WWW Wednesday (March 2nd)

WWW WednesdayThis weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I’m currently reading…

The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayne

I’m about half way through this book and I’m finding it compelling reading; it’s really good. It’s one of those books that makes you think how you would cope and react in the same situation.

The Ice TwinsThe blurb

A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity – that she, in fact, is Lydia – their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past – what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?


I recently finished

A Husband’s Confession by Zoë Miller

I didn’t really enjoy this one. It has such promise with a prologue about a young woman involved in a hit and run but unfortunately it was all down hill from there.

ahusbandsconfessionThe blurb

When Ali met Max in the summer of 1990, he turned her empty life around and filled it with love. Now, years on, Ali’s greatest fear is that her happiness and contentment might be taken away from her. But just as Max’s star is rising, unsettling incidents at their artisan bakery in Dublin’s creative quarter threaten to damage the reputation of the bakery.

Finn and Jo were running away from heartache when they met in Australia over 20 years ago. But now Finn is in shock after the demise of his gritty role in a popular television crime drama, and Jo fears for him and their marriage. Then an accident on a Saturday night has devastating consequences for both families, tearing their lives apart in ways they never imagined.


What’s up next?

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

I saw this book on Sam’s WWW post a few weeks ago and was very interested to read it so I reserved a copy from my local library. I don’t usually read non-fiction so this is a little out of my comfort zone but one I’m looking forward to nonetheless.

Dead WakeThe blurb

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. 

Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.


So what do you think of my choices this week?

Share what you’re reading in the comments…

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30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (March 2nd)

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    The blurb for The Ice Twins made me think – and this comment is based more on movies than books – why, after a serious traumatic event, do characters so often move to an incredibly remote location where “bad stuff” is bound to happen?! It’s like they go, “Oh, I’m probably suffering from PTSD and likely to go crazy at any moment, so let’s move to the edges of civilization. I know, that dark, gloomy, isle would be good. The one with the marsh and unending storms where we’ll get cut off from the mainland regularly when the ferry can’t make the crossing. And there’ll be no phone signal. Perfect. Just the place to feel better.”

    I’m glad it’s good! 🙂 You can tell me more about it tonight! Very excited about the book event.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/www-wednesday-2nd-march-2016/

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      Ha ha brilliant comment! There is a reason why they do this in the book but I agree, it is extreme and only made possible because of other certain events which wouldn’t happen to all of us of course!
      Thanks for visiting! See you tonight 🙂

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  2. Donna says:

    The more I read about The Ice Twins, the more I want to read it. As Claire remarked, I wonder about the widespread need to get away from everything after a traumatic event. I know I’d be more reassured cooped up at home, in town, with the hustle and bustle of life around, but eh, I’m a coward anyway so I’d never choose a remote place prone to storms and power failures!
    Here is my WWW https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/this-week-in-books-march-2nd-2016/

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      Both of you raise really good points about this ‘escape’ that I probably wouldn’t have even thought about. I’ve just been so engrossed in their lives and the whole ‘how could they not know which one was which’ scenario….
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

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  3. alilovesbooks says:

    I definitely like the sound of the Ice Twins so may need to look out for it. I never even thought about the whole moving to a remote location points that Donna and Claire mentioned (does everyone not do this?). I was trying to work out how their mother didn’t know which was which. Even identical twins have differences.

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks says:

    I’ve just been away for the weekend and three different people asked me if I’d read The Ice Twins – I have a copy in my (unread) book cupboard so I’m getting the feeling that it is time to actually read it! Good to know your gripped by it.

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  5. Sam says:

    I so hope you enjoy ‘Dead Wake!’ I think Larson is one of the best non-fiction writers today so if the genre is out of your comfort zone, he’s a good one to step out of it with. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  6. charliegirlteachergirl says:

    The Ice Twins has the same precept as an Angela Carling book, where a twin was mistaken for the other while in the ICU and she continues with the farce (knowing she isn’t). It was interesting. Stories with twins always fascinates me since we have twins run each generation in our family. I will definitely have to check out The Ice Twins.

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      If you have an interest in twin books then I’d definitely recommend it. There’s also a new release called Beside Myself by Ann Morgan, I’ve not read it but it sounds good. I’m sure there’s lots more out there 🙂

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