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This Week in Books (November 21)

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 The Lie of You by Jane Lythell which has been on my kindle waiting to be read since 2014!


One woman’s fear is a another woman’s weapon…

”When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew.
But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world.
She should never have trusted me.”

A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller. Amazon

The last book I finished was Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea listened to in audio format. a fascinating mystery presented as a true crime documentary – very clever!


The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history—a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.

As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong.

Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace’s past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life. Amazon

Next I plan on reading The Clocks by Agatha Christie, still struggling with far too much work I need to keep chipping away at the classics club list without having to invest too much time in a chunkster!


As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a man sprawled across the living room floor. Goodreads

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

16 thoughts on “This Week in Books (November 21)

  1. You have some great choices here, Cleo. I hope you’ll enjoy The Clocks. It’s got a really interesting combination of whodunit and a touch of espionage in it. And I do like the interplay of characters in the novel. I’ll be really interested in what you think of it.


  2. Currently reading Louise Candlish’s “Our House” and enjoying it. Trying to fit in all of my ‘Must Read before the end of the year’ titles soon. They include “The Craftsman”, “Salt Lane”, and “The Stranger Diaries”.


      1. Yes, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and then for the next month it is going to be busy. For an unknown reason, I don’t have a book for work or for my book club to read so I get to pick what I want!


  3. I’ve had The Lie of You on my TBR for around the same amount of time as you… reading the blurb in your post has reminded me why I wanted to read it though so I must bump it up my TBR and read it soon. I hope you enjoy it. I’ve never heard of Don’t Believe It but it sounds so good, I shall add it to my audio book wish list now.
    Here’s my post:


    1. I’d honestly forgotten about The Lie of You and yet it sounded so good – Don’t Believe It worked really well in audio – it has an unusual premise but one I really enjoyed having been hooked on some of the American True Crime documentaries.


  4. The Charlie Donlea book sounds interesting! I enjoyed re-reading The Clocks recently – look out for Poirot talking about The Mystery of the Yellow Room, which I also read recently and loved! 😀


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