WWW Wednesday (April 4th)

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

I missed last weeks WWW as I hadn’t had time to prepare a post, or finish a book 🙁

I’m reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I was advised to have a notebook handy when reading this one, and whilst I don’t think I’m at that stage yet, you do need your wits about you to keep track of what’s going on!

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…


I recently finished The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst

I gave this book 4/5* in the end, it was more of a 3.5* for me until the end which bumped it for me.  I didn’t enjoy some of the plot which made my eyes roll!  I much preferred Jenny’s book Before I Let You In.

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

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…


What’s up next? Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce

In an attempt to keep on top of my ever growing pile of ARCs, I’m going to try and read them as soon as I get them.  This one is my newest acquisition and therefore up next – it sounds so good!

The blurb

London, 1941. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman’s Friend magazine.

Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back . . .

 


Have you read any of my choices this week?

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

17 Comments

  1. 4th April 2018 / 9:58 am

    Ooh, I just bought The Seven Deaths… last week. I’m quite excited to read it. Hope you enjoy!

    My WWW post.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Excellent, hope you like it too! It’s quite complex and not what I was expecting at all, but very good all the same 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link!

  2. 4th April 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I’m hoping to read The Foster Child soon. I shall remember to hold out for that ending!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Get to it soon 🙂

  3. 4th April 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I can’t wait to dive into my copy of Seven Deaths!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 6:17 pm

      I don’t think you’ll be disappointed..even if it does take some concentration 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 6:19 pm

      I’ve read nearly 40% and I haven’t resorted to a notebook, but I can understand why some might!
      Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

  4. 4th April 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read The Foster Child…and Dear Mrs. Bird sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 6:24 pm

      If psychological thrillers are your thing then you’ll like The Foster Child!
      Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

  5. 4th April 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I’ve heard that as well about Evelyn Hardcastle! I definitely can’t wait to dive into that one myself. 😀

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 7:56 pm

      I couldn’t wait any longer either and it isn’t disappointing! 🙂

  6. 4th April 2018 / 8:44 pm

    hope you enjoy Dear Mrs Bird and so good to hear you are keeping on track with Evelyn and her seven deaths 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      4th April 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Well, I’m actually only on the approach to death no 1! So not sure when the notebook comes in handy. Is it to monitor all the deaths because I did wonder if it was to keep track of the days or the hosts? (trying not to give away spoilers)

      • 4th April 2018 / 9:03 pm

        I would use it to keep track of the days – that’s what I wish I’d done… the hosts will come in handy too

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      8th April 2018 / 6:19 pm

      I loved it! It’s a great read 🙂

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