Peter Swanson – Her Every Fear

“I’m arresting you on suspicion of the murder of Audrey Marshall…”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Published On: January 10 2017
  • Pages: 352

Synopsis: Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met? 

Review: The cover & the synopsis & also my liking of other works by Peter Swanson really made me want to read the book. It was really interesting to read & the way the story unfolded…it gave me goosebumps 😂. Just one question though, why..?

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

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September Wrap Up!

Wrap up time! September was going good as a reading month until my university started 😂. This month I managed to read only 11 books!! Books with reviews on my blog have an * before them.

1- * I See You – Clare Mackintosh: 5/5.

2- * The Switch – Joseph Finder: 3.5/5.

3- Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn: 4/5.

4- * Final Girls – Riley Sager: 4/5.

5- Feel Me Fall – James Morris: 4/5.

6- * When You Disappeared – John Marrs: 4/5.

7- * Good Me, Bad Me – Ali Land: 4/5.

8- Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson: 4/5.

9- The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson: 5/5.

10- Dark Places – Gillian Flynn: 4/5.

11- The Woman In Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware: 4/5.

❗️How many books did you manage to read this month?

Ali Land – Good Me, Bad Me

“You’re the spit of your mother, they used to say at the women’s refuge you worked at. That’s what I’m afraid of, I replied in my head”. 

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
  • Published On: January 12 2017
  • Pages: 400 (Kindle Edition)

Synopsis: Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.

But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.

Review: I’ve heard & read soooo much about this book all over the bookstagram community that I just had to read it asap! This book didn’t have the “whodunnit” thrill that comes with most thrillers. It was one of those books that we read about the after-math of what happens. The underlying tension & suspense gave goosebumps. The book is written from Milly’s POV. The book quite largely surrounds bullying, drugs & self harm. 

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

Clare Mackintosh – I See You

“Who among us wouldn’t take that chance, if it were handed to us?

The chance to kill someone.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Published On: August 11 2016
  • Pages: 368

Synopsis: You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

I See You is an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.

Review: I really love the book. The core of the book was soooo interesting & imagining that happening gives me goosebumps but it was definitely one of the reasons that I bought it. I also bought it because I loveeeed Clare Mackintosh’s other book called “I Let You Go” & I do have a review up on my blog so click here to read it! Towards the end of the book I really thought I had figured out who was behind it all but oh noooo, it’s a whirlwind of events 😂🙌🏼. Pick it up now! 

Rating: 💎💎💎💎💎

Riley Sager – Final Girls

“I want him to know that I’m more than a survivor, more than the fighter he always imagined me to be. I’m his creation, forged from blood and pain and the cold steel of a blade. I’m a fucking Final Girl.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Dutton
  • Published On: July 11 2017
  • Pages: 352 (Kindle Edition)

Synopsis: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past. 

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

Review: Thank you so much NetGalley & Dutton for approving my request for FINAL GIRLS. I kept hearing a lot about the book & I really wanted to read it & I’m so glad I got to! I really enjoyed the book, it’s well written & the way everything unfolded was great. The reveals were so shocking that it took me a couple minutes to process everything. Quincy was a really good main character & her questionable behaviour adds to the psychological factor of the book. Overall, I do recommend getting your hands on the book & giving it a read!

*SPOILER*

I really hated Samantha 😂 she was such a bad influence & everything about her gave me the “something’s not right” vibes. 

*SPOILER ENDS*

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

Joseph Finder – The Switch

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Dutton
  • Published On: June 13 2017
  • Pages: 384

Synopsis: Michael Tanner is heading home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong laptop from security. What he doesn’t know is that the owner is US Senator Susan Robbins, and her laptop contains top secret files that should never have been on there in the first place.
And Senator Robbins is not the only one who wants the laptop back… Suddenly, Tanner is a hunted man. On the run, terrified for the safety of his family – he is in desperate need of a plan – but who can he trust? 

Review: I really enjoyed the book & I’m glad I picked it up. The synopsis of the book really caught my eye. It definitely felt like something that could be made into a show. 

Rating: 💎💎💎.5

Blake Crouch – Dark Matter

“We all live day to day completely oblivious to the fact that we’re a part of a much larger and stranger reality than we can possibly imagine.”

Book Details:

  • Published On: July 26 2016
  • Publisher: Crown
  • Pages: 342

Synopsis: “Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Review: When I first read @nadirasworld’s book review & she mentioned the Quantum theory was the core of the book, my very first thought was oh man, I suck at science & am I going to be able to understand what’s happening? But it was pretty easy to understand as the book was pretty simple to read through. The book definitely reminded me of The Flash because of parts of it (Spoiler maybe?). The book blew my mind, I really enjoyed it & I do recommend reading it! It was gripping & I stayed up late because I just had to know what the hell was going on.

Rating: 💎💎💎💎