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This Week In Books (September 16)

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 Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight

Where They Found Her


The very worst crimes are those we commit against the ones we love
Motherhood hasn’t come at all easy for Molly Anderson. But she’s finally enjoying life as mother to five-year-old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridgedale University’s ivy-covered campus. This is a discovery that threatens to unearth secrets long buried by the town’s most powerful residents, and brings Molly to two women who are far more deeply connected than they have ever realised.
Where They Found Her is a riveting domestic thriller which offers a searing portrait of motherhood, marriage, class distinctions and the damage wrought by betrayal. NetGalley

I have just finished Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

Little Girl Gone

Please see yesterday’s post for the synopsis and a taster from this book.

Next I am going to read one of my choices for the 20 Books of 2015 Summer Challenge, which I failed miserably; The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

The Night Watch


Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners—three women and a young man with a past—whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event. Goodreads

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

39 thoughts on “This Week In Books (September 16)

  1. Some tempting books especially The Night Watch! Here’s my post -

    I failed with my 10 Books of Summer, although I read more than ten, but not all the ones I’d listed! It seems that putting books makes me reluctant to read them! I managed 6 though.


  2. You’ve got some interesting books there, Cleo! And I do like the sense of history in both the Waters and, in a different way, the McCreight. I hope you’ll post reviews when you’ve read finished them.


  3. I loved The Night Watch – I think it’s my favourite of hers, probably because it’s set in a period that fascinates me (I think it’s due to my dad constantly watching war documentaries – he’s brainwashed me!) I like the going-backward structure too (there’s probably a posh literary term for that, but I can’t think of it!) I’ve been meaning to read Where They Found Her, so I’ll await your opinion with interest!


    1. It was your comments when I was reading The Paying Guests about this one that made me realise I’d missed it when it came out – I love this time period too – am hoping for peace and quiet so I can get a good stretch of reading in (it’s quite a big book and not one I can carry around with me!)


  4. I liked Where They Found Her. Hope you do too. And I’ve already said that I’d like to read Little Girl Gone. I’ve not ever read any of Sarah Waters’ books, but I have certainly heard of her. This one sound intriguing with the whole 1940’s time period. Can’t get enough of that WWII period. And, like Margaret, if I put books on a list and say I want to read them, I immediately lose interest. Why is that? LOL


    1. Haha – I do love this time period and I’m really looking forward to Night Watch – The Paying Guests was one of my favourite reads of 2014! There is only one book on my list of 10 (the last one) that I’m not that keen on reading now but I feel I should!


  5. I think I might be safe this week. For some reason I’ve never really got into Sarah Waters. I did enjoy The Little Stranger but all the reviews suggested it was very different from her usual fare. And I’m also like Margaret – I discovered the whole 20 books thing was annoying me by the end. I do work to a list usually but I change it all the time… butterfly mind!


  6. It’s amazing what secrets a town can hide for years. I won a Kindle book about an art expert who must find pre-Columbian statues to gain her inheritance and I’ve got the third installment of Hellions of Halstead Hall. This hellion writes torrid romance/murder novels and even publishes them under her own name which shocks ppl.


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