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Books I Read In August

Books I Read In August

 

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All thrillers this month.

Favourite Daughter

1.      Favourite Daughter, Kaira Rouda ****
Summary of Plot:
A mother’s reaction to her daughter’s death. But this is no ordinary mother.
Liked:
This was predictable but hugely enjoyable. Most of the story is the mother’s inner dialogue. That may sound boring but it really isn’t. Jane is a narcissist and completely insane. Inside her head is a very amusing place.
Disliked:
The blurb and the tag line are a bit misleading.

 

 

Little Darlings
2.      Little Darlings, Melanie Golding.  ****
Summary of Plot:
A woman believes her twins have been stolen by fairies. Is she right? Is she nuts?
Liked:
The book was well written which is why I gave it four stars. I found the husband’s character interesting.
Disliked:
This book wasn’t for me. This is no fault of the book or the author, I simply hate mythology and a book about fairies could never appeal to me, no matter how good the writing or the plot. The other thing I disliked is that although the character of the husband interested me, I was no wiser about his motivation at the end of the book than I was at the beginning. The ending was a bit dark.

 

 

Then she was gone
3.      Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell  ****
Summary of Plot:
Fifteen-year-old Ellie disappears. Ten years later her family is still trying to deal with the tragedy. The story is told from several different perspectives and two different timelines. The main character, Laurel, is Ellie’s mother. She begins a relationship with a man whose nine-year-old daughter bears a striking resemblance to the missing Ellie. This is not really a thriller because you know who was murdered and, very early in the story, the identity of the murderer is revealed. The suspense comes from guessing the extent of one of the character’s involvement in the tragedy.
Liked:
I really enjoyed the middle of this book.
Disliked:
The beginning was very slow. The end was okay but its execution was a bit ‘Hollywood’ for me. The story was a little far-fetched.
NOTE: Some people found the theme very upsetting.

 

I had planned to review a fourth book but the book I chose was so bad I couldn’t find anything positive to say about it. As many, many, people had expressed a similar opinion, I don’t think my contribution would have benefitted anyone.

 

 

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