This Week in Books (July 15)

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.


It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6. Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren’t even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?

And when a disgraced FBI agent gets in touch things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn’t think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he’s dealing with someone far, far worse – a man who calls himself the Curator.

And nothing will ever be the same again…


It’s a small story. A small town with small lives that you would never have heard about if none of this had happened.

Hinton Hollow. Population 5,120.
Little Henry Wallace was eight years old and one hundred miles from home before anyone talked to him. His mother placed him on a train with a label around his neck, asking for him to be kept safe for a week, kept away from Hinton Hollow.
Because something was coming.

Narrated by Evil itself, Hinton Hollow Death Trip recounts five days in the history of this small rural town, when darkness paid a visit and infected its residents. A visit that made them act in unnatural ways. Prodding at their insecurities. Nudging at their secrets and desires. Coaxing out the malevolence suppressed within them. Showing their true selves.

Making them cheat.
Making them steal.
Making them kill.

Detective Sergeant Pace had returned to his childhood home. To escape the things he had done in the city. To go back to something simple. But he was not alone. Evil had a plan.


1950 – At the crumbling Idlewild Hall school for unwanted girls, four room-mates begin to bond over dark secrets and whispered fears – until one of them mysteriously disappears…

2014 – Journalist Fiona Sheridan can’t get over the murder of her sister twenty years ago, near the ruins of Idlewild. And when another body is found during renovations of the school, she’ll begin to uncover secrets that were meant to remain hidden in the past – and a voice that won’t be silenced…

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

  15 comments for “This Week in Books (July 15)

  1. July 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

    The blurb alone for Hinton Hollow Death Trip gave me shivers…😱

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  2. July 15, 2020 at 11:21 am

    ALL books I want to read 😀 Happy reading!

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  3. July 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    All three of these books sound excellent! I hadn’t heard of The Broken Girls before but I’m adding it to my wish list now. Happy reading! 🙂
    Here’s my post:

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    • July 15, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      I’ve had it on my kindle for ages but completely forgot about it until a friend mentioned it. Now I can’t wait to get to it.

      Happy reading, Hayley! xx

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  4. July 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I finished The Curator a couple of days ago and absolutely loved it. I want to read Hinton Hollow Death Trip soon as well xx

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    • July 15, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Me too! It’s a brilliant series! I can’t wait for the next one.

      HH is making my head hurt 🤯🤣.

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      • July 16, 2020 at 11:54 am

        I think I saw a post on Facebook from Mike Craven about the getting the edits back for the next 2 books!!!!!


  5. July 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I hope Hinton Hollow Death Trip will be a good one for you! And I really need to get a copy of The Curator ASAP; I need more Tilly and Poe in my life! xD Happy reading. xx


  6. July 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Creepy, delicious list, Eva💜


  7. Jo
    July 15, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    These all sound amazing!


  8. thequietgeordie
    July 15, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Still working my way through In The Woods. I’m enjoying it but finding I can’t read more than a couple of chapters at a time


  9. July 16, 2020 at 2:05 am

    The Will Carver book sound delicious! If you give it a glowing review, I will even be tempted to increase my TBR… 😀


  10. July 16, 2020 at 2:26 am

    These all sound creepy and I am not sure if I am into creepy right now. Doesn’t mean they won’t make the list at another time though.


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