This Week in Books (January 23)

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.


On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.

Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago. 

Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again? 


Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as Minister for Social Affairs, a year since the disappearance of her twelve year-old daughter. Linus Berger, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but can’t remember where he buried her dismembered corpse.

That day a young single mother is found murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen – she’s been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, sent to investigate the crime, arrive to find a chestnut figure hanging from a playhouse nearby.

When yet another woman is murdered, and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect that there’s a connection between the Hartung case and the murdered women.

Thulin and Hess are drawn into a race against time, as the murderer is on a mission that is far from over.


Ten years ago, Jen’s cousin Meg killed herself after failing to escape an abusive relationship.

Now, Meg’s ex is back and Jen’s domestic abuse helpline has started getting frightening calls from a girl who knows things about Meg – details that only the dead girl or the man who hurt her could have known…

As Jen starts to uncover the past, someone is determined to stop her. Can she save this young woman from Meg’s fate? Or is history about to repeat itself?

What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (January 23)

  1. January 23, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I absolutely loved the chestnut man! Hope you’re enjoying it as much as I did 😊

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  2. January 23, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t wait to start The Chestnutman!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 23, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Hope you enjoy The Chestnut Man although it sounds a bit too dark for me – I’m rather a scaredy cat when it comes to a hint of anything gruesome in a story…

    Here’s my WWW link:


  4. January 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    i just finished Zenka and I’ll start now- Between the Lies by Michelle Adams

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  5. Freda Colley
    January 23, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Looking forward to Chestnut man in Kindle? Or audiobook.?
    Just about to listen to 7deaths Evelyn Hardcastle in usb!


  6. January 23, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I keep seeing The Chestnut Man everywhere! It sounds fantastic and clearly needs to be added to my TBR!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. January 23, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Some great reads there. ..none of them, unfortunately, on my radar. 💕📚


  8. Yvo
    January 24, 2019 at 1:58 am

    As always all three sound great. 😉 The only reason I didn’t request A Promise To The Dead is because I somehow missed book two and three and don’t have time to catch up haha.

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    • January 24, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Looks like this might be the last one. For now, at least. So maybe you can catch up soon. It’s a super series!

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      • Yvo
        January 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm

        I remember enjoying the first book and I do have a copy of the second if I remember correctly, so I just might. 😉


  9. ChrissiReads
    January 24, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Looks like a great selection of books!


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