This week in books

This Week in Books (Feb 22nd 2017)


This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

∧ Then ∧ The Silent Wife, Kerry Fisher

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Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he’d done something terrible?

A heart wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.’ Write Escape

Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.

Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife Caitlin. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?

For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.

A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.

It’s good to be reminded all families have issues… Even if the Farinelli take it to the extreme!

≈ Now ≈ The Devil You Know, Terry Tyler

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Every serial killer is someone’s friend, spouse, lover or child….

Young women are being murdered in the Lincolnshire town of Lyndford, where five people fear someone close to them might be the monster the police are searching for.

One of them is right.

Juliet sees an expert’s profile of the average serial killer and realises that her abusive husband, Paul, ticks all the boxes.

Maisie thinks her mum’s new boyfriend seems too good to be true. Is she the only person who can see through Gary’s friendly, sensitive façade?

Tamsin is besotted with her office crush, Jake. Then love turns to suspicion…

Steve is used to his childhood friend, Dan, being a loud mouthed Lothario with little respect for the truth. But is a new influence in his life leading him down a more sinister path?

Dorothy’s beloved son, Orlando, is keeping a secret from her—a chilling discovery forces her to confront her worst fears.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is a character-driven psychological drama that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Suspecting everyone is something I love to do, maybe a little bit too much… I hear you say paranoid. Yep. But when your favorite genre is psychological thrillers, you can’t help it!

∨ Next ∨ I Found You, Lisa Jewell

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Everyone has secrets. What if you can’t remember yours?

Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.

Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.

But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can’t remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s brilliant new novel.

My very first Lisa Jewell!

Have you read any of those books? What is on your list this week?
Do share in the comments:)
Happy reading


48 thoughts on “This Week in Books (Feb 22nd 2017)”

  1. Interesting. Our books this week are quite similar. I just finished reading The Silent Wife on Monday. I am currently reading Bad Little Girl and I Found You is my next book. I look forward to your reviews. I have scheduled mine for The Silent Wife on the publication day.

    The Devil You know sounds great. Happy reading!


    1. I can’t wait to know what you thought of The Silent Wife. My review will be up on the 26th as part of the blog tour. I had my eyes on Bad Little Girl, I hope you’re enjoying it! I Found You is the first ARC I get approved for by that particular publisher so I really don’t want to miss the release date and review it before I am swamped with the March project! Happy reading! xx

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      1. Interestingly, my request for I Found You wasn’t approved. However, I found the book under ‘Read Now’. I am not sure how that happened but I quickly got it lol. I hope that it will be a good read. Thanks and will look out for your reviews of both.


  2. Oh I don’t even know which one I like the most, they all sound amazing. Maybe The Devil You Know although it’s a close tie with I Found You. I haven’t read any books by either of them yet but I do know that Lisa Jewell’s reputation proceeds her as a great writer :-).


    1. Yep, her reputation is rock solid so I’m hoping for the best! I love this week’s picks but I might have to tweak it a bit as I had forgotten a blog tour!


  3. Hmm… Interesting comment about the parallel in between being paranoid and reading psy thrillers… do you think this genre has given you more, say, ‘food for thought’?
    I consider myself quite paranoid with small every day things, it’s a constant internal battle at times trying to silence the mind. Of course, I have never actually delved deep into the condition itself to fully understand it, but generally speaking… The psy thrillers and/or crime I have read have of course given me a lot of fresh insight into, say, the creativeness of a human mind. It’s scary, but interesting, and educating? Ha… tips&tricks for life! OK, that sounds proper psycho, treat that comment lightly… but imagine a psy thriller/crime book actually gave someone ideas how to, you know, do crazy.awful things? Would the people who do crazy/awful things actually ‘consult’ fiction to aid their planning processes? Sorry.. as you can see this post triggered me to babble 🙂


    1. I looooove when you talk to me 😀 The genre has definitely made me more observant and suspicious! You can’t help look for hints or you know look for more behind words or behavior. It’s exactly that: scarily interesting and educating! I love to read about how far things can go. I do think this is meat for people with crazy idea to find their plans and implement it, see THAT is real crazy and scary!!


  4. The Silent Wife sounds like a good read – I’m going to look out for this one. I have I Found You on my TBR but haven’t managed to read it yet. I was a big fan of Lisa Jewell years ago but haven’t read so many of her recent books. I think this one sounds really good though so it may make me go back and catch up on the ones I missed out. I hope you really enjoy it, especially with it being your first by her.
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    1. The Silent Wife was a bit different from what I expected but I really enjoyed it 🙂 I Found You will have to wait April because I messed up my ARCs schedule and forgot a blog tour 😦 But I’m still really looking forward to reading it!

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    1. I’m so gutted I’ll have to wait a little longer about reading I Found You as I just remembered I have a blog tour to take care of before the start of my March marathon 😦 So April it will be! It’s easier to put off a Netgalley ARC than an actual Blog tour but I hate myself for it!
      Happy reading to you! x

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      1. Oh shoot! I’ve never done a blog tour before but I can imagine it’s a lot of work…. I’m already drowning in my pile of ARCs as it is haha. Good luck!


  5. These all sound like interesting books. It’s hard to tell from what you said but I’m guessing you enjoyed The Silent Wife and are enjoying The Devil You Know right?
    Either way I really do hope you enjoy I Found You, especially considering it’s the first book you’ll be reading by that author! 😀


    1. Yep, enjoyed the first, enjoying the second 🙂 I was playing mysterious again with this post, haha! I’m so sad that I have to put off I Found You for a bit because of a conflicting ARCs schedule…

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  6. I haven’t read any of these, but I do recognize Lisa Jewell! She wrote The Girls in the Garden, and that’s about all I know about her. I Found You sounds like a lot of fun though! In fact, all three books sound fun. Hope you enjoy them all! 😀

    – Lashaan


    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, Jewell’s book has been put off 😦 but I’ll get to it in April and I’ll finally see for myself what the fuss is about! I was told I wouldn’t be disappointed!

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