Rewind, Recap: Weekly Update W/E 17/01/21

Keeping it short but sweet this week. Done nothing, read little, achieved less and I barely even remember what has happened. My virtual instagram tour has continued in lieu of Colleagues of the week, this week concentrating on some of the lovely castles I’ve visited over the past few years.


So how has your week been? I had a slightly less productive week reading wise but that’s okay. I think that every is in the same boat, in and out of slumps, some weeks where you find it harder to concentrate than others. They were good books though so it’s all good. I ordered 6 books this past week but am in the unusual position that I can’t really tell you about any of them as none of them have had their official cover reveals yet and I don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder. I’m sure you’ll all know soon enough and I will add to my ‘bought’ list on the blog when I can. Good news though – my copy of Troy arrived and it’s as pretty as I anticipated. 1 new Netgalley Book – Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly and that’s about it really.

Books I have read

Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge

You wake up.
You can’t remember what happened.
The man lying next to you is not your husband.
And he’s not breathing . . .

Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she’s done something bad.

She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.

But it’s not Niall who’s lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.

And he’s dead . . .

As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it’s clear to Detective Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect – though they soon find she’s not the only one with something to hide.

Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

There’s a serial killer on the loose.

When bodies start washing up along the banks of the River Thames, DI Henley fears it is the work of Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer. But it can’t be him; Olivier is already behind bars, and Henley was the one who put him there.

The race is on before more bodies are found.

She’d hoped she’d never have to see his face again, but Henley knows Olivier might be the best chance they have at stopping the copycat killer. But when Olivier learns of the new murders, helping Henley is the last thing on his mind . . .

Will it take a killer to catch the killer?

Now all bets are off, and the race is on to catch the killer before the body count rises. But who will get there first – Henley, or the Jigsaw Killer?

The Healer by Antti Tuomainen

It’s two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; the streets are full of abandoned vehicles; the social order is crumbling and private security firms have undermined the police force. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city.

When Tapani’s journalist wife Johanna goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her. Johanna’s disappearance seems to be connected to a story she was researching about a serial killer known as ‘The Healer’. Determined to find Johanna, Tapani’s search leads him to uncover secrets from her past: secrets that connect her to the very murders she was investigating…

So not such a great week this week, but I’ll take three books over no books. It was just one of those off weeks. We all have them. Lots of thinking going on, lots of procrastination. It happens. We had a good blog week though, even if a little quieter. Recap below:

#Review – The Alex Cohen Boxset – Leopold Borstinski
#Review – The Lake House – Christie Barlow
#Review – The Man In The Window – Kjell Ola Dahl
#Review – The Mystery Of Montague House – Emma Davies
#Review – The Big Chill – Doug Johnstone
#Review – What I Did – Kate Bradley

And so that is my week in a much smaller nutshell. A couple of tour posts this week including There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross and Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner. And hopefully reading a few more books and watching a little less Netflix.

Hope you have a great week all.


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