This Week in Books (March 20)

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.


Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.

The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.

Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.

Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?


Emily and Josephine have always shared everything. They’re sisters, flatmates, and best friends. It’s the two of them against the world.

When Emily has the perfect wedding, and Josephine finds the perfect man, they know things will change forever. But nothing can prepare them for what, or who, one of them is willing to give up for love.

Four people. Three couples. Two sisters. One unforgivable betrayal.


Wilbrook in Western Australia is a sleepy, remote town that sits on the edge of miles and miles of unexplored wilderness. It is home to Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins, who is proud to run the town’s small police station, a place used to dealing with domestic disputes and noise complaints.

All that changes on a scorching day when an injured man stumbles into Chandler’s station. He’s covered in dried blood. His name is Gabriel. He tells Chandler what he remembers.

He was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains. The man who took him was called Heath. Heath told Gabriel he was going to be number 55. His 55th victim.

Heath is a serial killer.

As a manhunt is launched, a man who says he is Heath walks into the same station. He tells Chandler he was taken by a man named Gabriel. Gabriel told Heath he was going to be victim 55.

Gabriel is the serial killer.

Two suspects. Two identical stories. Which one is the truth?

55 has been high on my list ever since I saw it mentioned on twitter and I can’t wait to get to it! Really excited about my week’s reading.

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

  13 comments for “This Week in Books (March 20)

  1. March 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

    55 is on my wishlist too, it sounds amazing! I love guessing who tells the truth! Happy reading Eva!

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  2. Vicky
    March 20, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Wow, 55 sounds like it’s going to be INTENSE. Amazing premise, though! I’ll definitely have to check it out :O

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  3. March 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I hope 55 lives up to your (high) expectations.

    Here’s my WWW link:

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  4. March 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I have a NetGalley copy of 55 but keep forgetting about it! 😀

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  5. March 20, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    You have every reason to be excited about your reading this week, Eva!

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  6. March 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Ooh, I really fancy 55! Look forward to your thoughts.

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  7. March 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    How was UNSUB? 55 looks really good! I’ll have to check that one out. Enjoy!!

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  8. March 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Super thriller crime week. Thankyou!


  9. ChrissiReads
    March 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Nobody’s Wife looks really interesting!


  10. March 20, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I will try to find an obscure book for you! lol


  11. March 20, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I didn’t plan on it but I picked up 55 last night and it’s so good! I’m resenting life getting in the way of reading time as I’m so keen to get back to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. 🙂
    Here’s my post:


  12. Yvo
    March 20, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve heard so many fantastic things about Unsub! 55 sounds right up my alley as well. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading.


  13. March 21, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Ooh, 55 sounds good! Hope it lives up to its blurb! 😀


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