This Week in Books (1st February, 2023)

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.


When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.

Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market. 

But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…

[I must admit to being a little disappointed with this one. It dragged quite a bit, and it often felt immensely repetitive. Superduper creepy, though.]


Survival can be murder . . .

Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. Evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careered off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors.

Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She’s in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board.

Carter is gazing out of the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waver in the storm, the threat of something lurking in the chalet’s depths looms larger.

Outside, the storm rages. Inside each group, a killer lurks.

But who?

And will anyone make it out alive?

[I have about 70 pages to go but I can already feel it’s going to cause a massive book hangover! It’s absolutely nothing like ‘Annie Thorne’ or ‘The Chalk Man’ but it’s awesome and I love it and I actually really don’t want it to end because it’s so good!]


Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

Late October. After midnight. You’re waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He’s late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn’t alone: he’s walking toward a man, and he’s armed.

You can’t believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son, he kills a stranger, right there on the street outside your house. You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your son is now in custody. His future shattered.

That night you fall asleep in despair. All is lost. Until you wake… and it is yesterday.

And then you wake again… and it is the day before yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. With another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lies an answer. The trigger for this crime—and you don’t have a choice but to find it..

[Regular visitors might remember this author and I don’t seem to get along most of the time. So there is logic to my madness in choosing this one as my next read. I always go in with low expectations when I pick up a McAllister book (I also always say it’s the last time I do so but apparently I don’t listen very well to myself 🤦🏼‍♀️) and since I already know I’ll be dealing with a massive book hangover …. you see where I’m going with this? (Sorry, Nicki! 😳)

There you go. A look-see at what I’m reading this week. What are your choices for the week? Do let me know and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  5 comments for “This Week in Books (1st February, 2023)

  1. February 1, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Oh dear I suggest you put off Wrong Place, Wrong Time when you’re over the book hangover. I’ll think you’ll be in the wrong place for it and it’ll be the wrong time time for it.😂


  2. February 1, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    I enjoyed The Drift which I thought was really fast-paced and engaging, and I LOVED LOVED LOVED WPWT!


  3. February 2, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Great reads Eva! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has trouble cutting an author loose.🤣🤣❤📚


  4. February 3, 2023 at 12:05 am

    Great slate, Eva💜 I loved Wrong Place, Wrong Time.


  5. February 4, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    That’s great news about The Drift! I can’t wait to read that one.


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