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This Week in Books (January 18)

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

My current read is one for my Mount TBR challenge The Cipher Garden by Martin Edwards the second in the Lake District Mystery series. I purchased this one in  December 2015 and having really enjoyed the first in this series, The Coffin Trail, last month I think I’m in for a treat.

The Cipher Garden


I thought you were dead…’
In the peaceful village of Old Sawrey, in the idyllic Lake District, Warren Howe is brutally slaughtered with his own scythe by a mysterious hooded figure. The police have several suspects, but there is insufficient evidence to make an arrest.
Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. With the help of historian Daniel Kind, Hannah digs deeper in the quest for truth and discovers that, in Old Sawrey, old sins cast long shadows. Following the killer’s trail, Hannah arrives at a shocking conclusion, one that will change lives forever. Amazon

I have just finished the excellent, gripping, page-turning extravaganza which was Her Husband’s Lover by Julia Crouch – my proper review will follow shortly!


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

Next up is a book which has caused great interest amongst the early readers on twitter; Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and comes complete with the hashtag #WTFthatending



Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?

As Louise, David’s new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can’t guess how wrong–and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets. NetGalley

So that’s what I’m reading this week – what have you chosen? Do let me know in the comments box below.


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

50 thoughts on “This Week in Books (January 18)

  1. The Cipher Garden is the one that appeals most this week – but I still haven’t got around to reading The Coffin Trail! Somehow I have to read more… I wonder if I could get my eyes to operate independently…


    1. The theme of hype is making me smile as I know it is started by the publishers but in essence each of us reading the book before the review date is adding to it – we are the hype! I’m looking forward to it, the reviews have been fairly positive… Thanks for visiting and leaving your link

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  2. You know, I can understand why they do it from the marketing point of view, but the hashtag #WTFthatending both sets up your expectations too high and also makes perverse crime readers like myself determined to guess things ahead of time, so I end up not paying enough attention to the actual book.
    For the first time ever, I am participating in this as well although I’ve overextended myself a little and may be reading all that for weeks…


    1. I know exactly what you mean Marina – fortunately I usually have forgotten all the marketing by the time I read the book and I just dive in – that works best for me. It’s slightly different with the hashtag though because it really is hard to forget it. Loved your first foray into this meme


  3. So last night I finished The Ninth Rain which is Jen Williams new book, she’s my favourite author right now so I’m equal parts happy and gutted that I’ve read and finished it. Today I’m starting The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse. I needed a book that wasn’t a heavy fantasy having just read two really heavy and looooong ones in a row!


  4. I’ve read the first book in Martin Edwards’ series and need to go on with it. I own THE CIPHER GARDEN somewhere – Kindle probably. I’ve preordered BEHIND HER EYES on audio and look forward to that one.


    1. I do like this series but I only bought one and two and since I’m trying to reduce the TBR I’m not sure reading the next book in the series is the right way to go about it! I hope you enjoy Behind Her Eyes.


  5. So glad you’re continuing on with the Lake District series, Cleo. I think it’s such an excellent series, and has some wonderful characters. And I do love the past/present connections in the novels.


  6. So far this week I’ve finished In Her Wake which I loved. I’m waiting on Sirens to arrive but in the meantime I’ll probably start Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner. I’ve read Behind Her Eyes and it wasn’t a hit for me. I’m in the minority I know, I’m very interested in hearing your thoughts on it.


  7. Behind Her Eyes and Her Husband’s over are two books that I am really interested in. I am glad that you enjoyed the first one. I will definitely look out for your review. Happy reading and have a wonderful week!


  8. I am eager to get my hands on Behind Her Eyes…and Her Husband’s Lover looks so tempting, too. I also love reading books set in the Lake District, so The Cipher Garden appeals to me, too. Enjoy…and thanks for visiting my blog.


  9. All three of these sound excellent! I’ve heard so many great things about Behind Her Eyes; I ope you will enjoy it as well. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


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