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This Week in Books (September 21)

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

The Woman in Cabin 10 by the talented Ruth Ware tells the tale of Lo Blacklock who is on the trip of a lifetime to see the Northern Lights as a perk of her job as a travel journalist. Just before she was due to leave on the trip Lo’s home was broken into while she was there, she’s justifiably traumatised so when she thinks she witnesses a murder while on board the boat, she’s not sure what to believe. Is she on board with a murderer or has she imagined it?

The Woman in Cabin 10

You can read the synopsis and an excerpt from the first chapter in yesterday’s post.

I have just finished A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward, my review of this, the second in the superb Inspector Francis Sadler series, will be posted soon.



Every secret has consequences.

Autumn 2004
In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew.

Spring 2016
A year after Lena’s release from prison, Andrew is found dead in a disused mortuary.

Who was the man Lena killed twelve years ago, and who committed the second murder? When Lena disappears, her sister, Kat, sets out to follow a trail of clues delivered by a mysterious teenage boy. Kat must uncover the truth – before there’s another death . . .Amazon

Next I plan to read Ward Zero by Linda Huber which will be published on 1 October 2016

Ward Zero


Horror swept through her. Had she been buried alive?

On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be.

Someone is lying, someone is stealing. And someone is killing – but who? With a grieving child to take care of, as well as Mim, Sarah has to put family first. She doesn’t see where danger lies – until it’s too late.

If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again. Amazon

Have you read any of these? Do you want to?

Let me know what you are reading this week by adding your comments or leaving your link below.


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

32 thoughts on “This Week in Books (September 21)

  1. Hi Cleo,

    You have a some great choices this week, a couple of which I have already bookmarked, although I am not too sure about ‘Ward Zero’.

    I have an inherent fear of anything hospital or doctor related, so this premise sounds like it would be my worst nightmare!

    I hope that you enjoy the read though and I look forward to your review 🙂


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  2. Oh, I will be keen to know what you thought of The Woman in Cabin 10, Cleo. And so glad you had the chance to read A Deadly Thaw. I think Sarah Ward is so talented! I’ll be looking forward to what you say about that one. Yes, I think it’s a good reading week for you. 🙂


  3. I’ve been reading Peter Swanson’s new book – to be published here in January – HER EVERY FEAR. I’m liking it so far, maybe not quite as much as THE KIND WORTH KILLING, but I’ve still got almost half the book left. We shall see.

    Am interested in the Ruth Ware book, which I own, and which I’ll read soon. Next up for me is likely Karin Slaughter’s new book and I’m also excited for Tana French’s new one.


  4. Very crimey ones this week, Cleo! I too have A Deadly Thaw on my list, but who knows when I’ll get round to it?
    I’ve just finished Fallada’s Alone in Berlin, which is quite disturbing in its descriptions of Nazi suppression. I’m currently reading Romain Gary’s Promise at Dawn, which is an autobiography of sorts and simply stunning in its description of motherly love. Next up is either Louise Beech’s Mountain in My Shoe or Zygmunt Miloszewski’s Rage – very different, but equally dark I think.


  5. I’ve had a bad week with thrillers (S J Watson’s Second Life – dire) so I’ll be giving the genre a rest for a while and return to the safety of my favourite kinds of contemporary-lit relationship stories!


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