WWW Wednesdays (13 April 2022)! What are you reading this week? #WWWWednesdays

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?

Ok this little ditty snuck on to my reading agenda yesterday when it arrived prior to publication thanks to the lovely people at Bookends Bookshop in Carlisle. The Cutting Season is one of this year’s six Quick Reads, one of the programmes organised by The Reading Agency and all six are published tomorrow. I’m hoping to have this read and reviewed by tomorrow (it’s only 105 pages) but no promises! Here’s the blurb:

Poe’s just hanging around on a Saturday afternoon…

Dangling from a hook in a meat packing plant isn’t how Detective Sergeant Washington Poe wants to spend his weekend. He’s been punched and kicked and threatened, and when a contract killer arrives it seems things are about to go from bad to worse. He goes by the name of the Pale Man and he and his straight-edged razor have been feared all over London for twenty years.

But Poe knows two things the Pale Man doesn’t. Although it might seem like a hopeless situation, Poe has planned to be here all along. More importantly, a nerdy, computer whizz-kid called Tilly Bradshaw is watching his back. And now things are about to get interesting . . .

What have I recently finished reading?

I finished Operation George ready for my review this coming Friday. It’s kind of a book of two halves, the sting and then the trial.

I devoured See Them Die, the first in the new series from Michael Fowler. I read an early version of this about 18 months ago so I was keen to reacquaint myself with Alix and Hamlet. You can catch my review from yesterday here.

Hot on the heels of See Them Die came another additive read in the form of The Echo Man. I totally forgot I’d got an ARC of this until I started seeing reviews of it. I’ll be reviewing it tomorrow on publication day but it was bloody brilliant!

And finally, I finished The Boy Between yesterday evening. I’ll be reviewing this memoir from Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley on World Book Night on 23 April as it’s one of their featured reads. What I can say is it’s a emotional story which is well worth a read.

What am I reading next?!?

Back on the planned reads with an advanced reader copy of Begars Abbey by V. L. Valentine, thanks to Viper Books. I don’t read much gothic fiction but this one is set in God’s Own County so I’m looking forward to it! Here’s the blurb:

A dark house filled with darker secrets…

Winter 1954, and in a dilapidated apartment in Brooklyn, Sam Cooper realises that she has nothing left. Her mother is dead, she has no prospects, and she cannot afford the rent. But as she goes through her mother’s things, Sam finds a stack of hidden letters that reveal a family and an inheritance that she never knew she had, three thousand miles away in Yorkshire.

Begars Abbey is a crumbling pile, inhabited only by Lady Cooper, Sam’s ailing grandmother, and a handful of servants. Sam cannot understand why her mother kept its very existence a secret, but her newly discovered diaries offer a glimpse of a young girl growing increasingly terrified. As is Sam herself.

Built on the foundations of an old convent, Begars moves and sings with the biting wind. Her grandmother cannot speak, and a shadowy woman moves along the corridors at night. There are dark places in the hidden tunnels beneath Begars. And they will not give up their secrets easily…

A chilling read that will keep you turning the pages late into the night, Begars Abbey is a must-read for fans of Laura Purcell and W.C. Ryan.

So guys, what have you been reading??

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (13 April 2022)! What are you reading this week? #WWWWednesdays

  1. Some good reads there! I was finishing Elizabeth Fair’s The Native Heath yesterday, I finished Usain Bolt’s memoir in the morning, and I’m just starting a light NetGalley read about a shop in Scotland and 100 Voices, which is an Unbound book I subscribed to which showcases 100 women’s various experiences.

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      • It’s called Faster Than Lightning and came out in 2015 so before Rio, but still a good read. It was written with my client Matt Allen (who is named on the title page, hooray) but sadly before he was my client, it reads very well and I’d recommend it!

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