This Week in Books (01-06-2021)

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.


Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has pretty much seen it all. But this is the first time she’s come face to face with someone she knows on the slab. Someone she cared about. Her friend and mentor, Mrs E.

Deeply intuitive and convinced that she can pick up the last thoughts of the dead, Cassie senses that there must be more to the ruling of an accidental death. Is her grief making her see things that aren’t there, or is her intuition right, and there’s something more sinister to her friend’s death than the ME thinks? Harbouring an innate distrust of the police, Cassie sets out to investigate and deliver justice to the woman who saved her life.

[I really enjoyed this one. Cassie is a such a refreshing protagonist.]


Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.

The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home.

Kieran’s parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn.

When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away.

[Not even halfway yet but Jane Harper does these small town mysteries so incredibly well. I’m looking forward to getting back to it soon.]


He is her husband. She is his captive.

Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name.

She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen.

Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn’t like what he sees, she is punished.

For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting.

[One of my most anticipated books of the new year. I’ve seen a lot of praise for it already and I can’t wait to get started on it myself!]

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

  10 comments for “This Week in Books (01-06-2021)

  1. January 6, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Look at you, reading! 😋😂 Love the new aesthetic!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 6, 2021 at 10:40 am

    I can’t wait for your review of Last Thing to Burn are you on the tour for it? xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about Will’s book!!!!


  4. thequietgeordie
    January 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Last read: In Black and White, by Alexandra Wilson
    Current reads: Midwinter Mysteries, by Agatha Christie (reading a short story every day) and Shiver, by Allie Reynolds
    Next read: Dear Child, by Romy Hausmann (possibly!).


  5. January 6, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I can’t wait to read Will Dean’s new book, my copy should hopefully be arriving tomorrow.


  6. Jo
    January 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Will be looking out for your review of the Will Dean – extremely tempted to grab a copy…


  7. January 7, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    The Last Thing To Burn is fantastic! And I can’t wait to read The Survivors. Happy reading!


  8. January 9, 2021 at 9:29 am

    The Survivors is on my list, so I’m hoping you give it a glowing review. 😀


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