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This Week in Books (November 25)

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 reading some historical crime fiction, Dead Centre by Joan Lock which takes in the bleak winter of 1887 and the discontent among London’s population due to the high levels of unemployment.

Dead Centre

You can read the synopsis and an excerpt of this one in yesterday’s post

I have recently finished The A26 by Pascal Garnier, another dark and disturbing tale from this author.

The A26


The future is on its way to Picardy with the construction of a huge motorway. But nearby is a house where nothing has changed since 1945. Traumatised by events that year, Yolande hasn’t left her home since. And life has not been kinder to Bernard, her brother, who is now in the final months of a terminal illness. Realizing that he has so little time left, Bernard’s gloom suddenly lifts. With no longer anything to lose, he becomes reckless – and murderous. NetGalley

My review will follow shortly

Next up is Rowan’s Well by CJ Harter, a psychological thriller that involves family secrets and friendship.

Rowans Well


Who is your best friend? What wouldn’t you do for them? Lie? Betray? Or worse…?
When Will Cooper meets strange, tormented Mark Strachan at university he soon has cause to be thankful as they are caught up in a fatal accident. And when they marry sisters Olivia and Eloise Brooke, their fates are tied. But Will could never have imagined how strong Mark’s influence will become and that one day he will have to pay a price for their friendship. Because Mark has a secret flaw that goes to the very core of him. A secret so deep, he will wreck lives to protect it.
Imagine a psychological story that has the power to make you question all you know about family life. Rowan’s Well is a remote house on England’s north east coast, home to the charismatic Brooke family. At Rowan’s Well, the beautiful resourceful Brooke women fight to save their family and stay together despite murder and ruthless betrayal. They are confronted with events that make them question the nature of love – mother love, marital love, the love of a father for his son. And as for friendship – at Rowan’s Well, it’s hard to tell where love ends and hatred begins… Amazon

What are you reading this week? Do share!

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 (November 25)

  1. Ha, look forward to hearing what you thought about The A26 – my least favourite of the Garnier novels I’ve read, but still…
    I’ve just finished Ru by Kim Thuy about Vietnamese refugees going to Canada. I’m currently reading Tillie Olsen’s Silences – one of the defining books in the feminist canon (but which could apply to all artists/creators everywhere) – one to dip in and out of, though. I was planning to read A Heart so White next, but fear it may be too depressing for me at the moment. Perhaps a good thriller instead?


  2. A fine selection, Cleo! I happen to like Garnier’s work quite a lot, Cleo, although as you say, it’s dark. I’ll be interested in what you thought of this one.


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