This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 26-09-18

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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

The last book I finished reading was The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, which I absolutely loved!  My review will be up soon.

the hoarder

Maud Drennan – underpaid carer and unintentional psychic – is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.

With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal’s decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?

My current read is The Last by Hanna Jameson.

the last

BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington
BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead
BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm

Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn’t ignored Nadia’s last message.

Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city and walled in by towering trees, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a young girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer.

As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what kind of justice can he hope for, when society as he knows it no longer exists?

My next read will probably be Trap by Lilja Sigurdardóttir ahead of the blog tour.  I adored Snare, and so I have high hopes for this.


Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one… and Iceland.

Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see her. And that’s not all… Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it back.

With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi, on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren’t as straightforward as they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…

And that’s my week in books! What are you reading this week?  Let me know in the comments! 😎


    1. I am indeed 😋
      I was approved on Netgalley, and think it’s still available for request? It’s really good – I’m racing through it!

    1. Well, given it’s not published until January, I might sit on the review for a while. Really enjoying it so far though!

      1. I’ve got my review for The Last scheduled for 1st January after writing it on 2nd July! Only three months to go. I might have to reread it before the New Year 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you think.

      2. Yeah… I don’t normally read them so far in advance, but I’ve been desperate to read this. I’ll probably hold my review back until closer to publication too, although it’ll be up on Netgalley

  1. I read Himself by Jess Kidd last year and loved it. The supernatural aspects are handled so well. I also have The Last from Netgalley but haven’t got round to it yet.

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