This Week in Books (January 24)


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


After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble. However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital – almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles – Chastity’s instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in.

Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge’s confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs. When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg’s Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley’s dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived

The book I’m currently reading


A Convicted Killer: Despite always maintaining his innocence, Tori Pulli, once a powerful player on Oslo’s underground crime scene, has been found guilty of murder.

A Loose End: Scarred reporter, Henning Juul, is contacted by Pulli, who claims that if Henning can help clear his name he can give him details of who was responsible for the fire which killed his six-year-old son, Jonas.

A Double Threat: Desperate to continue his own search for justice, Henning realises that the information Pulli promises is life threatening, to both of them and to others. As events take a deadly turn, Henning finds himself on the trail of two killers for whom the stakes have never been higher…

What I’m reading next


DCI Bennett and his team are back and called to a house in Ripon that has collapsed into a sinkhole where a body is discovered.

Soon old weathered Remembrance Crosses are found dug up. Each one numbered.

DC April Richmond is assigned to help the team due to her impressive biblical knowledge and soon makes a startling discovery.

Meanwhile, Gideon Fletcher is walking around the streets of Harrogate distributing religious texts. Is there a link between Gideon and the crosses? Do the crosses have anything to do with the body in the house?

Bennett and the team find themselves wondering if the killer is exacting revenge or punishment and whatever the answer, they soon realise the clock is ticking.


Anything taking your fancy? What are you reading this week? Whatever it is, I wish you all lots of happy reading! xx

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (January 24)

  1. January 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Are you definitely reading that one next? 😉

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  2. January 24, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve just bought, Burned which I believe is the book before Pierced in the Thomas Enger series, I’m looking forward to seeing where it all began, I started a little later with Cursed earlier last year.

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    • January 24, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      Yep, Burned is the first one. I did the same. Read Cursed first, not realising it was the fourth in a series so now I’m trying to catch up before the Killed blog tour!

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  3. ChrissiReads
    January 24, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Ooh, I haven’t heard of any of these books. They do look intriguing though! Enjoy! 🙂 Here is my post:

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 25, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      I’ve not heard of any of yours either. 😄. Happy reading!


  4. January 24, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Blue Night sounds really good, I’m intrigued by this one. Hope you enjoy your reading this week 🙂
    My WWW:

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  5. Yvo
    January 25, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Ooooh I definitely like the sound of all three of these! I hope you will enjoy them. Happy reading! ❤ Here's my WWW.

    Liked by 1 person

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