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This Week in Books (August 17)

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 have just started reading The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah which is book 10 in the Culver Valley Crime series

The Narrow Bed


What if having a best friend was the most dangerous thing you could do?

A killer that the police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one.
Before they die, each victim is given a small white book…
For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward.
Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how – and why – could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates’ next target? Amazon

I have just finished The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

The Perfect Girl

You will find the synopsis and an excerpt in yesterday’s post.

Next up I plan to read The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett, another choice from my 20 Books of Summer challenge.

The Chemistry Of Death


Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensics, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body. In one horrifying instant, the quiet summer countryside that had been David’s refuge has turned malevolent—and suddenly there is no place to hide.
The village of Manham is tight-knit, far from the beaten path. As a newcomer, Dr. Hunter is immediately a suspect. Once an expert in analyzing human remains, he reluctantly joins the police investigation—and when another woman disappears, it soon becomes personal. Because this time she is someone David knows, someone who has managed to penetrate the icy barrier around his heart. With a killer’s bizarre and twisted methods screaming out to him, with a brooding countryside beset with suspicion, David can feel the darkness gathering around him. For as the clock ticks down on a young woman’s life, David must follow a macabre trail of clues—all the way to its final, horrifying conclusion. Amazon

What are you reading this week? Do share!


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

23 thoughts on “This Week in Books (August 17)

  1. Just started Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl based on The Taming of the Shrew. I’ve been a little disappointed with her recent books like A Spool of Blue Thread and am hoping she’s back up to her formidable best.


  2. I’m attempting to read Wildflower Bay by Rachael Lucas. As a light summery read I thought I’d whip through it before tackling my review pile. However I didn’t factor in getting hooked on the Olympics and my spare time is spent playing catch up due to the time difference.


  3. I’m coming to the end of Sibel Hodge’s Untouchable! Oh lordie! The Chemistry of Death sounds right up my street #HeadsToAmazon


  4. The Chemistry of Death sounds really dark and intriguing. I like the rural setting too. I hope you enjoy all your books this week. Happy reading.


  5. Oh, I really hope you’ll enjoy the Beckett, Cleo. I think his David Hunter series is well-written, and I like the main character. I’ll be keen to know what you think when you get there.


  6. I’m intrigued to hear what you make of the Simon Beckett. I remember it getting a lot of buzz when it came out, and it was one of those ones I kept meaning to try but never got around to. And now I see there’s three in the series already!


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