‘This Week in Books’ (07-21-2021)

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.


TONY has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when Nick is badly hurt and it looks like he was the victim of sexual assault, Tony’s anger flares.

JULIA is alarmed by her husband Tony’s obsession with Nick’s case. She’s always known Tony has a temper. But does she really know what he’s capable of?

NICK went out for a drink. After that, everything’s a blank. When he woke up he found himself in a world of confusion and pain, and the man who hurt him doesn’t deny doing it. But he says the whole thing was consensual.

Three ordinary people; one life-shattering event. And when the police get involved, this family in crisis might be capable of anything.

[Powerful and often uncomfortable novel.]


In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

[Kelly made me do it.]


Teddy Crutcher won Teacher of the Year at Belmont Academy. Everyone thinks he’s brilliant.
Only you know the truth. 

They all smile when he tells us his wife couldn’t be more proud.
But no-one has seen her in a while. 

They’re impressed when the tragic death of a school parent doesn’t distract him.
Even when rumours start to say it was murder. 

You’re sure Teddy is hiding something about what happened that day.

You’re sure you can prove it.

But you didn’t stop to think that when it comes to catching a killer, there’s no place more dangerous than just one step behind.

[This has about 98% odds of changing by the time I need to pick up another book.] 😂

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

  12 comments for “‘This Week in Books’ (07-21-2021)

  1. July 21, 2021 at 11:34 am

    All three are tempting!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. July 21, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Hope you’re enjoying the Hendrix!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Louise
    July 21, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I really want to get The Final Girl Support Group!

    I’ve just started The Bone Season 🙂


  4. July 21, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Oh boy 😱😂


  5. July 21, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I look the look of all of those xx


  6. Jo
    July 21, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    All three of these sound excellent! Especially tempted by Damage…


  7. July 22, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I’m reading The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne.


  8. July 22, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    I need to read The Final Girl Support Group some time soon as well! It sounds brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

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