I had no intention of doing a weekly wrap up post this week with so many of my fellow book bloggers away at Harrogate, but I just had to share how many books I’ve read this week. Now I know this is a post that causes much merriment amongst some of my fellow book bloggers not mentioning any names, but Dee over at http://www.noveldeelights.com springs to mind! Well I hope you are all sitting down because I have actually read four books and started on a fifth (yes you read that right) this week! I’m definitely on a roll well for now anyway 😂😂
Books I read this week
Books I’m hoping to read next week
I’m thrilled to report I’ve kept up my NetGalley self imposed ban, so although I haven’t actually read any books from my rather small cough, cough! NetGalley shelf I haven’t added to it either!
Although I did buy a couple of books, but to be fair my long suffering husband Andy doesn’t help as he bought me another Amazon Voucher as a surprise, but he knows me so well! and so it would be rude not to spend at least some of it!
Books I bought this week
Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation.
When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients-committed by Maryland’s judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes-would never leave.
But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal an injustice, contain a secret? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? The answers are closer than she realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear.
She knows there’s a killer on the loose.
But no-one believes her.
Will she be next?
Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking. Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.
The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying. Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?
Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.
Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.
But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.
Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love. (less)
Last week on the book review café
**Blog Tour** #TheGoodDaughter by Karin Slaughter #AuthorInterview #BookReview @HarperCollinsUK @SlaughterKarin | The Book Review Café
**Blog Tour** Dying To Live by Michael Stanley #GuestPost @detectivekuba @OrendaBooks | The Book Review Café
I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen #BookReview @tessgerritsen | The Book Review Café
#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Tracy Fenton aka compulsivereaders @Tr4cyF3nt0n | The Book Review Café
Friend Request by Laura Marshall #BookReview @laurajm8 | The Book Review Café
Next week on the book review café
A Mind To Kill by John Nicholl #BookReview
In Your Name by Rob Ashman #BookReview
Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
#TopFiveThursday with another awesome #BookBlogger
And finally I just have to share my book news, a quote from my review for The Sister by the very talented Louise Jensen only happens to be on the book cover of the Italian version along side awesome book blogger Abbie over at http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.com/ . I’m thrilled to bits that the book review café has gone international as I’ve also got a quote on the Spanish book cover of The Girl in The Ice by Robert Bryndza