WWW Wednesday (September 19th )

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!

I’m reading Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo

Fascinating read set in one of the most bleakest settings in the country!

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.

 


I recently finished Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Honest to God this has to be the worst ending to a book! Billed as “the most shocking ending you’ll read all year” – it was certainly the most ridiculous ending to a book I’ve read…ever!

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?


What’s up next? Each Little Lie by Tom Bale

Here’s another outstanding ARC that’s been left far too long.  I enjoyed Tom Bale’s See How They Run so am expecting to like this too!

The blurb

One split second decision and you could lose your child forever…

When single mother Jen Cornish sees her neighbour’s keys on the footpath outside her home, she has no idea the simple good deed of returning them will end in her fighting for her life – and that of her son, Charlie.

Soon, Jen is arrested for a crime committed in her neighbour’s house, and the police have damning evidence. Jen wonders, is she losing her mind, or is she being framed? 

Desperate to clear her name, Jen must untangle a chilling web of lies, and there’s only one suspect on her list: her ex, Charlie’s father. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child too.

Can Jen uncover the dark truth before it’s too late?


What do you make of my choices this week?

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

14 Comments

  1. 19th September 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Wow, Each Little Lie sounds fabulous! A page turner. Thanks for sharing. I also loved Behind Her Eyes, and recently finished Cross Her Heart, from this author.

    Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 6:02 pm

      I’m really looking forward to it, and I suspect it will be a page turner! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 7:22 pm

      No, I wouldn’t expect to be quoted ha ha. It was a shame the ending was what it was as up until the last few chapters it was a decent manipulative dark thriller!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Ha ha, I don’t think it was supposed to be though 😉

  2. Lit Listening
    19th September 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Ugh yea. Behind Her Eyes was on my TBR before everyone started complaining about the ridiculous twist. That kind of thing ruins the whole book for me.

    The only thrillers I’ve read recently are You and Emma in the Night. I talked about them in my WWW post: http://litlistening.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up/

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Since finishing it I’ve had a look at reviews and those readers that didn’t like it, all didn’t enjoy it for the same reason. Unfortunately, the publishers or booksellers (??) but a sticker on the front of the book claiming it to be the most shocking ending, so you already kind of know something is coming 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 7:45 pm

      If you enjoy British historical fiction then Mad Blood Stirring is a fab read, I’m really enjoying it!

      Well, the sticker on the front of the book said they’d be a shocking ending…I guess that wording is open to interpretation! 😉

  3. 19th September 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Each Little Lie was a good one! I hope you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      19th September 2018 / 7:48 pm

      I’m looking forward to that one! 🙂

  4. 19th September 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Each Little Lie looks so good! 🙂 Enjoy your reading this week.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks, you too! 🙂

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