This Week in Books (April 17)

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.


You love your family. You’d never let anything happen to them… would you?

With three children under ten, Maddie is struggling. On the outside, she’s a happy young mother, running a charity as well as a household. But inside, she’s exhausted. She knows she’s lucky to have to have a support network around her. Not just her loving husband, but her family and friends too.

But is Maddie putting her trust in the right people? Because when tragedy strikes, she is certain someone has hurt her child – and everyone is a suspect, including Maddie herself…


Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line.

Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he’s published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero – and a poster boy for Men’s Rights activists.

Liam is released on licence into Mary’s care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liam’s daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice … with devastating consequences.


To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.

Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…

And suspicion is a dangerous thing.

Anything here you think you might like? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  16 comments for “This Week in Books (April 17)

  1. ChrissiReads
    April 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Ooh. These books look SO good. I’m particularly intrigued by Picture of Innocence. I shall keep an eye out for your review!

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  2. April 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I just finished reading Fallen Angel and I loved it!

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    • April 17, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Oh! Good to know! I just read the prologue and I’m already hooked!


  3. April 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Ooo I loved reading Black Widow by Brookmyre! I hope this one is just as good in which case I’ll have to add it to my list too (well I think it’s already on it). Happy reading Eva!

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    • April 17, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Never read anything by him before so I’m quite excited. The prologue is already incredibly promising!

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  4. April 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I don’t recognise any of these are they ARCs or your own?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. April 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    All three books sound amazing! I’ll be reading Fallen Angel next! Happy reading xx


  6. April 17, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve got a copy of Worst Case Scenario and I can’t wait to read it, it sounds so good!
    Here’s my post:


  7. April 18, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Worst Case Scenario appeals most – the Glasgow setting, of course! Hope it’s good… I’ll be looking out for your review… 😀


  8. April 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I am about to start twisted 😬😬

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  9. Yvo
    April 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Ohhh Worst Case Scenario! I’ve seen that one around and I might have been making grabby hands. xD Is it any good? Have a wonderful weekend! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  10. April 20, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Oh Fallen Angel sounds right up my alley. Didn’t know this one before!


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