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 will read next?
I’ve just realised I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday since August, so thought I’d do one today.
What have I recently finished reading.
I’ve just finished The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley that has been sitting on my book shelves since I bought it in hardback. Although I lost a little interest in the middle section as the characters are really quiet unlikable, I did like the way it used the fact that you know someone gets killed from the very start, and it was fun reading bits before and after the body is found trying to work out the clues. The third part of the book has great pace.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
I’ve also read a quick read for a blog tour called The Art of Murder by J S Strange. It’s the second in the author’s Jordan Jenner series who’s main character is a gay private investigated based in Cardiff. Although it can be read as a stand alone novel I think it would have been rewarding to have read the first book so that I could of gotten a better understanding of the main character.
Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed.
But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.
What am I currently reading?
I have just started reading my copy of Bone China by Laura Purcell that I picked up from Waterstones recently when Laura came to do a talk one evening. I’ve enjoyed the previous two books so hoping for good things from this one too!
Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft’s family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken.
But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home.
Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last…
What will I be reading next?
I managed to pick up a copy of Safe House by Jo Jakeman when I was at The Theakston Crime Festival and was also offered a place on the blog tour so this is scheduled in for my next read. I’m looking forward to reading it.
The morning after a terrible storm, a woman turns up in a remote Cornish village. She calls herself Charlie, but it’s a name she’s only had for a few days. She keeps herself to herself, reluctant to integrate with the locals. Because Charlie has a secret.
Charlie was in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer. But Lee Fisher wasn’t a murderer to her; he was the man she loved. Convinced of his innocence, Charlie said she was with him the night a young woman was killed. This sacrifice cost her everything.
And now she has a chance to start again. But someone is watching her, waiting for her, wondering if she’s really paid the price for what she did.
That’s it for this week. Will try and get back into writing these up again!
Have a good week everyone!!