You, Me & other People by Fionnuala Kearney
Okay blog friends, I have been READING! I picked up this book in a thrift store for the simple reason that it says “definitely one for fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes” on the cover. (lol NO shame, these are my 2 of my fave authors)
This story is about family drama between Beth, Adam(a total dickwad?), daughter Meg, and all Adams women he’s cheated with. The story follows the breakdown of their marriage and drama that unfolds as Beth and Meg come to learn Adam’s lies. The story gradually delves depeer into Adam’s family secrets and it’s revealed that perhaps he is just protecting himself. At the beginning of the book I did not like Adam, and found myself taking sides with Beth and Meg but near the end of the book I understood Adam a bit more and this was the interesting part of the book. The author does a wonderful job at developing the characters. I was worried this book would be predictable but Kearney did a great job filling the book with surprises I didn’t see coming!
This book shows that perhaps you can never really know a person.
So what do you think?! Would you read this story? Have you read it already? What are YOU reading? 📚 📚
Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris
This is a fantastic psychological thriller written by B.A Paris. I waited a long time to read Behind Closed Doors so I was excited when I got my hands on a copy!!!👐
Behind Closed Doors is about a couple, Grace and Jack, who are made out to be living a “perfect” life, in a “perfect” relationship. I don’t know which of you would wish for a relationship their in – Jack calling all the shots, Grace seeming like a dolcile little thing. Certainly not me 😵🙈 Anyway early on you realize this relationship is far from perfect! We learn how messed up, or shall I say fu*ked Jack is and how manipulative he is. When Grace marries Jack, she becomes captive. She stops working and her independence basically goes down the drain -the only semi normal-ness in her life are the dinner parties Jack insists on to keep up their image of a “perfect” couple.
Grace has a wonderful younger sister named Millie who has downs syndrome and acts as Graces inspiration through her journey. Grace feels the need to help Millie who is supposed to come live with Jack and Grace in the near future. Jack’s plans to also hold Millie captive make Grace sick but also push her to act. Throughout the book we get to know Millie and learn how absolutely brilliant she is (we all need a Millie in our lives ❤)
The chapters of this book switch between past and present and are told by Grace which I throughly enjoyed as I believe it keeps the fast pace of the story. Every single chapter had me on my toes and wanting to read on. I won’t spoil anything but I will say that I loved the ending, which is uncommon for me. Thank you B.A Paris for my first 5/5 rating of 2017! Wonderful and I highly suggest you ALL go find this book (right now):)
It’s 2017 my loves!!! What are you starting the year off with in terms of BOOKS?! I’m currently reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty and also The Woods by Harlan Coben. Have you read either of these ones? Happy reading and stay warm out there! ❄❄ BTW I got twitter! Follow me through my book journey at @Thenannygrannie 📚😙
Wowzers! I’ve had quite a strange Christmas; surgery and spending 6 days in the hospital! All good now – just thankful for my loved ones. ANYWAY with all that time in a bed I got to read a book I’ve been dying to get my eyes on! 😀
I See You
Rating: 3.7/5 (SORRY I just couldn’t give it a 3.5 or 4…HAHA!)
I See You by Clare Mackintosh is one of those books I got hooked to, it was creepy enough to keep me reading yet had a slice predictably…but don’t let that stop you from giving it a chance!
If you haven’t read I SeeI found Mackintosh did a wonderful job until You, it’s about a women named Zoe Walker who finds her photo in the classifieds section of the newspaper and understandably wants to know why her face is next to a phone numer and website called FindTheOne.com. A website where unsuspecting women’s commute details are posted for men to buy, and then do whatever they want with. Zoe discovers some women are victims of violent crimes, even murder. Zoe becomes paranoid, worried she is the next target. I say no more!
There are many WOAH moments in I See You. I’m not a paranoid person but even I thought whether I could be followed easily or stalked. Until chapter 33 I was hooked and thought Mackintosh’s book deserved a 4/5. In chapter 33 the book became predictable and I started rolling my eyes(Sorry!). Throughout the book I did wonder if Zoe’s character needed more depth – or perhaps I thought the woman was a bit…dim! I DID like this book, I just wanted to LOVE it so I was a tad disappointed with the last few chapters. 😕
I want to know what YOU think! Have you read I See You? Have you read I Let You Go, Mackintosh’s previous book? I don’t have my next book chosen, so let’s hear some suggestions! 📚 I’m in the need of another good mystery or thriller I think! What are YOU reading? I’m eager to hear from all you lovely people. 😙*Stay tuned for my LAST 2016 post…it’s going.to be a good one! All about this year’s BEST books and a few things I’ve learned 😁
Oooh exciting stuff, I know. It’s Monday and I’m ready to review two books I read recently. Both books were sent to me by publishers, in return for an honest review. So here they are!
Forgotten Secrets by Robin Perini
Published: July 19th, 2016
Forgotten Secrets is basically about an FBI agent, Riley Lambert and an ex-navy SEAL, Thanyne Blackwood. Together they investigate missing women in Wyoming, one being Riley’s sister and another being Thayne’s sister. This book is certainly fast paced, there’s really no break in action. I read this one in less than 2 days and was captivated the whole time. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was the whole plot is rather unbelievable and the ending has a few too many rainbows and butterflies. No spoilers though! Once this book is released to the public in July I would highly recommend it to all of you, it’s a fun book that will grab you right away.
Saving Abby by Steena Holmes
Published: May 31st, 2016
I was very excited when the publisher sent me a copy of Saving Abby, but soon after I settled into a comfy chair and began reading this one I was unimpressed. The two main characters, Josh and Claire are a fairy tale couple who seem to compliment each other well. I liked Josh, but Claire was just dense. She refused to help herself; wouldn’t take her medicine, wouldn’t eat and lied about how she was feeling. There wasn’t one relationship in this book I felt a connection to either. Whether it was the friendship between Abby and Claire or Derek and Josh, it was all very tedious. The main focus of every character in the book seemed to be having a baby and living this very bland, streotypical life involving white fluffy dresses and future beautiful children.
On a personal note, I was very frustrated with the obsessed of motherhood, specifically being pregnant. I wish Steena Holmes wouldn’t have glorified it as much as she did, with “Baby Bucketlists”, “Pregnant Wishlists”, at some point I just wanted to scream. Why wasn’t adoption a viable opinion? Instead they proceeded to ruin their lives and everyone elses. The ending was drawn out to add to my annoyance.
I want to know what you think! Are these books that you’d want to read? What are you currently reading? What should I read next? Reminder that we can be friends on Goodreads! 👓📖📚