WWW Wednesday is run by Taking on a World of Words.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading:
I’m making good progress with The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and I’m still loving it.The Joads have arrived in California and it’s not what they expected – too many homeless, hungry people desperate for work being moved on from place to place. Steinbeck’s writing is detailed and richly descriptive. I feel as though I’m on the road with the characters.
I’m also reading On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill, crime fiction about missing children in a Yorkshire village. A little girl took her dog out for a walk early one morning and didn’t come home. Three little girls had disappeared 15 years earlier and their bodies were never found. I’ve read nearly half the book and as usual with Hill’s books I love the characterisation, the humour and his use of dialect. It’s the first of my 10 Books of Summer.
Recently finished: Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott – definitely creepy and disturbing. It’s the first book of hers I’ve read, but the seventh one she’s written. It reads well as a standalone. It’s described as a psychological thriller and the characters are certainly unstable, stressed and in complex and dangerous relationships. I gave it three stars on Goodreads – maybe that’s being generous, as I’m not at all sure I did ‘like’ it.
They will be coming soon. They come every night.
Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath.
Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don’t speak, because there is nothing left to be said.
Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later.
These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice – and now they have no choices left. Soon they won’t be strangers, they’ll be family…
When DCI Tom Douglas is called to the cold, lonely scene of a suspicious death, he is baffled. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she get there?
How many more must die? Who is controlling them, and how can they be stopped?
I may write more about this book once I’ve sorted out my thoughts about it.
Reading next: Stalker by Lisa Stone, due to be published tomorrow 14 June.
Someone is always watching…
Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his
evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.
When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the victims’ lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house?
As the crimes become more violent, Beth must race against the clock to find out who is behind the attacks. Will she uncover the truth in time? And is Derek more dangerous than even she has guessed?
Have you read any of these books? Do any of them tempt you?
8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 13 June 2018”
I’m so pleased to hear you’re loving The Grapes of Wrath! It’s on my Classics Club list and I’m hoping to read it later in the year.
I’m so looking forward to The Grapes of Wrath. East of Eden will come first for me though.
The Grapes of Wrath is a powerful book, Margaret, and, in my opinion, it’s a classic for a reason. I’m glad you’re drawn into it. You’ve got some other great reads there, too!
I am currently reading The Queens of Innis Lear 🙂
I can see some great books in your post ..
Happy Reading 🙂 !
This is the Stienbeck book I really loved. I read it for a class and I was blessed with a teacher that helped me love it. His other books are not favorites of mine but this one I really enjoyed. The missing children theme gives me the shivers! Here is my week: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13-2018/
I haven’t read Rachel Abbott yet, but have one of her books tucked away on my Kindle: The Sixth Window. I must bring it forward! Yours today looks very creepy/good.
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Glad you’re enjoying On Beulah Height. I liked that one very much indeed. I’ve got a couple of Rachel Abbott’s books, but I’ve not read them yet. I noticed this one recently, but I’ve heard very little about it. I’ll watch for your further thoughts if you share them. Stalker sounds creepy indeed. Don’t scare yourself! LOL
I’ve only read The Grapes of Wrath and I loved it.
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