Pretty Little Wife – Darby Kane // This was a good little murder mystery, with so many twists and turns. You think you know one thing, but do you really? kind of book. I loved the main woman character in this book – she was so flawed, but also smart and brave.
Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel // Nadine told me this book was disturbing about two years ago when she gave it to me to read. I eventually got to it, and while disturbing, I couldn’t put it down. A family with a whole lot of deep dark secrets, set in a rural city in Kansas with a tragic but triumphant ending.
A Good Marriage – Kimberly McCreight // OMG – this one. A murder mystery with so many other mysteries intertwined in it. It was so good and so twisty that you honestly have to read through to the end to find out what in the hell was happening. Definitely read if mystery/thriller type books are your thing.
Goodnight, Beautiful – Aimee Molloy // This book was serious twist after serious twist, and it was just so good. I was hooked from the very beginning – it does deal with a lot of mental health issues, so if that’s a trigger, may want to stay away, but other than that, it was a really good twisty thriller.
The Deal of a Lifetime – Fredrik Backman // When I saw this little novella as available at the library when I was searching for something in between books coming off hold, I knew I had to read it. I love Backman, even though some people have their misgivings. This book was sad, but I love the premise of what would you actually do to save someone else’s life. It’s like 96 pages with pictures, so it took about 30-40 minutes to read, but I really enjoyed it.
Every Last Fear – Alex Finlay // Nadine wrote a review about this book I think a couple of months ago, and I immediately put it on my TBR. And as soon as I got it, I couldn’t put it down. The book alternates between past and present, and includes some “documentary” parts as well. I loved all the characters in each of their own ways – even the “bad guys.” It was seriously like, “ohhhh, DAMN!” at the end of almost every chapter. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid // Whoa – what a complete mindfuck this book was. I think this is the first book since grade school that I had to look up and find out what the hell was going on. I really liked the flow of this book in the beginning – very stream of consciousness, and I felt like it would be what was going on through my head. Once I figured out what in the hell happened, it was actually a really good story. I don’t normally save quotes or anything from books, but this one stuck out for me: “We can’t and don’t know what others are thinking. We can’t and don’t know what motivations people have for doing the things they do. Ever. Not entirely. This was my terrifying, youthful epiphany. We just never really know anyone. I don’t. Neither do you.”