Book Review: Must-Reads
Hey guys! Today I’ve picked some of my recent favorite books to share that I couldn’t put down! These are mostly murder-mystery, thriller, suspenseful type books (except for The Alchemist, which is my husband’s pick). I know these types aren’t for everyone, but murder-mysteries are my absolute favorite books to read!
Pretty Girls – This book is intense. I will also warn you that it can get graphic at times, so if you don’t like that sort of thing, then maybe skip this one. If that doesn’t bother you, then you will LOVE this read. Two estranged sisters, Claire and Lydia, reunite after Claire’s husband is shockingly murdered. The disappearance of a teenage girl also brings back the memories of their sister Julia, who vanished 20 years before. What could connect all of this? As the sisters do more digging, they unravel so many shocking secrets that answer all of the questions they’ve had for two decades. This thriller is a very fast read and you will be on the edge of your seat the whole time!
The Woman in Cabin 10 – This one is a page-turner! A young journalist, Lo, is given the opportunity to take her work to the next level by going on a week long cruise on a luxury ship. Late one night, Lo hears what she thinks is a body being thrown overboard from the cabin next to her. Lo goes on a hunt to get to the bottom of what she heard, but she is having trouble because everyone on the ship is accounted for. This book will take you through so many twists and turns and definitely keeps you guessing all the way through!
The Girl on the Train – Some people say this one is slow, but I say it’s just different. It’s definitely not full of action, but the content and the way it’s written is genius. Every day, Rachel takes the same train on a route that passes a beautiful row of houses. There is one house in particular that she focuses on – one where she has become slightly obsessed with watching/admiring the couple that lives there. One day, she sees something that disturbs her, so she goes to the police. But they see her as unreliable because of her recent issues with alcohol. She begins to do some crazy things that put her in the middle of a mind-blowing and unpredictable case, but maybe she’s not as crazy as everyone thinks. The thing I love the most about this book, is that the author writes from the point-of-view of many different characters. The delivery is smart, captivating, and thrilling.
The Alchemist – This one is my husband’s pick. I plan to do many more book reviews on this blog, so I will always try and include at least one of his picks. In this inspiring adventure, Santiago goes on a journey to find a treasure. While traveling, he meets many different people, learns valuable life lessons, and receives many different signs that lead him to his self-discovery. This book teaches you about taking risks and making the best out of any situation in life. I asked him if he could sum up the book in one sentence and his reply was, “everything you’ve ever dreamt of is right in front of you.”
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! There are so many books that I have on my list to read soon, so I will be sure to do many more book reviews when I read ones I love. I hope y’all have a great weekend!