This Week in Books (23rd 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.


As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career—including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora.

A former teacher, the glare of the spotlight is unnerving for Emma, particularly when it leads to countless insults, threats, and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. As a woman, she knows her reputation is worth its weight in gold but as a politician, she discovers it only takes one slip-up to destroy it completely.

Fourteen-year-old Flora is learning the same hard lessons at school as she encounters heartless bullying. When another teenager takes her own life, Emma lobbies for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now, Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intersected…but then the unthinkable happens.

A man is found dead in Emma’s home. A man she had every reason to be afraid of and to want gone. Fighting to protect her reputation, and determined to protect her family at all costs, Emma is pushed to the limits as the worst happens and her life is torn apart.

[This is so good! Her best one yet. Review to follow next week.]


One for sorrow, two for joy
Edinburgh is gripped by the greatest terror it has ever known. A lone bomber is targeting victims across the city and no one is safe.

Three for a girl, four for a boy
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach face death every day – and not just the deaths of the people being taken hostage by the killer.

Five for silver, six for gold
When it becomes clear that with every tip-off they are walking into a trap designed to kill them too, Ava and Luc know that finding the truth could mean paying the ultimate price.

Seven for a secret never to be told…
But with the threat – and body count – rising daily, and no clue as to who’s behind it, neither Ava nor Luc know whether they will live long enough to tell the tale…

[Phwoar! This book! I’m only halfway but I’ve been shooketh from the very beginning. This series is just amazeballs.]

London, 1665. Hidden within a growing pile of corpses, one victim of the pestilence stands out: a young woman with a shorn head and pieces of twine delicately tied around each ankle.

Symon Patrick, rector of St. Paul’s Covent Garden, cannot say exactly why this corpse amongst the many in his churchyard should give him pause. Longing to do good, he joins a group of medical men who have gathered to find a cure for the plague, each man more peculiar and splenetic than the next. But there is another – unknown to The Society for the Prevention and Cure of Plague – who is performing his own terrible experiments upon unwilling plague-ridden subjects.

It is Penelope – Symon’s unwanted yet unremovable addition to his household – who may yet shed light on the matter. Far more than what she appears, she is already on the hunt. But the dark presence that enters the houses of the sick will not stop, and has no mercy…

[Continuing my mission to beat the backlog. This is my nighttime read and it’s ever so enjoyable. I love Penelope!]


When a police investigator is killed execution-style and Blix’s own daughter is targeted by the killer, he makes a dangerous decision, which could cost him everything. Blix & Ramm are back in a breathless, emotive thriller by two of Norway’s finest crime writers…

[Maybe this one. I do thoroughly enjoy this series but we will see where my head is at when it comes to picking up my next book. So many are vying for my attention!]

What are you reading this week? Whatever it is, I hope you’re enjoying it! Happy reading! xx

  7 comments for “This Week in Books (23rd February, 2022)

  1. February 23, 2022 at 9:45 am

    I’ll be picking up Reputation very soon as I’ve almost finished my binge listening of the Rivers of London series!


  2. February 23, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Reputation is up next for me.

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of One for Sorrow when you’ve read it all.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. February 24, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of One for Sorrow! I’ve read it and I really want to talk about it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      Other than feeling like I was dropped from high altitude and squashed like a bug? I loved it! 😂


  4. February 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I need to get a copy of Unhinged ASAP! The first two books were SO good and I don’t think this one will disappoint either. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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