This week in books

This Week in Books (December 6th 2017)

It’s been ages since I last wrote a This Week In Books post! Time to be back!


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 ∧ Need You Dead, Peter James

need you dead


Greg, a married man, has been having an affair for three years with another man’s wife. One evening, after a fight with her at their rented love nest, he storms out. When he returns an hour later she is dead. Did he kill her in a fit of rage and blank it out, or did someone else do? Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon discovers that there is more than one person who had a reason to kill her. But one man has the most to lose—and when his marriage and career are at stake, what lengths will he go to protect all that he holds dear?


My first Peter James! Review to come soon!

≈ Now ≈ Les fantômes du vieux pays (The Nix), Nathan Hill / His Guilty Secret, Helene Fermont

les fantomes

It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades–not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.

To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.

This is a story I chose among the new releases from September and France’s new literature season. I have a huge project to write on it, let’s hope I picked a good one!

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When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.

Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her?

Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex boyfriend. But the sisters relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday.

As one revelation after the other is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life.

His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.

And something for fun! My love for guilty husbands is never-ending!



That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!!



25 thoughts on “This Week in Books (December 6th 2017)”

  1. I was thinking the husband thing too!! They look great! Am trying to read Christmas books at the mo, as feel guilty reviewing them late in the month, but have a lot of thrillers trying to take over!!great post:)


  2. Yay you’re back. Hope this is a sign things are going a bit better.

    Its been a while since I read a Peter James. They tend to be a bit hit or miss for me. Some I love others not so much. Will be looking out for your review.


  3. The Nix sounds intriguing – I was wondering why the author had such a non-French name till I realised it’s actually a translation! Hope you enjoy it enough to write your project on it… 😀


    1. Yep, even when we’re supposed to pick books to work on in French, I need to find an British or American author :p I am still mad at French authors from high school, haha! I probably won’t have time to read it in time for the project xD But it’s all about the numbers so it doesn’t matter.

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  4. I am finding little time to read. Prepping for holidays with kids and then work are consuming me. By the time I sit, I am either dealing with symptoms or falling asleep haha. But still reading The White Devil by Justin Evans. Good stuff so far!


  5. I like the sound of the first book, ‘guilty Husbands’ hee hee, they are always the first to be suspected! I haven’t been reading and blogging as much lately, just busy, but I’m looking forward to the Christmas break to enjoy some nice chill time with books and blogs. I hope you will get some time for that too. Hope your exams are going well too and you are looking after yourself.
    Amanda. xx


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