WWW Wednesday (March 21st)

This 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?

 

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday, hope you’ve all had a good week!

I’m off to book club this evening, where we’ll be discussing The Remains of the Day, so will catch up with your posts as soon as I can 🙂

I’m reading The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst

I’m only a couple of chapters into this book but is off to a promising start.

The blurb

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger…

 

 


I recently finished To Grow on Stony Ground by Steve Mee (unpublished novel/beta read)

When this author gets an agent and gets this book out there, you can remember that you saw/heard all about it here first!  If you’re into historical fiction and in particular set around the World Wars then this book will be for you.

“Fifteen thousand feeble-minded people and lunatics have been killed and I was there when it happened” What a hook!


What’s up next? The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I’ve heard so much praise for this book, I couldn’t possibly put it off any longer.  I do hope I get all the feels every one else has had!

The blurb

‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.

The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…

 


Have you read any of my choices this week?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…

22 Comments

  1. 21st March 2018 / 7:52 am

    yayy! Well done for picking up #7deaths 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Thanks – have had lots of positive feedback on this selection! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:44 pm

      It is very popular right now. I just hope it lives up the hype 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and leaving your link!

  2. 21st March 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Hope you like 7 Deaths and it doesn’t give you a headache (I started to wonder if I was losing it at one point! Could have done with a couple of diagrams!!) 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Cleo, below, says keep a notebook so I’ll probably take that advice given I have a rubbish memory 🙂

  3. 21st March 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I am curious about The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle…and also want to get my hands on The Foster Child…but not available as an e-book right now, apparently.

    Enjoy your reading…and here’s MY WWW POST

  4. 21st March 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Ooh enjoy Evelyn Hardcastle – I highly recommend a notebook at hand to read this one though

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:57 pm

      I shall take your advice on the notebook given what Claire says above too! 🙂

      • 23rd March 2018 / 7:06 am

        I wish I’d had one with me when I read it, personally I think it should be provided with the book 😉

  5. 21st March 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I really can’t wait to read The Foster Child. I bought a copy last week!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Brilliant – I hope you enjoy it! It’s off to a very good start 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      22nd March 2018 / 5:59 pm

      I haven’t managed to get round many this week so I hope it’s all positive 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link!

  6. Lindsay | Bookboodle
    Author
    22nd March 2018 / 6:03 pm

    It really was the most extraordinary read! Thanks for visiting and leaving your link Cathy 🙂

  7. 22nd March 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Ohhh Evelyn Hardcastle!! I’m dying to read that one as well, especially after reading so many glowing reviews. Enjoy!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      30th March 2018 / 5:08 pm

      I just hope that it’s not too over-hyped (if that’s even a word!) 🙂

      • 3rd April 2018 / 6:25 pm

        I definitely consider that a word! 😉 Overhyped books are a nightmare for all of us booklovers.

  8. 23rd March 2018 / 10:40 am

    There’s indeed lots of praise for The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! This is why I’m going to stay away, haha! Happy reading! x

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      30th March 2018 / 5:07 pm

      I would normally, but there’s something about this one that’s saying read me now!! 🙂

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