I’ve read 12 books during July – although due to holidays and my birthday celebrations (spread out as much of possible of course!), I am a bit behind with the review writing!
Here’s what I read……
- The Other Twin – L. V. Hay
- The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra – Vaseem Khan
- The Thousand Lights Hotel – Emylia Hall
- Dying To Live – Michael Stanley
- Don’t Say a Word – A. L. Bird
- The Darkness Within – Lisa Stone
- Here and Gone – Haylen Beck
- The Art of Fear – Pamela Crane (Review to follow)
- Our Little Secret – Darren O’Sullivan
- Summer at the Cosy Cottage Cafe – Rachel Griffiths
- Cocktails and Dreams – A.L. Michael
- Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell (Review to follow)
I have loved Lisa Jewell’s right from the very start with Ralph’s Party back in (ahem!) 1998 and I am a massive fan of all her books – her writing has changed some what over the years and I loved this psychological thriller. I was absolutely gripped throughout – a great read!
She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.
It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.
And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet.
Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.
Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.
Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age.
And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.
What happened to Ellie? Where did she go?
Who still has secrets to hide?
‘The first one had been an accident. He had never intended to kill her. But as he looked down at her body, he knew there would be a next one…’
When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer.
Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls?
As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realises that she too is in danger – as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden.
Alex and Chloe are determined to find the killer before more lives are lost…
What was your favourite book of July – let me know in the comments 🙂