WWW Wednesday! 5th June 2019

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Hi!  Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  It’s June (!!!) and I spy lots of wonderful summer reading coming up.  Loads of new titles to be published over the next couple of months, which I hope to get round to reading. (May do a June releases blog later). In the meantime here’s this weeks WWW!

What have I recently finished reading?

The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett

the liar in the library

Fethering has everything a sleepy coastal town should: a snug English pub, cosy cottages, a little local library – and the occasional murder . . .

Bestselling author Burton St Clair, complete with soaring ego and wandering hands, has come to town to give a talk. But after his corpse is found slumped in his car, he won’t be leaving. Jude is the prime suspect; she was, after all, the last person to see Burton St Clair alive. If she is to prove her innocence, she will have to dust off her detective skills and recruit her prim and proper neighbour (and partner-in-sleuthing) Carole to find the real culprit.

I found a copy of this in a local charity shop, but then released it may have been a proof copy as it was released in this form, only this week, so thought I’d read it straight away so that I could review in time. (See review posted on blog yesterday).  It was a nice enough quick read. Cosy crime type genre.  It’s apparently no 18 in a series though I hadn’t read any before.

What am I reading now?

 

The Rapture by Claire McGlasson

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Welcome to the Panacea Society, a terribly English cult…

Dilys is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies.

When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer as they wait for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of Eden, and Dilys feels she has found the right path at last.

But Dilys is wary of their leader’s zealotry and suspicious of those who would seem to influence her for their own ends. As her feelings for Grace bud and bloom, the Society around her begins to crumble. Faith is supplanted by doubt as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real.

A debut novel for Claire McGlasson it is based on a real life English cult called The Panacea Society that was based in Bedford.  It is a novel based on real events.

What I’m reading next?

The Body Lies by Jo Baker

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When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it’s meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she’s desperate to forget. But when one of her students starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book – and he has written her a horrific fate.

Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it’s too late?

At once a breathless battle-of-wits and a disarming exploration of sexual politics, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.

This sounds like it may be a good one!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! 5th June 2019

  1. I had no idea The Rapture is based on true events. I’m never drawn to books about cults but when I didn’t know the topic they always turn out to be great reads so I look forward to reading your review! I haven’t heard of Body of Lies before so thanks for putting it on my radar. I look forward to your thoughts on this one too! Thanks for stopping by today!

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