This Week in Books (January 3)


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


For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive.

As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.

With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.

The book I’m currently reading


On The Bright Side picks up where The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groenleft off, at the care home of the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club where Hendrik and his friends are determined to enjoy their autumn years full of optimism. Written with his characteristic charm and humour Hendrik proves, yet again, that age is simply a number.

What I’m reading next


Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT—Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything—alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death row.

Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson “The Fish” Fletcher, and JT walks free.

Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger.

With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But this is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything.


What will you be reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  8 comments for “This Week in Books (January 3)

  1. January 3, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I have been meaning to read The fourth monkey for well over a year now and really need to bump it up my list!

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    • January 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      I was the same and I’m kicking myself right now for having waited so long because it’s awesome! Nudge, nudge 😉😄

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  2. January 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I loved The Fourth Monkey as well :-). On The Bright Side looks like the complete opposite 🙂 Happy reading!

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    • January 3, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Hendrik is going to have to wait as my request for The Confession was approved this afternoon 😉

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  3. Jo
    January 3, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Ooooh – what a great selection! I have done a This Week in Books post, but I’m currently reading Tony and Susan (made into the film Nocturnal Animals)


  4. Yvo
    January 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I can’t wait to read Deep Blue Trouble soon as well! I’ve been meaning to get a copy of The Fourth Monkey, and I didn’t know there was a Hendrik Groen sequel at all. xD I need to get both! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. xx


  5. January 3, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve had Deep Down Dead on my TBR list for months. Janel told me I need to read it “right now”…that was a few months ago lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Normally I would say, as a rule we don’t listen to anything Janel says. But in this case, she actually has a point 😉

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