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This Week in Books (August 3)

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

I am currently reading Rat Run by Caro Ramsay which was published for kindle on 1 August 2016. This is the latest Anderson and Costello series.

Rat Run


A macabre discovery throws disturbing new light on a 20-year-old murder case in the latest tense and twisting Anderson and Costello mystery.

In August 1992, a young mother and her two small sons were brutally murdered in the woods behind their home. Her neighbour Andrew Gyle was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. Now, twenty-three years later, a macabre discovery throws new light on the case. Could there have been a shocking miscarriage of justice?

Having only just returned to work following an enforced leave of absence, DCI Colin Anderson knows he must make a success of his comeback case. But, as he and his partner, DI Costello, uncover serious discrepancies in the original investigation, it becomes clear that not everyone is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, Costello worries that Anderson is struggling to cope – and his increasingly odd behaviour causes her to begin to think the unthinkable: can she trust her own partner? NetGalley

I have just finished The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, a very fine mystery indeed!

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

See yesterday’s post for an excerpt and synopsis

Next up is The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton a choice from my 20 Books of Summer, a challenge that I hope to finish at least 15 books from having realigned my expectations!

The Rehearsal


A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve … The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire, at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise. Amazon

I think I’ve managed quite a good mix this week! What are you reading?


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

32 thoughts on “This Week in Books (August 3)

  1. I read The Rehearsal a few months ago. It was an interesting book with some clever perspectives – I do suggest you give it a decent go at the start as it took me a few chapters to get into it (and from memory the chronology was a bit all over the place in the beginning).


  2. I’m reading a knitting memoir by one of the big names in the knitting world. I like her style of writing. I just finished listening to Jane Eyre today. 15 discs. I had to renew it twice to get through it all.


  3. You have, indeed, managed a great mix this week, Cleo! I’ll be really interested in what you think of the Catton. And you’ve reminded me (for which thanks) that I would like to spotlight one of Caro Ramsay’s books.


  4. Great mix, indeed! I am particularly intrigued by The Rehearsals. You made me want to read a Christie in the original text, I can’t believe I never picked one up from the library!
    Happy reading 🙂


  5. Great choices. I’ve just finished The Last Days of Jack Sparks so have to choose my next read. I did have it lined up but then Closed Casket, the new Poirot by Sophie Hannah arrived and I’m very tempted….


  6. It took me a long time too to get to read the Murder of Roger Ackroyd. You have a good range of books on the go – always helpful I find to have things from different genres


  7. Good mix this week! I’m waiting to hear what you think of the Catton, since I haven’t been able to make up my mind to whether to read it or not. I did love The Luminaries though – she can certainly write!


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