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Monthly Reads: November 2020

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m posting my review for November 2020. November was a very busy month for me with my work, so I only managed to read 3 books. I will have to try and read more during December! Keep reading to discover which books I read last month…

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields.

He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.

Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.

Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.

Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.

And he’s watching.

(I was sent an ARC by Avon.)

I won’t go into too much detail now, as I have a full review coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for that. I absolutely adore the “DI Callanach” crime series by Helen Fields, so when I found out she was releasing a standalone novel I just HAD to read it. This book is absolutely incredible, and it’s definitely my favourite book of hers so far. Couldn’t fault this novel – a must read!

The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale.

Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that’s the best thing that happens to you all week …

When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver on a dating app, her heart stops. Her first desperate instinct is to tell herself she must be mistaken – after all, she only caught a glimpse from a distance as her friends laughingly swiped through the men on offer.  But no matter how much she tries to push her fears aside, she can’t let it go. Because she took that photo. On their honeymoon. 

Suddenly other signs of betrayal start to add up and so Charlie does the only thing she can think of to defend her position – she signs up to the app to catch Oliver in the act.

But Charlie soon discovers that infidelity is the least of her problems. Nothing is as it seems and nobody is who she thinks they are …

(I was sent an ARC by Simon & Schuster.)

This book gets 2 stars simply due to the fact that I did not finish it. I really wanted to enjoy this novel, but sadly I just was not interested in the story or the characters whatsoever. I found myself getting very bored whilst reading and had no desire to read on, so I knew it was time for me to stop reading! A very disappointing read.

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh.



1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.

2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.

3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next.

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted…

I won’t say too much about this book now as I’ll be reviewing it in full soon – keep your eyes out for that! After reading Cavanagh’s previous thriller ‘Thirteen’ and absolutely loving it, I knew I just had to read his latest novel – and I was certainly not disappointed! I didn’t think he would be able to top ‘Thirteen’, but I actually preferred this book. An excellent read that I highly recommend to you all.

Happy reading 🙂

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