This Week in Books (27th 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.


One hot summers night in Italy, Joe and Cathy Plant receive a phone call that will change their lives forever.

Their sister Frannie has killed a man, and she needs their help.

They were always close, some might say too close, siblings who worked together, lived next door to each other. And now they’ve buried a body together…

But when they return to England, Frannie, Joe and Cathy become tangled in lies in they’ve been telling, to the police, to their friends, to each other…

But if you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?

[The winner of last week’s poll. Hm. Someone might stop talking to me 😳. Review to come.]


It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top and Kim feels a sharp stab of sadness. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger?

When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun.

[Time to start on my ARCs for May. First up, the next Kim Stone. I’m excited. This is only part of the blurb on Goodreads, btw, because I feel this publisher always gives away way too much information.]


Once again you have the power to decide what my next read will be. Six new options this week. What will you choose?

EDIT : The description for The House in the Cerulean Sea is wrong. Still a fantasy but about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place. I can’t edit the poll since people have already voted and the whole thing would be reset. Apologies. Carry on!

There you go. Whichever book is winning when I finish Six Graves will be my next read. Feel free to leave a comment with the book of your choice and why it gets your vote. Thanks for voting and for helping me clear my backlog. And also make space on my shelves for new books, obviously. 😏

Until next time, happy reading! xx

  30 comments for “This Week in Books (27th April, 2022)

  1. April 27, 2022 at 9:42 am

    I have I know what I saw on my shelf to read so I voted for that x

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    • April 27, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Published the post and then realised I have his debut too, which I also haven’t read yet. 🤦🏼‍♀️

      Thanks for voting, Melanie! xx

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  2. April 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

    I voted for you to be a guinea pig again as I have I Know what I Saw but just haven’t got around to listening to it yet, surprise surprise. Oh dear about That Night, it’s not my favourite of hers, so I’m still talking to you. 😂

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  3. April 27, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Half A World Away for no particular reason 😉

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  4. April 27, 2022 at 11:50 am

    I loved the BBC adaptation of Imran Mahmood’s novel You Don’t Know Me so although I haven’t read one of his novels yet, I’m voting for I Know What I Saw

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  5. April 27, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    There are a couple I would pick, but chose TJ Klune because I loved it. My eyebrows went up when I read the description in the poll, but then saw the edit. Whatever wins, I’m sure you will enjoy it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2022 at 10:40 am

      Yes, messed that one up badly. Shouldn’t multitask before a sufficient dose of caffeine 😳.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. April 27, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    I picked I Know What I Saw because I was tempted by another of his books that turned up on NG this week. I decided I couldn’t fit it in but he does look like an interesting writer. Maybe you’ll help me make up my mind if I should try him!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2022 at 10:42 am

      I was tempted too but since I already own his first two and haven’t read either one, I figured I’d just wait. But I’m eager to find out about his writing so good choice.

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  7. April 27, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    No matter what you choose, I don’t think you can go wrong, Eva💜

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jo
    April 27, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Choices, choices! I’ve cast my vote for the only one of these I’ve read. I enjoyed it, and you might as well x

    Liked by 1 person

  9. April 27, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I’ve gone for The House In The Cerulean Sea because I want to read it 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. April 28, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I know what I saw looks like a good read. It got my vote. Enjoy your books this week. Happy reading.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Thank you, Diana! And for voting too. It’s good to see you! xx


  11. April 28, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea. Read it with a smile on my face. I hope you enjoy whatever is picked 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2022 at 10:44 am

      It’s getting such incredible reviews that I couldn’t resist it, even though it doesn’t at all sound like something I’d normally read.


  12. May 1, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I hope you enjoyed Six Graves! My heart nearly stopped when I read the prologue… xD I voted for The House In The Cerulean Sea because it’s an all time favorite (the description is that of Under The Whispering Door though?). xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Yes, the “edit” is underneath the poll. I couldn’t edit the poll itself because people had already voted and it would have reset the results.

      Loved Six Graves!

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 8, 2022 at 2:41 am

        Ah that makes sense! I’m glad you loved Six Graves too… I did think for a second that it was going to be the last Kim Stone; my poor heart. xD


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