August Wrap Up

What I read last month:

  • The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lisa Jewell can really do no wrong for me. A reread in anticipation for the sequel, The Family Remains, I liked this book a lot more the second time around. The plot centers on an orphan who inherits a big house with a dark past on her 25th birthday – is she really an orphan? What happened in this house and who the hell is lurking in the shadows of it now?
  • The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I just love a good sequel. Lisa Jewell surpassed my expectations with this novel and the continued story of sweet Libby Jones, orphan turned millionaire. Don’t worry; this one is as sinister and dark as the rest of Jewell’s work. But… I bawled my eyes out finishing the last few chapters. She has a special, horrifying way of writing her characters thoughts that connect you with them like no other. Read her books. Listen to her audiobooks. Join the club.
  • Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A woman you meet at la Maas class is suddenly every where you happen to be; the grocery store, your favorite cafe. Is it a coincidence or is she as crazy as it seems? After a number of tragedies, Helen is pregnant again and feeling rather alone. Enter Rachel – an obnoxious, loud woman who is seemingly pregnant too and somehow manages to move into Helen’s home and now she simply won’t leave. What the hell, Helen?
  • When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ READ THIS BOOK. I was genuinely creeped out by the turn of events in this novel, knowing it isn’t unrealistic to think something eerily similar could happen or has happened to real people. Alyssa Cole paints an honest portrait of the horrors of gentrification, gerrymandering and being any other race but White in White Suburbia.
  • Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf ⭐️⭐️⭐️ After being hit by a car in what seemed like a freak accident, Amelia Winn is now deaf, single and a recovering alcoholic. When she finds the body of a fellow nurse while paddle boarding one morning, her accident starts to become all too clear. Having only read a couple of Gudenkauf’s novels, Not A Sound left me wanting to read more.
  • The Therapist by B. A. Paris ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Controversial opinion but B. A. Paris is one of my favorite psychological thriller writers. I enjoy the way their brain creates plots and twists. The Therapist was creepy tale of neighborhood terror, flipping from the past to the present with multiple narratives, as Paris tends to do. I recommend this one for a quick read on a cold day.
  • The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A squatter is living in your home while it’s being renovated – but you don’t know. The Wrong Family freaked me out in ways I wasn’t expecting. The climax and ending could have been better for me which is why it received a sold 3-star review.

My favorite?

A sequel well done. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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