The End of Her – Shari Lapena // I was on a Lapena kick toward the beginning of December- what can I say, I really love the way she writes. She can get me invested in a book within twenty pages, and that’s what keeps me coming back. I loved the strong mom Stephanie in this book – she was a badass. But I also love an evil woman sometimes, and Erica served that up perfectly. A good thriller/suspense type book if those are your jam!
One by One – Ruth Ware // It’s ok to read books about murder and stuff during Christmas, right? This one took me a bit to get into – and some of the characters I got mixed up really easily. But the book goes back and forth between a chalet hostess that is hosting a company “retreat,” with a company named Snoop – and another girl who is part of the Snoop clan. It took me quite a bit to get into it, but about a quarter into it, I couldn’t put it down. If you’re normally a fan of hers, you’ll like this one!
Midnight Library – Matt Haig // I saw this book on the last SUYB (but can’t remember who!), and absolutely loved the premise, so I picked it up, and WHOA. I think this is definitely one of my most favorites I read in 2020. A girl gets stuck in a kind of purgatory in a library where the bookshelves are filled with every path her life could have taken had she made a single different choice. So interesting, and I absolutely loved the ending.
You Are Not Alone – Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen // I loved the last book I read by these authors, so when I saw this one was available, I jumped straight on it. It was such a good mystery/suspense story – and included a twist in the end that I never even saw coming.
the family next door – Sally Hepworth // This is the second book of hers that I read, and man can she just get you into a story. Another book on never knowing what is going on behind closed doors of a perfectly manicured suburban neighborhood. This one also came with a really good twist at the end!
When No One is Watching – Alyssa Cole // MAN, Nadine did not steer me wrong with this book! She told me it started out really slow, and to just stick with it, because it’s worth it, and in the end, totally right. A thriller based on gentrification in Brooklyn – and what some people would do to make a neighborhood just how they want it. So so good.