Title: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Release: 9th May 2017
Synopsis: There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette–to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer–and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.
A debut that packs a punch, this is Kara Thomas at her finest. The writing style is completely captivating and the POV of the story pulled me in from the very first page.
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Title: The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre
Release: 12th February 2015
Synopsis: Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years. She hasn’t left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com. And she hasn’t killed anyone for years. But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her. So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment. And this is what happens…
Think Jessica Jones meets Criminal Minds with a little bit of Fifty Shades and you’ve basically got this book.
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Title: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Release: 7th February 2019
Synopsis: Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
An exciting new mystery thriller that will leave you hooked from the very first page.
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I absolutely love looking at everyone’s statistics and although I hate doing it for actual mathematics reasons, I love looking at my own stats too! So when I did this last year after finding it on Literary Me, I couldn’t help but do it again! This is hosted by Andi’s ABCs & Book Addict’s Guide so make sure to give all three blogs some love!
I’m sorry it’s so late but it’s finally here!
Let’s get on with some good ol’ stats!
- Number of books read…
- Under 250 pages: 48 books
- Between 251-399 pages: 92 books
- Between 400-449 pages: 31 books
- Between 450-499 pages: 17 books
- Over 500 pages: 12 books
- Over 1000 pages: 0 books
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This is my second post of 2018 (I know it’s been a while!), but I am so excited to be back! The start of a new year is always so exciting for me, I love doing all of the end of year posts and wrap ups and seeing how my reading went this year! I honestly have been having a bit of a rough time getting back into blogging, but I am trying my best to come back!
I really do love this type of post, so hopefully my VERY delayed survey will bring me back to the blogging world! Thank you for all being so patient with me.
This set of questions is from Perpetual Page Turner and I’m so excited to be doing it again!!
**2018 READING STATS**
Number Of Books You Read: 200
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: YA
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Title: All The Lonely People by David Owen
Release: 10th January 2019
Synopsis: Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she? She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now. As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.A moving book focusing on loneliness, social media and how the rise of the internet can quickly take over your life.
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Title: Halcyon by Rio Youers
Release: 23rd October 2018
Synopsis: Halcyon is the answer for anyone who wants to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems. A self-sustaining community on a breathtakingly beautiful island, Halcyon is run for people who want to live without fear, crime or greed. Its leader has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing, and believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure. On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. Yet he soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon s perfect veneer. As the founder captivates his young family, Martin sets out to discover the truth of the island, however terrible it might be, where something so perfect hides unimaginable darkness beneath…
A creepy and eerie novel with brilliant storytelling, and a premise that proves that heaven can sometimes be hell.
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Title: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Release: 2nd April 2015
Synopsis: Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don’t know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history?A completely unique story of the impact that two of the oldest adversaries can have on everyday life – who wins in a game of love and death?
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Title: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
Release: 20th September 2018
Synopsis: Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September – boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
What a beautiful novel focusing on the struggles of war, of being left behind and of how important family can be in the darkest of times.
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Title: One Way by S. J. Morden
Release: 23rd August 2018
Synopsis: Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son’s drug dealer, so when he’s offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations – the corporation that owns the prison – he takes it. He’s been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is. As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . .
A debut sci-fi that is sure to be out of this world…
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