Morning and hello from my first weekly update since the end of November…I really am a slacker! This week has been quite a good one for me, though I only posted twice – review of The Sisters by Claire Douglas which I enjoyed but have to say didn’t seem anywhere as good in hindsight and after reading Tina Seskis’ One Step Too Far. The problem was there were too many comparisons to make – both involved twins, secrets and lies and people running away from their past.
Also this week, my horrid, horrid, cold has gone and work has finally plateaued, so whilst I’m busy it’s no longer insane. I feel like I can breathe – and just in time too because we are due to go on holiday next week….7 days of sun, sea and sand – I can’t wait! It will be nice to get away with my family and also from the icky weather.
I’ve already got a fully loaded kindle and managed to snag a free months trial on an app called Magster so have lots of magazines to read too. Life couldn’t be better really. If I can focus for long enough before we got I am going to try reading one of the two books I bought this week, both of which I’ve heard good things about….
In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.
In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house
Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s bachelorette party arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?
And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room
But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
And in the dark, dark room…Some things can’t stay secret for ever.
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare.
Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew–and that person is dead.
Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day even if the shocking truth might destroy her.
Have you read either of them – where should I start? Please tell me I won’t be disappointed…and enjoy whatever you’re reading this week!
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) with Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.