Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week and look ahead to next.
Happy Wednesday, blog friends! I’ve had a really nice chilled-out week so far (probably jinxed it now), hope yours has been good too. Here’s what my week in books has looked like…
Now: The Horse with My Name ~ Colin Bateman
It’s been a long time since I read any of Bateman’s books and it’s like having a reunion with an old friend. I still prefer the Mystery Man books, but the Dan Starkey series is great too. This is the 5th Starkey novel.
Then: Fear ~ Dirk Kurbjuweit
This was a really interesting and tense thriller but I found it a little on the slow side. Definitely worth a read though. My review will up next week.
Definitely White Cat by Holly Black. Promise.
New on the Shelves
I didn’t buy or borrow any books this week. Well done, me! 🙂
I’m Waiting On…
…The Silent Companion, because… it sounds great. Susan Hill, check. Gothic ghost story, check. Crumbling estate, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!
Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine…
Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge.
With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. But inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure – a Silent Companion – that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself..
Expected Publication: October 5th 2017 by Raven Books