I go through phases with reading, but recently I have been in a definite reading phase and always had a book on the go. I am a very fussy reader and if I find that I am not completely into a book it becomes a chore for me to read and I just won’t finish it. I have to be engrossed in the story to the point that I feel like I can’t carry on with my life until I have found out what happens, which means that the books I like to read tend to be gritty crime books with lots of twists. I have been pretty lucky recently and read quite a few page turners, so I thought it was only fair that I share three of them with you.
Find Me by J.S. Monroe
This book is a dark, romantic, psychological thriller. Jar’s girlfriend Rosa has supposedly committed suicide five years ago, but Jar refuses to believe it and then he receives a sign that Rosa could still be alive and the story then follows Jar as he finds out what happened to Rosa. I have to be honest this book was very slow building, so much so that at the beginning I thought that it would end up in my pile of “started but not finished” books. However once you make it through the first few chapters the last two thirds will have you captivated, there were many twists and I found myself falling in love with the main character Jar.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
I got some serious Madeleine Mccann vibes reading this one. It is about a couple who leave their baby alone while they go for a dinner party next door. They check on the baby throughout the evening until the baby vanishes and then the story follows the parents desperate search for their baby. There are lots of twists in this tale and it keeps you hooked from the get go.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I was inspired to read this when I saw how popular the series was on Netflix and I wanted to read the book before watching the series. There are a few differences between the book and the television series starting with the fact that the book is set in Sydney, Australia whereas the series is set in California. The narrative starts with a murder at the school trivia night and then goes back six months to document the lead up to the event and in particular following the lives of three mums at the school. The book touches on some serious issues such as rape and domestic violence turning it into a dark tale about the little lies we tell ourselves on a regular basis which over time become something much bigger. This is another book that doesn’t take much getting into and I actually finished it in one day.