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This Week in Books (March 30)

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 currently reading The Missing by C.L.Taylor which will be published on 7 April 2016.

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You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them.
But should you…?
When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinson’s are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.
Claire is sure of two things – that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.
A mother’s instinct is never wrong. Or is it?
Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide… NetGalley

I have just finished Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary, my review will follow shortly.

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Read the synopsis and opening in yesterday’s post

Next I am going to read another book by a favourite author, this time a genealogical mystery; Kindred by Steve Robinson which will be published on 12 April 2016.



Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don’t want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families—and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career.
But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail—clues his late mentor had started to gather—that might at last lead to his own family. With Professor Jean Summer, his partner in genealogical sleuthing, he travels to Munich to pick up the scent. But the hunt takes them deep into dangerous territory: the sinister secrets of World War II Germany, and those who must keep them buried at any cost.
When their investigations threaten to undermine a fascist organisation, Tayte and Summer know time is running out. Can they find their way to the dark heart of a deadly history before they become its latest victims? NetGalley

What are you reading this week? Please do share!


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

32 thoughts on “This Week in Books (March 30)

  1. I’m almost sitting on my hands so that I don’t read the Sarah Hilary book yet, but I will probably succumb to that temptation as soon as I get back from Lyon next week – which makes it my next book, probably. Looking forward to reading your review.
    I’ve just finished reading David Peace’s 1974, which is bleak to the point of almost being unbearable (and you know I like them dark, but still…). I’m currently reading a much calmer, slower-paced book ‘The House in Smyrna’ by Brazilian writer Tatiana Salem Levy.


    1. I enjoyed Bones too although I’d not really thought about the connection – I do love this series, the first couple I read when the author self-published but he’s an Amazon author now and the earlier ones got re-released. Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

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  2. You have some good ‘uns, there, Cleo. And I do like Robinson’s Jefferson Tayte series. Of course, I’m looking forward to your thoughts on the Hilary, too.


    1. Some of the Steve Robinson books have been quite dark, far more so than you’d expect from a genealogical mystery certainly – I find they work best when I know the time period quite well otherwise I’m too busy checking out the history to be immersed in the storyline.

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  3. I’m signing up for all of them. However, I haven’t read any of the Jefferson Tayte books. I guess I should begin at the beginning. Cleo, you are bad for my TBR. Bad, I tell you! LOL


  4. I’ve seen The Missing around a lot; it sounds like a really interesting read! The others sound good as well though… I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


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