WWW Wednesday (September 12th )

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday! I’m at my monthly book club meeting this evening so I’ll catch up with all your posts as soon as I can.

I’m reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I started this last night and am about 40 pages in and immediately I don’t like one of the main women characters, Adele. I’m not sure if this is the author’s intention as it is early days and something quite dark and sinister is already going on!

The blurb

Don’t Trust This Book

Don’t Trust These People

Don’t Trust Yourself

And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…

Louise

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets…

David

Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife…

Adele

Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her.

But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks… Is David really the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?
Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?

 


I recently finished Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Really enjoyed this!  If you liked Joanna Cannon’s first novel, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, then you’ll like this.  It’s like Joanna’s character, Tilly and Grace, from Goats and Sheep, grew old and found themselves in a new mystery!

The blurb

There are three things you should know about Elsie.
The first thing is that she’s my best friend.
The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.
And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

 

 


What’s up next? Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo

Love Simon Mayo and his Books of the year podcast.  I’ve not read any of children’s/YA books but as I used to live on the very edge of Dartmoor this book really intrigues me.

The blurb

On the eve of the year 1815, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them – a snatched whisper overheard along the way. 

The war is over.

Joe Hill thought he’d left the war outside these walls but it’s quickly clear that there’s a different type of fight to be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have been segregated; six white and one black. As his voice rings out across the courtyard, announcing the peace, the redcoat guards bristle and the inmates stir. The powder keg was already fixed to blow and Joe has just lit the fuse. 

Elizabeth Shortland, wife of the Governor looks down at the swirling crowd from the window of her own personal prison. The peace means the end is near, that she needn’t be here for ever. But suddenly, she cannot bear the thought of leaving.

Inspired by a true story, Mad Blood Stirring tells of a few frantic months in the suffocating atmosphere of a prison awaiting liberation. It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.


What do you make of my choices this week?

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

16 Comments

  1. Jen - Books on the 7:47
    12th September 2018 / 9:51 am

    I loved Three Things About Elsie too, such a delightful read but still had edge. I didn’t know Simon Mayo wrote books, will have to check it out!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 5:13 pm

      it very much had an edge!
      Simon Mayo has written a few older children/YA books but I believe this is his first adult fiction!

  2. 12th September 2018 / 10:48 am

    I like the sound of your books this week. I’e been wanting to read Behind Her Eyes, and Mad Blood Stirring looks like a good one. Here’s a link to my recent reads https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5Fa if you like fantasy and thrillers.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks – it’s a going to be a good week for me! I do love a good thriller 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 5:31 pm

      So far so good but I hate it when they plaster big stickers on the front of the book “the most shocking ending you’ll read this year”. Well I know to expect it then 🙁

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 5:53 pm

      I very much like her writing style and I enjoyed Goats and Sheep too 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 5:57 pm

      As do I usually but there is something here that just keeps pushing me forward and interested!

  3. 12th September 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I enjoyed Behind Her Eyes, and I’m currently reading another book by the author, Cross Her Heart. I also have Three Things About Elsie waiting for me on my Kindle.

    Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 6:16 pm

      I’d not come across Sarah Pinborough before until I picked this up at a second-hand book shop. Hope you get to Three Things soon 🙂

  4. 12th September 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I’m curious about Behind Her Eyes! I hope not liking one of the characters won’t ruin the story for you. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 6:19 pm

      It’s certainly making read it quicker! 😉

  5. 12th September 2018 / 7:00 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Joanna Cannon book. I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      15th September 2018 / 6:20 pm

      You’ll enjoy it Chrissi!! 😉

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