This Week in Books (02-17-2021)

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.


Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison.Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty: Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows.

[Probably my least favourite Agatha Christie book so far.]


Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of – except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order. And that means taking a long hard look at his past.

Somewhere out there, Miles has children. And they might be about to inherit both the good and bad from him – possibly his fortune, or possibly something more sinister.

So Miles decides to track down his missing children. But a vicious killer is one step ahead of him. One by one, people are vanishing. Not just disappearing, every trace of them is wiped.

[Didn’t get very far yet but I do love me some Linwood Barclay and I’m excited to continue with this one later today.]


Based on the true scandal that rocked the court of James I, A Net for Small Fishes is the most gripping novel you’ll read this year: an exhilarating dive into the pitch-dark waters of the Jacobean court

Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world.

Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution.

When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign’s favourite may rise and rise – so long as he remains in favour.

With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.

[I can’t wait to start this one. It’s also really pretty. The jacket is like a fabric. You should buy it for that reason alone. 😉]

And there you have it. What are you reading this week? Do let me know! I’ve only bought three books so far this month so I need options. 😏

Happy reading! xx

  9 comments for “This Week in Books (02-17-2021)

  1. February 17, 2021 at 10:27 am

    You are in for a treat with Lucy Jago. I read Barclay also…pure escapism. Hub started it last night!


  2. February 17, 2021 at 10:43 am

    A Net for Small Fishes sounds great and you’ve made me want to own a copy due to the cover. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 17, 2021 at 11:16 am

      I am such an evil enabler, I know. (But did I mention it’s really pretty? 😉)


  3. February 17, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Linwood Barclay is definitely going on my list, well the book anyway 😉


  4. February 17, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    The new Linwood Barclay book looks really good! I hope you enjoy it Eva!


  5. Jo
    February 17, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Well I’m sold on A Net for Small Fishes, just for your comment on the jacket! 😀


  6. February 18, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Find You First sounds excellent! And you’ve reminded me I should continue with the Hercule Poirot books some time soon… Happy reading! xx


  7. February 20, 2021 at 2:01 am

    I love Linwood Barclay and this one will be going on my TBR right away.


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