Good Morning! As I continue to settle into our house, one of my favorite things to do is organize our upstairs bookshelves. What you will learn about me, is that I absolutely love books. I have hundreds of them, and have longed-for built-in books shelves for a long time. Now that I finally have them, I love decorating them and putting all of my favorite stories there for safe keeping.
I have not had time to read as much as I would like to lately, but having an hour, daily lunch has given me the opportunity to pick up some new reads. I am so excited to share them with you! I am definitely more of a mystery/thriller kind of girl as you can tell by my embalming book, but I would love to her your thoughts if you have read any of these.
1. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides
This has become one of my all-time favorite reads you guys. It is a physiological thriller, and I have to warn you, it is dark. It’s probably the most shocking book out of the three listed. This seemingly perfect couple is living in a top-notch part of London, living the dream, that is until Alicia shoots her husband. 5 times. In the face. You will be on the edge of your seat, as Alicia is silent about what has happened and is admitted to a psychiatric ward. Her diary is a missing link. Dr. Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist is eager to get her talking. There are so many twists and turns that you won’t be able to look away. This is a truly captivating story, and I promise you that you won’t want to put this book down once what really happened is revealed. I HIGHLY recommend you pick this book up!
2. The Night Olivia Fell, by Christina McDonald
This book is quite popular at the moment, and it’s for good reason. Mothers and daughters have a bond like no other, but they also have their ups and downs. When Abi gets notice that her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. She’s also brain dead. And pregnant. While the fall is ruled an accident, Abi is not giving up on her daughter as she begins to investigate on her own. She will do whatever it takes. This mysterious and tragic novel is full of suspense and sadness. Through the two timelines you are reading, this book hits home as it makes you think about and reflect on the lies, we tell, and things we do to protect those we love.
3. Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles
Cemetery Road has it all. It’s a thriller that delves deep into friendships, family, death, and earth shattering secrets and lies. Marshall is a highly successful journalist who left home when he was young for good reason. He must return home while his father is dying and his mother is struggling with the family business. This is a novel you will not want to put down as things take a turn for the worst when a local archeologist is murdered. The city is in mass chaos that only gets worse when one of the wealthiest families in Bienville has a tragedy of their own, and the wife of the family is shot dead in her own bed. Marshall puts his investigative skills to the test as her delves deep into the lies and secrets that haunt Bienville. This is one of those reads that I had to finish in a day because I was far too invested to put it down. Every family has their secrets, and this story does not disappoint.
Let me know if you have any recommendations!