Posted in Weekly Posts

WWW Wednesday (July 16)

WWW Wednesday green

Hosted by Miz B at Should be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant which I’ve nearly finished. I knew I would love this one from the very first page.

Remember Me This Way

Blurb

Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.
A year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.
As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again.
At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.
Lizzie loved Zach. She really did.
But she’s starting to realise she didn’t really know him.
Or what he was capable of . . . Goodreads

I have just finished Another Night, Another Day by Sarah Rayner which explores mental health issues through three main characters.
Click on the book cover to read my review

Another Night, Another Day

Next I am going to read Little Lies by Liane Moriarty which after The Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot I’m really looking forward to reading.

Little Lies

Blurb

She could hear men and women shouting. Angry hollers crashed through the soft humid salty summer night. It was somehow hurtful for Mrs Ponder to hear, as if all that rage was directed at her . . . then she heard the wail of a siren in the distance, at the same time as a woman still inside the building began to scream and scream . . .
When a harmless quiz night ends with an act of shocking violence, the parents of Pirriwee Public School can’t seem to stop their secrets from finally spilling out. Rumours ripple through the small town, as truth and lies blur to muddy the story of what really happened on that fateful night . . . NetGalley

What are you reading this week?

Posted in Weekly Posts

WWW Wednesday (July 9)

WWW Wednesday green

Hosted by Miz B at Should be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading Another Night, Another Day by Sarah Rayner.

Another Night, Another Day
Blurb

Three people, each crying out for help . . . There’s Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Clinic. Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes? NetGalley

I have just finished Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson, an accomplished historical novel that charts the way women were perceived, some might say judged, by their communities during the first half of the twentieth century.

Read my review by clicking on the book cover

Spilt Milk

Next I plan to read Remember Me This Way by Sabrine Durrant.  Despite being curious about this author’s debut novel, Under Your Skin, I didn’t get around to reading it.  I have a feeling if I like this second novel I may need to add the debut to the TBR.

Remember Me This Way

Blurb

Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.
A year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.
As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again.
At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.
Lizzie loved Zach. She really did.
But she’s starting to realise she didn’t really know him.
Or what he was capable of . . . Goodreads

What are you reading this week?

Posted in Weekly Posts

Friday Finds (April 25)

Friday Finds Hosted by Should be Reading

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My NetGalley addiction is still going strong….

From Pan Macmillan I have a copy of Another Night, Another Day by Sarah Rayner which is due to be published 17 July 2014

Another Night, Another Day
Blurb

From the author of the bestselling One Moment, One Morning comes another beautiful, bittersweet novel set in Brighton. Three people, each crying out for help . . . There’s Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Clinic. Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes? NetGalley

I was quite taken by One Moment, One Morning so I have high hopes that this is equally as good.

On 1 August 2014 Mothers of the Disappeared by Russel D. McLean will be published by Severn House.

Mothers of the Disappeared

Blurb

Dundee-based private investigator J. McNee finds his past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery.
When the mother of a murdered child asks PI J McNee to re-open a case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee is faced with some uncomfortable questions. Is the wrong man serving a life sentence for a series of brutal murders? If so, why did he admit his guilt before the court? McNee must make a terrifying moral choice. NetGalley

Lastly, with a publication date of 14 August 2014 Penguin have kindly given me a copy of Fall From Grace by Tim Weaver I really enjoyed the third in the David Raker series, Vanished and have a copy of the fourth Never Coming Back which I now need to read before this one!

Fall From Grace

Blurb

YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW ANYBODY. NOT EVEN THE ONES YOU LOVE…
When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave the clamor of London for a dream retirement on the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then the dream shatters. Late on a January afternoon, only two years into their new life, Leonard leaves the house to fetch firewood – and never returns. Nine months later, he’s still missing.
With the police investigation dead in t.he water, Ellie and her family turn to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living. He knows how they think. But nothing can prepare him for what he’s about to find.
Because, behind Leonard Franks’s disappearance, lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found. And, by the time Raker starts to uncover the truth, it’s not just him in danger – it’s everyone he’s ever cared about . . . NetGalley

I came across Swimming in the Dark by Paddy Richardson which has made its way to the TBR

Swimming in the Dark
Blurb

A mesmerising tale of three women who must overcome the past and beat the odds to find hope for the future.
German immigrant, Ilse Klein, lives sedately in Central Otago with her mother, but their peaceful summer is fractured when Ilse, during her nightly swim in the river, discovers one of her young students on the riverbank about to give birth. She must decide whether to shelter the girl and endanger herself and her mother, or to tread the route of safety in the face of corruption and brutality she had thought left far behind in the years of her childhood.
A fast-paced and beautifully told story of three women and the real meaning of courage. Goodreads

And lastly my trusted advisor FictionFan recommended I read Absolution by Patrick Flanerly, read the review here

Absolution

Blurb

In this stunning literary debut, Patrick Flanery delivers a devastating and intimate portrait of post-apartheid South Africa, and the perils of taking sides when the sides are changing around you.
Told in shifting perspectives, Absolution is centred on the mysterious character of Clare Wald, a controversial writer of great fame, haunted by the memories of a sister she fears she betrayed to her death and a daughter she fears she abandoned. Clare comes to learn that in this conflict the dead do not stay buried, and the missing return in other forms–such as the small child present in her daughter’s last days who has reappeared, posing as Clare’s official biographer. Sam Leroux, a South African expatriate returning to Cape Town after many years in New York, gradually earns Clare’s trust, his own ghosts emerging from the histories that he and Clare begin to unravel, leading them both along a path in search of reconciliation and forgiveness. Goodreads

So as always I’ve found more than I can possibly read, what have you found this week?