Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words, the revamped take on of the meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading!
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What am I currently reading?
It feels like an age since I read a nonfiction book and Top Girl is the latest one. It’s a bit of a different one as it’s about a non-celebrity. It’s out on Thursday – not entirely sure I’ll be posting my review then but it’ll be up soon. Here’s the blurb:
Top Girl is the tell-all, true story of a grammar school girl turned county lines drug dealer.
Danielle has a safe, happy childhood growing up in West London, but her bright future fades as she turns her back on school for gang life and crime.
Betrayed by the police after a brutal gang rape, she finds protection under the wing of organised criminals and falls in love with the local ‘top boy’. However, her allegiances bring terror to her doorstep when gun-toting rivals target her flat – and the authorities answer by taking away her baby. Heartbroken, Danielle spirals deeper into gang life and becomes a key player in a sprawling county lines operation, running drugs to satellite towns all over the UK from the gang’s London HQ.
The Harrods shopping sprees, designer handbags and hedonistic lifestyle are the envy of her friends, but the good times and cash mask the grim realities of her life.
A turning point comes when Danielle is arrested and – with the help of a probation officer – she begins to question whether she really is ‘top girl’ after all. But after five years deep in the high-earning street hustle, can she really leave it all behind?
Danielle’s gritty, emotional, no-holds-barred memoir lays bare the reality of a county lines insider and reveals the truth about life on the frontline of Britain’s biggest drug threat for a generation.
What have I recently finished reading?
Yes, that’s right! I’ve finished three books in the last seven days. I finished Mel Sherratt’s Broken Promises last Wednesday night and posted my review on Friday. Headline review – loved having Allie Shenton back!
I got introduced to Tim Sullivan’s DS George Cross and reviewed The Patient yesterday. Headline review – cracking police procedure!
I devoured Rebecca Griffiths’ The Hidden Child. I posted my review yesterday – headline review – brilliant take on life around the Moors Murders!
What am I reading next?!?
I’ve got a couple of blog tours to read for next week. I love my trips to DK Hood’s Black Rock Falls and I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for my favourite sheriff’s department.
I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah Vaughan’s Anatomy Of A Scandal but I’ve not managed to catch any of her recent publications. Reputation is due out tomorrow but I’m not on the blog tour until this time next week!
So guys, what have you been reading?!