These wrap up posts have been a little neglected in recent months, but here it is…. February’s wrap up (with a new look!)
February has actually been a bit of a slow month reading wise as I’ve only got through 6 books compared to 9 in January (although I might finish number 7 tonight).
Books read this month
One of the books I’ve read this month is still very much under embargo (but trust me it’s fantastic and I cannot wait to share more about that one!).
- Secrets we keep – Faith Hogan
- Sealskin – Su Bristow
- The Breakdown – B A Paris
- Cursed – Thomas Enger
- Everything but the Truth – Gillian McAllister
During February I also shared my thoughts on Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes, Fiona Cummins’ Rattle, Angela Marsons’ Evil Games and, to celebrate publication of one of my favourite reads from last year, I re-blogged my review of Daniel Cole’s Ragdoll.
My favourite book of February
Without a doubt it has got to be Sealskin as this book took me way out of the genre comfort zone and it is such a beautiful read.
Sealskin is absolutely stunning in both it’s plot and Bristow’s writing style. Right from the first few pages I thought that this was going to be special – and I was right!
Bristow has woven a beautiful tale of love, loss, friendship and forgiveness, it has a serious side where it looks inwards into a community and how they treat people who are different.
Everyone has secrets…
Sarah Quinlan’s husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the town where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalised in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.
Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago―barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia’s accident begin to surface, Sarah realises that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the rabbit hole of Jack’s past, but the farther she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a hard reality she may not be prepared for.
Coming up in March
Thanks for reading, hope you have a good March!