It’s been ages since I last wrote a This Week In Books post! Time to be back!
∧ Then ∧ Need You Dead, Peter James
Greg, a married man, has been having an affair for three years with another man’s wife. One evening, after a fight with her at their rented love nest, he storms out. When he returns an hour later she is dead. Did he kill her in a fit of rage and blank it out, or did someone else do? Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon discovers that there is more than one person who had a reason to kill her. But one man has the most to lose—and when his marriage and career are at stake, what lengths will he go to protect all that he holds dear?
My first Peter James! Review to come soon!
≈ Now ≈ Les fantômes du vieux pays (The Nix), Nathan Hill / His Guilty Secret, Helene Fermont
It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades–not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.
To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
This is a story I chose among the new releases from September and France’s new literature season. I have a huge project to write on it, let’s hope I picked a good one!
When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.
Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her?
Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex boyfriend. But the sisters relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday.
As one revelation after the other is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life.
His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.
And something for fun! My love for guilty husbands is never-ending!
∨ Next ∨ ANYTHING ORENDA!
That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!!