This Week in Books (November 7)


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


Boulder is back.

Jake Boulder is working as a bartender, at an exclusive Vermont ski resort on New Year’s Eve, when armed terrorists hold up the lodge and take the guests hostage.

Trapped with the other hostages, Boulder watches in horror as the female terrorist leader disfigures a singer to make her point. He wants to fight back, but is unarmed and being held at gunpoint.

When Boulder finds a way to escape from the terrorists he searches for a way to raise the alarm. After he discovers the terrorists plan to leave no witnesses to their crime, he knows has a race against time to save as many innocent people as he can…

But will Boulder be the reluctant hero and save the day?

The book I’m currently reading


A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.

Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?

Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime.

But even Hawthorne isn’t prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody…

What I’m (probably) reading next


Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women—the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others—and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.

As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all of the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances.

Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala.

Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls upon the up-and-coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie’s ex. A rogue’s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord’s disappearance, she’ll come to suspect all of those closest to her.

Set against a culture that too often fetishizes violence against women, Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets.


What are you reading this week? Let me know! I don’t want to run out of books! 😉

Happy reading! xx

  27 comments for “This Week in Books (November 7)

  1. November 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Great reads!!
    This week I’m still reading The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea; and, The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis, Book 3 in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series. ☺️

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  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    November 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I enjoyed The Word is Murder. This week I’ve started The Winters by Lisa Gabriele because my favorite all time book is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth.

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    • November 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      I’m really enjoying it too!

      I read The Winters last week and liked it. I do admit I remembered little about Rebecca but I didn’t feel like it was necessary to have read it beforehand.

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      • Holly B / Dressedtoread
        November 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm

        I reread Rebecca last year so Im having Rebecca flashbacks! Lol 💕

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  3. November 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Well if Reese Witherspoon says so, it must be worth reading! I don’t know anything about art though so you’ll have to let us know if there are many art references that I wouldn’t get ;-). Happy reading !!

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  4. November 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    The Word is Murder sounds really good! I’ve never read anything by the author before but this book is really calling to me. I have Still Lives on my TBR too and I can’t wait to get to it. I hope you enjoy it.
    Here’s my week in books:

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  5. November 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Is The Word is Murder part of a series?

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    • November 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Yes, it’s the first one in the Hawthorne series. The second one, The Sentence is Death, was published last week.

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      • November 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        Oh the first one! Yay! I’ve seen this around and quite fancied it. Just ti make matters worse I’ve signed up for a book box as well 😂


  6. November 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    A few months ago I picked up Still Lives as my BOTM pick. I have yet to read, so I’m looking forward to your thoughts 😊


  7. November 7, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I won’t bore you again with my wrap up. But am reading 3 books, the cuckoo woods, in bloom and Domini Mortum


  8. ChrissiReads
    November 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I’m intrigued by Still Lives. Enjoy your reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. November 7, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    You are never ever running out of books xD


  10. Yvo
    November 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I need to try Horowitz some time soon! But you know, so many books, so little time… 😉 Have a wonderful week!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. November 9, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I am books behind with the Boulder series. I loved the first book though I am yet to get the others. This one sounds brilliant. I love the setting and the hostage situation sounds pretty intense. Looking forward to your review. Have a wonderful week. Happy reading 

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    • November 9, 2018 at 10:24 am

      I hope you find the time to get caught up, Diana! My review will be up on Monday 🙂


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