This Week in Books (April 24)

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.


Children are dying on London’s streets. Frankie Reece, stabbed through the heart, outside a corner shop. Others recruited from care homes, picked up and exploited; passed like gifts between gangs. They are London’s lost. 

Then Raphaela Belsham is killed. She’s thirteen years old, her father is a man of influence, from a smart part of town. And she’s white. Suddenly, the establishment is taking notice.

DS Noah Jake is determined to handle Raphaela’s case and Frankie’s too. But he’s facing his own turmoil, and it’s becoming an obsession. DI Marnie Rome is worried, and she needs Noah on side. Because more children are disappearing, more are being killed by the day and the swelling tide of violence needs to be stemmed before it’s too late.

[My review won’t be posted until May 13th on the blog tour but here’s a clue : WOW!!!!]


Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink. But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed – a journal dropped at Rose’s feet.

She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won’t the police investigate his disappearance?

Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her…


Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant.

When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach, Harry must lead the inquest. But his dogged pursuit of the truth begins to ruffle feathers. Especially when he decides to work alongside a local doctor with a dubious reputation and experimental theories considered radical and dangerous.

Refusing to accept easy answers might not only jeopardise Harry’s chance to be elected coroner permanently but could, it seems, implicate his own family in a crime.

I’ve actually not read anything since Saturday. Silly Easter weekend and all that overrated socialising. But I’m very excited to get stuck in to Jack Jordan’s latest book this afternoon.

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

  8 comments for “This Week in Books (April 24)

  1. April 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Never Be Broken is my next read…can’t wait! Quite fancy the other two as well, but I guess I’ll have to start with book one 😉


  2. April 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I envy you being about to start the new Alis Hawkins. I hope it’s as good as the first one 😁

    Here’s my WWW:


  3. thequietgeordie
    April 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I finished “Murder Games” by Caroline Mitchell last night – review’s gone up today. Haven’t quite decided what to read next – although I’m thinking of going with “In Bitter Chill” by Sarah Ward.


  4. April 24, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I didn’t read anything over the Easter weekend either and it felt so wrong! 😟

    Liked by 1 person

  5. April 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Each of these is new to me! I’m just finishing up the High Court by Chris Ledbetter for a review tour but other than that, I’ve done very little reading. Hello, reading slump. Enjoy your upcoming book!


  6. ChrissiReads
    April 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Ooh I’m intrigued by Never Be Broken! It looks good. 🙂


  7. April 24, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    I’ll look out for your review of Never be Broken next month, it sounds like you loved it! I recently won a copy of it so I’m really keen to read it as soon as I can.
    Here’s my post:


  8. Yvo
    April 25, 2019 at 5:34 am

    You already know my feelings about Night By Night. 😉 Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx


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