Blue Moon – Lee Child
★ ★ ★
Reacher is in an anonymous city that has been carved up by organised crime, specifically gangs of Albanians and Ukrainians. An ex-military cop (Jack Reacher) helps out the Shevicks, an elderly couple who have gotten themselves into debt to pay for their sick daughter’s medical bills. he soon realises the only way to solve the problem is to take out the bad guys at the top.
I didn’t understand why this book was so hyped up. This is the first Jack Reacher book I have read. I love the writing style that Lee Child uses but you could anticipate what was going to happen, the good guy helps elderly couple and defeats bad guys. I am still intrigued by the other Jack Reacher books but I found this a little disappointing.
The Upstairs Family – Lisa Jewell
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a bay is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note, they’ve been dead for several days. Two entangled families and a house with the darkest of secrets.
I didn’t know what I was going to expect from this but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I managed to read this over three days (which is very quick for me). It was something that I didn’t want to put down, a definite page-turner.
Still Me – Jojo Moyes
★ ★ ★ ★
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets – not all her own – that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances.
I have read the previous books from Jojo Moyes (me before you and after you). After reading those two books one after the other, I needed a break from it. It was all getting too “samey”. But, after a break, I did thoroughly enjoy this book. It was different to her others, it wasn’t all happy and romantic, things happened that you didn’t expect.
Their Little Secret – Mark Billingham
★ ★ ★ ★
When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels compelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man whose deception plunged Philippa to her end.
This was a very gripping story, even though it took me about a week to read, I was very engaged with it. I love stories like this, I feel like you can get inside the mind of a killer, see what they’re thinking, why they did it, and the twist at the end, obviously we all knew that she would get captured, but the last 150 pages I could not stop reading.
What books are you reading? Let me know any suggestions in the comments below. Thank you for reading, until next time.