did It by Jessica Treadway

If She Did It

Blurb

What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime?
When Dawn introduces her family to her new boyfriend, Rud, they hide their unsettled feelings because they’re glad that Dawn, always an awkward child, seems to have finally blossomed.
Then Dawn’s parents are savagely beaten in their own bed, and though Hanna survives, Rud stands trial for Joe’s murder. Claiming her boyfriend’s innocence, Dawn initially estranges herself from everyone she knows, but when Rud wins an appeal, Dawn returns home saying she wants to support her mother.
Hanna knows that if she could only remember the details of that traumatic night, she could ensure her husband’s murderer remains in jail. But Hanna hadn’t realised that those memories may cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her daughter… NetGalley

My review will follow soon

Next I am planning on reading What She Left by T.R. Richmond

What She Left

Blurb

Who is Alice Salmon? Student. Journalist. Daughter. Lover of late nights, hater of deadlines.
That girl who drowned last year.
Gone doesn’t mean forgotten.
Everyone’s life leaves a trace behind.
But it’s never the whole story.
“I will stand up and ask myself who I am. I do that a lot. I’ll look in the mirror. Reassure myself, scare myself, like myself, hate myself. My name is Alice Salmon.”
When Alice Salmon died last year, the ripples from her tragic drowning could be felt in the news, on the internet, and in the hearts of those closest to her. However, the man who knows her best isn’t family or a friend. His name is Professor Jeremy Cooke, an academic fixated on piecing together Alice’s existence. Cooke knows that faithfully recreating Alice, through her diaries, text messages, and online presence, has become all-consuming. But he does not know how deep his search will take him into this shocking story of love, loss and obsession where everyone – including himself – has something to hide . . . Amazon

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

What have you found to read this week?

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

28 thoughts on “This Week In Books (April 29)

  1. Oooh, what interesting stuff you’re reading! Look forward to hearing your thoughts…
    I was supposed to be reading The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor, but am having some troubles with the download from Netgalley (my e-reader can’t cope with it), so instead I’m reading Louise Penny’s ‘How the Light Gets In’ (I’ve been reading them completely out of order, which is a bit of a shame, but I’ll cope, I just love being transported to Three Pines – I want to live there!).
    As you know, I’ve just finished ‘No Other Darkness’ by Sarah Hilary, which was good but heartrending, so I may look for a light, amusing read next. I was thinking of something academic (having left that world behind, it always amuses me to read about it): perhaps ‘Dear Committee Members’ by Julie Schumacher or ‘Code Grey: A feline-filled academic mystery’.

    1. I had problems with The Daylight Marriage too and sadly didn’t receive a response to my email. Enjoy the Penny, another series I know I’d love but I’m trying to resist! I loved the Sarah Hilary so I understand the need for something a little lighter…

  2. Such good reads you have there, Cleo! I’m really keen to read The Duke…. It does seem right up my street, as I enjoy historical fiction. And about Louise Penny’s series? I heartily recommend it. No sense resisting…

    1. Although I thought the Dead Duke was a fictionalised tale, it is really a very readable study into what happened in this case – fact being stranger than fiction – I am enjoying it. You really should stop tempting me, you know I am weak. 😆

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