This Week in Books (5th April, 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 Anna Bradshaw wakes up in a hospital bed in London, she remembers nothing, not even her loving husband, Stephen. The doctors say her amnesia is to be expected, but Anna feels cut adrift from her entire life.

In Bristol, Livvy Nicholson is newly married to Dominic and eager to get back to work after six months’ maternity leave. But when Dominic’s estranged mother appears, making a series of unnerving claims, Livvy is sucked into a version of herself she doesn’t recognise.

A hundred miles apart, both women feel trapped and disorientated, and their stories are about to collide. Can they uncover the secret that connects them and reconstruct their fractured lives?

[Quickie read that angered and frustrated me.]


London, 1607. As dawn breaks, Daniel Pursglove rides north, away from the watchful eye of the King and his spies.

He returns, disguised, to his childhood home in Yorkshire – with his own score to settle. The locals have little reason to trust a prying stranger, and those who remember Daniel do so with contempt.

When a body is found with rope burns about the neck, Daniel falls under suspicion. On the run, across the country, he is pursued by a ruthless killer whose victims all share the same gallows mark. Are these the crimes of someone with a cruel personal vendetta – or has Daniel become embroiled in a bigger, and far more sinister, conspiracy?

A new river of treason is rising, flowing from the fields of Yorkshire right to the heart of the King’s court . . .

[Yep, it’s this one again. One detour led to another, led to another … Determined to get it off my TBR now though!]


In a windswept cottage overlooking the sea, Wilder Harlow begins the last book he will ever write. It is the story of his childhood companions and the killer that stalked their small New England town. Of the body they found, the horror of that discovery echoing down the decades. And of Sky, Wilder’s one-time friend, who stole his unfinished memoir and turned it into a lurid bestselling novel, Looking Glass Sound.

This book will be Wilder’s revenge on Sky, a man who betrayed his trust and died without ever telling him why. But as he writes, Wilder begins to find notes written in Sky’s signature green ink and events in his manuscript start to chime eerily with the present. Is Sky haunting him? Did Wilder have more to do with Sky’s death than he admits? And who is the woman drowning in the cove, whom no-one else can see?

No longer able to trust his own eyes, Wilder begins to wonder: is he writing the book, or is the book writing him?

[I can’t wait to pick this one up. It sounds deliciously creepy.]

That’s the plan! What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  10 comments for “This Week in Books (5th April, 2023)

  1. April 5, 2023 at 8:43 am

    I’ll be interested to learn why The Forgetting both angered and frustrated you. ❤📚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 5, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Hope you get to finally read Rivers of Treason!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 5, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    I almost caved and got The Forgetting as well when it appeared on NG, but it sounds like maybe I dodged a bullet there? Looking Glass Sound does sound fantastic though. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 6, 2023 at 10:12 am

      Lured in by the stupid “read now” button 🙄😂. Although, from seeing the GR rating, it could just be me. Again.


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