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This Week in Books (June 29)

This Week In Books

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

Last week went a bit awry so while I fully intended to be reading Testament of Youth, deadlines mean that I have shuffled the books and have a different collection to share with you this week.

I am currently reading The Shrimp and the Anemone by L.P. Hartley which is number 8 in my 20 Books of Summer Challenge.

The Shrimp and the Anemone

An evocative account of a childhood summer spent beside the sea in Norfolk by brother and sister, Eustace and Hilda and is the first in a trilogy of tales about these siblings. The Shrimp and the Anemone takes place when they are children, The Sixth Heaven when they are in their early 20’s, and Eustace and Hilda finalises the trilogy when they are in their late 20’s.

I have just finished Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant a fast-moving psychological thriller which unusually has a man as the protagonist.

Lie With Me

My review will follow shortly but in the meantime you can read a synopsis and a taster from this book, see yesterday’s post.

Next up I am planning on reading Liz Nugent’s second novel, Lying in Wait which will be published on 7 July 2016. If you can’t wait that long, and haven’t already done so I highly recommend her debut novel: Unravelling Oliver!

Lying in wait


Another absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places.
The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don’t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.
While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart. But Laurence is not as naïve as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl’s family may be the undoing of his own. NetGalley

What are you reading this week? Fancy any of these? Please share in the comments envelope below


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

22 thoughts on “This Week in Books (June 29)

  1. I’ve been struggling with my reading (and writing) – hard to concentrate on anything. I really need to grow a thicker skin. Or else find the perfect page-turning book to make me forget about everything.
    I’ve just abandoned the book I was reading: a French thriller writer (and screenwriter). It was a book about jihadists which looked interesting on paper, but didn’t start as well as I expected and after about 80-100 pages or so I gave up.
    I am about to embark on Isabel Costello’s Paris Mon Amour, which is a love story with quite a few thrills, or so I am informed.


  2. Isn’t it always the way, Cleo? Life gets in the way of…life. I am looking forward to your review of Lie With Me; it sounds intriguing. And Lying in Wait sounds fascinating, too. I think you’ve got some good reading in store.


  3. You’re ripping through the 20 Books of Summer challenge! (Hope it’s because you’ve been doing something lovely like lying on the beach reading…).


    1. Oh Kate – yes I did read lots on my holiday thank you – I’m actually behind schedule because July is full of review books and my daughter is getting married so each time I think I have a bit of free time, I get told I’ve got jobs to do 😉


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