It's been perfect, rainy, reading weather lately, andI have A LOT of books to blog about for 2018! Since I read or listen to books pretty quickly, sometimes it works out that I'm able to categorize these posts into genres. I've read all of these fictional thriller books this year. Even though I love October, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween. (Am I one of the only people in the world who has never trick-or-treated? 😆) However it worked out that I am posting these suspenseful thrillers in October. 😉To see my previous Colette's Library blog post, click HERE.
(You can click the book title to see it on Amazon).
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (fiction/thriller) RATING: 4
I enjoyed this thriller about a mommy group who goes out for a rare night to enjoy themselves without the babies but one of the children goes missing from home. It had me guessing and I liked the ending.
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (fiction/thriller) RATING: 4
This book follows sisters Charlotte and Samantha, jumping between a very traumatic, violent event in their past and a current violent act that brings them back together in their small hometown. Karin Slaughter is a great, suspenseful writer. There were some graphic scenes that could be hard for some to read.
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (fiction/thriller) RATING: 4
This book had a "Clue" vibe going which I always love. (Clue is my favorite board game). There are a bunch of people trapped in a remote hotel by a winter storm and people start getting killed. About half way through I guessed who the killer was but I still enjoyed it.
The Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon (fiction/thriller) RATING: 4
This one really keeps you guessing. Michael Swann is on the phone with his wife Julia while he is waiting for the train home, when there is an explosion. Julia tries to find her husband but he seems to be running away instead of running home. You also read from Michael's point of view, who can't remember anything from before the explosion.
The Apartment by S L Grey (fiction/creepy thriller) RATING 2.5
The Apartment could be considered horror but it wasn't that scary; just pretty creepy. It's about a South African couple you trades homes with a French couple for a vacation. When they get to the apartment in Paris it is not what they expected and it goes downhill from there. It was ok.
Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey (fiction/mystery) RATING 1.5
Jen and Hugh's daughter Lana is found bloodied and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter trip in the country. Lana says she can't remember anything. Jen and Hugh try to figure out what really happened as Lana copes. I thought the characters were ANNOYING (all Lana did was whine and Jen and Hugh seemed like bad parents) and I wanted the book to end so many times. I almost didn't finish it but I wanted to know what happened. I was left disappointed.
It by Stephen King (fiction/horror) RATING: 1.5
Since horror movies don't scare me anymore, I've watched some older scary movies this year. (I finally know what my high school friends were talking about when I was too scared to watch with them, or when I watched parts through my fingers 😆). When the new It movie came out, I finally watch the old It movie (which was one of the cheesiest movies I've ever seen 😂). Then I decided to read It before I watched the new movie. This book was looooooong. I wanted it to end so many times. I forgot how descriptive and vulgar King is in his books. The book jumped around so much and there were so many sub-stories, it was hard to keep track of it all. Plus there is a weird alien aspect with a mystical turtle (I can see why they left that part out of the movie 😂) that was just too odd.
Pretty please let me know if you have any book recommendations for me!! ❤️-Colette