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I have been away from the blogosphere from December 21st. During my break, I managed to read 7 books although I am behind schedule with the reviews. I hope to post all of them by the end of next week.
Here is what I read:
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin- Sister Sister by Sue Fortin is a brilliant psychological thriller with suspense right from the first page. The book is well paced, engrossing and very well-written. It’s the kind of book that will have you suspecting everyone. It’s a story about family, lies and secrets. I definitely recommend this one to all fans of psychological thrillers. You can read my review here.
Kill the next one by Federico Axat- I am not sure how exactly to categorize this book. It is sort of a thriller with some elements of science fiction. Some chapters were super creepy with aspects of psychology coming into play while others were action filled. I posted my review yesterday so you can read it here.
Witness by Caroline Mitchell – Witness by Caroline Mitchell is definitely a thriller that I recommend to all fans of this genre. The book is quite fast-paced with a unique premise. In addition, the story is narrated in short chapters that in cliffhangers hence making it hard to put down the book. This is a book about secrets, betrayal, manipulation and all this made it quite a page-turner. If you like domestic noirs, I think that you will like this one! Review already up here.
Not yet reviewed
Blink by K. L. Slater – I enjoyed this book way more that the author’s first book, Safe with Me. My review will be up next week.
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan– I read this book just before Christmas. It was a good holiday-themed book though I struggled through some of the chapters. This had nothing to do with the book specifically. I think it is more to do with the genre.
Duplicity by Sibel Hodge- One of the most entertaining, twisted books that I have ever read. If you enjoy psychological/crime thrillers then you should definitely read this one. This book will keep you guessing up to the final chapter. It has everything that makes a great thriller, secrets, obsession, jealousy, lies. It is dark, twisted and gripping.
The Adventures of a Mzungu by David Aardon– This is a lighthearted look at the ups and downs of visiting Africa as narrated by a Christian Missionary. This is not really my kind of book but I was intrigued by the fact that one of the places that David visited was Nairobi (Kenya).
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid- I just started reading this one so I can’t say much about it right now.
My book club is reading The Whistler by John Grisham and Blindness by Jose Saramago. I am really intrigued by the second book although I also can’t wait to read Grisham.
This is what Saramago’s book is all about:
A city is hit by an epidemic of “white blindness” that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that’s bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength.
Happy New Year!