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This Week in Books (January 17)

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 Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes set on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher Hell Bay will be published on 25 January 2018.


DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Everyone on the island is under suspicion. Dark secrets are about to resurface. And the murderer could strike again at any time. NetGalley

The last book I finished was The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner which covers four women over a time-span of twenty years through the highs and lows. This book will be published on 8 February 2018.


Four friends. Twenty years. One powerful secret.

There are certain dates on which you’ll always remember where you were…The day Princess Diana died. 9/11. The London 2012 opening ceremony.

The same is true for Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa who have been best friends since they met twenty years ago.
As history has moved on around them, they have seen each other through everything. From Sophie’s secret fear that she doesn’t actually want to be a mother despite having two kids, to Amy’s perfect-on-the-outside-abusive-on-the inside marriage to Melissa’s spiralling alcoholism and Emily’s single motherhood.

But could a lie that spans just as long tear them apart?
A moving, unputdownable novel about four incredible friendships, and the stories we all share. Amazon

Next, because I am going away for a long weekend in the Peak District and I like my reading to be relevant, I’m going to be reading A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward.


When Detective Constable Connie Childs is dragged from her bed to the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane she knows as she steps from the car that this house contains death.

Three bodies discovered – a family obliterated – their deaths all seem to point to one conclusion: One mother, one murderer.
But D.C. Childs, determined as ever to discover the truth behind the tragedy, realises it is the fourth body – the one they cannot find – that holds the key to the mystery at Cross Farm Lane.

What Connie Childs fails to spot is that her determination to unmask the real murderer might cost her more than her health – this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career. Amazon

What does your reading week look like? Have you read any of my choices? Are you planning to?

Please leave your comments in the box below.


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

37 thoughts on “This Week in Books (January 17)

  1. Ooh, these all sound great, though I especially like the sound of Hell Bay, with the murderer still hanging around.

    Here’s my WWW.


  2. You’re in for a treat with A Patient Fury, Cleo. I think you’ll really enjoy it. I like Kate Rhodes’ writing, too, so Hell Bay looks interesting as well. Looks like a good reading week.


  3. These all look great, but I’m especially drawn to the Kate Rhodes book. Probably because I’ve read her other series. Think this is a new series for her? I have got to start Sara Ward’s series this year. I’m not too far behind, am I? And the other book looks fun too. As usual, I come away from these posts with more to read! Yay!


    1. I enjoyed the three books I read in the Alice Quentin series, yes this is a new one with a new lead character. Sarah’s Ward writing is brilliant and she’s only up to book three so you’ll catch up no problem.


  4. Sometimes I hate being the Queen of Willpower! I so want to read that Kate Rhodes book but my quota of review copies for the month was already used up. And I just know you’re going to make me regret it…

    Enjoy the Peak District! You might bump into Darcy in his wet shirt… *swoons*


  5. I always love to see your reading choices – they give me great ideas! I just finished The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves and today I started Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. Happy reading week to you Cleo!


  6. I finished The Virgin Cure, a historical fiction book. Once I got into it I found it interesting as it deals with a side of history we know about but don’t really delve into. I’m reading fantasy again, The Black Witch. I love its dynamic title. Have a lovely holiday.


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