This Week in Books (2nd March, 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.


Ben Harper, true crime journalist, is about to unravel his most shocking story yet . . . his own.

The day his older brother was murdered was the day Ben Harper’s life changed forever.

In one of the most shocking crimes in national history, Nick and his friend were stabbed to death by two girls their own age. Police called the killings random, a senseless tragedy.

Twenty years on Ben is one of the best true crime journalists in the country. He has left the past behind, thanks to the support of his close-knit hometown community.

But when he learns about a fresh murder case with links to his brother’s death, Ben’s life is turned upside down once more. He soon find himself caught in a web of lies, one that implicates everyone around him. And on his quest for answers, Ben discovers one very important truth:

Everyone has secrets.
But some secrets are deadlier than others. 

[So much great crime fiction out there right now. My review for this one will be up tomorrow.]


After a long career as a police officer, Moira hopes a move to a luxury retirement community will mean she can finally leave the detective work to the youngsters and focus on a quieter life. But it turns out The Homestead is far from paradise. When she discovers the body of a young woman floating in one of the pools, surrounded by thousands of dollar bills, her crime-fighting instinct kicks back in and she joins up with fellow ex-cops—and new neighbours—Philip, Lizzie and Rick to investigate the murder.

With the case officers dropping ball after ball, Moira and the gang take matters into their own hands, turning undercover homicide investigators. But the killer is desperate to destroy all the evidence and Moira, Philip, Lizzie and Rick soon find themselves getting in the way—of the murderer and the police.

Just when they thought they could finally relax, they discover that someone has infiltrated their ‘safe’ community. Can they hunt down the murderer and get back to retiring in peace? And after all the excitement, will they want to?

[A brand-new series from Steph Broadribb, you say? Don’t mind if I do!]

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut.

But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny.

Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. 

[Delightfully weird, very witty, totally quirky. I’m quite enjoying it.]


New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes twelve. A lavish party in one of Edinburgh’s best postcodes is sent spiralling into chaos when two guests fall tragically from the roof, impaled on the cast iron railings below.

For Tess, it was about more than reuniting with long lost friends. Recently diagnosed with an illness that could be terminal, it was her last chance to make things right. Having grown apart from her husband Marcus, she knew this would be the perfect opportunity to renew their vows, surrounded by everyone they love.

Their time is running out. Tess’ closest companion Sylvie knows this better than anyone. She’s trying desperately to offer her friend some closure from the guilt that has plagued them both for decades.

But as midnight approaches and the countdown begins, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want a resolution.

They want revenge.

[If I do the smart thing and tackle my ARC’s for April, this should be up next. I guess we’ll see! 😁]

That’s my week in books. How does yours look? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx

  10 comments for “This Week in Books (2nd March, 2022)

  1. March 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I think I am reading Rivers of London this month – It sounds like fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 2, 2022 at 9:48 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you thought of Twelve Secrets. It’s in my WWW post as well this week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 4, 2022 at 10:04 am

      I loved it but I noticed you didn’t have the same experience as I did.


  3. March 2, 2022 at 10:31 am

    So glad (and very relieved) that you’re enjoying Rivers of London! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jo
    March 2, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    These all sound like brilliant reads!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. March 4, 2022 at 1:26 am

    I couldn’t resist Death In The Sunshine either! I’m hoping to pick it up after my current read… Also, it makes me happy to see you are enjoying Rivers Of London so far! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 4, 2022 at 10:02 am

      Well, it ended up being 3 stars for me. It started out really well but then the second half dragged quite a bit. Also I got awfully confused with most of the characters and what they actually are. But I do still intend to read the next one. 😄

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      • March 8, 2022 at 9:12 pm

        Sounds like you did enjoy it a bit more than I did! I was surprised by how underwhelmed I was by the story because I LOVE the Lori Anderson books.

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