This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 22-11-17

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This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

  • What they’ve recently finished reading
  • What they are currently reading
  • What they are planning to read next

My planned reading for the past week didn’t go quite to plan.  I read (and loved!) Dark Pines by Will Dean, but didn’t get to read The Wicked Cometh as I’d intended.

dark pines

An isolated Swedish town.

A deaf reporter terrified of nature.

A dense spruce forest overdue for harvest.

A pair of eyeless hunters found murdered in the woods.

It’s week one of the Swedish elk hunt and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva Moodyson investigates the story that could make her career she stumbles on a web of secrets that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the Medusa killings twenty years ago? Is someone following her? Why take the eyes? Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik.

Part of the reason that my reading week didn’t go to plan was because I was invited to read The Marriage Pact by the publisher Michael Joseph via Netgalley, and, because it’s out in paperback next month, I decided to prioritise this title.

the marriage pact

Would you stake your life on your marriage?

Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift – membership of a club which promises its couples will never divorce.

Signing The Pact seems the start to a perfect marriage.

Until one of them breaks the rules.

The marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Because The Pact is for life.

And its members will do anything to make sure no one leaves…

I’m feeling the need to read something a little different next, and scanning my bookshelves, I’ve found it in Welcome to Night Vale.

welcome to night vale

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE… a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while its citizens pretend to sleep. It’s a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, and a radio station reporting all the news that’s allowed to be heard. It might be more like your town than you’d like to admit.

In this ordinary town where ghosts, aliens and government conspiracies are parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge.

From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.

And that’s my week in books!  I’ll try and stick to the plan this week 😉


  1. I have the Night Vale book out from the library at the moment, but I keep glancing at it and not QUITE picking it up. I liked the podcast but I’m not convinced it will work in book form? I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts! 🙂

    1. I’m aware of, but haven’t listened to, the podcast, so I’m not sure what to expect! I’ll let you know! 🤣

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