This Week in Books (April 18)


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


Eighteen months have passed, but the scars the Ragdoll murders left behind remain.

DCI Emily Baxter is summoned to a meeting with US Special Agents Elliot Curtis of the FBI and Damien Rouche of the CIA. There, she is presented with photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up impossibly on the other side of the world, the word BAIT carved deep into its chest.

As the media pressure intensifies, Baxter is ordered to assist with the investigation and attend the scene of another murder to discover the same word scrawled across the victim, carved across the corpse of the killer – PUPPET.

As the murders continue to grow in both spectacle and depravity on both sides of the Atlantic, the team helplessly play catch up. Their only hope: to work out who the ‘BAIT’ is intended for, how the ‘PUPPETS’ are chosen but, most importantly of all, who is holding the strings.

The book I’m currently reading


Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms.

A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she is so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter about a mix-up at a fertility clinic links the nameless girl and the missing child to a spate of killings across the county. Josie is faced with an impossible decision: should she risk the life of one innocent child to save many others… or can she find another way?

What I’m (probably) reading next


Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.

But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.

Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…


What are you reading this week? Let me know and let’s talk books! Happy reading! xx

  24 comments for “This Week in Books (April 18)

  1. April 18, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Whoever made the cover for White Lies was probably the same person who made the cover for Lying to You (Amanda Reynolds). It’s almost the same, but with blue blinds 😀

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    • April 18, 2018 at 9:49 am

      It is! A lot of covers look the same when you start to pay attention. Like all those girls running away in a coat that goes from red to yellow to blue 😄

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    • Ova
      April 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      and the cover of the Fear! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  2. April 18, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    I’m enjoying Tapestry of War by Jane MacKenzie for the blog tour next week.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 18, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Three yummy reads! Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark
    April 18, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Finish the Lisa Regan book last night really enjoyed it, hope you do as well! And I’m reading the Lucy Dawson book this weekend, you definitely have fabulous taste in books!😉😘

    Liked by 1 person

  5. April 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Soooo did you like Hangman? Still waiting for the US release, I may need to cheat and order it from BD.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. April 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    You have two there that I also have coming up – The Girl With No Name, and White Lies. I look forward to your reviews 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 19, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Coming up on Friday and Saturday because I’m a Bookouture blog blitz addict 🙄


  7. Yvo
    April 19, 2018 at 3:08 am

    I hope you will enjoy The Girl With No Name! The other two sound great as well. Happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  8. April 19, 2018 at 11:53 pm
  9. April 20, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I really liked White Lies. I hope that you will enjoy it too plus all your other books. Happy reading 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

      I did! Trying to write my review as we speak. Wishing you lots of happy reading as well, Diana! xx


  10. ChrissiReads
    April 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Just popping over to read your review of White Lies. I loved that book!

    Liked by 1 person

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