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This Week In Books (July 1)

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

Well it’s July, summer is here and I am currently reading The Quality of Silence by Rosumund Lupton from the chilly climate of Alaska.

The Quality of Silence
Blurb

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.
Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another 54 days.
They are looking for Ruby’s father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark. NetGalley

I have just finished The Girls by Lisa Jewell, another winner from this author.

The Girls

My review will follow shortly

Blurb

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.
You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly.
You think your children are safe.
But are they really?
Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best. NetGalley

Next up a break from the review books and onto my 20 Books of 2015! Challenge – I’m woefully behind having only read 3 so far… The Maul and the Pear Tree by P. D. James and T. A. Critchley

20 books of summer logo

The Maul and The Pear Tree

Blurb

In 1811 John Williams was buried with a stake in his heart. Was he the notorious East End killer or his eighth victim in the bizarre and shocking Ratcliffe Highway Murders? In this vivid and gripping reconstruction P. D. James and police historian T. A. Critchley draw on forensics, public records, newspaper clippings and hitherto unpublished sources, expertly sifting the evidence to shed new light on this infamous Wapping mystery.
This true crime novel begins amid the horror of a dark, wintry London in the year 1811. Using elegant historical detection P.D. James and police historian T.A. Critchley piece together new and unpublished sources in an original portrayal of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders.
P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men, here explores the mysterious and intense emotions responsible for the unique crime of murder, with authority and sensitivity. Her only work of true crime, this novel uses forensics, unpublished sources and forgotten documents to create a vivid image of early-nineteenth century London and a gripping reconstruction of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders. Amazon

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

20 thoughts on “This Week In Books (July 1)

    1. I did enjoy The Making of Us and I really loved The House We Grew Up In although I wasn’t as keen on The Third Wife (review of The Girls will be up tomorrow) Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

  1. The Rosamund Lupton book sounds like my cup of tea, although I’m staying strong and resisting temptation for the time being.
    I’m currently reading (at last!) my Blood Jungle Ballet, which (implausible though it may sound) deals with a serial killer in the paradise-like surroundings of Samoa. I’ve just finished reading Fraternite, a crime novel set in 1848 revolutionary France. And I’m not sure what I’ll read next from my #TBR20.

  2. Oh, these all sounds great, Cleo! I really do like the variety in what you’ve got, too. The Maul and the Pear Tree sounds especially intriguing, so I’ll be keen to know what you think of it.

  3. I love Lupton and Jewell…and these are definitely books I want to read. I read The Third Wife, by Jewell not too long ago, so she is definitely prolific. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I would like to read Lisa Jewell. I like the sound of Rosamund Lupton but have a feeling I read a book of hers before and wasn’t keen. I’ve just finished Bradstreet Gate and started on The Girl in the Red Dress – an interesting one.

  5. The Quality of Silence sounds intriguing…

    Only 3?! I’ve read 8 now and half way through the 9th *smug face* Although I haven’t written most of the reviews yet… *less smug face*

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