Books I Am Reading This Week – 30 November 2022 | #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover

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’m enjoying The Opportunist so far. The main character is very different than usual. I’m looking forward to getting further in to see how this one turns out.

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Pages: 251 pages

Publisher: MIRA (Harlequin Trade)

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

A deliciously sly, thoroughly enjoyable tale about greed, power and the world’s most devious family. When Alana Shropshire’s seventy-six-year-old father, Ed, starts dating Kelly, his twenty-eight-year-old nurse, a flurry of messages arrive from Alana’s brothers, urging her to help “protect Dad” from the young interloper. Alana knows that what Teddy and Martin really want to protect is their father’s fortune, and she tells them she couldn’t care less about the May-December romance. Long estranged from her privileged family, Alana, a hardworking single mom, has more important things to worry about. But when Ed and Kelly’s wedding is announced, Teddy and Martin kick into hyperdrive and persuade Alana to fly to their father’s West Coast island retreat to perform one simple task in their plan to make the gold digger go away. Kelly, however, proves a lot more wily than expected, and Alana becomes entangled in an increasingly dangerous scheme full of secrets and surprises. Just how far will her siblings go to retain control? Smart, entertaining and brimming with shocking twists and turns, The Opportunist is both a thrill ride of a story and a razor-sharp view of who wields power in the world.

I’m a little behind, so instead of having a Just Read and showing a book that was on my post last week – I’m doing two Read Next books and no Just Read. I’m a rebel, what can I say? I think The Ingenue looks incredible and from the reviews I’ve already seen, I know I’m going to love it. The Widowmaker’s title makes the book sound like a political thriller to me, but the description is very different from that. I look forward to seeing how good this book is!

  • Genre: Suspense Thriller (Dark Contemporary Fairy Tale?)
  • Pages: 313 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2022
My Dark Vanessa meets The Queen’s Gambit in this new novel of suspense about the bonds of family, the limits of talent, the risks of ambition, and the rewards of revenge. When former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis returns home to Milwaukee after her mother’s unexpected death, she expects to inherit the family estate, the Elf House. But with the discovery that her mother’s will bequeathed the Elf House to a man that Saskia shares a complicated history with, she is forced to reexamine her own past––and the romantic relationship that changed the course of her life––for answers. Can she find a way to claim her heritage while keeping her secrets buried, or will the fallout from digging too deep destroy her? Set against a post #MeToo landscape, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ingenue delves into mother-daughter relationships, the expectations of talent, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when the things that once made you special are taken from you. Moving between Saskia’s childhood and the present day, this dark, contemporary fairy tale pulses with desire, longing, and uncertainty, as it builds to its spectacular, shocking climax.
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2022
A wealthy family shrouded in scandal; a detective tasked with solving an impossible cold case; and a woman with a dark past collide in Hannah Morrissey’s stunning new Black Harbor mystery, The Widowmaker. Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared twenty years ago, the name “Reynolds” has become synonymous with “murder” and “mystery.” And now, lured by a cryptic note, down-on-her-luck photographer Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into the web of their family secrets and double lives. The same night she photographs the Reynolds holiday get-together, Morgan becomes witness to a homicide of a cop that triggers the discovery of a long-buried clue. This could finally be the thing to crack open the chilling cold case, and Investigator Ryan Hudson has a chance to prove himself as lead detective. If only he could stop letting his need to solve his partner’s recent murder distract him. But as Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?

What are you reading? Do you love it?

14 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – 30 November 2022 | #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover”

    1. So far so good and the reviews have me excited for the two I haven’t started yet. The one I am reading – The Opportunist – I am now starting to have thoughts about how it’s going to go. So, I just have to find out if I’m right or not 😊

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  1. Ooh, didn’t know about The Widowmaker so thanks for the heads up. Glad you’re enjoying The Opportunist so far. I’m hoping to get that one for review.

    Enjoy everything, Tessa💜


  2. I liked The Ingenue even better than her previous book The Ballerina’s. I hope you enjoy it, Tessa!


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