This Week in Books (March 28)


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


Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her new-born, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor, saying: ‘Let’s take the child – and go.’

Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there aren’t any other babies living on her quiet country road…

The police don’t believe her. And neither does her husband.

Kirstie knows something isn’t right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn’t sure. As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie’s perfect life begins to fall apart.

Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks?

The book I’m currently reading


Elizabeth Nowicki, a British woman and self-confessed stoic, settles down in the seemingly idyllic American town of Midnight, with her new husband and his two children. Six months on, life as a step mom is harder than she thought, and the shine of the American Dream has already worn off.

Bored and lonely, Elizabeth is drawn into a nightmare when someone in a duck mask murders two local cops…and the investigation reaches her new neighbourhood. When this is followed by strange happenings across the street, leading to another death, Elizabeth starts to conduct her own investigation….but can she find the killer before the killer finds her?

What I’m (probably) reading next


In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope.

Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor’s husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web.

With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie’s phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death.

As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can’t help but feel that something doesn’t fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor’s life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim . . . or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape.


What do you think? Anything here taking your fancy? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  17 comments for “This Week in Books (March 28)

  1. Karen
    March 28, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I’m currently reading Too Close to Breathe, enjoying this one

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    • March 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Oh, good! I’m relieved. I was worried you were going to tell me it wasn’t working for you 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    They all sound interesting and it’s a very difficult choice (if I even have to choose, maybe just for the fun of it).. maybe I like the sound of The Child Next Door most of all.. Happy reading!

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  3. March 28, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Excuse me, why is Lullaby not in this list 😔

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      As it happens, my current read isn’t quite working for me right now. So, you know what? I’m going to leave it for now and pick up Lullaby. Just for you. Because I l….. erm, like you a whole lot! 😉

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  4. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark
    March 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I am in the middle of The Child Next-Door….
    I really could have stayed up all night to finish that, but had an early morning as always! Hope you enjoy the others they all look really good!😍

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  5. Jo
    March 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Love the sound of Too close to Breathe – looking forward to your review of that one!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 29, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Coming erm, I think it’s on Tuesday. I don’t know. Schedule is a tad muddled in my head 😂

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      • Jo
        March 29, 2018 at 11:57 am

        😂 I’ll look out for it early next week 😉


  6. March 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    ‘Loose lips sink ships’ – ha, I love that! Your next read looks really good too, enjoy!

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  7. March 29, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Oh, you got some great books going on for you!
    The child next door sounds right up in my alley, alongside with white midnight!
    Hope your next read will be great too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 29, 2018 at 11:47 am

      The Child Next Door is awesome! Can’t tell you much about White Midnight as my schedule went right out the window and I ended up reading completely different books. Oops 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Yvo
    March 29, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Yay you read The Child Next Door! I absolutely love her psychological thrillers; I hope you enjoyed this one!! xx

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