**Weekly Wrap Up**


I have surpassed myself this week are you ready? I read five, yes you read that right! Five whole full length books and just started on my sixth! This isn’t because I’ve finally found a pattern to fit in reading between work, I actually had an accident don’t panic I’m still in one piece just about!

I bought myself a lovely pair of wedges to wear out last Saturday night and all was well until I walked home twisted my foot in the bloody things and went down like a sack of spuds, apart from a bloody finger and a huge bruise on my foot and ankle I was fine, well until I got up the next morning in agony my neck went into spasm and has been ever since! Consequently I haven’t been able to work (no work no pay 😢) or do anything apart from read (always a silver lining I guess😂😂), mind you the meds I’m taking also make me really sleepy otherwise I would probably have read another book or two!

The moral of the story?  I need to wear flat shoes at all time for my own safety, anyone looking for a pair of gorgeous pink wedges? Free to a good home 😂😂


Books I read this week

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Each Little Lie by Tom Bale

The Lucky ones by Mark Edwards

The Serial Killer’s Daughter but Lesley Welsh

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

ARC’s I received this week

Two! I’m keeping well away from NetGalley at the moment as promised in last weeks post, but I did request Karin Slaughter’s new book The Good Daughter ages ago and finally got accepted (so that doesn’t count😂🙈).

I also got sent an ARC of Shadows by Conrad Jones, after reading Brick which I loved there was no way I could ignore this one


Book description

Suicide. Drugs. Murder.

DI Braddick is put on the case when a hijacked drug deal has resulted in murder and an eye witness goes missing. When victims are discovered strung up from the rafters of an abandoned fish factory, on the Anglesey coastline, the police are baffled as to what went on. A deserted trawler found at the scene helps Braddick put the pieces together.

Could this be the work of a notorious Russian crime family?

When an undercover officer goes missing everything points to an informer for the family and it is clear they will stop at nothing to the silence the leak and have their revenge.

As the body count rises Braddick will come to realise that no one is safe…

I’ve also still got my Amazon voucher but I’ve kept to my word and not bought any books yet! Although four of the books I read are from my NetGalley reads so I am  slowly getting there!


Book description

The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestelling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – Pikeville’s notorious defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself – the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again – and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised – Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case which can’t help triggering the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried for ever …

Book Post


The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Book description

What secret would you kill to keep?
After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school – the same school where Cece has unwittingly enrolled her children.

Already anxious about making friends when the parents seem so cliquey, Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety. By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life. That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne. Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer before they strike again . . .

The publishers kindly sent me a hardback copy of this book to #Giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled as I will running a little competition soon.

I also received a letter from the author which will be sent with book. The letter is printed on seeded paper, you put the paper in a pot with compost and watch the flowers grow🌻🌺🌸💐🌷 how cool is that? and will be included with the book.


Books I’m hoping to read this week

Last week on the book review café

What a busy week I had last week on my blog, and here’s a round up just in case you missed anything

**Blog Tour** Vile City by Jennifer Lee Thomson #AuthorQ&A

**My Book Of The Month** May 2017 | The Book Review Café

**Blog Tour** #BeMyKiller by Richard Parker #BookReview @Bookouture @Bookwalter | The Book Review Café

**Blog Tour** Body Breaker by Mike Craven #BookReview @caffeinenights @MWCravenUK | The Book Review Café

Brick by Conrad Jones #BookReview @bloodhoundbooks @ConradJones | The Book Review Café

Next week on the book review café

**Blog tour** The Lighterman by Simon Michael author interview

Fierce City by Gin Phillips #Review

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker #Review

#TopFiveThursday is  back with yet another awesome book blogger

I will be running a couple of #Giveaways next week as the for the following…..

A paperback copy of The Lighterman by Simon Michael 

A Paperback copy of a Fierce Kingdom 


Other news from the book review café

I’m not sure how long it’s been sat there as I don’t tend to look at my dashboard page on NetGalley I’m usually to busy salivating at all the wonderful books on there,  but some how or other I managed to get my Top Reviewer badge which made my day.


I’m so pleased I’ve cut back on the blog tours I’ve actually turned down so many this week, even though they were for really fantastic books. It’s such a brilliant feeling to be able to pick and choose my own books with no time constraints.




37 thoughts on “**Weekly Wrap Up**

  1. noveldeelights

    FIVE?! *faints*

    So sorry to hear the pink wedges tried to kill you. That’s really not cool. I’m glad you weren’t injured too badly. Could have been so much worse. But argh, not the neck again! That’s awful! Hope you feel better soon so we can go back to this one book a week thing. 😂😘

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  2. Jessica's Reading Room

    Woot woot! 5 books!! I only wear flats, as that would happen with me, I can be clumsy. I hope you recover quickly! I’m currently reading the Fourth Monkey, and wow! I’m about 125 pages in and hoping to read more of it today!

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      1. Jessica's Reading Room

        I look forward to it! I wont be able to post mine until the 22nd since I am on the blog tour for it.


  3. Abbie at Bloomin' Brilliant Books

    What a brilliant week! Congrats on your Netgalley badge. There must be something in the air as I have managed to read more this week too – having a couple of days out from social media really helped! I sympathise with the high heel thing … I can’t walk in heels for toffee! Glad you are ok xxx

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  4. thebuzzingbookmark

    Hi Lorraine. Sorry to hear about your fall. Doesn’t sound good at all. I’m holding thumbs for a quick recovery for you. I had a dental op on Friday morning…simultaneous extraction and implant, and so I was hoping for a Friday filled with reading but unfortunately that never happened. Between feeling sorry for myself and wondering when the feeling in my tongue was going to return, I didnt do any reading! Ha ha. On the mend now though. 😉 Hugs

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  5. Keeper of Pages

    And that is why I don’t wear heels/wedges! Glad it wasn’t too serious but yay to reading five books! I’m looking forward to less reading pressure so I’m clearing the majority of my review copies this month so I can read some of my own books next month.x

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    1. lollyrugs Post author

      Thanks Janel it’s such a great feeling to pick up a book with out worrying about will I like time? Will I get it read in time? Think it’s definitely the best way forward for me at the moment x

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  6. The Quiet Knitter

    Yay for 5 books & pretty shoes, boo for your accident, hope you’re on the mend now! Loving the sound of the giveaway prizes 👍

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  7. Donna | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    OMG OMG OMG Lorraine is back!!! She read 5 books!!!! hahaha, congrats!!! I hope the accident wasn’t big and that all your parts are okay!
    I finished The Serial Killer’s Daughter yesterday… Wow! That’s all I’ll say! And I knew I’d find Tom Bale here!
    Varg Veum ❤ I'm so starting this soon! I have a couple of books for tours to read first, but my reading will be put on the back burner as I study for a while 🙂
    Congrats on the Top Reviewer badge!! Like for being quoted in books, I believe it's for the all-fabulous bloggers I know, haha, I don't even think about wanting it!

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  8. Heather Hicks

    I prefer barefoot! Not conducive to all terrain, but I still prefer it!! I read The Butterflies by Kim Waldron this week! The best crime thriller I think I have ever read!! If not it’s right up there for me! The plot is crazy, really stretches what makes murder not so wrong!! kimberleywaldron.com is her site for info.



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