The next four books are all thrillers! I honestly couldn't get enough of this genre over the last few weeks and was really pulled into each and every book!
- The Good Girl: This was the first "thriller" I had read in a long time and it felt good to be so enthralled with a book that I needed to find out what happened. Each chapter gives the different point of views of the character's- before Mia is kidnapped & after. Her mom, abductor & police detective are the one's that you get to know and I can honestly tell you that I didn't see the end coming! I'm usually really good about figuring things out, but this one was crazy twisted, but not in the gross kind of way - more so in the "I can't believe that just happened" kind of way! If you liked Gone Girl &, Girl on the Train then you'll really like this!
- Truly Madly Guilty: I have heard a lot about Liane Moriarty's books & honestly the first one I tried to read was the Husband's Secret and I just could not get into it. Everyone was raving about Truly Madly Guilty & after it finally became available at the library I was excited to read it. I'm finding more and more that I like books that alternate between characters in each chapter & this book was no exception. The characters were all really complicated - each one with a character flaw if you will. It alternated between "the day of the barbecue" and "before the barbecue" & I was flying through each chapter trying to find out what on earth happened at this barbecue. I'll say that it kept me engaged the entire time & while I sort of suspected the ending, it wasn't any easier to actually read it! I really did enjoy this book & highly recommend it!
- Don't You Cry: This was the second book by Mary Kubica that I read and I immediately downloaded Pretty Baby right after. Reading this book really scared me, it was an actual thriller - just how scary was it - I was finishing the book up (had about 50 pages to go) and it was starting to really intensify, I was on the elliptical at the gym & someone coughed and I literally lost my balance because it scared me to where I thought someone was behind me! Yep that actually happened! While that doesn't tell you anything about the book except that it was scary, I'll say that I had no clue how it was going to turn out. I'll leave you with this little bit about the book "In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew." It's hauntingly good.
- The Woman in Cabin 10: Have you ever seen a bug or spider that you know is in the room and when you went to go get something to kill it with, you come back and it's gone, but you know it couldn't have disappeared that fast and you wonder to yourself - did I just imagine that?! Well that's exactly how Lo was feeling in The Woman in Cabin 10. If you're not a fan of cruises, you really wont like them after this book! Imagine being stuck in international waters & you know you heard a body hit the water - only no one on the ship is missing and worse, there's no evidence! Aside from it being a great read, I feel like this would be a really great movie too!
- Big Little Lies: Well after not liking the first Liane Moriarty book I read, I think she is my new favorite author. Big Little Lies is a take on three very different women whose children all attend the same elementary school. There is a tragic accident that takes place and the police question pretty much every parent at the school and the whole time you may think you know who died (not a spoiler it's in the description of the book) and who caused the death, but I will tell you that it was a huge shock to me. This is currently a limited series on HBO starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman & Shailene Woodley and I really want to see how it was interpreted!! Of all the books I read in the last few months, I'd pick this one as my favorite!