This Week in Books (February 27)

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.


Fourteen years ago Scott was Anna’s boyfriend. She loved him, but he ruined her life. When he died, she should have been free.

But today Scott is on the radio, talking about her. Threatening to spill her secrets.

Anna is a mother, a wife, and head teacher of a primary school. And she’s a very good liar. She has been lying about herself for so long, she doesn’t really know who she is any more.

Anna used to think she was a good person. She made one stupid mistake, and now she is having to pay for it – over and over again.

Scott is the only person who knows the truth about her past. But how can Scott be alive?

Soon, DCI Tom Douglas is going to knock on her door looking for answers. But Anna is already running scared: from the man she used to love; the man she watched die all those years ago; the man who has come back to life.


Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems… 

Just one more night. Then I’ll end it. 

Alison drinks too much. She’s neglecting her family. And she’s having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle.

I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up. 

Alison’s client doesn’t deny that she stabbed her husband – she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself.

I’m watching you. I know what you’re doing.

But someone knows Alison’s secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she’s done, and who won’t stop until she’s lost everything….

[By currently I mean I’ll be starting it as soon as I get off the laptop. Any minute now!]


Perfect mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodwin has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet town of Ashdon.

So when the girl next door, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered, Jane knows she must first protect her family.

Every marriage has a few white lies and hers is no exception. Jane’s worked hard to cover up her dark secret from all those years ago – and she’ll do anything to keep it hidden…

I can feel it’s going to be a good week! What are you reading? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  20 comments for “This Week in Books (February 27)

  1. ashleighjaynex
    February 27, 2019 at 11:56 am

    I’m reading suddenly single by carol wyer only just started it today.

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 28, 2019 at 10:44 am

      I love Carol. Hope you’re enjoying her new book!


      • ashleighjaynex
        March 1, 2019 at 11:42 am

        I’ve just finished reading her book and really enjoyed it


  2. February 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    The Girl Next Door is really good!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 28, 2019 at 10:42 am

      I’ll be reading that this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it!


  3. February 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I’m seeing Blood Orange everywhere at the moment and I have a book token to spend that I think probably has it’s name written on it…

    Here’s my WWW link:

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I hope you love Blood Orange, Eva!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. February 27, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I really enjoyed The Girl Next Door so I hope you do too. Blood Orange is a brilliant read, it’s definitely one that will stay with me. I love the sound of The Shape of Lies but I’ve only just read the first book in the series so I’ve got some catching up to do before I get to this one! Happy reading for the week ahead 🙂
    Here’s my post:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. February 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Ooo. Enjoy Blood Orange. I loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. February 28, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I NEED Blood Orange! Happy reading 🙂 x

    Liked by 1 person

  8. February 28, 2019 at 11:43 am

    All 3 are on my list to read!! Eeekk x


  9. ChrissiReads
    February 28, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Blood Orange has really intrigued me.


  10. Yvo
    February 28, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Great selection! I’ve heard fantastic things about Blood Orange.


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