Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m posting my Monthly Reads for September 2018. September was quite a disappointing reading month for me – I only managed to get 3 books read. September and October are busy months for me as I’m doing some travelling with my work and working some longer hours at events, so I just haven’t had the time to get much reading done, or I’ve been too tired! I hope that towards the end of the year I’ll manage to read more books. Keep reading to discover which books I read in September…
Lies by T.M. Logan.
Joe Lynch is just an ordinary happily-married man – until one split-second decision throws his life into crisis.
When Joe sees his wife having a confrontation with family friend Ben, it’s the first hint that she’s been lying to him – about everything. And when he steps in to protect her, a harmless shove knocks Ben to the ground. And he’s not moving…
I won’t say too much about this book now, as I’ve already reviewed it in full here. I absolutely loved this book! I’d heard so many good things about this book and I went into it with very high expectations – and I was definitely not left disappointed! It’s a fantastic psychological thriller, all about what happens when you realise your whole life has been based on lies. A must-read!
Perfect Silence by Helen Fields.
When silence falls, who will hear their cries?
The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.
After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?
(I was sent an ARC by Avon.) I’ve already reviewed this book in full here, so I won’t go into too much detail now. I’ve followed this series from the start and have really enjoyed it! This book was one of the best ones in the series in my opinion, as it addressed so many interesting themes and topics. It’s a very dark read (which would be my only criticism), but a very fulfilling one if you enjoy Crime Fiction!
Watching You by Lisa Jewell.
You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.
You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.
That’s when you meet the man next door.
He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.
All the time.
But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.
Or that someone is watching you.
I have a full review of this coming soon on my blog, so keep your eyes peeled for that! I’ve read a couple of Lisa Jewell’s books before and had mixed results, but I really enjoyed this one. It’s a very clever psychological thriller, all about voyeurism and stalking. It’s set in a tight-knit community, with multiple characters taking the focus. My only criticism is that it was a bit slow for my liking.
Happy reading 🙂