Book Review #3

I’ve gotten to do quite a bit of reading in the last few months and have found some great books! I’ve rounded up a few of my latest reads for a book review.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens- This was my favorite book of 2019! I feel like this book is a mix between a coming of age story and a murder mystery. Kaia has to learn to survive on her own as she is abandoned by her family in the marshland she calls home. She begins to learn how to make money to buy food and how to protect herself from the outside world. The story alternates between Kaia growing up and the current time where the police are investigating a murder. I was in suspense over how the two story lines were connected. I was floored by the ending. A MUST READ from me!

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sara Pekkanen- In this novel, the plot centers around Jessica, a makeup artist struggling to make ends meet. When she over hears a conversation between two clients about a psychology study that will pay subjects to participate, she finds herself disguising her identity to participate. She quickly becomes invested in this study, lead by a mysterious Dr.Shields. As she becomes more involved in the study, she finds that Dr. Shields may be hiding something. If you like an unconventional thriller, this is for you! I quickly became invested in the story and was dying to figure out how the characters were connected.

The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu- Although this is considered a YA novel, I still found it pretty interesting! Twins Mary and Marie have invented a triplet named Alisha that they pose as to go on dates with boys they don’t plan on being serious with. When one of the boys Alisha has gone on a date with gets murdered, all the evidence points to Lexie. Except Lexie doesn’t exist. Either Mary or Marie isn’t innocent or Lexi is real. I had theory on who the murderer was and I have to say I was wrong! Parts of this book were definitely cheesy, but I was entertained!

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware- I love a good mystery/thriller, so this book was right up my alley. If you’re a fan of The Woman in Cabin 10 (also by Ruth Ware) you’ll really enjoy this one. The story follows Rowan Caine as she accepts a nannying position at an estate in Scotland. The house is equipped  with the latest technologies and almost everything in the home is powered by an app. Although Rowan is not put off by the fact that four previous nannies have quit claiming to have observed “supernatural activity”. Rowan begins to question her sanity as unexplainable things begin happening in the house. This book took a major turn that I was not expecting!

In light of current events, I felt some book recommendations would be helpful during this difficult time. I would love to get recommendations for new books to read. Please let me know if you have a recent favorite!

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