‘This Week in Books’ (25th 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.


1989. DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winters are on the trail of a serial killer with a twisted passion for recreating the world’s greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. After Chambers nearly loses his life, the case goes cold due to lack of evidence. The killer lies dormant, his collection unfinished.

Seven years later. 
DS Marshall has excelled through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service, despite being haunted by the case that defined her teenage years. She obtains new evidence and joins Chambers and Winters to reopen the case. However, their resurrected investigation brings about a fresh reign of terror, the team treading a fine line between justice and vigilante in pursuit of a monster far more dangerous and intelligent than any of them had anticipated.

[So glad to see Daniel Cole is back! I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait for more from him.]


Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin the same week Covid-19 reaches Irish shores.

When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.

Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Will they be able to determine what really happened, or has lockdown provided someone with the opportunity to commit the perfect crime?

[I’ll be starting this one after lunch and I’m so excited. I love Catherine’s books!]


In the most inhospitable environment – cut off from the rest of the world – there’s a killer on the loose.

A&E doctor Kate North has been knocked out of her orbit by a personal tragedy. So when she’s offered the chance to be an emergency replacement at the UN research station in Antarctica, she jumps at the chance. The previous doctor, Jean-Luc, died in a tragic accident while out on the ice.

The move seems an ideal solution for Kate: no one knows about her past; no one is checking up on her. But as total darkness descends for the winter, she begins to suspect that Jean-Luc’s death wasn’t accidental at all. And the more questions she asks, the more dangerous it becomes for them all 

[I’m expecting a claustrophobic and atmospheric crime fiction story here and I’m really looking forward to it. Let’s hope I’m right!]

What are you reading this week? Have you read any of my choices or would you like to? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx

  6 comments for “‘This Week in Books’ (25th August, 2021)

  1. August 25, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I just downloaded 56 Days (the audio version) from the library a few minutes ago. PLEASE tell me you’re already enjoying it!

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  2. August 25, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    56 Days sounds grisly, looking forward to your review!

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  3. Jo
    August 25, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    These all sound excellent! And a nice colour theme running through the covers 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 25, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    56 Days sounds great. I finished The Dark last week, I look forward to seeing what you think.

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/08/25/www-wednesday-30-25-august-2021/

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