My Week in Books – 22nd September ’19


On What Cathy Read Next this week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier.

Tuesday – For Top Ten Tuesday I came up with a list of Book Titles Good Enough To Eat.

Wednesday – WWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading too.

Thursday – I marked publication day of the third book in Katherine Stansfield’s ‘Cornish Mysteries’ series by publishing my review of The Mermaid’s Call.

Friday – I published my review of The Vanished Bride, the first in ‘The Bronte Mysteries’ series by Rowan Coleman writing under the pen-name Bella Ellis

Saturday – I shared my list for the latest Classics Club Spin. The spin number will be revealed on Monday 23rd September.

As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.

Currently reading

New Arrivals

The Glittering HourThe Glittering Hour by Iona Grey (eARC, courtesy of Simon & Schuster and NetGalley)

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying just the right side of scandal.

Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina’s orbit one night and can never let her go.

Spanning two decades and a seismic shift in British history as World War II approaches, this is an epic novel of passion, heartache and loss.

Snow KillsSnow Kills (D.I. Jack Dylan #4) by R.C. Bridgestock (ARC, courtesy of The Dome Press)

When hairdresser Kayleigh Harwood is reported missing by her mother in the worst blizzards Harrowfield has experienced in years, D.I. Jack Dylan and his team are called in. Kayleigh’s car is found abandoned with her mobile phone inside but there is no sign of her. At the edge of the local quarry on the desolate Yorkshire moors, items of clothing are found. They are identified as belonging to the hairdresser, and an intense police search of the area begins.

The investigation turns to a loner living close to where Kayleigh’s car was discovered, and it soon becomes apparent to investigators that the loner is hiding a bizarre secret. To Dylan’s disbelief Divisional Commander Hugo-Watkins assumes that skeletal remains found in a lay-by are connected to the young woman’s disappearance, and without seeking Dylan’s advice, calls out the entire Major Incident Team. Refusing to be distracted, Dylan and his team continue to work round the clock in the hope of finding Kayleigh alive.

Meanwhile Dylan’s wife, Jen, is distracted and distant. Unbeknown to him, her ex fiancé is in their midst, and stalking her.

Three Little TruthsThree Little Truths by Eithne Shortall (ARC, courtesy of Corvus and Readers First)

Martha used to be a force of nature: calm, collected, and in charge. But since moving her husband and two daughters to Dublin under sudden and mysterious circumstances, she can’t seem to find her footing.

Robin was the “it” girl in school, destined for success. Now she’s back at her parents’ with her four-year-old son, vowing that her ne’er-do-well ex is out of the picture for good.

Edie has everything she could want, apart from a baby, and the acceptance of her new neighbours. She longs to be one of the girls, and to figure out why her perfect husband seems to be avoiding their perfect future.

Three women looking for a fresh start on idyllic Pine Road. Their friendship will change their lives, and reveal secrets they never imagined. Liane Moriarty meets Lisa Jewell in this story of the love affairs, rivalries and scandals that hide behind every door…

Coming up on What Cathy Read Next

Planned posts

  • Book Review: The Mathematical Bridge by Jim Kelly
  • Buchan of the Month: Introducing The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan
  • Top Ten Tuesday: My Autumn 2019 TBR
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Dead Flowers by Nicola Monaghan
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Eight Hours From England by Anthony Quayle