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WWW Wednesday logoIt’s WWW Wednesday again: and as publication day looms for A Forsaken Friend, my second novel with Susan Pape, I’ve struggled to find time for either reading or reviewing.

Hence, no WWW Wednesday for the last two weeks.

Still not properly back on track but, at least. I’ve made a couple of dents in the TBR pile – although several more have been added…

But what I love about WWW Wednesday is that it provides an opportunity to prioritise my reading and to address the TBR pile in a logical way.

What’s WWW Wednesday? It’s a fun way to share what you’ve been reading and which books on your TBR pile you hope to tackle next.

It’s currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Books and it’s easy to join in.

Simply answer the three questions below, post on your blog and then click here on the link to Taking on a World of Books and leave a comment and a link to your blog post for others to see.

Don’t have a blog? Just leave a comment with your responses.

And the questions are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s what my reading looks like:

Currently reading:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:

This one has been a fixture for several weeks and is now earmarked as an Easter Bank Holiday weekend treat.

Fighting MonstersFighting Monsters by Rebecca Bradley

Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective, who writes police procedural crime thrillers.

This is the third of three novels in her DI Hannah Robbins series. The attention to detail is awe inspiring and gripping.

What the blurb says:

Twenty four hours after walking away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered. In his possession: the name of a protected witness from his trial.

For DI Hannah Robbins, it’s a race against time to find Talbot’s killer, and locate the witness before it’s too late.

But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation.

Where do you turn when you can’t trust the police?

Available to buy on Amazon.

Recently finished:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Loved it: but have been spared writing a review because my writing partner Susan Pape got there first. You can read what she thought about it here.

The Haunting of Hattie Hastings by Audrey Davis: Part Two

I was lucky enough to meet up with Audrey, who lives in Switzerland, when we both attended a FB book club gathering in Leeds.

She’s a bit more glamorous that Hattie but just as spunky and sparky.

You can read my review on March 23 when I’ll be joining the Hattie Hastings blog tour organised by Rachel Gilbey of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Ravens GatheringRavens Gathering by Graeme Cumming

This is an unexpected whodunit-cum-psychological thriller-cum fantasy that packs a shelf-load of surprises.

Again, I’ll post a review when I have a little more time but if you’re looking for a book that delivers the unexpected this might just be one for you.

Reading next:

Uncommon Cruelty by Liz Mistry

I met Liz a year-or-so ago when she and I were neighbours at a book event at Leeds Trinity University.

In between chatting to visitors about our respective books, we also got to know each other a little so when Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books invited me to take part in the blog tour for the fourth instalment in Liz’s Northern noir series I was happy to oblige.

Uncommon CrueltyDI Gus McGuire and his team are called in to investigate the disappearance of a teenage boy after his parents return from a weekend away, to find their home trashed and their son missing.

But that is just the beginning.

As the investigation unfolds, Gus must discover what links a violent bikers’ gang, a Muslim youth group and a fundamentalist American based Christian church.

Alongside this, two cases from the past come back to haunt DI Gus McGuire and his DS, Alice Cooper.

Gus has a lot to juggle, but will he cope?

Uncommon Cruelty is the fourth in the DI Gus McGuire series set in Bradford West Yorkshire and is a gritty, Northern Noir read.

Published on April 14.