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 June 2020. I was quite busy during this last month as my work has started to pick up again, so I managed to read 5 books during June. So, keep reading to discover which books I read last month…
29 Seconds by T.M. Logan.
What if a single 29 second phonecall could change your life forever? ‘Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .’
When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.
He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.
No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.
All it takes is a 29 second phone call.
BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A NAME TO GIVE. DON’T THEY?
Full review coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for that. I read ‘Lies’ by T.M. Logan about a year ago and really enjoyed it, so I had high expectations for this book. And I wasn’t disappointed! This book was a really good, solid psychological thriller – with well-written characters, plenty of suspense and tension, and twists and turns at every corner. My only criticism is that I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending – but who knows, you may enjoy it more than I did. Highly recommended!
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I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry.
IT STARTED WITH A KISS… AND ENDED WITH MURDER.
In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life . . .
(I was sent an ARC by Penguin.) I won’t go into too much detail now as I will be reviewing this book in full soon – keep your eyes out for that. Jane Corry is one of my favourite authors and I love all of her books. This one is no exception! It is an addictive and utterly compelling read with a fantastically-written protagonist. Unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy the ending and for that reason I can’t award this book 5 stars – but I would still highly recommend it.
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The Resident by David Jackson.
THERE’S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN
AND HE’S HIDING IN YOUR HOUSE
Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. Having left a trail of bodies in his wake, and with the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he climbs up into the loft, he realises that the can drop down into all the other houses on the street through the shared attic space.
That’s when the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Thomas enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet…
Do you fear The Resident? Soon you’ll be dying to meet him.
(I was sent an ARC by Viper.) I am due to take part in the blog tour for this book soon – please keep a lookout for that post. This book was so unique and unlikely anything I’ve ever read before. The protagonist is so evil but so charming at the same time, and I found myself getting utterly addicted to this book. However, it completely fell apart at the end for me, and I found the final scene so ridiculous and far fetched. But I’m still awarding this book 4 stars because of how much I enjoyed the rest of it.
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Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall.
If he isn’t guilty . . .
Sasha North has gone missing.
Everyone says she’s run away, but I know better. We’ve been best friends since we were teenagers, since Sasha swept into the neighbourhood and brought colour to my life. Until a brutal attack changed both our lives forever.
I know what happened that night. I know who wants revenge.
And if Sasha has been taken, does that mean I’m next?
I am awarding this book 2 stars simply due to the fact that I didn’t finish it. I tried, but I really could not get into this book whatsoever. I didn’t warm to any of the characters and didn’t really understand the plot. I just found myself getting really bored and had no desire to read on, so stopped reading after about 100 pages. An extremely disappointing read.
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.
EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.
AND EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
I had no idea what to expect going into this book, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Although I found the narrative a bit confusing at first, I was soon hooked. The characters are all brilliantly written, and there’s plenty of suspense and tension throughout. But again, I just didn’t enjoy the ending (there seems to be a bit of a theme here!) When the perpetrator was revealed, I just didn’t buy it at all, and found it too unbelievable. But it was still a very good read!
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Happy reading 🙂