This Week in Books (February 13)

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.


The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them. 


When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Dr Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…


One email is all it takes to turn Eve’s world upside down. It contains a picture of her true birth mother, Stella, and proves that Eve’s entire life with her adoptive parents has been a lie.

Now she must unravel the mystery of Stella’s dark past. But what Eve finds will force her to take enormous risks, which put her – and her new-born baby – in immediate danger…

To give you a clue as to how my reading week is going, I finished The Stranger late on Saturday night and started Apple Of My Eye on Monday. Looks like it’s another slow one for me. Oops.

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

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (February 13)

  1. February 13, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I hope you enjoy Apple of my Eye. I really liked Her Name Was Rose so I have high hopes for that one!

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  2. February 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I’m reading Reprobation which has a fairly unappealing cover, but it a cracking murder story from Catherine Fearns.

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  3. February 13, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I’m halfway through The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain.

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  4. February 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    HArlingen – master of The art!


  5. February 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Harlan Coben!!!


  6. February 13, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I really enjoyed All The Little Lies, it had me gripped all the way through so I hope it’s the same for you. I had a slower reading week over the last week too, I’m hoping this coming one will be better for both of us.
    Here’s my week in books:


  7. February 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    So what is the verdict – will The Stranger make a good Netflix series? I added it to my book-to-screen list!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

      Yes, I think it will. And not only because my favourite actor will be in it 😂 It’s immensely gripping and if they can keep some of the book’s cliffhangers for the series episodes, I’m sure people will keep watching.

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      • February 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm

        Perfect! I might just need to pick this book up myself 🙂


  8. ChrissiReads
    February 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I loved Apple Of My Eye! 🙂 It was an intriguing read.


  9. Yvo
    February 13, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I can’t wait to read Apple Of My Eye! I’m hoping to read another Harlan Coben book soon as well… Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! xx


  10. February 13, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    You weren’t meant to finish it 🤣 he will be disappointed 😳

    Liked by 1 person

  11. February 14, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Looking forward to your thoughts about The Stranger. I read it some time ago.


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