This Week in Books (05-19-2021)

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.


After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið.

Now a new world is rising, where power-hungry jarls feud and monsters stalk the woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power for those brave – or desperate – enough to seek them out.

Now, as whispers of war echo across the mountains and fjords, fate follows in the footsteps of three people: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman who has rejected privilege in pursuit of battle fame, and a thrall who seeks vengeance among the famed mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.

All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods.

[It took me a bit to get into this one but once it got going I really enjoyed it. Review to follow.]


Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny’s police colleagues one morning, it’s the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death.

Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband’s murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect.

But it was all built on the perfect lie.

[Hooked from the first page. I’m about halfway through and I’ll be picking it up again as soon as this post is published. So good!]


When the lifeless body of a man is found on an industrial estate, Detective Kim Stone arrives on the scene and discovers he’s been tortured in the worst way imaginable.

But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman’s reaction.

Twenty-four hours later, the victim’s family disappears into thin air.

[Very much looking forward to my next dose of Kim Stone awesomeness!]

That’s it for this week. Have you read any of these? Would you like to? What are you reading? Do let me know in the comments! I need ideas for my 20 Books of Summer list 😄. Happy reading! xx

  12 comments for “This Week in Books (05-19-2021)

  1. May 19, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Oooh you enjoyed the John Gwynne! How’s Milly doing? xx


  2. May 19, 2021 at 11:22 am

    The Perfect Lie sounds so good, I hope you continue to enjoy it. Happy reading 🙂


  3. May 19, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Well you seem to be in a great place with your recent and current reads. Long may that continue!

    Here my WWW

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  4. May 19, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I just finished up The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan and you might like that. Trying to catch up in the Marsons series so this one is definitely going on my shelf.

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    • May 25, 2021 at 10:03 am

      I haven’t heard of The Summer Seekers but I’ll definitely go investigate now, Jonetta!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. May 19, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    I loved The Perfect Lie. Glad to hear that you’re enjoying it.

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  6. May 20, 2021 at 4:26 am

    I want to read The Perfect Lie and I am only on #5 in the Marsons series, but hope to listen to the next couple this week or next. I hope you enjoy it as much as the others whose reviews I have read.

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    • May 25, 2021 at 10:02 am

      I really enjoyed The Perfect Lie! So good! Still haven’t read the new Kim Stone but I’m a little jealous of you having all that awesomeness still to come!

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      • May 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm

        Thanks, I just finished listening to Deadly Souls and wow, she keeps it coming.


  7. May 20, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I can’t wait to get a copy of The Perfect Lie! I do love her writing… And I hope to have caught up with the Kim Stone books by the end of the year… Still a long way to go though (I hope to start book three soon). xD Happy reading!

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