WWW-Wednesday #January 18th

This meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.

Recently Finished

out-of-bounds

 

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid- I think that this book will appeal to lovers of police procedural. It is more character-driven than plot-driven hence the pace is not too fast. However, the characters are so well-developed that it was easy to become immersed in their story. The investigation is explained in detailed and as readers, we get to understand how every case was solved. I also like the fact that the detectives relied on evidence and forensics to solve the cases and not on pure instincts like in some cop procedural/thrillers.  The book was also so well researched that I ended up learning a number of new things. For instance; I didn’t know much about the laws concerning adoptions.  You can read my review here.

 

good-me-bad-me

 

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is not your usual fast-paced thriller. It’s the kind of book where the tension slowly builds through each page. I was fascinated by the narrative although for the first time, I read the book with a feeling of uneasiness and dread all the way to the last page. I have never been this nervous or chilled by the actions of characters. Here is my review.

 

 

Currently Reading

little-girl-lost

 

Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer

I started reading this book yesterday. The prologue made me feel uncomfortable due the theme that was introduced. However, the first few chapters are interesting so I can’t wait to see how the story goes.

 

 

Reading Next

lost-daughter-of-indiaThe Lost Daughter of India by Sharon Maas

I picked this book because of the title and also the beautiful cover. I haven’t read many books set in India but I am intrigued by the country and the culture of the people so I can’t wait to read this.

About the Book

When Caroline meets Kamal the attraction is instant. He’s enchanting, charismatic and she can’t wait to set up a new life with him in India. Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they’ll come round, especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter, Asha.

Asha is an adorable child but Caroline, homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in, struggles with motherhood. Kamal is hardly ever there and she feels more and more isolated. In the grips of severe depression Caroline flees back to America, leaving Asha behind.

Ten years later …

Caroline recovered from her illness, is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned. Desperate to find Asha, she reunites with Kamal, intent on tracking her down. Will they ever be able to find their lost daughter? If they have any chance, they must confront the painful truths of the past and a terrible secret that has been kept for many years, until now.

Happy Reading!

 

 

30 Comments

  1. All fascinating books, now I’m going to read your review of Good me bad me, I’m especially curious about Little girl lost!

    1. Little Girl Lost is an interesting read so far. Can’t wait to get home and read some more pages. I will probably be done tomorrow so may review it on Friday:-)

    1. Glad to hear that you loved Good Me, Bad Me. It is such an amazing read. I am yet to read any other book but McDermid but I keep hearing good things so I have to find the next one. Thanks for the link. I visited your post just a while ago:-)

    1. It really does. I really like the cover although it seems like an emotional read. Little Girl Lost didn’t strike me as a tough read until the first chapter. However, the other chapters have moved towards the investigation so they are a bit now.

      Thank you and happy reading to you too 🙂

    1. The pace was perfect for this story. I hardly noticed it although slow paces usually bug me. Thanks for the link, heading over to your post now. Thanks for visiting. Happy reading 🙂

  2. I’m going to read your Good Me Bad Me review right now! I’ve been excited about this story ever since I first heard about it but my request wasn’t approved… I’ve heard mixed things about it, so I’ve been deciding whether to get a copy ever since (most likely yes though 😉 ) I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

    1. Sorry to hear that your request wasn’t approved but I hope that you will get a copy of the book soon. I really liked and I hope that you will too. Happy reading to you too 🙂

  3. I’m glad you liked Good Me, Bad Me. I’ve been sing that one around for a while. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    1. I am currently reading The Lost Daughter of India. Its interesting so far and I like the setting especially since I have always wanted to travel to India. The themes in this book are quite dark and heavy though since they involve child prostitution. I will share my review soon though.

      Thank you for the tag. I enjoyed reading your answers and I am now looking for The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie.

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