Book review: The Muse by Jessie Burton. This is beautifully written novel set in 1960s London and in the South of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. I enjoyed this story of love, family drama and deception but not as much as The Miniaturist.
Book review: EARLY ONE MORNING by Virginia Baily. This is a beautifully written and heartbreaking story about a woman who saves a little boy from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp and the implications this rescue has on her own life. A powerful reading experience!
Book review: Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner. I read this book quite some time ago, but I still think about it from time to time. It has really stuck with me which is a good sign for any book. The mystery of the missing girl creates an interesting plot and the characters are engaging. I'm really looking forward to reading the other crime novels in the detective Manon Bradshaw series!
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark thriller about Annie whose mother is a serial killer. While her mother is awaiting her trial, Annie is placed in a foster family, where she get’s a new sister and a new name. As the story unfolds the reader finds out more and more about Annie’s dark past and her secrets. It’s a gripping and unsettling read with an unexpected ending.
Book review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters are lovable and realistic and the setting interesting. I read this book in a single weekend, and it made me laugh and cry in equal measures.
AN UNWANTED GUEST by SHARI LAPENA. The back of the book promises a vintage Agatha Christie read, and that is exactly what you get. I am a big fan of this genre, and loved this book. So clever, unputdownable and well plotted!
OTHER PEOPLE’S SECRETS by LOUISE CANDLISH. A gripping tale of grief, love and family secrets set in the beautiful surroundings around Lake Orta in Italy. I found the story quite slow, yet engrossing and intriguing.