This Week in Books (13th April, 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.


2020. A recently widowed architect moves into the home she and her late husband designed, heartbroken that he will never cross the threshold. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it’s clear that someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her away, and why? It is only when she meets an elderly neighbour that she learns the street has a shocking and tragic past. A past that some will go to any lengths to keep hidden.

1964. A young white female student becomes involved in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina, falling in love with one of her fellow activists, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the reemerging Ku Klux Klan. As tensions rise in the town, she realises not everyone is who they appear to be.

Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street…

[Winner of last week’s poll. Review to come soon but I really enjoyed it.]


Molly lives a quiet, contained life in London. Naturally risk averse, she gains comfort from security and structure. Every day the same.

Her identical twin Katie is her exact opposite: gregarious and spontaneous. They used to be inseparable, until Katie moved to New York a year ago. Molly still speaks to her daily without fail.

But when Molly learns that Katie has died suddenly in New York, she is thrown into unfamiliar territory. Katie is part of her DNA. As terrifying as it is, she must go there and find out what happened. As she tracks her twin’s last movements, cracks begin to emerge. Nothing is what it seems. And a web of deceit is closing around her.

[You may have seen this one before in these weekly posts because planning ahead is obviously really just not my thing 💁🏼‍♀️.]


Since last week’s result was such a success, let’s do this again. Six different options for you this week.

Whichever book is winning by the time I finish First Born will be my next read. Looking forward to seeing the results. Feel free to let me know in the comments which book you’ve voted for and why.

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

  19 comments for “This Week in Books (13th April, 2022)

  1. April 13, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Unhinged as it’s also one I really want to read. I have it but some other commitment keeps popping up before I get to it!

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    • April 13, 2022 at 10:22 am

      Same! I actually started it a while ago and put it aside becomes something more urgent popped up and I haven’t gone back to it. Excellent choice. I do love this series.

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  2. April 13, 2022 at 11:07 am

    I chose The Midwife’s Secret as I’ve had it out from the library for months but still haven’t picked it up! Another guinea experiment! 😂

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  3. April 13, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I haven’t actually read any of these but I’ll go with Unhinged as it seems appropriate at the moment 🙄😂

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    • April 13, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      So … I was going to be all “holy cow, Cathy, how is that possible?!” until I realised obviously I haven’t either or they wouldn’t be options in this poll 🙊🤣. Sadly appropriate choice, yes.

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  4. April 13, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    I haven’t read any of the others, but really enjoyed The Midwife’s Secret so I recommend that one.

    My reading update for this week is

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    • April 13, 2022 at 2:09 pm

      I enjoy her books so I have a good feeling about this one. Excellent choice!


  5. April 13, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Since I haven’t read any of them I voted for Unhinged because you’ve raved about other books by this pair. Or if it wasn’t you, someone else has! 😉


  6. April 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I chose Snakes and Ladders because I saw this author at Capital Crime in 2019 and she had very interesting things to say in the panel which made me add her book on my wishlist. I have read one book by Jorn Lier Horst but I have not even reviewed it (Katharina Code). Other than I saw this reveal of identity coming a mile away I didn’t know what to say about it. Hopefully you’ll be able to tell me to give this author another chance.


  7. April 14, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I can’t wait to get a copy of First Born! I voted for Unhinged because I love that series (still have to read it though), but I did read Snakes And Ladders and it was excellent.

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    • April 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      Finished First Born last night so I already started Snakes and Ladders, which I’m enjoying so far, but your vote wouldn’t have made a difference so 😂. My review for Will’s won’t be up until the 26th, I think. Thereabouts 🤔

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      • April 14, 2022 at 5:04 pm

        Haha well I hope you will enjoy Snakes And Ladders at least! Looking forward to your thoughts on First Born. I tried requesting it twice, but I was denied twice of course. xD

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        • April 14, 2022 at 5:06 pm

          Ugh, so frustrating. There are at least three UK publishers that are now blocking European Netgalley members so I feel your pain.

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          • April 14, 2022 at 5:13 pm

            I hardly ever get approved on the NG UK website in the first place… At least I still get invitations for some titles, but it has become a lot more difficult to get UK titles in recent years. Then again, Argentina is probably waaaay out of their target zone. xD It sucks that being in Europe doesn’t make things easier though; I guess we have Brexit to thank for that.

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            • April 20, 2022 at 10:03 am

              Bloody Brexit. Bad enough I can’t buy books from my favourite independent bookstores in London anymore, now they take away NG access. It’s ridiculous.


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