A Year in Books – Quarter Four 2022

Happy New Year. Hope you had a lovely evening yesterday, however you chose to see in the New Year. I’m pre-empting my evening as i type this but, knowing me, I will be in bed either asleep or reading. Too old and grumpy to party these days. I was when I was twenty to be fair, but that’s a long, long time ago now … Speaking of a long time ago, it’s time to see what the final three months of the year brought for me reading wise, with my final book of 2022 now officially recorded. Here is my October to December Countdown.


Wolf Pack by Will Dean
The Last Days of Tony MacBride by Rachel Amphlett
The Brutal Tide by Kate Rhodes
The Dilemma by Julia Roberts
Silent Victim by Michael Wood
Deceit by Jónína Leósdóttir
Ghost in the Gloaming by Denzil Meyrick
The Silent Dead by Marnie Riches
Suicide Thursday by Will Carver
The Murder Book by Mark Billingham
The Buried by Sharon Bolton
Dream Town by David Baldacci
Red Mist by Ant Middleton
Hunting Time by Jeffery Deaver
The Moment Before by Rachel Amphlett
Witness by Alex Wheatle


Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict
Homecoming by Isabel Ashdown
When The Lights Go Out by Chris Curran
A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley
Death at Beresford Hall by Emma Davies
Behind Closed Doors by Carol Wyer
Dashboard Elvis is Dead by David F. Ross
The Hidden Secrets of Bumblebee Cottage by Christie Barlow
A Heart Full of Headstones by Ian Rankin
All Night Long by Rachel Amphlett
The Vanishing of Margaret Small by Neil Alexander
Crow 27 by Matt Johnson
So Pretty by Ronnie Turner


Private Beijing by Adam Hamdy & James Patterson
Dirt by Sarah Sultoon
Death Comes To Marlow by Robert Thorogood
In Too Deep by Simon McCleave
Devil’s Way by Robert Bryndza
The Forcing by Paul E. Hardisty

A Village Fete Murder by Katie Gayle
Expectant by Vanda Symon

The Drift by CJ Tudor
The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell
The Killer in the Snow by Alex Pine
A Womb With A View by Mark Tilbury

Snowflakes by Ruth Ware
Treasure by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Girls on the Shore by Ann Cleeves
The Blood Line by Will Shindler
The Mysterious case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett
The Space Between Us by Doug Johnstone
Beautiful Shining People by Michael Grothaus

The Dying Season by Rachel Amphlett

And that’s my lot. Another 50 books read, largely thanks to the extended break over Christmas (just got to write reviews now – wish me luck). 185 books in total this year. Not my highest, not the lowest either. Quite reasonable given I feel like I’ve really struggled this year. Yes – there have been a lot of short stories/novellas in that mix boosting numbers, but really it’s just a whole host of marvellous reads that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

If you missed any of the quarterly posts you can find them at the following links:

Quarter One
Quarter Two
Quarter Three

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