‘This Week in Books’ (18th August, 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.


Young juror Maya Seale is convinced that African American high school teacher Bobby Nock is innocent of killing the wealthy white female student with whom he appears to have been involved and persuades her fellow jurors likewise.

Ten years later, a true-crime docuseries reassembles the jurors, and Maya, now a defense attorney, must prove her own innocence when one of them is found dead in Maya’s room. 

[Can not see what the fuss was about when this was published. I found it rather meh, with a whole lot of meh on top of it.]


Young sisters, Sophie and Tennant Riggin, are the only two people to withstand a massive explosion that destroys their community, located in the shadow of Oregon’s Mt. Hood.

A team of elite government investigators are sent to research the fallout and the girls – why did only they survive? – but with conflicting objectives. For Dr Martha Chan, a psychologist who analyses large-scale medical emergencies: study them. For Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fraser, a career military leader with an inherent mistrust of civilians: contain them.

But as the disturbance replicates across the Pacific Northwest, it threatens to topple the chain of command. Dr Chan and Lieutenant Colonel Fraser are caught between the perpetrators of the threat – and those who have the power to resist.

[Not normally a fan of Patterson but I can’t resist something that has Barker’s name on it and boy, is it good so far!]


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.

[Oh, look! It’s For Your Own Good again. Third time’s the charm, right?] 😳

What are you reading this week! Do let me know and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  5 comments for “‘This Week in Books’ (18th August, 2021)

  1. August 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying The Noise. I found it very compelling. ❤📚

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 19, 2021 at 11:25 am

      It really is! I have no idea what’s going on but I seem to be flipping the pages faster and faster to find out.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. August 18, 2021 at 11:51 am

    I still haven’t picked up Good For You again since the last time you mentioned it. Do you think it’s catching?! 😂

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 19, 2021 at 11:24 am

      I’m determined this time! It’ll happen today! Any minute now! ……. Oooh, shiny. 😬

      Liked by 2 people

  3. August 20, 2021 at 9:04 am

    I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. ❤📚

    Liked by 1 person

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