This Week in Books (9th 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.


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.

[An okay read but it didn’t live up to my expectations.]


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?

[I fell behind. Again. I’m actually on the blog tour for this one tomorrow 🤦🏼‍♀️. Anyway, it’s really good. Find out more tomorrow!]


Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and their new servant is in prison, facing charges of witchcraft.

Thomas prides himself on being a rational, modern man, but as he unravels the mystery of what has happened, he uncovers not a tale of superstition but something dark and ancient, linked to a shipwreck years before.

Something has awoken, and now it will not rest.

[I thought this was going to be published on the 17th, but apparently that was the Netgalley archive date instead. I love my brain, I really do. ( 🙄)

Have you read any of these or would you like to? What’s on your reading schedule this week? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  9 comments for “This Week in Books (9th February, 2022)

  1. February 9, 2022 at 11:02 am

    You’ve worried me about The Key in the Lock, so hoping Leviathan is better! 😂

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    • February 9, 2022 at 11:37 am

      Me too! I’m not exactly on a roll with historical fiction lately 😂


  2. February 9, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    I’m reading Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. I don’t think I can read anything else before weekend.

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  3. February 10, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Got The Leviathan for NG too, but who knows when I’ll get to it? Can’t believe I’ve fallen so far behind already this year! So you can be the test-pilot for it!

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    • February 10, 2022 at 9:24 am

      I feel your pain. But yes, I’ll be the test pilot. Excellent. I can get a licence on the internet, right?

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  4. February 11, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Oh no I’m sorry The Key In The Lock didn’t live up to expectations! I was really curious about that one, and not just because of the cover. 😉 And I always hate it when NG ARCs have different publish than archive dates; so confusing! xx

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    • February 12, 2022 at 9:27 am

      That cover is indeed very pretty, isn’t it? Looks even better in RL. If you lived closer, I’d send it to you. 😂

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