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This Week in Books (October 18)

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

I am currently reading Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear, the winner of The Richard and Judy search for a bestseller competition.



In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it?
Maryanne Doyle was never seen again.


In 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle.
Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad’s pub.
Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle’s disappearance and Alice Lapaine’s murder – FACT

Trust cuts both ways . . . what do you do when it’s gone?

The last book I finished was The Ice Child by Camilla Läckberg, the ninth in the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck series. This episode sees Erica up to her eyes in children but she still has time to involve herself in the investigation into a local missing girl.



It’s January in the peaceful seaside resort of Fjällbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn’t manage to stop.

The victim, a girl who went missing four months ago, has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment – and Detective Patrik Hedström suspects this is just the start.

The police soon discover that three other girls are missing from nearby towns, but there are no fresh leads. And when Patrik’s wife stumbles across a link to an old murder case, the detective is forced to see his investigation in a whole new light.

Next up is a book that I’ve been anticipating ever since I finished the author’s last book, Lie in Wait. G.J. Minett has finished his third book, Anything for Her which will be published on 30 November 2017 in eBook format with the paperback following in March 2018.


You’d do anything for the one that got away . . . wouldn’t you?

When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.

When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?

Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .

Sometimes trusting the one you love is the wrong thing to do. Amazon

What do you think? Any of these take your fancy? Please do leave your thoughts in the comments box below.


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

19 thoughts on “This Week in Books (October 18)

  1. I love the format of the Sweet Little Lies blurb! So intriguing! I’m in the middle of studying blurbs so I pay extra attention to them and this one doesn’t look spoilerish, so it’s a good point!! The contrast of colors for The Ice Child’s cover is wow! And again, I want to read all three books! 🙂 Happy reading! x

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  2. I do like the Erica Falck series, Cleo, so I’ll be interested in what you think of that one. And I’ve been hearing some good things about Sweet Little Lies.. The plot really does sound intriguing! I look forward to your post about that one.

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  3. Camilla Lackberg’s series has been on my radar for several years. But… there are so many of them now that I don’t know if I can ever catch up. Of course I’d have to begin with “The ice princess”.

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  4. I like the sound of all of these – but am currently reading (and have almost finished, find it quite gripping) The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana. I know I said I wouldn’t read any more books with girl in the title, but it is good.

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