This Week in Books (January 17)


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

Cheating a little this week. The actual book I read last was a DNF at 35% and it doesn’t seem right to list it here so this is the book I did finish before that one. Get it?


Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida’s Red River County. Now he’s the subject of a true-crime documentary that’s whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted.

A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis’s case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release.

But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all.

But how do you confront your husband when you don’t want to know the truth?

The book I’m currently reading


Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.

What I’m reading next


Jenny hasn’t had an easy life – no job and no money, with a sick mother and an abusive ex-stepfather. Not that anybody cares, she’s from the wrong side of town.

David has taken care of Jenny ever since they were at school together. He knows how special she is, how much she needs his support. David has a lot of love to give.

Jenny and David aren’t in a relationship. They aren’t even friends.

Jenny thinks she’s free to do what she wants, see who she likes. What does David think? Well, you’ll have to find out.


Yes, in case you were wondering, these are all for blog tours because I just can’t help myself. 🙄

Happy reading! xx


  21 comments for “This Week in Books (January 17)

  1. January 17, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Blog tour addict!!! And of course, you have to tell me, which book did you DNF????

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    • January 17, 2018 at 10:27 am

      I know. I have a problem. The one after this list is for a blog tour as well 🤣

      The one I didn’t finish was The Abandoned. I just couldn’t get into it all.

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      • January 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

        😱 Nooo, I’ve got that one to read, damn, I shouldn’t have asked 😂 It’s up next for me after my Henning Juul binge!

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        • January 17, 2018 at 10:31 am

          I knew I’d seen you mention that somewhere. Just because it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t for you. I’ll be interested in hearing your opinion.

          Argh, don’t remind me of Juul! Still have two to go! I don’t think I’ll be able to fit them in before my stop.

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          • January 17, 2018 at 10:33 am

            What date are you, I’m 14th Feb and no other blog tour commitments that I need to read before it so I’m good 👌🏾

            Yeah, I’ll go into The Abandoned with an open mind because I do like the plot idea!

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            • January 17, 2018 at 10:36 am

              Mine’s on February 20th. I don’t have any other blog tour commitments before that either 🤣…. darn, almost managed to get through that with a straight face.

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  2. January 17, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Oohh all three titles look amazing, but then so did The Abandoned ;-)! One of them’s about revenge, one’s about lies… I like both of these premises really and it would be hard too choose between them :-). Happy reading!

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    • January 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      So far, so good. Close to finishing The Daughter which is really gripping. I forgot I said I was going to read Liars. I may change that and go for The Chalkman first 😄

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  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    January 17, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I thought The Innocent Wife was very strange. I think I gave it 2.5, but some gave it love!

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  5. January 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I have The Innocent Wife on my TBR and can’t wait to start it. I’ve been trying to resist downloading The Daughter from NetGalley but I do love Lucy Dawson’s books so I might have to just get it! Hope you enjoy your reading this week. 🙂
    My week in books:

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    • January 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Ooh, you should totally get The Daughter. It’s so good!


  6. January 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    All of these three sound very interesting and they’re definitely going on my TBR list. Happy reading 🙂

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    • January 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Fabulous! I love being responsible for other people’s massive TBR piles! Happy reading!

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  7. Jo
    January 17, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    What a great week of reading!

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  8. Yvo
    January 18, 2018 at 3:49 am

    The one reason I’m staying far far far away from blog tours for now haha. 😉 They all sound interesting though! A shame about the DNF, but kuddos to you for taking the decision to do so. I hope your next reads are better! Happy reading.

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    • January 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      It’s always hard to DNF a book, isn’t it? And I got this one from Netgalley so I kept reading way longer than I would have if the book had been one of my own. But as they say, life’s too short to spend it on something you’re not enjoying.

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      • Yvo
        January 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

        Yeah, I always feel the same, especially if it’s an ARC… I normally try to finish those even if I’m not enjoying it, although if I remember right I did DNF three ARCs in the past. (I checked and I only DNFed 6 books in total since starting the blog in 2012, so not too bad still 😉 )


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