#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – May 4, 2022

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

The first page of My Wife Is Missing by D. J. Palmer totally set the mood and pace for this crazy tale. I’m halfway through and really enjoying it so far.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 377 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press
  • Publication Date: May 10, 2022
When a woman disappears with her two children, one husband will do anything to find them–even confront the secrets of his own past–in D. J. Palmer’s My Wife Is Missing, a twisty thriller from the author of The New Husband. A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife, Natalie, appears to have left quite willingly, taking their children with her. The police want to know why, and so does Michael. But there may be a reason why Natalie ran, something Michael can’t tell the police—the truth about his past. While untangling his deceptions might be the key to locating Natalie, Michael knows it could also be his undoing. To find his wife, he must now turn to the one person capable of exposing all that he’s been hiding. Natalie thinks she has Michael all figured out and has hatched a plan to escape from him permanently. One detail, though, threatens to derail her efforts: sleep—or more accurately, the lack of it. Since the moment the shocking revelations about her husband came to light, Natalie’s insomnia has worsened to the point that she now suffers from delusions. Are her fears about Michael valid—or a symptom of her condition? With her children’s lives at risk, the stakes for Natalie could not be higher. On her own, running low on energy and resources, avoiding increasingly close calls with Michael—who is on the hunt and closing in fast—Natalie needs someone to turn to for help. But who can she trust when she can’t even trust herself?

My review will be posted tomorrow but I can say that this Elektra by Jennifer Saint is so beautifully told that it mesmerized me.

  • Genre: Greek Mythology (tragedy)
  • Pages: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2022
A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne. Three women, tangled in an ancient curse. When Clytemnestra marries Agamemnon, she ignores the insidious whispers about his family line, the House of Atreus. But when, on the eve of the Trojan War, Agamemnon betrays Clytemnestra in the most unimaginable way, she must confront the curse that has long ravaged their family. In Troy, Princess Cassandra has the gift of prophecy, but carries a curse of her own: no one will ever believe what she sees. When she is shown what will happen to her beloved city when Agamemnon and his army arrives, she is powerless to stop the tragedy from unfolding. Elektra, Clytemnestra and Agamemnon’s youngest daughter, wants only for her beloved father to return home from war. But can she escape her family’s bloody history, or is her destiny bound by violence, too?

Dark Circles by Caite Dolan Leach is my next read, and I have been looking forward to it for a while. It just sounds so good. I hope it is.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publication Date: May 10, 2022
An embattled actress becomes entangled in a dark conspiracy at a spiritual retreat—and starts a true crime podcast to try to break the case—in this chilling novel about fame, violence, and our morbid fascination with murder, from the acclaimed author of Dead Letters. “[An] evocative, character-propelled thriller.”—Publishers Weekly. Olivia Reed needs a break. She doesn’t want to think about her name plastered on tabloids or be reminded of her recent meltdown on a Manhattan street. Her micromanaging publicist has just the thing in mind: a remote retreat in upstate New York—the House of Light. It’s not rehab; it’s a Spiritual Center, a site for seeking realignment and personal growth. There will be yoga and morning meditation, soft bamboo-blend fabrics and no shortage of crystals to cleanse her energy. But Liv will soon find that the House of Light is filled with darkness. A prickly local, Ava, informs her that something twisted is lurking behind the Light’s veneer. There have been a series of mysterious suicides committed by women caught in the Light’s web, and no matter who Ava talks to, no one believes the Center is involved. To find out what’s really happened and put her celebrity to good use, Liv starts a podcast, seeking to connect the dots and expose the Light’s true intentions. Because beneath the glowing skin of the Light’s inhabitants lie rotten souls, and Liv starts to wonder if anything—even her own life—is how it appears. Caite Dolan-Leach brings her tantalizing voice, her gift for atmosphere, and a cast of delightfully devious and absorbing characters to this riveting novel of suspense.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

34 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – May 4, 2022”

    1. I think you’d enjoy it. It’s part historical, part women’s fiction, and very beautifully told.


  1. Oooh! I like the sound of the first one and the last one, especially the last one, Dark Circles. That’s going to have to go on my TBR. Can’t wait to see your reviews!

    I’m just finishing up a non-fiction called The Case for Christ. Then it’s onto a murder mystery I’m borrowing from my library via the Libby app!

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    1. The first one is excellent so far – so turny twisty. And I can’t wait to start Dark Circles. Everything about it intrigues me.

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  2. Elecktra sounds so good. I do enjoy a beautifully written book about a mythical story

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  3. I’m still reading the book ”Into the Crooked Place”. It is narrated in the point of view of four people, each connected to magic in some way. I’m enjoying reading it, and almost half way through.

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  4. I have My Wife is Missing to do a read/listen, so I am glad to hear you are enjoying it Tessa.

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  5. I like the sound of all three of these! I’m currently reading Cafe Con Lychee, and it’s not coming together like I’d hoped, but I’m only 20% into it. There’s still a chance.

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