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This Week in Books (May 24)

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

My current read is All The Good Things by Clare Fisher which will be published on 1 June 2017 by Penguin.

Blurb

Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve ever to feel good again.
But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life.

So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby’s head.

But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone – even a 100% bad person – deserve a chance to be good? Amazon

I have recently finished In Deep Water which is the second in the Cathy Connolly series set in Dublin by Sam Blake. Little BonesA real thriller of a read, it was great to catch up with Cathy Connolly after her first outing in

Blurb

Good intentions can be deadly . . .

Cat Connolly is back at work. Struggling to adjust to the physical and mental scars, her workload once again becomes personal when her best friend Sarah Jane, daughter of a Pulitzer-winning American journalist, goes missing.
Her father is uncontactable, but her mother reports that he’d believed Sarah Jane was investigating something dangerous – yet the only records Cathy can find suggest that Sarah Jane was just involved in a seemingly innocent children’s project. Sarah Jane was last seen leaving her workplace – a popular Dublin restaurant – but seems not to have made it home. And then a body turns up, and Cathy fears they have failed to save her friend.

But when it transpires that the dead woman is not Sarah Jane, she realises that this case is only just getting started . . . In the world of missing persons, every second counts, but with the clock ticking can Cathy find Sarah Jane before it’s too late? NetGalley

Next I plan to read Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett who wrote one of my favourite reads of last year, The Versions of Us. Greatest Hits will be published on 15 June 2017 by Orion.

Blurb

One day. Sixteen songs. The soundtrack of a lifetime…

Alone in her studio, Cass Wheeler is taking a journey back into her past. After a silence of ten years, the singer-songwriter is picking the sixteen tracks that have defined her – sixteen key moments in her life – for a uniquely personal Greatest Hits album.

In the course of this one day, both ordinary and extraordinary, the story of Cass’s life emerges – a story of highs and lows, of music, friendship and ambition, of great love and great loss. But what prompted her to retreat all those years ago, and is there a way for her to make peace with her past?

Daughter. Mother. Singer. Lover. What are the memories that mean the most? NetGalley

So what are you reading this week? Have you read any of these choices? Do you want to?

Author:

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

40 thoughts on “This Week in Books (May 24)

  1. I like the concept of Greatest Hits. We all have those soundtracks to our lives, don’t we, where certain songs bring back such key moments and memories?
    I’ve just started reading the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard. I know that I’ve read one or two of the books before, but not in any particular order and I can’t remember which ones, so it will be nice to read them in order. And welcome escapism from today’s world.
    I’m also just about to embark on an anthology of crime stories called ‘Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat’ – I find it very hard to write good short crime fiction, so I want to see how these authors have handled it.

  2. I love music, Cleo, so Greatest Hits interests me a lot. And I didn’t know there’s a new Sam Blake out. It sounds like a compelling read, and I’ll look forward to your review of it when you’ve finished.

  3. I read a great review of greatest hits recently and it’s on my list to read, as is All The Good Things which sounds like a good read.

    1. The Versions of Us was brilliant, so difficult to pull off well and I often think about that girl on her bicycle… I’ve just started Greatest Hits and the writing so far is just as compelling.

  4. I’ve been looking at Greatest Hits but still on the fence about it. Which usually means I’ll grab it. LOL

  5. Hmm… to be honest I think I’m safe this week, though Greatest Hits sounds intriguing. Is it 16 made-up tracks, or real-life songs, do you know? If it was real songs, somehow I’d find that more appealing – fun to listen while reading perhaps…

    1. I loved The Versions of Us, it is one of those books that really made its mark on me and I often think of the girl on her bicycle… Hopefully Greatest Hits will make it to the U.S. soon.

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