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This Week in Books (February 10)

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’ve just started the latest book by fellow Channel Islander Rachel Abbott; Kill Me Again.

Kill Me Again

When your life is a lie, who can you trust?
When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced.
But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him.
When a woman who looks just like Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas is brought in to investigate, Maggie realises how little she knows about Duncan’s past. Is he the man she loves? Who is he running from?
She doesn’t have long to decide whether to trust him or betray him. Because one thing has been made clear to Maggie – another woman will die soon, and it might be her. Amazon

I have just finished Chosen Child by Linda Huber which is going to be published on 15 February 2016

Chosen Child

You can read the synopsis and a taster from this book in yesterday’s post

Next on my spreadsheet is one of my books from ‘I should have read this ages ago’ pile. In fact this book was purchased way back in March 2013! Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale deserves to be read after being so patient.

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

Blurb

On a mild winter’s evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone terrace lit by gas lamps.
The guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in glinting silk and satin pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats and neckties. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was at once enchanted by a Mr Edward Lane, a handsome medical student ten years her junior. He was ‘fascinating’, she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man’s charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake… Amazon

So that’s my choices for this week. What do you all have to read at the moment? Do share!

Author:

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

48 thoughts on “This Week in Books (February 10)

  1. I’ve been tempted by Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace before, mainly because the book itself is so pretty! I hope it’s as good as it looks and worth the wait.

  2. Oooh, they all sound rather sinister and dive-in-worthy! Good choices.
    I’m still in the midst of Petina Gappah’s The Book of Memory – that’s because I read books concurrently and others have just proved to be quicker to read, while this one requires more effort and attention. I’ve finished reading a light-hearted cosy romp set in a Cambridge college and featuring an elderly investigator, Blood Will Tell by Jeanne M. Dams. And my next read is likely to be a book from the ‘It Happened in Berlin’ series (in German, recommended by Mrs Peabody), the 1934 volume.

  3. I have books that have been sitting around for that long, waiting for me to get to them. And yet, we continue to buy more! 😀 Hope you enjoy Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace after such a long build-up.

    Here’s my post for the week .

  4. Ooh, I’ve got Kill Me Again, but I’m going to have to download it to my laptop then back to my Kindle for that format to work. I’ve had a copy of Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace for ages (I’ve looked at it a few times and wondered if you’d read it!) but not got round to reading it – I’ll wait and see how you get on! I’ll post my Wednesday This Week In Books later on!

      1. I loved Mr Whicher, and despite having a crush on Paddy Considine I only watched the TV adaptation of the book, about the Road House murder. I just adore these (usually Victorian) tales which head into the realms of utter bonkers-ness; in fact I must read the Missing Corpse one, as I think it was in your top books for 2015, if I remember correctly. Another good one I’ve got is Splendour and Squalor: The Disgrace And Disintegration of Three Aristocratic Families, by Marcus Scriven. It’s wonderful – I’ve had it for a few years, so you could probably get it on one of those £2.81 second-hand jobs. Some of it is quite literally unbelievable!

  5. Oh, Cleo, I know all about having books on the TBR pile for way too long. Some of mine have been languishing for an embarrassing length of time. All of these sound intriguing, with all sorts of dark psychological layers. Glad you’ve found some good ‘uns.

  6. I’m reading Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe by Dawn Tripp. I love O’Keefe’s art and am hoping to get to London later in the year for the retrospective of her work being exhibited at the Tate Modern from July 7 to Oct 30. Love that a new novel is out about her life, so far I’m really enjoying it.

    Next up will be The Arrangement, about the life of the cookery writer M.F.K. Fisher, who is well known in France.

  7. I like the sound of all three of these, although the historical setting in Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace sounds particularly interesting. Happy reading!

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