My Most Recent Book Haul

I thought I’d share my most recent purchases with you although this may be the last for a while as I’m trying to get through some of the ones I have before buying any more.


Every working mum has had to face it.

The guilt-fuelled, anxiety-filled first day back in the office after maternity leave.But this working mum is one of a kind.Meet Alexis Tyler.An elite covert agent within Her Majesty’s Secret Service.Her first project back is a high-stakes hit of global significance and the old boys network of government espionage is far from ready for the return of an operational mother. But woe betide anyone who ever tells Alexis Tyler ‘you can’t’.She will have it all. Or she’ll die trying . . .And yes, she damn well will be home for bath time.

Honestly I’ve never heard of this book before, but it was on offer on Amazon and it sounds great. It sounds funny and interesting.


All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She’s not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she’s almost relieved.Everything changes when she’s followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the ‘treatment’ he is undergoing. The school is changing people.Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets.

Before it’s too late.

I’ve mentioned before that C.L Taylor is one of my go to authors and this is the only one of hers that I’ve never read. So basically it was a no brainer for me to pick this up.


Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed … Again

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…

I’ve seen this book floating around bookstagram and I’ve heard mixed reviews but honestly I love a good murder mystery. Add in the time loop and it sounded interesting enough to make me want it.


Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

This for same reason made me think of Nancy Drew. I loved Nancy Drew as a child and while I realise this may be nothing like Nancy Drew it was enough to make me want to get it.


Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn’t supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong. As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye? Soon the two women’s lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood’s stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.

Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.

So many things appealed to me with this book. The cover alone was enough! However I’m also interested in the historical aspects of it and the fact that It’s set around The Pendle Witch Trials.


Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust?

Seven friends went down to the woods, but one of them never came home.30 years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens already knows what’s waiting for him – Aurora Jackson, found at last.They all claim to be innocent, but one of them must be lying. Because she was found somewhere only they knew about.

Now everyone’s a suspect.

If you’ve visited my blog before you will already know how I love a psychological thriller. So this book sounds right up my alley. A group with secrets and not k owing who to trust is exactly the kind of thing I love.

Have you read any of these yet or do you want to? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

2 thoughts on “My Most Recent Book Haul”

  1. Great book haul! I hope you have a great time reading these books. I have Truly Devious and Death of Evelyn Hardcastle on my TBR so excited for those!!


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