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This Week in Books (July 26)

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 Little Sister by Isabelle Ashdown ahead of publication of tomorrow!


A missing child. A broken mother. A sister who doesn’t remember a thing.

After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home. Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart.

Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before? NetGalley

I have recently finished the third book which accompanies the TV series ‘Death in Paradise’ – Death Knocks Twice by Robert Thorogood is a classic locked mystery set on the island of Saint-Marie and will be published tomorrow.


Two dead bodies. A family of suspects. One grumpy detective.
Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub.
Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead in the grounds of the historic Beaumont plantation. Immediately assumed to be suicide, DI Poole is not so convinced and determined to prove otherwise. Never mind that the only fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to the victim. Or that the room was locked from the inside.
Before long, death knocks twice and a second body turns up. The hunt is on to solve the case – despite the best efforts of the enigmatic Beaumont family… Amazon

And I thought I may as well go for the hat-trick on publication dates so next I will be reading Shelter by Sarah Franklin which is also going to be published on 27 July 2017.


Early spring 1944. Connie Granger has escaped her bombed-out city home, finding refuge in the Women’s Timber Corps. For her, this remote community must now serve a secret purpose.

Seppe, an Italian prisoner of war, is haunted by his memories. In the forest camp, he finds a strange kind of freedom.

Their meeting signals new beginnings. But as they are drawn together, the world outside their forest haven is being torn apart. Old certainties are crumbling, and both must now make a life-defining choice.

What price will they pay for freedom? What will they fight to protect?

A captivating and tender novel about love, hope and how we find solace in the most troubled times. Amazon

What do you think? Have you read any of these books? Do you want to?

What are you reading this week? Do share in the comments box below.


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

30 thoughts on “This Week in Books (July 26)

  1. I really like the sound of Little Sister. I didn’t know about it until now. Luckily, its still available on NetGalley so I have requested it, Enjoy all your books this week. Happy reading 🙂


  2. Little Sister is right down my alley! I love the cover with the beach houses, my hometown beach had a giant row of them, we loved trying to take a peak at what people put in it, even though it was usually boring beach accessories. We used to imagine far darker use of those houses!!!
    Have a great reading week! x


  3. You’ve got some nice reads there, Cleo. Little Sister sounds especially intriguing. And I didn’t know there was a book series to accompany Death in Paradise. I enjoy that show very much, not least because of its setting. I may have to check out the books.


  4. *sighs* I still have book 1 of the Death in Paradise series to read from way back when you reviewed it. How come you work and yet still manage to read more than me? It’s so unfair… 😉


  5. I love the cover for Death Knocks Twice! Sounds like a good read.

    I’m reading Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery for the Anne Readalong. I hope I’ll get it finished and squeeze in my review by the 31st! 🙂


  6. It’s been a while since I’ve read a real murder mystery. I have at least two, historical romances and a modern one. I don’t know about the modern day one. I checked out the second installment in the Kate Daniels series. I found it unique and wanted to see how it went in book two.


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