Rewind, recap: Weekly round up w/e 22/01/17

Meetings galore and a day trip to Dublin for a 30 minute meeting this week. The only bonus of said trip is all the reading time I had in the airport and on the plane allowed me to finish reading my book. Every cloud as they say…

Not really managed a lot reading or review wise but I have managed to cram in three books despite having the what feels like the world’s longest brain fart and being generally knackered. I restarted my diet after Christmas and I am putting it all down to lack of sugar but hey ho. I will get back into a routine soon enough.

My readings for this week – well I achieved everything I set out to do so, go me.

Books I have read:

33132594She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.

The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.

The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.

As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself – before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?

Loved this book and I’m really loving the character of Eden Berrisford. You can read my review in just over a week when I take part in the blog tour. Don’t Look Behind You is available to pre-order here.

27968809A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter.

He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he’s just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family’s macabre museum.

Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt.

Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs.

What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey’s father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions.

Set in London’s Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge.

It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it’s also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.

Oh my life. What a story. With a hint of the macabre throughout, this was right up my street. My review of Rattle is published on Wednesday and you can order the book here.

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She stole her husband. Now she wants to take her life.

After the horrors of the past, Louisa Williams is desperate to make a clean start. Her husband Sam is dead. Her children, too, are gone, victims of the car accident in which he died.

Sam said that she would never get away from him. That he would hound her to death if she tried to leave. Louisa never thought that he would want to harm their children though.

But then she never thought that he would betray her with a woman like Sophie. And now Sophie is determined to take all that Louisa has left. She wants to destroy her reputation and to take what she thinks is owed her – the life she would have had if Sam had lived.

Her husband’s lover wants to take her life. The only question is will Louisa let her?

A wonderfully twisting and unexpected pyschological thriller, my review of Her Husband’s Lover will be published a little later this week. It is available to order here.

Been a busy week this week for the blog with a few reviews, a random ramble and a blog tour which can be found at the links below.

Review: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Guest Review: How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

Blog Tour: Little Girl Lost by Carol E Wyer

Random Ramblings

I also received some fab book post in the form of Seal Skin bu Su Bristow and Cursed by Thomas Enger from Karen at Orenda Books. Love that woman. And finally my signed copy of Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson arrived. I now have the paperback, hardback and kindle versions of this little gem. Just waiting on the audio release and I’m all set with a full house ;). This is the first book my little blog has been quoted in so it’s going to hold a special place in my library, no doubts about that.

The week ahead – well I have a guest post from my sister Mandie this Thursday, who is taking part in the Sister Sister blog tour. It’s her first one so she’s a little nervous. And on Saturday, I finally get to unleash my thoughts on Rupture as part of the blog tour. Hope you can join us.

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Reading wise… well I’m really not sure where to begin as I have so many books, but I think I’m probably going to tackle these beauties next.

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Wish me luck and have a fabulous week of bookish happiness all

JL

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