#WWWWednesday – 21st April 2021


Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, this meme is all about the three Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Why not join in too?  Leave a comment with your link at Taking on a World of Words and then go blog hopping!

Currently reading

Skelton's Guide to Suitcase MurdersSkelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders (Arthur Skelton #2) by David Stafford Luke (eARC, courtesy of Allison & Busby via NetGalley)

A woman’s dismembered corpse is discovered in a suitcase, and police quickly identify her husband, Doctor Ibrahim Aziz, as their chief suspect. Incriminating evidence is discovered at his home and his wife was rumoured to be having an affair, giving him clear motive.

With his reputation for winning hopeless cases, barrister Arthur Skelton is asked to represent the accused. Though Aziz’s guilt does not seem to be in doubt, a question of diplomacy and misplaced larvae soon lead Skelton to suspect there may be more to the victim’s death. Aided by his loyal clerk Edgar, Skelton soon finds himself seeking justice for both victim and defendant. But can he uncover the truth before an innocent man is put on trial and condemned to the gallows?

Beyond This Broken SkyBeyond This Broken Sky by Siobhan Curham (eARC, courtesy of Bookouture via NetGalley)

1940, London. As a volunteer for the ambulance service, Ruby has the dangerous task of driving along pitch-dark roads during the blackout. With each survivor she pulls from the rubble, she is helping to fight back against the enemy bombers, who leave nothing but destruction in their wake. Assigned to her crew is Joseph, who is unable to fight but will stop at nothing to save innocent lives. Because he is not in uniform, people treat him with suspicion and Ruby becomes determined to protect this brave, compassionate man who has rescued so many, and captured her heart. Even if it means making an unthinkable choice between saving her own life and risking everything for his…

2019: Recently divorced Edi feels lost and alone when she moves to London to start a new life. Until she makes a discovery, hidden beneath a loose floorboard in her attic, that reveals a secret about the people who lived there in the 1940s. As she gradually uncovers a wartime love story full of danger and betrayal, Edi becomes inspired by the heroism of one incredible woman and the legacy that can be left behind by a single act of courage…

The Ice HouseThe Ice House by Laura Lee Smith (review copy, courtesy of Grove Press and Readers First)

Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all.

The ice factory he married into, which he’s run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny’s livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn’t spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran’s heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumor. Johnny’s been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what’s left to lose? This may be his last chance to bridge the gap with Corran–and to have any sort of relationship with the baby granddaughter he’s never met.

Recently finished

Links from the titles will take you to my review.

After the Storm by Isabella Muir

Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry 

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton 

The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea 

Lost Property by Helen Paris

Together by Luke Adam Hawker (review copy, courtesy of Kyle Books)

The Night Train to Berlin by Melanie Hudson (eARC, courtesy of One More Chapter via NetGalley)

What Cathy (will) Read Next

CharityCharity by Madeline Dewhurst (eARC, courtesy of Lightning Books)

Edith, an elderly widow with a large house in an Islington garden square, needs a carer. Lauren, a nail technician born in the East End, needs somewhere to live. A rent-free room in lieu of pay seems the obvious solution, even though the pair have nothing in common. Or do they?

Why is Lauren so fascinated by Edith’s childhood in colonial Kenya? Is Paul, the handsome lodger in the basement, the honest broker he appears? And how does Charity, a Kenyan girl brutally tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion, fit into the equation?

11 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday – 21st April 2021

  1. These all look so good! Don’t Turn Around has been on my radar, and I’m curious about Skelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy the new week!


  2. Hello fellow WWW-er!
    The cover of Skelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders is beautiful! Are you enjoying it thus far?

    Looking forward to reading your review of The Night Train to Berlin.


    1. I just this minute finished Skelton’s Guide and it was a fun read, just like the first book in the series. My stop on the blog tour is on Sunday. When it comes to The Night Train to Berlin some of it worked for me, other parts didn’t. You’ll see why if you catch my review tomorrow.


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