#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 24 2022

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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

I love Alice Feeney, and I love locked-room mysteries, so Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney was a no brainer. I was warned it starts off a bit slow and it does but Feeney has a way of throwing twist after twist to make up for the slow start.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Flat Iron Books
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2022
The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of Rock Paper Scissors returns with a locked-room mystery when a family reunion leads to murder in a delightfully twisty and atmospheric thriller, as seen on the TODAY show. “A dysfunctional family meets Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None with a truly gasp-inducing twist. This is the book you’ve been looking for.” —Catherine Ryan Howard, bestselling author of 56 Days Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. But at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows… Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide goes out and all is revealed. As seen on the TODAY show and picked by Book of the Month, Daisy Darker’s family secrets and Alice Feeney’s trademark shocking twists will keep readers riveted.

I am participating in a publisher-led read along for Ten Years by Pernille Hughes. It’s a pretty emotional story so far.

  • Genre: Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 364 pages
  • Publisher: One More Chapter
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2022
Becca and Charlie have known each other since university. Becca and Charlies have also hated each other since university. Until now. Until Ally’s bucket list. The death of their loved one should mean they can go their separate ways and not look back. But completing the list is something neither of them can walk away from. And sometimes, those who bring out the worst in you, also bring out the very best… Over the course of ten years, Becca and Charlie’s paths collide as they deal with grief, love and life after Ally. Not since Emma and Dex in One Day and Will and Lou in Me Before You will you root for a couple as much.

I posted my review of Please Join Us yesterday and wow, this is one dark and twisted story! Please, check out my review for more information.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Named one of 2022’s best and most-anticipated thrillers by Goodreads, CrimeReads, Motherly, Westport Magazine, and more! A “propulsive thriller about secret organizations, hidden agendas, and the lengths one woman will go to reclaim her life” (Laura Dave, author of Reese’s Book Club Pick The Last Thing He Told Me) from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine McKenzie. At thirty-nine, Nicole Mueller’s life is on the rocks. Her once brilliant law career is falling apart. She and her husband, Dan, are soon to be forced out of the apartment they love. After a warning from her firm’s senior partners, she receives an invitation from an exclusive women’s networking group, Panthera Leo. Membership is anonymous, but every member is a successful professional. It sounds like the perfect solution to help Nicole revive her career. So, despite Dan’s concerns that the group might be a cult, Nicole signs up for their retreat in Colorado. Once there, she meets the other women who will make up her Pride. A CEO, an actress, a finance whiz, a congresswoman: Nicole can’t believe her luck. The founders of Panthera Leo are equally as impressive. They explain the group’s core philosophy: they’re a girl’s club in a boy’s club world. Nicole is all in. And when she gets home, she soon sees dividends. Her new network quickly provides her with clients that help her relaunch her career, and a great new apartment too. The favors she has to provide in return seem benign. But then she’s called to the congresswoman’s apartment late at night where she’s pressed into helping her cover up a crime. And suddenly, Dan’s concerns that something more sinister is at play seem all too relevant. Can Nicole extricate herself from the group before it’s too late? Or will joining Panthera Leo be the biggest mistake of her life?

I usually enjoy dark humor, so Take My Husband appealed to me when it was offered. Early reviews have been largely 4s and 5s and that’s always encouraging.

  • Genre: Dark Humor / Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 372 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Only one thing stands in the way of Laurel Applebaum’s happiness…Doug Applebaum. In this darkly comic novel about a wife whose rope is so frayed it’s about to snap, Laurel gets a call that her husband has been in an accident. She imagines the worst. But as she is on the way to the ER, another emotion seizes her. Relief. Doug’s death could solve all her problems. No more catering to his incessant demands. Then there’s the insurance money. Laurel’s dreams seem so close. There’s just one problem: Doug is very much alive. Now Laurel has to decide if she is going to do something about it. Subversive, irreverent and surprisingly poignant, Take My Husband probes the deep corners of a marriage and emerges to find the light. For anyone who’s spent a little too much time with a significant other and thought, One of us has got to go.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

29 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 24 2022”

  1. I’ve just finished reading rock paper scissors and really loved it so hoping to read daisy darker at some point 😊 Hope you enjoy ten years and the read along 💕

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  2. I finished Ten Years yesterday. I’m also on the readalong and thought would read first 3 chapters but I couldn’t stop after that. Can’t wait to see what you think about it.

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  3. I’ve seen Feeney’s books everywhere, but I’ve never read them. A locked-room mystery grabs my attention every time. Hope you enjoy it, Tessa!

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  4. Ten Years sounds like an intense read but really good. I hope you end up loving it! Have a wonderful week. ❤

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