This Week in Books (August 21)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what Iโ€™m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself?

Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t – not until she’s found what she’s looking for…

This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking…


The truth is easy to miss, even when it’s right in front of us. As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father’s law office a week after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case come to life once more.

In the summer of 1979, five Chicago women went missing. The predator, nicknamed The Thief, left no bodies and no clues behind–until police received a package from a mysterious woman named Angela Mitchell, whose unorthodox investigation skills appear to have led to his identity. But before police could question her, Angela disappeared. Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela’s murder–the only crime the DA could pin on him. As a former client of her father’s, Rory becomes reluctantly involved with the killer–though he continues to insist he didn’t murder Angela. Now he wants Rory to do what her father once promised: prove that Angela is, in fact, still alive.

As Rory begins reconstructing Angela’s last days, another killer emerges from the shadows, replicating those long-ago murders. With every startling discovery she makes, Rory becomes more deeply entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell–and in The Thief’s tormented mind. Drawing connections between past and present is the only way to stop the nightmare, but even Rory can’t be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging 


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.

No tour commitments to fulfil and one book away from finishing my 20 Books of Summer challenge with time to spare! Guess who’s reading for fun? This girl!

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

  23 comments for “This Week in Books (August 21)

  1. August 21, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Charlie Donea is an author I still haven’t read but heard wonderful things about so definitely on my list. I hear Rewind is also really good so I’m adding that one as well. Congrats already on almost completing your 20 books of summer, well done you!

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:37 am

      Rewind is fantastic! I think it’s her best one yet, to be honest.

      I’ve read two Charlie Donlea’s now, I think, and still have one on my shelf. Very solid author. Hope you find time to get introduced to his work soon.

      And thank you! I didn’t think I’d get there so I feel oddly accomplished ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. August 21, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Wow congratulations that’s brilliant!

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Thank you! I myself approve wholeheartedly too ๐Ÿ˜‚


  3. August 21, 2019 at 10:13 am

    No tour commitments? You are my idol!

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ It’s been hard getting to this point but now that I’m here, I must say I’m loving it!

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  4. August 21, 2019 at 10:56 am

    No tour commitments and one book away from completing a reading challenge…a position I can only dream about ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. August 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Wow only 1 book to go! Well done xx I’m up to 16 and have a couple of blog tour books to read for beginning of Sept. Its going to be touch and go if I get to the full 20 xx

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Technically, I’ve already done it. I’m at 22. But since I made the decision not to review those, I still have one left to do at some point ๐Ÿ˜‚

      You can do it, Yvonne! I have faith in you!


      • August 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm

        OMG you ARE Wonderwoman! I may make it to the 20, just want to get ahead with a couple of blog tour books, you know the ones I was stopping/ cutting back on ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. Yvo
    August 21, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Wow you are on fire! I hope you will enjoy An American Marriage… I really liked that one. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:33 am

      I won’t be reviewing that one, because I don’t have to and it’s a glorious feeling! ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was okay but overall, it didn’t quite work for me.

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      • Yvo
        August 25, 2019 at 2:04 am

        Haha I totally get! Reading your own books and not having to review is such a good feeling… A shame the story didn’t work for you though.


  7. August 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Whoo hoo… nice job! Looking forward to your thoughts on An American Marriage and I’m crossing my fingers you are enjoying Some Choose Darkness.

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

      I did enjoy Some Choose Darkness, even though I had it all figured out. An American Marriage wasn’t that big of a success for me. It started out well but it didn’t quite work for me.

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  8. August 21, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I need to read Rewind!!! Iโ€™ve just finished John Steeleโ€™s Dry River after sneaking in a cheeky read of Noelle Holten’s Dead Wrong!

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    • August 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Oooh, very cheeky! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      You do need to Rewind! It’s so good! And totally creepy.

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  9. August 21, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Sounds like you are doing super! And Rewind–deliciously creepy.

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  10. August 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I’m halfway through the last of my 20 Books too – aren’t we going to be so smug? ๐Ÿ˜€ An American Marriage sounds intriguing…

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    • August 24, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Totally smug and deservedly so! Although, in the meantime I’ve read three more books that I haven’t felt the urge to review so I’m still stuck at 19. May still lose this ๐Ÿคฃ

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  11. August 22, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I’m reading Deserve To Die by Miranda Rijks. I’m just read 20% of the book and I can tell it has strong tense vibe.

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