It’s no secret that I love reading. I can often be found with my Kindle open, or a paperback on the go. My go to genre is psychological thrillers, but occasionally I need a change of genre and will read something else such as a Disney Twisted Tale like The Beast Within. My choices of books come from recommendations from friends, and watching social media for titles that grab my attention. When I find an author I love, I note them down to watch for future titles.
I average reading 1-2 books per week, this is dependant on my time and the book I’m reading. For example, I have just finished reading a book I started on Sunday, but before that my last book took me over a week to finish. As we’re almost half way through 2017 (what a scary thought!) I thought I would share my 5 favourite books so far in 2017.
After The Crash – Michel Bussi
I had heard so much about this book and I requested it as a gift for Christmas last year. I reviewed the book separately, however After The Crash tells the story of a plane crash where the only survivor was a baby, but who did the baby belong to? A private investigator spends his life dedicating to finding the ancestry of the baby. I loved this book and despite its French influences in language and story, it was an easy to follow plot with a good ending.
The Breakdown – B.A. Paris
After reading Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris last year, I was so pleased to hear she had brought out another book, The Breakdown. My separate review can be read in detail, however The Breakdown tells the story of Cass as she is haunted when she didn’t stop to help the woman in the car on a rainy night. Is someone out there watching her? The Breakdown gripped me from page one and is firmly on my list of favourites so far.
Let The Dead Speak – Jane Casey
I was kindly sent a copy of Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey to review a little while ago. I didn’t realise it was part of a series, however you wouldn’t know that to read it. The characters in the book pulled me in enough to want to go back and find the first in the series of Maeve Kerrigan.
My Husband The Stranger – Rebecca Done
My Husband The Stranger was slightly different from my usual psychological thrillers, however it was a lovely read. When Molly married Alex she thought it was forever. However what happens when Alex has a horrible accident that leaves him a different man? I was pulled into Molly’s life as she desperately tried to hold together a job, looking after Alex who can’t remember the life they shared before the accident. A great read.
Tell Me No Secrets – Lynda Stacey
Kate is a survivor of an accident, however as she is trying to move on with her life, her boyfriend Rob has strutted to become secretive. As Kate begins work in a private investigators firm, she starts working with Ben. Is there an attraction there? I thought this may become a romance novel, but actually it surprised me in a good way when the plot started twisting and turning. I read Tell Me No Secrets in a couple of days and it had a great ending that I wasn’t expecting.
These are my top five books so far I have read in 2017. I have a list as long as your arm for books I want to read and can’t wait to find that bit of escapism to lose myself in a good book. What’s been your favourite book so far this year?
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