This week in books

This Week in Books (May 17th 2017)


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 ∧ The Other Twin, Lucy V. Hay 

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When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India’s laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well-heeled families, The Other Twin is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth.

As soon as this book landed on my Kindle, I knew I’d forget about my plans and read it instead! I was right! It took me less than a day to devour it! It made my weekend a lot better!

Follow Me Down, Sherri Smith

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Mia Haas has built a life for herself far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she’s forced to return home. Once hailed as the golden boy of their small town, Lucas Haas disappeared the same day the body of one of his high school students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.

All the while, she wonders, if he’s innocent, why did he run?

As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s history is intertwined, Mia will be forced to confront her own demons, placing her right in the killer’s crosshairs.

≈ Now ≈ One to Watch, Rachel Amphlett

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Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.


I need some more Kay in my life!!

∨ Next ∨ Slave, Laura Frances


There is no sun. There is no moon. There is only gray—the smog belched from coal-fueled factories. The Workers silently shuffle to their assigned posts. The Outcasts watch from the alley walls. On every corner, a Watcher stands stone-faced, a rifle in hand. This is the only life that exists. Beyond the mountains is a dream. But dreams are foolish in a place like this.

Hannah has spent nineteen years dodging Watchers and doing as she is told.

“Do not look Watchers in the eye. Don’t give them a reason to notice you.”

But when she wakes to the valley exploding in revolution, Hannah is forced onto a dangerous path, where nothing is what she believed. Suddenly freedom is in her grasp, and the way there requires working with the men she once feared.

My next choice is a break from all the heavy and crime from above!

That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!


37 thoughts on “This Week in Books (May 17th 2017)”

  1. All these books sound great. I like the cover of One to Watch. Other Twin sounds sounds like my kind of book. I can’t wait to read your review. The Slave definitely sounds different but quite interesting. Enjoy all your books Donna. Happy reading 🙂


  2. I got sent a copy of The Other Twin too and I’m so keen to start reading it – just need to finish the books I’m already reading first. I’m so glad that it was such a great read! I like the sound of Follow Me Down – I’m going to look out for a copy of this one. Happy reading for the week ahead! 🙂


  3. These all sound so interesting! I’m especially intrigued by The Other Twin and Slave!

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!


  4. I don’t really read thriller / crime novels but boy, that first one, The Other Twin had me kind of curious now, ahah. Glad you liked it my Sweechie! 🙂


  5. You have a lot of crime novels in your to-read list for this week, but they all sound like amazing books so I really hope you enjoy them, and I’m really glad to see you loved The Other Twin as well. It’s always great when a book you look forwards to ends up being one you love as well. Happy reading Donna! 😀


  6. Some good sounding books there. I like the sound of Follow Me Down best. My kindle has been updated with some great sounding books this week too. The one I’m most excited for is ‘Trust Me’ by Angela Clarke. I have read her first two in the social media murders series and this is her latest.
    Happy reading Donna.
    Amanda. xx


    1. I love social media murders, so Angela Clarke should make an appearance in my Kindle 😀 Plus, I like it when a series stays strong, I hate it when only the first book is a hit and it sounds like it’s not the case here!
      Happy reading Amanda! xx

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  7. Nice adds! I’m trying to keep The Other Twin for later (I wanted to read the paperback) but I’m not sure how much longer I can keep off starting this one.. I see everybody diving in and the tour isn’t until July ;-).


  8. I love the sound of all of these! And I’ve been reading so many mystery/thrillers I’m trying to throw in a few different reads as well just to mix things up. 😉 Slave sounds fascinating! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. ❤


  9. Ooo your read books sound interesting! I haven’t read too many mystery/thrillers, but I’ve just finished ‘What she left’ by T.R. Richmond so I have new-found thirst for this genre! Definitely going to check out ‘The Other Twin’ 😀


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