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This Week in Books (August 31)

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

Wow the end of August already and I’m ready for some autumn evenings reading, these differ to my summer evenings reading as they tend to have the addition of a blanket to keep me warm!!

At the moment I am reading A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell, a new writer of Irish crime fiction, in readiness for publication on 5 September 2016.

A Man With One of those Faces


The First time somebody tried to kill him was an accident.
The second time was deliberate.
Now Paul Muchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history…
…or else they’ll be history. Goodreads

I have just finished The Twins by Saskia Sarginson which made for compelling reading, my review will follow shortly.

The Twins

See yesterday’s post for the synopsis and excerpt

Next I am going to read The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe which will be published on 8 September 2016 by Bonnier Zaffre – it has been billed as ‘No ordinary psychological thriller’ so I’m eager to see what it has in store for me.

The Ice Beneath Her


A young woman is found beheaded in an infamous business tycoon’s marble-lined hallway. The businessman, scandal-ridden CEO of the retail chain Clothes & More, is missing without a trace. But who is the dead woman? And who is the brutal killer who wielded the machete?
Rewind two months earlier to meet Emma Bohman, a sales assistant for Clothes & More, whose life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with Jesper Orre. Insisting that their love affair is kept secret, he shakes Emma’s world a second time when he suddenly leaves her with no explanation. As frightening things begin to happen to Emma, she suspects Jesper is responsible.
But why does he want to hurt her? And how far would he go to silence his secret lover? NetGalley

What are you reading this week?


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

28 thoughts on “This Week in Books (August 31)

  1. Funny how quickly the seasons seem to change these days as the nights are drawing in quite rapidly just now. I was surprised to see how dark it was by around 8pm last night! Hope you enjoy your autumnal reading. I’m going to try to hang on to summer for another week or two. 🙂


  2. Echoing, Jacqui, here – and particularly as summer seemed to get off to such a slow start. I’m prolonging mine by taking off on holiday for a few weeks on Friday. Enjoy that cosy blanket!


  3. Sounds like you are all set for the change in seasons. I refuse to accept that autumn is here (although I will be glad – and apprehensive – to see the children starting school).
    I’ve had an ‘accident’ with my ereader. My tablet died, so I bought a new one which would replace both laptop and tablet (slightly bigger, with a keyboard), and of course I went for the cheapest but most versatile version. Sadly, it turns out it does not support Netgalley books, so I’ve just lost most of the books on my ereader that were not via Amazon.
    So yes, my reading has gone all haywire at the moment…
    However, I’ve just finished Mme du Chatelet’s book and a biography of her life together with Voltaire, which were both excellent, although they made me rather sad. I am currently reading David Peace’s ‘Tokyo Year Zero’, which is (as always with David Peace) brutally graphic and stylistically challenging, but rewarding in spite of all that. What I will pick up next is Jean Rhys’ unfinished memoirs ‘Smile Please’, for the Jean Rhys Reading Week. I do enjoy going to libraries and finding plenty of books in English, that makes for a nice change!


    1. Oh no I’d be devastated to lose my NetGalley books – I’m trying to get back on track after all the wedding fun so the start of autumn is a benchmark for a more settled life with more time to read – before that I’ve got far too many social engagements with everyone else trying to enjoy the last weeks of summer 😉 Good to hear you’re enjoy the English libraries and I hope all goes well for the starting school business!


  4. Oh, these do sound interesting, Cleo! The McDonnell, especially, sounds intriguing. And I know exactly what you mean about the change in seasons. Sometimes one’s just ready for the cooler air, I think.


  5. I like the sound of all of these but especially The Twins by Saskia Sarginson. I read one of her books last year (don’t ask me the name) and remember enjoying it.


  6. Hopefully, autumn will spoil us with plenty of reading time comfortably sitting by the window with a fluffy blanket! The Ice Beneath Her will be on my list next week, I really love the cover. McDonnell’s sounds pretty good, too.
    Happy reading!


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