This Week in Books (2nd February, 2022)

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.


Hannah Godley is an agony aunt on a London radio show Queen of Hearts. She’s warm and empathetic; a good listener. Her catchphrase is: Be kind, always. But when a stranger phones in to tell a tragic story about her brother who killed himself after he was the victim of a terrible prank by two people, Hannah goes cold. Because she remembers Diane’s brother well. In fact, all these years later, he still haunts her dreams. All because of that one bad thing she did when she was young…

Is Diane just a sad, lonely woman looking for a friend, or does she know what Hannah did, and is looking for revenge? Because as Diane insinuates herself into her life and family, Hannah is going to discover that you can never truly escape that One Bad Thing you did – sooner or later, you’re going to have to pay the price… 

[Hm. Felt a little been-there-done-that, to be honest.]


By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still.

For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free.

[And by currently, I mean, will be starting shortly.]


Sadie Nicholls has been found dead, brutally and strangely murdered, in her South East London flat. Her little boy is missing.

DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen know that, in the case of a missing child, it’s the first 24 hours that count. They don’t have many left to find out where Sadie’s son might be and the identity of her killer. Why would anyone want a struggling single mother, loved by many, dead?

But when they realise a similar crime was committed at the same house nearly 20 years ago, a question is on everyone’s lips: is this more than just a coincidence?

[Fickle Frieda that I am has been prioritising other books over this one but it’s definitely next! I think. 😉]

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

  6 comments for “This Week in Books (2nd February, 2022)

  1. February 2, 2022 at 10:53 am

    I’ve got a copy of The Key in the Lock as well but I’m not sure when I’m going to start it! Hope we both enjoy it! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jo
    February 2, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Fickle Freida! 🤣


  3. February 4, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Fickle Freida might have a sister? Seriously, there are books I keep saying I’m going to read, and I end up reading completely different titles instead. xD

    Liked by 1 person

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