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This Week in Books (May 31)

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 What Remains Behind by Dorothy Fowler which I first saw mentioned on the brilliant blog Confessions of a Mystery Novelist… run by the knowledgeable Margot Kinberg, if you haven’t visited yet, I highly recommend it for the wealth of information.


Everything leaves a trace. Chloe, a contract archaeologist, is excavating the site of a religious Kaipara Harbour community, which burnt to the ground in the 1880s. As the site is uncovered, what unpalatable truths will be revealed about the events on the night of the fire?

Chloe’s own family has farmed this land, and she is caught in the conflict as local resistance to the excavation mounts. When Chloe digs up more than shards of pottery, she realises that the site holds secrets that will not stay buried, and their effect on the present is devastating.

Moving between a diary written in the 1880s and the current day, this compelling novel has murder, mystery, love, lust – and archaeology. Goodreads

I have just finished reading Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham which is the fourteenth in the Tom Thorne series.



As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful.
Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts.
As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour. Amazon

Next up is a book that I have been anticipating ever since I first heard about it; The Child by Fiona Barton will be published on 29 June 2017.


When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.

For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.

For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.

And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.

The Child’s story will be told. Amazon


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

26 thoughts on “This Week in Books (May 31)

  1. I’ve preordered The Child, and I can’t wait to read it! I’m hearing so many good things about it. I look forward to your review! I hope you enjoy 🙂 I’ve not heard of the other 2 books, but I need to check those out as well!


  2. Ooh, I really like the sound of What Remains Behind with an archaelogist protagonist. And The Child sounds really intruging,too, I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my WWW post for this week.


  3. Thanks very much, Cleo, for the kind words. I really appreciate it. And I’m glad you’ve gotten the chance to read What Remains Behind. I look forward to your thoughts on it when you’ve finished.That Fiona Barton looks quite intriguing, too…


  4. I feel as though I’ve been waiting for The Child forever! So glad it will soon be available.

    What Remains Behind sounds like an interesting premise with lots of suspense. Love a story with a diary.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


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