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This Week in Books (November 14)

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

The book that I have just started reading is The Lost Man by Jane Harper which has received some rave reviews.


He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.

Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.

They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.

Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects… Amazon

The last book I finished was a historical novel from my own bookshelf: The One I Was by Eliza Graham stretches back to the Second World War in this poignant story.


Restless, troubled Rosamond Hunter has spent most of her life running away from the past, filled with guilt about her involuntary role in her mother’s death. When her nursing job brings her back to Fairfleet, her childhood home, to care for an elderly refugee, she is forced to confront the ghosts that have haunted her for so long.

Her patient, Benny Gault, first came to Fairfleet, England, in 1939, having fled Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport train.

As his health fails, he and Rosamond begin to confide in each other. At first their tentative friendship revolves around the love they both shared for Rosamond’s glamorous grandmother, Harriet, but as their trust in each other grows, guilty secrets are exposed and history is turned on its head.

Next I plan on reading a long-awaited novel from one of my favourite authors Tana French with her intriguing sounding book The Wych Elm.


One night changes everything for Toby. He’s always led a charmed life – until a brutal attack leaves him damaged and traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his family’s ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.

But not long after Toby’s arrival, a discovery is made: a skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden.

As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself. Amazon

So that’s my weeks reading sorted – what does yours look like?


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

18 thoughts on “This Week in Books (November 14)

  1. Oh, Cleo, what great books on your list! I am really interested in reading the Harper; I keep hearing great things about it, too. And the French – well, Tana French writes such excellent novels, I know I’ll like that one. I’m looking forward to what you think of them!


  2. I’ll watch for what you think about that new Jane Harper book. I know it’s not in her other series, but a standalone. Sounds very intriguing. I’ll also watch for what you think about the new Tana French book. Another standalone. Is it the year of the standalone for authors that write series? Hmmm……


  3. The Lost Man is on my reading list, but I’m waiting to be closer to the blog tour date to start reading it. I have high expectations for this one! I just finished Kill it with Fire by Adam Maxwell, a great novella following his first adult book The Dali Deception, and since I was ill last week, I’m late on the reading schedule so diving into Die Cold tonight! Happy reading!


  4. Exciting to see a new Jane Harper, interesting that it’s a standalone. It’s gone on my TBR list.

    My reading week: I’m reading the newest Michael Connelly book, Dark Sacred Night. It’s great so far. I can’t resist his books.
    Next, I’ll be rereading The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood for Margaret Atwood Month. It’s been ages since I read it.


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