WWW Wednesday (April 27th)

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 reading…

See How They Run by Tom Bale

Oh this is so good! From the first chapter I got swept along in the thrill of the chase.  Page-turner is such a cliché way of describing a book but this is exactly what this is!  When regular ordinary people get caught up in bad things and you just wonder, what the hell would I do??

See How They RunThe blurb

In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.

This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.

When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?

One thing is clear – they already know too much.

As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time for breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only a choice:


I recently finished

Dear Dad by Giselle Green

This is a really sweet story and ultimately the star of the show is young Adam; as you might expect where a one of the central characters is a child.  On the whole it’s well written novel and I liked the style but I just wasn’t that into Nate and Jenna. I know other bloggers have loved this book so I wouldn’t necessarily take my opinion as gospel!

Dear DadThe blurb

Handsome, 28-year old, Nate Hardman is a frontline reporter with a big problem. Suffering from shell-shock and unable to leave his house, he’s already lost his social life and his girlfriend. Now his career prospects are sinking fast.

9 year-old Adam Boxley who lives alone with his ageing nan, also has big problems. Neglected at home and bullied at school, he’s desperate to reach out to his dad – and that’s when he sends his first letter to Nate. Only Nate’s not who he thinks he is. Will he help? More importantly – can he?

Across town meanwhile, caring but impulsive teacher Jenna Tierney really wants to help Adam – except the feisty redhead has already had enough of teaching. Recently hurt by yet another cheating boyfriend, Jenna’s now set her sights on pursuing a dream career abroad … only she’s about to meet Nate – her dream man who’ll make her re-think everything.

The big question is; can three people desperate to find love, ever find happiness when they’re only connected by one big lie?

 What’s up next?

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

I don’t know why I’ve not read more of Louise Candlish because I loved The Disappearance of Emily Marr, and I really wanted to read The Sudden Departure of the Frasers but never got around to it..you know the usual blogger issues, so I’m really looking forward to reading this one (thanks to Francesca at Penguin for the copy).

The Swimming PoolThe blurb

It’s summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele – wife, mother, teacher – it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with a lavish bohemian lifestyle, who seems all too happy to invite Natalie into her elite circle.

Soon Natalie is spending long days at the pool, socializing with new friends and basking in a popularity she didn’t know she’d been missing. Real life, and the person she used to be, begins to feel very far away.

But is such a change in fortunes too good to be true? Why are dark memories of a summer long ago now threatening to surface? And, without realizing, could Natalie have been swept dangerously out of her depth?

Have you read any of this week’s choices?

Share what you’re reading in the comments…


  1. 27th April 2016 / 8:38 am

    Great books in your week! 🙂 All three of them are in my TBR. Love your enthusiasm about See How They Run. I’ve read great things about it, I will be waiting for your review. Dear Dad receives a lot of love and praise these days, but I become slightly suspicious when everyone unanimously agrees on a story. I have not read any of Louise Candlish’s books yet, but the reviews for Swimming Pool made me add it to my list.
    Happy reading! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/this-week-in-books-april-27th-2016/

    • 27th April 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you. I love crime thrillers that make me question how I’d react which See How They Run definitely does! 🙂

  2. 27th April 2016 / 9:09 am

    All 3 of them look great. I’m going to read and review See How They Run next week. and have added Dear Dad on my wishlist.

    • 27th April 2016 / 7:43 pm

      I shall look out for your thoughts on See How They Run..I hope you liked it as much as I am!

    • 27th April 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Both of them were just too good looking for my liking…why can’t they be normal looking and a bit chubby lol 😉
      Nope, See How They Run would not be your cup of tea!

    • 27th April 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Yes it is quite popular at the moment, thanks for your comment 🙂

    • 27th April 2016 / 7:51 pm

      It’s a very cat and mouse chasey type read and there are some not so nice violent scenes so it may not suit everyone.
      I can’t wait to get started on The Swimming Pool – the cover is gorgeous!

      • 28th April 2016 / 11:04 am

        I still like the sound of it but aren’t sure if it sounds like too much of an edge of seat book for me at the moment, I might look at reading it another time.
        The Swimming Pool is so good, and I loved the cover too – it’s so striking and memorable.

  3. 27th April 2016 / 9:58 pm

    The blurb of See How They Run definitely sounds good! And I’ve heard great things about The Swimming Pool as well; I hope you’ll enjoy it. Happy reading! 🙂

  4. 28th April 2016 / 1:12 am

    I tend to have dissenting opinions on books as well, haha. Everyone else seems to love the books I hate! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • 28th April 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Glad it’s not just me then…I do wonder sometimes if I’ve read a different book 😉

  5. 28th April 2016 / 6:25 am

    The Swimming Pool is an excellent read I’m sure you’ll love it. I found this author via The Sudden Departure of the Frasers which was also fantastic

    • 28th April 2016 / 4:42 pm

      I really wanted to read that one too but it never made it to my TBR…may reserve at the library 🙂

  6. 30th April 2016 / 3:35 am

    Oooh! Three books I’d never heard. I love discovering new reads through others’ blogs so thanks for this!

    • 5th May 2016 / 12:28 pm

      I add so many each week I need to take a year off work to read them all 🙂

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