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WWW Wednesday – August 25, 2021

The three W’s are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan to read next?

The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer was my BOTM choice for August (because it was my birthday month I received an add on for free). For once I am trying to read the book I chose in the month I chose it, haha! I’ve been hearing good things about this one so I moved it up the list and started it last night.

When a small-town family is pushed to the brink, how far will they go to protect one of their own? A propulsive, gets-under-your-skin read about what we will do in the name of love and blood

Tony has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when he’s called to a hospital bed where Nick is lying battered and bruised after a violent attack, his protective instincts flare, and a white-hot rage begins to build.

Nick didn’t ask for any of this. One moment he was partying at college; the next, he was at the center of an investigation threatening to tear not only him, but his entire family, apart. The real trouble? He can’t remember a thing about what happened at the bar that night. And now his attacker, out on bail, is disputing Nick’s version of what happened.

Tony’s wife, Julia, always knew that her husband’s younger brother would be a huge part of their lives. As a a small-town New England lawyer, she works with kids like Nick all the time. She is determined to use her professional connections and keen intellect to make the best possible case for Nick. When Detective Rice gets assigned to the case, Julia feels they’re in good hands. Especially because she senses that Rice, too, understands how things can quickly get complicated. Very complicated.

As Julia tries to help her brother-in-law, she sees Tony’s desire for revenge growing by the day. She wants justice for Nick, too, but Tony’s preoccupation is scaring her. And before long, she finds herself asking: does she really know what her husband is capable of? Or of what she herself is?

Exploring elements of doubt, tragedy, suspense, and justice, The Damage is an all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.”

The New Home by Chris Merritt is a Netgalley read, and I want to try to catch up with my Netgalley’s again. I had taken a small break from it (not intentionally) and I want to make sure I get a few in each month. This is my first Merritt read and so far it’s been a good one!

“Freya loves her new home on a quiet suburban street. And her beautiful neighbour Emily is everything she’s ever wanted in a best friend. Finally, she has somebody to share her secrets with over a glass of wine. But as Freya watches her new friend setting the table for dinner one evening, she sees something shocking that makes her think that Emily’s life might not be as perfect as it seems. Days later, Emily and her daughter vanish…

When you meet Emily’s husband, you will think you know what he’s hiding.

You will ask yourself whether Emily and Freya really did meet by chance.

You will think you know what happened to Emily and her little girl the night they went missing.

But when you discover the truth, it will shake you to your core and you will lie awake at night wondering if you can ever really trust the people in the house next door…”

I finished The Guilt Trip last week and my review of it was also posted onto the blog. Check it here! Link

Untamed was the third book in the Hearts series and I gave it three stars on Goodreads because it tied up the storyline with a cute little bow. I’m happy the main characters got their happily ever after and that is why I rated it in the middle.


I am literally winging which books I read next. I am on a roll with BOTM reads, I want to finish the Michael Bennett series on audio, and I am hoping to keep up with my Netgalleys…. so many book and not enough time!

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

*Note: all quotes are synopsis’ from Goodreads website*

3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – August 25, 2021”

  1. Thanks for sharing your weekly reads, Melissa! I haven’t heard of any of these. I’ve been curious about reading Mary Kay Andrews for awhile, so I’ll have to add “The Santa Suit” to my December TBR.

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