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This Week in Books (January 4)

This Week In Books

Hosted by Lipsyy 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 Redemption by Jill McGown as part of my Goodreads Mount TBR challenge which will see me reading 36 of my own books over the next year. I loved this series when it was first released but not having read them all at the time, due to availability at the library, I vowed to read them all on kindle when they were re-released in 2014. I’ve got a long way; this is the second in the series, previously released with the title Murder at the Old Vicarage.



A white Christmas. Deepening snow isolated the village from the outside world. By the time the body in the vicarage was discovered, Byford was cut off altogether . . . A domestic murder – Chief Inspector Lloyd thought it would be an open and shut case. But it turned out to be as complex and perplexing as his relationship with Sergeant Judy Hill. And both of them seemed to be slipping from his grasp . . Amazon

The last book I finished was the amazing A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys which will be published on 23 March 2017 which I chose to read for my The First Book of  the Year 2017 for very special reasons. So if you’ve read that, you’ll know I was pre-disposed to enjoy this book, it surpassed my expectations – I loved it!



It was a first class deception that would change her life forever
1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the world onboard: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly, Lily finds herself mingling with people who would otherwise never give her the time of day.
But soon she realizes her glamorous new friends are not what they seem. The rich and hedonistic Max and Eliza Campbell, mysterious and flirtatious Edward, and fascist George are all running away from tragedy and scandal even greater than her own.
By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and life will never be the same again. Amazon

Next up is Relativity by Antonia Hayes which promises to be ‘Genuinely difficult to put down’ according to Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.


Please see yesterday’s post for an excerpt and the synopsis

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave your links, answers or any other random comments about books in the box below.


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

31 thoughts on “This Week in Books (January 4)

  1. Redemption sounds like a great read – I haven’t seen that series before but I do want to read more mysteries in 2017! The title “Murder at the Old Vicarage” does appeal to me more though – maybe because it makes it sound like an old-fashioned Christie-esque mystery title which is what I normally gravitate towards!
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  2. I’m really looking forward to reading your review of Relativity, I loved yesterday’s sneak peek 🙂 Dangerous Crossing has a great vintage-like cover. Happy reading!


  3. Oh, the Jill McGown series is a good one, Cleo. I’m glad you’re taking the opportunity to re-acquaint yourself with it. It’s one of those series that, to me, hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. Glad you’re having a good reading week.


    1. I really loved this series back in the 90s when I discovered them – I’m hoping to read more than one book every two years though. I agree, I never understood why these didn’t reach wider acclaim at the time, in those days before the internet I could only find the copies that our local library had.

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  4. I am betting on the glamorous femme fatale role for your name… Can hardly wait to see your review of that! And it sounds like a great start to the year.
    I’ve just finished the Ian Rankin book, old stalwart that he is. I’m currently reading stories by Shirley Jackson as a sort of stop-gap before I embark on something longer. And my next adventure will probably be Kati Hiekkapelto’s The Exiled, which has been sitting patiently on my night-table for far too long.


  5. A Dangerous Crossing looks super fun. I love the Titanic for its glitz and glamour and that book looks to have similar elements. Happy reading!


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