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This Week In Books (August 26)

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 have just started reading The Game Changer by Louise Phillips which only arrived on Monday courtesy of Hatchette Ireland. This is the fourth in the series that feature criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson and DI O’Connor. The Game Changer will be published on 3 September 2015.

The Game Changer


Haunted by a past she can’t remember …
When criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson was twelve years old she was abducted, but she has no memory of the time she was held.
Over twenty years later, an anonymous note is pushed under her door …
And suddenly Kate’s distant past becomes her present.
When Kate discovers that her parents lied to her about the length of time she was missing, she is forced to question everything about her childhood.
Could the suspected suicide of an ex-headmaster in Dublin and a brutal murder in New York be connected to her abduction all those years ago? And was her father involved?
While Kate delves deeper into the recesses of her memory to uncover the truth, a murderous cult leader is bearing down on her.
THE GAME CHANGER is out for revenge. Someone has to pay for the sins of the past. Goodreads

I have just finished reading The Tears of Angels by Caro Ramsay, a police procedural set in Scotland and the latest in the Anderson & Costello Mystery series.

The Tears of Angels

See yesterday’s post for the synopsis and a taster from this book
My review will follow soon

Next I plan on reading Preserve The Dead by Brian McGilloway which was published on 6 August 2015.

Preserve The Dead


Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle. He’s been hurt badly in an altercation with another patient, and Lucy is shocked to discover him chained to the bed for safety. But she barely has time to take it all in, before an orderly raises the alarm – a body has been spotted floating in the river below…
The body of an elderly man in a grey suit is hauled ashore: he is cold dead. He has been dead for several days. In fact a closer examination reveals that he has already been embalmed. A full scale investigation is launched – could this really be the suicide they at first assumed, or is this some kind of sick joke?
Troubled and exhausted, Lucy goes back to her father’s shell of a house to get some sleep; but there’ll be no rest for her tonight. She’s barely in the front door when a neighbour knocks, in total distress – his wife’s sister has turned up badly beaten. Can she help? NetGalley

What are you reading this week?

See what I’ve been reading in 2015 here


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

27 thoughts on “This Week In Books (August 26)

  1. You’re doing some fine reading, Cleo! I’m especially pleased to see you’ve got a McGilloway coming up next; he’s very talented, and writes, I think, with a solid sense of place and culture. He creates interesting characters, too.


    1. I’ve been very lucky this month as I’ve had some terrific books and this week I have two Irish and one Scottish read for variety – I do like McGilloway’s writing, you are quite right he gets the place just right without overdoing it (if that makes sense)

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  2. I think I have the first two books by Louise Phillips. I’m pretty certain that I at least have Red Ribbons. I need to pull it out. And the last book you listed sounds kind of exhausting for Lucy Black. Enjoy your books!!


  3. I’ve these three, too, but as ever I’ll be well behind you! They are a particularly good selection – back to lots of crime fiction, great! I await your verdicts with interest…


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