WWW Wednesday (April 11th)

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

I’m reading Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce

I’m only a couple of chapters in but I love it already.  I love the main character Emmy, the era, I already know it’s going to be a favourite!

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 . . .


I recently finished The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I’ve not read anything quite like this before and would be open to more like it – totally deservedly of all the hype surrounding it! Review here.

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…


What’s up next?

This is my next book club read which we’ll be discussing in 2 weeks!  This will be my third Lemaitre book so expecting good things.

The blurb

Sophie Duguet-young, successful, and happily married–thought at first she was becoming absentminded when she started misplacing her mail and forgetting where she’d parked her car the night before. But then, as her husband and colleagues pointed out with increasing frustration, she began forgetting things she’d said and done, too. And when she was detained by the police for shoplifting, a crime she didn’t remember committing, the confusion and blackouts that had begun to plague her took on a more sinister cast. Her marriage started to come apart at the seams.

Now Sophie is in much deeper water: the young boy she nannies is dead while in her care, a tragedy of which she has no memory. Afraid for her sanity and of what the police will do to her when the body is discovered, Sophie goes on the run, changing her identity and appearance to evade the law. Forced to lead a very different kind of life, one on the margins of society, Sophie wonders where everything went wrong.

Still, with a new name and a new life, she hopes that she’ll be able to put her demons to rest for good. It soon becomes clear, however, that the real nightmare has only just begun . . .


Have you read any of my choices this week?

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

8 Comments

  1. 11th April 2018 / 8:25 am

    I haven’t read any of these books but I love the look of Blood Wedding!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      11th April 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Based on his previous novels, it should be a good one! 🙂

  2. 11th April 2018 / 8:38 am

    7 Deaths really was a brilliant read wasn’t it. So cleverly done and so twisty. I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      11th April 2018 / 5:55 pm

      It’s certainly going to be a tough act to follow!

  3. 11th April 2018 / 6:20 pm

    First time I’ve read and enjoyed them all so a cracking reading week for you.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      11th April 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Oh fantastic! I’m in good company then 🙂

  4. 12th April 2018 / 2:44 am

    I literally can’t wait to read Evelyn Hardcastle! My ARC copy is due in September so I should wait until closer to the publish date, but I’m not sure how long I will be able to resist. 😉 And Dear Mrs Bird sounds great as well! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th April 2018 / 10:19 am

      At least you have something terrific to look forward too! 🙂

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