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This Week in Books (April 5)

This Week In Books
Hosted by Lipsy 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

At the moment I am reading and thoroughly enjoying The Restless Dead by Simon Beckett which was published in eBook format in February but is out in hardback tomorrow.


Once one of the country’s most respected forensics experts, Dr David Hunter is facing an uncertain professional – and personal – future. So when he gets a call from Essex police, he’s eager for the chance to assist them.

A badly decomposed body has been found in a desolate area of tidal mudflats and saltmarsh called the Backwaters. Under pressure to close the case, the police want Hunter to help with the recovery and identification.

It’s thought the remains are those of Leo Villiers, the son of a prominent businessman who vanished weeks ago. To complicate matters, it was rumoured that Villiers was having an affair with a local woman. And she too is missing.

But Hunter has his doubts about the identity. He knows the condition of the unrecognizable body could hide a multitude of sins. Then more remains are discovered – and these remote wetlands begin to give up their secrets . . . Amazon

I have just finished The Special Girls by Isabelle Grey, the third in the Grace Fisher series, which is also published tomorrow, 6 April 2017 – as are a whole heap of brilliant books!


A case of historical child sex abuse by a famous doctor is linked to the murder of his young and popular colleague at a summer camp deep in the Essex woods.

A young psychiatric registrar is found beaten to death in the woods close to a summer camp for young patients suffering from eating disorders. It is run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham. DI Grace Fisher investigates, but it is not long before she is pulled from the case – to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.

Nearly twenty years ago, one of Chesham’s patients made allegations that he sexually assaulted her. The investigation at the time found no conclusive proof, but Grace soon discovers another victim, and a witness whose account never reached the police. Does this mean the original investigation was bungled? Scotland Yard would certainly like her to conclude otherwise.

As Grace uncovers the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder, she discovers the full extent of the damage done to Chesham’s ‘special girls’ – and the danger they are still in. NetGalley

Next I plan to read Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton and I have a feeling I’m in for a real treat with this one which will be published on


Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.

Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . . Amazon

So chillers and killers all round for me this week! What are you reading?


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

35 thoughts on “This Week in Books (April 5)

  1. Dead Woman Walking sounds good. I “think” I read another book by this author and liked it, but it could be someone else.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you are having a good week.

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    1. I did quite well with my mix of genres last year but not quite so well this year – my problem is I have too many series to keep up with its got a bit overwhelming but I don’t want to drop any of them – haha book lover problems.

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  2. And here come three new books on my wishlist! I haven’t read anything by Sharon Bolton but her name comes up a lot so I bet I’m missing on some awesome stories! Happy reading!


    1. Oh Donna you really should pick up one of her books – I’ve honestly loved them all and I started on her earlier standalones written under S.J. Bolton – last years Daisy in Chains was outstanding and one I think you’d love.

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  3. I like Simon Beckett’s David Hunter series very much, Cleo. I’m really glad you’re enjoying that one so well. And the Bolton sounds great. I really look forward to what you think of that one!


  4. All the books on your list this week look so interesting! I especially love the sound of The Restless Dead!

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!


  5. Yay! I haven’t read thriller/mystery in a while so I’m glad I read your post! These books sound all interesting. Enjoy your books. LD


  6. I love the sound of the title, The Restless Dead. I want to pick it up just by hearing it! It makes it sound like the perfect page turner for a rainy day… which it is here. 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
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