Morning all and happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone in the UK and anywhere else in the world celebrating motherhood today. Mine was supposed to start with a lie in and breakfast in bed. Unfortunately, the cat had other ideas and decided the best mother’s day present would be a live bird flying around the living room. Cue my six o’clock wake up and a very tired me. Hopefully afternoon tea this afternoon will perk me up a bit. It will be a nice end to a busy-ish week, one that didn’t see me do much blogging beyond reviews – though, I still got three of those in so I’m not complaining….
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey was first, a book that has had mixed responses from people out there based on the comments, but which I enjoyed. Saying that, I can see why some people didn’t because the main character is not easy to like and the book is a little bit too long. A good debut overall though, I thought.
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh was next. I love Clare Mackintosh’s books as she is brilliant at creating twists that completely turn the stories she writes on the head. Once again, I thought the story was going in one direction, only to end up somewhere else instead. I’m not sure she will ever surprise me as much as she did in her first book, but this was a good one nonetheless.
A Kill for the Poet by Simon Maltman was the last for the week but by no means the least. This is a short novel, set in Northern Ireland, that is dark and full of black humour with a complex central character that I couldn’t help but like.
So, I’m not complaining as I enjoyed all three books but, as they all involved people dying, after my current read – which is more of the same – I am definitely looking for a change. What are you reading – can you recommend some lighter fare?
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