Showcase Sunday #59

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone! How was your week? What were you up to? I had an insanely crazy week once again. I moved house last week and started work on Monday so I’m knackered. *collapses on bed* I’m currently in London because I had to go back to my previous flat in Surrey to fetch my mail and I went to the theatre last night but I’m planning on having a quiet night in with a book and a cuppa tea tonight. :) Anyway, let’s see this week’s new arrivals.

For review

The Dark Inside - Rupert Wallis

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This one is going to be released in late January by Simon & Schuster and looks absolutely gorgeous. I don’t know what it is about simple cover designs but I absolutely love them. Many thanks to S&S for the book (and for sending it months in advance, which is always a plus :D)!

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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarti

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Ellie from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm had a giveaway on her Facebook page a while ago and I was one of the lucky winners who got a copy of The Husband’s Secret. This one has been on my wish list for a while so needless to say I’m really looking forward to reading it. (And it’s so pretty as well!) I’ve seen this book a lot lately, though – have you guys read it? Is it any good?

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35 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #59”

  1. Natalie says:

    Sit back and relax tonight!! The Dark Inside sounds awesome and I’ve seen good reviews of The Husbands Secret. Enjoy :-) http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/10/showcase-sunday-9.html
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  2. Josephine says:

    “A dark curse on the homeless man”? That sounds nice, dear!

    No kidding, it sounds cool. I have to do better to keep up with your reviews. D:
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  3. A nice relaxing night in sounds like exactly what you need! The Dark Inside sounds really good! I’ll definitely be checking it out when it’s released.
    Great haul! Happy reading :)
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  4. Ooh I have The Husband’s Secret on my TBR pile! It’s had loads of fantastic reviews! Also I LOVE teapigs tea! Awesome win! Have a great sunday :)
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    • Vicky says:

      I know! I remember seeing it in the Penguin catalogue and thinking “it sounds really good but I’ll wait for some reviews, just in case” so I’m really chuffed that it’s – supposedly – a good one. :)

  5. The Dark Inside looks really good I am going to check it out. Enjoy your new haul :)
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  6. Lovely haul! I like the covers of both books, so pretty!
    Happy reading!
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  7. Not heard of these books before today but they do sound interesting, hope you enjoy your new books :)
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  8. Leah says:

    Awww great haul! hope you’re settling in in England :).
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  9. Megan says:

    I hate moving, so I say you definitely deserve your night in! I love getting books early!
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    • Vicky says:

      So do I! It’s not even just the fact that you have to pack all your stuff (which is exhausting in itself) but it takes a while to settle in and get used to living in a different place.

  10. Alex says:

    I have seen an advertisement for My Husband Secret and the whole letter from someone who is supposed who thought they were gonna be dead looks so thrilling. I look forward to your review of it :).

    Hope everything is going well in London and that the UK is treating you good! :) xxx
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  11. The Dark Inside looks great, I’m with you I love those simple designs, there is just thing about them.
    Moving is stressful! Lucky you have that Teapig to help relax you :O

  12. Ellie says:

    I got The Dark Inside too, looking forward to it. Hope you enjoy The Husband’s Secret :D
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  13. Joyousreads says:

    I love the simplicity of the cover as well. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Husband’s Secret. I bought a copy a long time ago and haven’t had the chance to read it just yet.

    Great week! Happy reading.
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  14. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Ooh nice! These are new to me! Hope you enjoy them both!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. The Husband’s Secret is at the very top of my wish list. I’ve been waiting forever to get it from the library. Enjoy!
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  16. Pili says:

    I hadn’t heard about any of the two books before, but if only for the covers, they look intriguing enough! Happy reading, Vicky!
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  17. Both great covers! Enjoy them and a quiet night in!
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  18. Jen says:

    Haven’t heard of either but they look like good reads, will have to add them to my TBR pile. This is only my second attempt at the showcase sunday posts but I love the idea, thanks for starting this! :)
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  19. I hadn’t yet heard of The Dark Inside but I really like the sound of it. Recommended for fans of Ness? Sign me up. :)
    I have been dying to make time for The Husband’s Secret, I’ve heard it’s fantastic. Happy Reading!
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  20. The Dark Inside has a wonderful cover!

    I bet you’re tired, relax, read, and enjoy a break.
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  21. Wendy says:

    Woah, I really love the colour of the first one!
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