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I have been away blogosphere for the past one month. Life got really busy with the wedding on February 2nd and all that followed. Happy to report that all went well and I am now well rested after months on planning. Life is back to normal in a way.
During my break, I read the following 9 books:
A Killer’s Alibi (Philadelphia Legal 3) by William L. Myers Jr. – I loved this legal thriller. You can read my review here.
The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth – This ended up being an enjoyable, twisty yet heart wrenching story about family, love and loss.
The Secret Child (DI Amy Winter *2) by Caroline Mitchell – For lovers of crime thrillers, this is definitely a series that you can’t afford to miss.
Honor by Elif Shafak – The story took me on an emotional roller-coaster that had me taking breaks to catch my breath. My review will be up on Friday.
Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake #3) – I wasn’t too crazy about the amount of action but can’t deny that the story was entertaining. I don’t know if this is the end of the series, I hope not because I would still like to read more about the Proctors.
The One by John Marrs – I loved this book. I can’t wait to read the next book by the author.
The Silent Partner by Alex Michaelides – I enjoyed the twisty ride that Silent Patient ended up being.
In a Dark Dark wood by Ruth Ware – I can’t really explain it but I wasn’t really gripped by this narrative. I liked the story but didn’t love it.
The Six Stories (Six Stories #1) by Matt Wesolowski – I can definitely see why so many readers like this book. There is a lot to like from the uniqueness, cold case mystery, themes and mystic elements.
Reviews for the above titles will be published over the month.
The Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil
‘Your daughter is dead.’
When Kat Cavanaugh hears the words every mother dreads, her perfect world shatters. She takes in the beautiful long blonde hair, torn yellow dress and chipped blue nail-varnish. It can’t be real.
And then the police add the word ‘suicide’. But Kat refuses to believe them.
Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note her little girl left behind. She knows her bubbly, vivacious daughter would never take her own life.
As she searches Grace’s perfume scented room, filled with smiling photos, she uncovers secrets her little girl had been hiding. Secrets that could put her in terrible danger too.
But Kat’s determined to find out what really happened to Grace on the night she died, whatever it takes…
My resolution for this year is to read more books from my own TBR. For every ARC I read, I also read an older title or two. I hope to read the following books this week:
The Samaritan by John Marrs
Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.
But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?
The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
Daughter, Disappeared by Fiona MacBain
1994: Jane has no idea of the horrors in store when she plunges into a new life in North Africa with her recently discovered sister, Crystal. When she falls in love with Ali, she believes happiness is within her grasp. But Ali persists in digging into secrets that Crystal and her brutal husband have been hiding, and Jane’s idyllic life starts to crumble. How far will Jane go to save herself and her sister?
2013: Almost twenty years after rebuilding her life back in London, Jane’s fragile peace is destroyed when her daughter, Anna, disappears to Tunisia in search of her father. Jane follows, desperate to prevent her falling into the clutches of the people Jane escaped from all those years ago.
I am currently in love with John Marrs, okay his books, and yeah this is love. So I am trying to read all his books. I loved Her Last Move and The One. I hope The Good Samaritan will be good. Daughter, Disappeared is my book club read for March.
So, what are you reading? Have you read any books by John Marrs? Let me know in the comments section.