This week in books

This Week in Books (March 8th) + An #OrendaMonth Surprise! @OrendaBooks


This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

∧ Then ∧ Where Roses Never Die, Gunnar Staalesen, translation by Don Bartlett

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September 1977. Mette Misvær, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found. Almost 25 years later, as the expiration date for the statute of limitations draws near, Mette’s mother approaches PI Varg Veum, in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets, lies and shocking events that have been methodically concealed. When another brutal incident takes place, a pattern begins to emerge. Chilling, shocking and full of extraordinary twists and turns, Where Roses Never Die reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost crime thriller writers.

I can totally understand why it sold over 2 million copies!

≈ Now ≈ Six Stories, Matt Wesolowski

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1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. And who’s to blame…

As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth. A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending.

I haven’t even the blurb entirely, I’m going into this one almost completely blind!

∨ Next ∨ In Her Wake, Amanda Jennings

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A perfect life … until she discovered it wasn’t her own.

A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella’s comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but also her life.

Chilling, complex and profoundly moving, In Her Wake is a gripping psychological thriller that questions the nature of family – and reminds us that sometimes the most shocking crimes are committed closest to home.

After weeks of unfair neglect, I am finally gonna read this!!

I believe this Wednesday post is one of the most exciting I’ve ever written. Every story makes me want to stay in bed to read!

And now for the little Orenda surprise… I thought it was not fair I was the only one having all the fun so I am finally taking the leap and hosting my first giveaway! Head to Twitter to find the pinned Tweet in my profile and win the Orenda eBook of your choice!

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So, have you read any of those Orenda Books? What’s on your reading list this week? 


43 thoughts on “This Week in Books (March 8th) + An #OrendaMonth Surprise! @OrendaBooks”

    1. I just saw your review, I’ll go and read it 😀 It was not originally planned for this week but I needed a break from physical books and it was the last addition to my Kindle!


  1. Yes I’ve read Six Stories (review on Monday) and I LOVED it. You’ll see why.. It’s just atmospheric, unique and with a great twist. I’ve not read Where Roses Never Die yet, nor In Her Wake but they both have my attention too. Aie my poor TBR list 🙂


  2. So amazing that you’re holding your first giveaway! I’ll definitely go enter 😉
    Hope that you do get the chance to get to In Her Wake and that you enjoy it!
    Happy Reading 🙂


    1. Good luck then! 😀 In Her Wake has been put off too long, time to treat myself with an amazing story. Or should I said ANOTHER great story because March is filled with them!

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  3. I’m intrigued by Where Roses Never Die! But when I went to add it to Goodreads I saw it’s a series… Do you say it can be read as a standalone? Because I really don’t have time to read another 18 books right now xD I hope you will enjoy In Her Wake! And psssst I’ve retweeted your post. 😉 Happy reading!


    1. I only realized it was a series when I started reading and there were mentioned of things happening in previous books! It’s book 18 and not all of the previous ones have been translated according to Goodreads 😦 You can totally read it as a standalone but some details won’t have such an impact on you and it’s a bit more difficult to understand the past of the MC.
      Good luck!!! ❤

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      1. A shoot! I always hate when background info seems to be missing… But it’s good to know it can be read as a standalone even though some info is missing.


    1. It does, doesn’t it? I’ve heard so much about it that I haven’t reread the blurb and I’m going without just a vague idea of what it’s about!


    1. I’m so happy it’s finally time to discover In Her Wake! But everyone agrees that it’s awesome so I’m afraid to have another case of “I’m going against all of your opinions”, hahahaha !

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  4. Hellyeah, so excited for the giveaway! 🙂 Thanks for the oppt.

    You know, Six Stories has come up on ym twitter feed like a million times, I swear and every one of those times, it was all praise so I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this 🙂


    1. Good luck with the giveaway, I’m so happy to be able to share the Orenda love! 🙂
      I know, Six Stories is everyone and I got the virus so I added it last minute, haha!

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  5. These all sound like some amazing books Donna, and it’s always great when what you’ve got on your read/TBR list just makes you want to stay curled up with your book until you finish the story. It seems like you really enjoyed Where Roses Never Die so I hope you do the other two as well.
    There’s something to be said about going into books blind. I do it with some of my most anticipated releases and I always end up enjoying them that little bit more! 😀


  6. Oh my, all three books sound crazy awesome!! :O I’m most intrigued by Where Roses Never Die because Jo Nesbo has a quote on the cover hahahah Even if I haven’t yet read any of his books, he’s one of those crime thriller writers that I just can’t wait to try out. Have you read anything by Nesbo by any chance? :O Congratulations on hosting your first giveaway too!!! Definitely something that will peek the interest of a lot of e-readers out there!! 😛

    – Lashaan


    1. The thing is: THEY ALL ARE CRAZY AWESOME and I have no idea how to review them and I just want to read them all!!! Where Roses Never Die is good but it’s tricky because it’s the 18th book in a series so some background information is missing. I’d never heard about Nesbo! Is there a specific book I should try first?? 😀
      Thank you! I was so nervous about the giveaway, haha!

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