It’s WWWWednesday!

What are you currently reading?

When the Guilty Cry (DI Ridpath #7) by M J Lee.

Three severed hands. No clues. A race against time.

Book blurb

Three embalmed hands are discovered in a disused Victorian house. Is it a gangland ritual? The work of a cult? Or just a prank played by Medical Students? And what happened to the bodies?

Meanwhile the Coroner needs to issue a Presumption of Death certificate on a teenage girl who vanished eleven years ago in mysterious circumstances.

As hints emerge the two cases are connected, DI Ridpath pushes himself to the limit to find out what really happened. It soon emerges the house is a former children’s home. When another woman, a local social worker, disappears, he is under immense pressure to find answers. What really happened at Daisy House Children’s Home all those years ago?

He has just one week to discover the truth…

What did you recently finish reading?

I have a few series that I read and one of them is Rachel Lynch’s D.I. Kelly Porter series. Book Ten Sudden Death has been waiting since it was published last November for me to pick up and that’s just what I did.

Scores are dead or injured. But who was the killer’s true target?

Book blurb

On a misty morning in the Lake District, two men depart by helicopter from a private estate. Below, they see the stunning views of Wast Water, with Scafell Pike ahead, where fell runners are competing atop England’s highest mountain. It’s at this moment that the pilots lose control, and crash into the mountain top. Runners and bystanders are caught in the devastation.

This is the scene that greets DI Kelly Porter. She attempts to coordinate the rescue efforts, though it’s clear many won’t make it, including occupants of the helicopter. Three are dead, and the fourth is badly injured. When it emerges that the survivor is none other than the Right Honourable Lord Donald Reilly, and the person who chartered the flight was notorious billionaire Bartholomew Kennedy-Craig, the media frenzy is intense. Reilly is high up in government, and his contact with the magnate provokes speculation. 

When it is learned that the helicopter had been tampered with, Kelly and her team can’t afford to make a single mistake. Who was the intended victim, and why? With the scrutiny of the government, the public and the press on her, just how confident can she be that the trail of evidence is leading her to the right conclusion?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next up is Twin Truths by Jacqueline Sutherland.

From 1st June it’s on to #20BooksOfSummer23.

I’ve posted my list for this years #20BooksOfSummer23 hosted by Cathy at 746books asap. Cathy from 746Books is the mastermind and host behind this annual event. It’s optional to pick 10, 15 or 20 books. It runs from 1 June to 1 September and it’s a very easy going challenge which is why I like it so much. 

I’m initially going for ten books but have added a supplementary list of another 20 or so for swapping out if needed or if I need more books to read.

Ten books means 3 or 4 books a month but if I read a book a week it is possible I might manage 12 books over the period so 15 may be the final count if I get into a reading stride. I would have to read seven books a month to manage twenty which I think may be too much but that’s ok. There’s never any pressure and that’s why I always like to join this challenge.

I am a member of the A Virtual Crime book club and as titles are voted on monthly I don’t know what they will be too far in advance and so I will swop in those that I do like June’s book club read – Missing Pieces by Tim Weaver.

So I’ll be reading Missing Pieces by Tim Weaver for the A Virtual Crime book club on 12 June at 8pm (BST).

Book blurb


Rebekah Murphy is stranded on an island closed for the winter.
A killer is on her trail.
She needs to survive long enough to make it back home – but what’s waiting there could be even worse.


Detective Travis can’t find Louise Mason.
The case has no leads.
Then Travis gets an anonymous tip-off – but is this a clue or part of something more sinister?

What links these apparently unrelated cases?

Who is causing young women to disappear?

And when does missing mean murder?

Any blog tour books that I undertake will be added or swapped in. I have two upcoming BlogTours on the way.

The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams by Victoria Williamson BlogTour from @The_WriteReads my spot is on 16th June.

Deadly Autumn Harvest by Tony Mott, translated by Marina Sofia BlogTour from Corylus Books. My spot is 27th July.

This meme is a great way to keep my reading organised and share a regular weekly post with you. I hope that you enjoy it too. Do share your thoughts on this post and the books featured above by leaving a comment below. It’s always good to read what you think.

2 Comments on “#WWWWEDNESDAY – 24 MAY 2023

  1. I just got a notification from my local library this morning that Missing Pieces is available for collection, so am looking forward to that. I’ve also just received an article from Tony Mott, the author of Deadly Autumn Harvest, that I have to translate for the blog tour, talking about her home town (one of my absolute favourites in Romania) and the source of inspiration for her writing.

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    • Missing Pieces sounds good. I’m looking forward to the book club in June as I’ve missed some for one reason or another this year. The Tony Mott piece sounds interesting and the blog tour is not too far off now! Enjoy the translating.

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