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This Week in Books (December 13)

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 Cold, Cold Heart by Christine Poulson which was published on 17 November 2017 and features to my delight a Patent Attorney.


Midwinter in Antarctica. Six months of darkness are about to begin. Scientist Katie Flanagan has an undeserved reputation as a trouble-maker and her career has foundered. When an accident creates an opening on a remote Antarctic research base she seizes it, flying in on the last plane before the subzero temperatures make it impossible to leave. Meanwhile patent lawyer Daniel Marchmont has been asked to undertake due diligence on a breakthrough cancer cure. But the key scientist is strangely elusive and Daniel uncovers a dark secret that leads to Antarctica. Out on the ice a storm is gathering. As the crew lock down the station they discover a body and realise that they are trapped with a killer… Amazon

The last book I finished was His Kidnapper’s Shoes, a psychological thriller by Maggie James that had been lingering on my TBR for quite a while.


Daniel is my son. He has always been mine. And he always will be.

On some level deep inside, Laura Bateman knows something is wrong. That her relationship with her son is not what it should be. That it is based on lies.

But bad things have happened to Laura. Things that change a person. Forever.

For twenty-six-year-old Daniel, the discovery that his mother is not who he thought comes close to destroying him. As his world turns upside down, he searches for sanity in the madness that has become his life. Daniel is left with nothing but questions. Why did Laura do something so terrible? Can he move past the demons of his childhood?

And the biggest question of all: can he ever forgive Laura? Amazon

Next I plan to read Room by Emma Donoghue which I purchased all the way back in August 2012 and still haven’t read. This one is for my most certainly failed Mount TBR Challenge 2017.



Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra.

Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked door and a skylight, and it measures ten feet by ten feet. Jack loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there is a world outside. Amazon

What do you think? Any of these take your fancy?


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

22 thoughts on “This Week in Books (December 13)

  1. Oh, I love the look and sound of His Kidnapper’s Shoes. I have had Room since 2014…and recently tried to read it. I didn’t like the child’s narrative, in his unique language. I might return to it later…but I’d have to be in the right mood for it.

    Enjoy your week, and here is MY WWW POST


  2. I’ve been meaning to read Room for the longest time, too! I love the sound of His Kidnapper’s Shoes, I’ll have to track that one down myself.

    Here’s my WWW.


  3. So glad you’re reading the Poulson right now, Cleo. She’s very talented, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy that one. His Kidnapper’s Shoes sounds interesting, too. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on that one.


  4. Ooh, I have Cold, Cold Heart to read as well because I really enjoyed the author’s story in the recent CWA Anthology. I’m sure I have Room on my wish-list somewhere. I did see the film which I liked but only the first half, didn’t find the second half as compelling. No idea if that would be the same for the book. I hope not, for your sake!

    Here’s my WWW link:


  5. Cold, Cold Heart is definitely teetering on the edge of my TBR. Will you push it over? However, not even you will be able to talk me into Room… an entire book told through the eyes of a five-year-old… *shudders* 😉


  6. I have your first two books. Just came across Room today and it’s got me curious. I’m reading Written In Blood by Layton Green. Just finished Spiral Of Hooves by Roland Clark. And plan to read Eleven Miles Of Night by Edward Trimnell next.


  7. I read Room a few years ago, when it first came out in canada and loved it. I hope you do too. I watched the movie of it on a plane just last year, and cried in my seat! So embarrassing, but sign of a good story nonetheless.


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