This Week in Books (March 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.


Kat experiences every mother’s worst nightmare when her only child’s body is found lifeless in an overgrown, abandoned quarry. 

Desperate to find out what happened, Kat questions those closest to her as she tries to piece together the last days of Grace’s life. But as a darker side to her little girl begins to unravel, Kat wonders if she ever really knew Grace. 

As Kat is drawn into a twisted game of lies, is she also in terrible danger? And will she be able to unlock her daughter’s final shocking secret? 

Even if the truth is unthinkable… 


‘You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late… 

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realises that these secrets must be exposed – even at the risk of death…


On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and the youngest of the group—Aurora Jackson—is delighted to be allowed to tag along. The evening starts like any other—they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss. Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jealous and heartbroken. But by morning, Aurora has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found.

Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers—including Aurora—personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead, and all of them profoundly changed forever

I have no idea what this post is going to look like because WordPress is incredibly uncooperative lately and the preview doesn’t work. 🙄

Anyway! What are you reading this week? Anything I should keep my eye on? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  21 comments for “This Week in Books (March 13)

  1. March 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I’m starting The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth today. if I can finish it early I will read The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish this week.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Your post looks perfect. 👍🏽

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Such a relief. It seems to be a Safari thing, which is incredibly annoying.

      Liked by 2 people

      • March 13, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        I get annoyed with Safari, and especially WordPress, a lot! Lots of WordPress issues. 🙄
        Great post!! 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  3. March 13, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I really like the sound of She Lies in Wait!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. March 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I enjoyed The Sentence is Death, it has an original viewpoint with the author actually appearing as a character in his own book.

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      I know, it’s awesome. Did you read the first one? I’m really enjoying this author. Glad to know I still have another one of his books waiting for me on my bookshelf.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. March 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I have The Sentence is Death lined up after loving the first book in the series. Changing the subject…are you using the new editor?

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      It’s so good. I’m loving it!

      I am, yes. Have been using it for months without problems. It’s a Safari thing though. Everything works fine in another browser 🤷🏼‍♀️

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      • March 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm

        I haven’t tried it yet. Hmm, I use Safari too….might wait a bit longer but I take the plunge. 🤔


  6. March 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I loved The Sentence is Death so much I got his first one straight after.


  7. March 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I can’t think what obscure book I’m reading this week 🤣 I am reading Only Daughter! X

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Yvo
    March 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    All three sound like great reads! I think I have a copy of The Sentence Is Death hiding somewhere on my kindle. xD Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

      I already finished it, it’s that good. I found myself a new favourite author.

      Hope you’re having a great week! xx

      Liked by 1 person

  9. ChrissiReads
    March 13, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    These sound so fantastic! Have a wonderful week of reading!


  10. March 14, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Both the books sound fantastic. I really like the cover of “The Sentence is Death”.


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