This Week in Books (February 12)

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.


Set in London in 1837, The Unseeing is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding.

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she’s hiding something, but needs to discover just why she’s maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death?

[So, so good!]


FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went so cold that the Las Vegas Police Department has given up hope of solving the case. But then a shattering family secret changes everything Reed knows about his origins, his murdered mother, and his powerful adoptive father, state senator Angus Markham. Now Reed has to wonder if his mother’s killer is uncomfortably close to home.

Unable to trust his family with the details of his personal investigation, Reed enlists his friend, suspended cop Ellery Hathaway, to join his quest in Vegas. Ellery has experience with both troubled families and diabolical murderers, having narrowly escaped from each of them. She’s eager to skip town, too, because her own father, who abandoned her years ago, is suddenly desperate to get back in contact. He also has a secret that could change her life forever, if Ellery will let him close enough to hear it.

Far from home and relying only on each other, Reed and Ellery discover young Camilla had snared the attention of dangerous men, any of whom might have wanted to shut her up for good. They start tracing his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer—one who has been hiding in plain sight for forty years and isn’t about to give up now. 

[I’m enjoying this one but I didn’t realise it was the third in a series and I’m struggling a little with the gap in my background knowledge.]


He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying.

Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.

Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland.

With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task – but there’s no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead…

[One of my favourite series (yes, again) and I’m really looking forward to this latest instalment.]

Looks like I’m in for another fab week! What are you reading? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  13 comments for “This Week in Books (February 12)

  1. February 12, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Perfect Kill 👌👌

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  2. February 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I’m reading and loving The Guest List by Lucy Foley on the The Pigeonhole at the mo!

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  3. February 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I am also reading All the Best Lies. Yes, you really need to read book one and two for maximum enjoyment. That being said, I think this one is the best in this series yet! I am about 50% in.

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    • February 12, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      I finished it earlier. Really enjoyed it but like you say, should probably have read the other ones for maximum enjoyment.

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  4. February 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    I’m reading Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? by Kristen Bailey 

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  5. February 12, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve just finished Perfect Kill. Amazing! I’ve had The Unseeing on my TBR pile for ages…..

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    • February 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      I have just started it. I’m thinking I won’t be going to bed any time soon! If you have the time, you should definitely move The Unseeing up the list. It’s really good!

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  6. Yvo
    February 14, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I kind of want to read all three? Especially Perfect Kill, but I need to read the previous books first though. xD Have a wonderful weekend! xx

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