This week in books

This Week In Books (May 31st 2017)


This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

Huge glitch with Sarah Andersen’s Big Mushy Happy Lump as it seems Adobe doesn’t want me to read it, stating it has “expired” 😦

∧ Then ∧ The One, John Marrs



How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.


One sitting, one disturbed and curious reader, a beautiful afternoon and lots of thoughts!

 Blood Sisters, Jane Corry

blood sisters

From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller MY HUSBAND’S WIFE

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning.
Within an hour, one of them is dead.

Fifteen years later, Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can’t speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her here, or her life before it.

Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up she decides to take it – this is her chance to finally make things right.

But someone is watching Kitty and Alison.
Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day.
And only another life will do…

Twist Alert!! And blood on hands, whether you see it or not. I was not disappointed by this one!

≈ Now ≈ Broken Branches, M. Jonathan Lee

broken branches

Family curses don’t exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don’t think so.’

A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.

There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.

This cover is an invitation to the reading palace!

∨ Next ∨ The Serial Killer’s Daughter, Lesley Welsh

the serial killer's daughter

Charmer, liar, father… Killer.
Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

Should I be worried that the woman on the cover has red hair? :p I have high hopes for this book! Cover and blurb love!

That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!!

41 thoughts on “This Week In Books (May 31st 2017)”

  1. All your books sound great Donna. I am intrigued by The One. Must have been one great read based on your comment about it. I also have Serial Killer’s Daughter to read in June. I am intrigued by the premise. However, I feel bad that the author died before the publication. I wish she was around to see her book come to life.

    Happy reading and have a wonderful week.


    1. The One was a nice surprise, I was skeptical but it worked perfectly! I’m forced to change my plans and put the blog tour books first so I’m keeping Broken Branches for late June and I started The Serial Killer’s Daughter today 🙂 It does feel weird to read the book knowing the author passed away recently.
      Happy reading to you!! x


  2. It’s about time you read that ‘one’ ;-). I can’t wait for your review on that one.. I take it as a good sign that you read it in one sitting ;-). It was kind of addictive wasn’t it, with the short chapters and all? I love your picture of Broken Branches! I still haven’t received this bookmail myself. The Serial Killer’s Daughter intrigues me as well, I hope you’ll like it!


  3. ‘The One’ has an interesting concept 😀 I don’t know how I’d feel if a test like that became available, to be honest. One the one hand, yay, no more pointless, short-lived relationships…but on the other, the thought of having your fate mapped out like that is pretty creepy! Hope you enjoy your upcoming reads 😀


  4. OH wow, I LOVE the synopsis for The One, that book sounds SO intriguing. I’m not a big reader of psychological thrillers, as you know, but…well, I’m curious about that one now 🙂


  5. Oh no.. so sorry about the Big Happy Mushy Lump.. darn it… I only ever tried the Adobe thing once and gave up in about 15 minutes flat.. I actually managed to get the book open but it was impossible to read, my laptop is one of the small ones as well… *sigh*… Can’t wait for your review on The One, though! 😉


      1. Aye, I know what you mean… I used to be able to read 2-3 books at a time and then bang out reviews no bother… now I’m like- nope! mp. can’t do that… it’s like everything becomes a mash and if I don’t review right away, I might as well not review at all XD I wonder is it practice? or is the memory just getting worse with age? XD


  6. Wow these all seem like incredible books Donna. The One has definitely left me intrigued by the synopsis so I can’t wait to see your review for it. I’m glad to see you enjoyed it either way, any book you can read in one sitting is always a positive thing in my book! 😀


  7. I’m adding The One to my TBR list right now! I’m looking forward to reading your review.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and am very impressed by your blog. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.


    1. It’s a gripping read! 🙂 Great choice!
      Welcome to the blogosphere, everyone is so nice around here 🙂 Thank you so much!
      I’ve only been blogging for a year and a half, but I’d say it’s important to interact with other bloggers, comment and try to read posts to share thoughts. Bloggers, authors and publishers like nice-looking, eye-friendly designs, so it’s important that your blog is easily readable and that you have a menu with the right categories (book reviews, memes, a Contact Me form, an introduction…) It’s also important to be present on social media, you can find lots of support there, especially Twitter and Facebook. As for the reviews, just keep your own voice and be honest, it’s very important 🙂 I have a friend who is writing a feature about this subject, you can find it at :
      Thanks for visiting, I’ll go check out your blog 🙂

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