This Week in Books (July 22)

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.


A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat?

Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message.

But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders. All of the victims match the initials from the note.

Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer and the murderer, before the rest of the targets are killed…

[Enjoyed this second instalment in the series but not as much as The Legacy.]


Thomas Brogan is a serial killer, and he has nowhere left to hide. At least until he finds an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he discovers that he can access three other houses through the attic space, the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Brogan enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet… 

[I’ve SO been looking forward to this one!]


Life is waiting to happen to Hubert Bird.
But first he has to open his front door and let it in.

In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment.

But Hubert Bird is lying.

The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul.

Until, that is, he receives some good news – good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on.

Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out.
Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all . . .

Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he’s pretended to have for so long?

[Something a little different but doesn’t it sound wonderful?]

And that’s my week. What are you reading? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx

  11 comments for “This Week in Books (July 22)

  1. July 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Thrillers are my favorite…. I’m definitely gonna read first two books. Story sounds interesting 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. July 22, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    The Mike Gayle is very different, hope you enjoy it! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. notesbyj
    July 22, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve never read anything by Mike Gayle but this sounds really intriguing

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 23, 2020 at 9:54 am

      Neither have I but the description completely won me over!


  4. Jo
    July 22, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Well – all three of these sound excellent! Will be looking out for your reviews x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. thequietgeordie
    July 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    About halfway through Killing State by Judith O’Reilly.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. July 22, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I like the sound of all three of these! I’ve been eyeing All The Lonely People and it really does sound tempting. xx

    Liked by 1 person

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