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Monthly Reads: May 2021

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 May 2021. May was not a good reading month for me, as I only managed to read 2 books! (I mean there’s probably not much point me posting this with just 2 books but I don’t like to skip out any months!) I went on holiday twice during May, once for 1 week and again over the bank holiday weekend – so I just didn’t get much time to read. Keep reading to discover which books I read last month…


The Vow by Debbie Howells.

Everything was perfect. And then her fiancé disappeared…

Two weeks before her wedding, a stranger stops Amy in the street and warns her she’s in danger. Then that night, Matt, her fiancé, doesn’t come home. Desperate, Amy calls the police – but when Matt fails to emerge, she’s forced to call off her wedding day.

Then another man is reported missing, by a woman called Fiona – a man meeting Matt’s description, who was about to leave his fiancée for her.  He was supposed to be moving in with her – but instead, he’s vanished.

Amy refuses to believe Fiona’s lover can be her Matt – but photos prove otherwise, and it soon becomes clear that Matt has been leading a double life. As the police dig deeper, two conflicting, yet equally plausible stories emerge from two women who allegedly have never met.

The wedding day never happened. But the funeral might.

I won’t say too much about this book now as I have a full review coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for that! I went into this book without any real expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this book and felt that the characters were fantastically-written. There’s a real sense of mystery and foreshadowing throughout the novel which I really liked, and plenty of twists and turns to keep me on my toes. I wasn’t a fan of the ending (there’s a big reveal that I found to be a little bit too unbelievable); but other than that, this was a great read that I’d highly recommend you go out and buy.


The Lies We Tell by Jane Corry.

Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he’d done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police.

Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . .

As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision . . .

Save her son . . . or save herself?

(I was sent an ARC by Jane Corry herself).

Again, I won’t go into too much detail now as I will be reviewing this in full very soon (on publication date, 17th June to be precise). Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that Jane Corry is one of my all time favourite authors – and yes, she’s done it again! This book is exceptional, and it’s going straight on my “favourites” bookshelf. The protagonists are extremely well-written and the plot is intriguing throughout, with plenty of mystery and suspense thrown in the mix. The ending is fantastic and ties everything together brilliantly. This book had me gripped from start to finish and I was utterly obsessed! Ah, I could gush about this book forever. I highly HIGHLY recommend you all pre-order yourself a copy now!


Happy reading 🙂

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