This Week in Books (06-30-2021)

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.


Kamran Hadid feels invincible. He attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London, he comes from a wealthy family, and he has a place at Oxford next year. The world is at his feet. And then a night of revelry leads to a drunken encounter and he must ask himself a horrific question.

With the help of assault counsellor, Zara Kaleel, Kamran reports the incident in the hopes that will be the end of it. But it’s only the beginning…

[My review will be up tomorrow.]



Leigh Coulton has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She has a good job as a defence attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilised – her life is just as unremarkable as she’d always hoped it would be.


But Leigh’s ordinary life masks a childhood which was far from average … a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, and finally torn apart by a devastating act of violence.


Then a case lands on her desk – defending a wealthy man accused of rape. It’s the highest profile case she’s ever been given – a case which could transform her career, if she wins. But when she meets the accused, she realises that it’s no coincidence that he’s chosen her as his attorney. She knows him. And he knows her. More to the point, he knows what happened twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades running.


If she can’t get him acquitted, she’ll lose much more than the case. The only person who can help her is her younger, estranged sister Calli, the last person Leigh would ever want to ask for help. But suddenly she has no choice …

[In case you didn’t yet know, I LOVE Karin Slaughter’s books and I’ve been very impatiently awaiting this one’s arrival. I started reading it yesterday but exhaustion and a bad headache forced me to abandon it after a mere 40 pages but I’m hoping to get stuck into it again this afternoon.)


Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger.

Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. They know that Daniel didn’t mean to hurt anyone. They dispose of the body. Isn’t that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started. Even if it means that others will have to die…

Because they’ll do anything to protect him. Even murder. 

[I can’t wait to find out what David Jackson has cooked up this time around!]

Have you read any of these or would you like to? Do let me know what you’re reading this week! Happy reading! xx

  4 comments for “This Week in Books (06-30-2021)

  1. June 30, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I would love to read the Karin Slaughter! ❤📚


  2. June 30, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    You’ve reminded me I need to get back to my Karin Slaughter reads and I love the sound of The Rule!


  3. July 1, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Hope you’re feeling better and that you can get back to your Karin Slaughter book. xx


  4. July 6, 2021 at 10:02 am

    The Rule sounds so good, dark and interesting. I hope you enjoyed it.

    ps: I hope you are feeling okay now.


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