This Week in Books (April 10)

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.


Summer, 1540. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the King’s chief minister – and a new assignment . . .

The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother brutally murdered – the formula has disappeared.

Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client’s innocence. But very soon he discovered nothing is as it seems . . .


Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught.

Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers.

Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after twelve years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father …

What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station … who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof.

Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything…


All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

I fully expect this week’s reading to knock my socks off! What’s on your list this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  8 comments for “This Week in Books (April 10)

  1. April 10, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I can’t believe you haven’t read Sleep yet :-). It’s a very entertaining novel :-)! I’m reading a crazy revenge novel at the moment, a little too crazy for me but also entertaining :-).

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  2. ChrissiReads
    April 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Ooh Sleep! It’s on my radar to read soon and I’m so excited about it! 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get to it this month.

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    • April 10, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Me too! She’s such a great author! I fully expect to be blown away!


  3. April 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    You certainly have selected titles to knock your socks off! Enjoy 💜


  4. April 10, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I need to read sleep! And catch up on Shardlake! I am reading obscure book 1, obscure book 2 and obscure book 3 🤣🤣🤣


  5. April 10, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I loved Call Me Star Girl – it’s my favourite read of the year so far! I also recently read Sleep and that was such a good book. I hope you enjoy both as much as I did. Happy reading! 🙂
    Here’s my post:

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  6. April 11, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Dark Fire’s the best obviously 😉 but ooh! Sleep sounds like fun!


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