This week in books

This Week in Books (November 7th 2018)


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 Savage Shore by David Hewson

The Savage Shore Cover

Detective Nic Costa finds himself a stranger in a strange land when he’s sent to infiltrate the mob in a remote part of southern Italy.

Roman police detective Nic Costa has been sent undercover to Italy’s beautiful, remote Calabrian coast to bring in the head of the feared mob, the ‘Ndrangheta, who has offered to turn state witness for reasons of his own.

Hoping to reel in the biggest prize the state police have seen in years, the infamous Butcher of Palermo, Costa and his team are aware the stakes are high. But the constant deception is taking its toll. Out of their depth in a lawless part of Italy where they are the outcasts, not the men in the hills, with their shotguns and rough justice, the detectives find themselves pitched as much against one another as the mob. As the tension rises, it’s clear the operation is not going to plan. Is Nic Costa getting too close to the enemy for comfort – and is there a traitor among them …?

Review tomorrow!

≈ Now ≈
Kill it with Fire by Adam Maxwell
Too Close by Natalie Daniels


They say revenge is a dish best served cold but Violet Winters isn’t the sort of criminal to play by other people’s rules.

Double-crossed and with her reputation as a master thief on the line she can only see one course of action.

A Raucous Rampage of Revenge.

With a detective nipping at her heels and her escape route ablaze she’ll be lucky to escape with her life let alone anything else.

I had been waiting for this FOR SO LONG! I am over the moon to finally be reunited with Violet! I can’t wait to talk about it!

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How close is too close?

There’s a moment, when you meet someone new, when the connection is so strong that making a friend can feel like falling in love.

That’s how it was for Connie and Ness. They met in the park while their children played and as they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable.

But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids. It’s all too much. Something has to give.

Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can’t remember a thing.

This tagline… It’s been on my mind since I received my e-copy!

∨ Next ∨ A Way Out, a memoir of conquering depression and social anxiety

a way out

What do you do when you’re trapped in your mind? When you can’t escape the feelings of depression and fear?

A Way Out gives a raw, unfiltered look into the life and thoughts of a young woman, Michelle, experiencing severe depression and social anxiety. Social anxiety plagued her since her early youth, hindering her most as a young adult. She began having suicidal thoughts in her early teens but didn’t perceive them as being abnormal. This eventually evolved into a deep depression. Her social anxiety and depression fueled each other, creating a grave cycle of negative thoughts.

Michelle is able to share her experiences in a way that allows others to go along for the ride with her: the highs, the lows, and the amusingly unexpected. It artfully conveys Michelle’s journey through mental illness and toward mental health. Beyond the haunting honesty, A Way Out delivers heart, humour, and hope.

Finally ready to give this one a go and talk about it in a vlog… More about it soon!

What’s on your reading list this week?

13 thoughts on “This Week in Books (November 7th 2018)”

  1. All these titles sound so good. Too close sounds like my kind of thriller. I feel like I can already guess just how bad and creepy things will get 😀 Enjoy all your books, Meggy and have a wonderful week.


  2. I love the sound of Too Close although wating for your kindle would be more enjoyable for this one. I also am happy to read the word ‘vlog’ again, its been a while and I really enjoyed hearing you talk. The book you will talk about though sounds like you would need to be in the right head space to tackle it. I look forward to hearing more. And your thoughts on Too Close.
    ps. remember self care xxx


    1. I so wish I could wait to read it properly on a screen that doesn’t kill my eyes, but I have a deadline to send the review 😦
      Yes! Back to vlogging! It’s a good exercise for my accent training and I really want to convey my feelings about books on mental health in a different format. I still don’t like hearing myself because all I can spot are my mistakes, but I don’t hate it anymore, so it’s a step.
      Thank you, for everything, as always, lovely friend xxx


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