This Week in Books (17th August, 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.


Sixteen people have done this job before me.

I am Seventeen. The most feared assassin in the world.

But to be the best, you must beat the best.

My next target is Sixteen, just as one day Eighteen will hunt me down.

It’s a dog-eat-dog world and it gets lonely at the top.

Nobody gets to stay for long.

But while we’re here, all that matters is that we win.

[Review to follow for the blog tour.]


The small community of Akranes is devastated when a young man dies in a mysterious house fire, and when Detective Elma and her colleagues from West Iceland CID discover the fire was arson, they become embroiled in an increasingly perplexing case involving multiple suspects. What’s more, the dead man’s final online search raises fears that they could be investigating not one murder, but two.

A few months before the fire, a young Dutch woman takes a job as an au pair in Iceland, desperate to make a new life for herself after the death of her father. But the seemingly perfect family who employs her turns out to have problems of its own and she soon discovers she is running out of people to turn to.

As the police begin to hone in on the truth, Elma, already struggling to come to terms with a life-changing event, finds herself in mortal danger as it becomes clear that someone has secrets they’ll do anything to hide…

[I’m a big fan of this series but so far, to my surprise, I’ve been struggling with this one.]


In search of a new life, sixteen-year-old Adriana Clark’s family moves to the ancient, ocean-battered Isle of Mull, far off the coast of Scotland. Then she goes missing. Faced with hostile locals and indifferent police, her desperate parents turn to private investigator Sadie Levesque.

Sadie is the best at what she does. But when she finds Adriana’s body in a cliffside cave, a seaweed crown carefully arranged on her head, she knows she’s dealing with something she’s never encountered before.

The deeper she digs into the island’s secrets, the closer danger creeps – and the more urgent her quest to find the killer grows. Because what if Adriana is not the last girl to die?

[Absolutely love this author’s “Perfect” series. This is a stand-alone though and I can’t wait to start it.]

And there you have it. A wee glimpse into what I’m reading this week. What are you reading? Do let me know and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  5 comments for “This Week in Books (17th August, 2022)

  1. August 17, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Seventeen sounds really good!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I’m loving The Wrong Woman…thanks for the push! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jo
    August 17, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I’m not really one for spies and espionage, but I am intrigued by Seventeen. I’ll be looking out for your review! Happy reading x


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