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Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.
The Three W’s
Wednesday 10th July 2019
What am I currently reading?
Description (from Goodreads)
‘No one knows this horrifying true crime case better than the detective who cracked it. Kim Booth will take you on an unforgettable journey into lies, deceit, cunning and malice.’ Nick Louth
For Joan and Ted Warner, an innocent and trusting couple, a chance encounter with Barbara Hendry, a cunning con-woman who turned their settled lives into a living nightmare
The Warners were not victims of a remote scam, carried out over the internet by fraudsters from afar. For six years, faking a friendship face-to-face, this plausible woman carried off the impersonation of a member of the nobility fallen on hard times, manipulating the emotions of her victims, deceitfully draining them of every penny they had set aside for their retirement, and plunging them into debt.
Hendrys intention was to slip away, having sucked the Warners dry of all their hard-earned savings. But for some dogged investigative work by a determined detective she would have succeeded- and remained free to prey on other vulnerable victims.
Follow this journey of fraud and depravity in the company of the one man who knows the full story – the British detective who cracked the case and brought Barbara Hendry to justice.
A Cruel Deception is an insightful and gripping work of true crime, which illustrates the depth of wickedness and the possibility that we can all be deceived.
The author retired from the Lincolnshire Police as Detective Inspector in charge of the Lincolnshire Police Economic Crime Unit. He now provides anti-fraud advice and fraud investigation on a consultancy basis together with assisting authors with police procedural issues and story lines.
I have just started reading A Cruel Deception by Kim Booth and I am absolutely loving it! I never thought I would enjoy this type of genre but once i’ve started I cannot stop. I think it’s because the story I am reading is true and I can’t believe my eyes that what I am reading is true! Kim Booth writes extraordinarily and sets the scene for a truly horrific crime against a loving couple. Pick this up and you will not be disappointed!
What did I recently finish reading?
The Women’s Murder Club returns for another thrilling crime investigation. Will their skills be enough to take down a brutal madman?
A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer’s motives are unspeakable.
In this “inventive” installment of the Women’s Murder Club, James Patterson proves once again why he is the #1 master of the murder mystery (Sunday Times).
I recently finished reading 2nd Chance by James Patterson. This was on my TBR list for a while after reading 1st to Die last year. I loved the first book and all the girls within the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson really knows how to tell a unique and creative crime story and does not hold back on the gruesomeness detail of the crimes committed. I did not like this as good as his first book in the series but I will definitely be reading all of them within it. To see my full review of 2nd Chance click here.
What do I think I will read next?
(From Goodreads) In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing New York Times bestselling mystery from Diane Chamberlain
This has been on my TBR for agesss! But I think I will finally get around to reading it. I orginally found it through a BuzzFeed post named 41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You’ll Ever Read and it has been on my TBR ever since. I purchased it from World of Books last month and can’t wait to see if it really is as suspenseful as what BuzzFeed make out.
Have you read any of these books? I would love to chat about them!
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