This Week in Books (August 30)


Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading :


Adam Bourne is a serial killer who thinks he is a saviour. When he murders young women and cuts off their lips, he believes he has done it to make them happy.

How did he become warped from the sensitive four-year-old who adored his gran and the fairy tales she read to him? What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims? And what is he trying to say with the bouquets he sends?

When he meets Laura Weir, Adam weaves a fairy tale romance around them. A tale she has no idea she is part of. As he hatches his twisted plan for their fairy tale ending, can anyone stop him before he creates the ultimate sacrifice to love?

The book I’m currently reading :


Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr Henry Jekyll. Only Mr Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor – because Jekyll was Hyde. But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming his estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life … and questioning his own sanity.

What I’m reading next :


A woman is on trial for her life, accused of murder. Each of the 12 members of the jury has his or her own burden of guilt and prejudice which could effect the outcome. Hailed as one of the best mysteries of the year when it was first published in 1940, this book has become a classic of the genre.


Have you read any of these? Would you like to? Happy reading! xx

  11 comments for “This Week in Books (August 30)

  1. Karen
    August 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I keep trying to get to Flowers For the Dead, it’s been on my kindle forever! I also have Verdict of 12 on the bookshelf. I love the covers of this series.

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    • September 1, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Those British Crime Classics are going to kill my bank account! But I love them, the covers and the books although I’ve only read two so far.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. August 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    The Verdict of Twelve looks incredibly appealing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Flowers for the Dead sounds really good and very scary.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Love the cover of Mr Jeykell and Mr Seek!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. August 31, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Eek! Thrilled that you read Flowers For The Dead, and can’t wait to see what you thought of it x

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  6. August 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I love the sound of your first two books. Flowers for the Dead is definitely going on my wishlist!

    Liked by 1 person

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