September Wrap Up

What I read last month:

  • Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “When one of them died, all of them lied, and pretended not to see.” Welcome to Seaglass, a weathered and glorious estate on the Cornish coast, where one is on the tide’s time. In short, Feeney’s newest novel wrecked me. The Darker family is truly one of her most dysfunctional and yet somehow she left me bawling like a baby at the end. The granddaughter and grandmother relationship Feeney so tenderly creates will stay with me for a long time. This book is perfect if you are looking for a spooky, clever read with Clue-like tendencies and a splash of Sixth Sense.
  • The Butcher and The Wren by Alaina Urquhart ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ After listening to Alaina’s quick wit and vast knowledge of true crime for years on the Morbid podcast, you’d be silly to think I wasn’t picking up a copy of her debut novel. There seems to be a serial killer afoot in the Louisiana bayou, when forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller pulls up to the crime scene. With her familiar expertise in all things death, she quickly realizes their killer isn’t just that – this is a predator who is hunting their victims, torturing them up until their very last breath. And she knows exactly who it is. Another spooky and intense read to curl up with this fall – and thank you Alaina, I’ll never be able to listen to Moondance by Van Morrison the same ever again.
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A reread, Webb is a paranormal favorite of mine and the Havenwood Estate is still deserving of the 5 stars I gave it in 2014. Read my original review found on my first blog Living Between Pages.
  • The Invited by Jennifer McMahon ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I’m in the mood for a ghost story I pick up something my McMahon. Her work is fast paced and full of creepy twists and turns, The Invited didn’t disappoint but it wasn’t my favorite either.
  • An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fischer ⭐️⭐️ I was excited for my second Tarryn Fischer novel, however this fell slightly flat for me. A good plot but I wish there was more delivery.
  • Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger – DNF – I wasn’t hooked, end of story.

My favorite?

Daisy Darker and Seaglass have certainly won a special place in my heart and I will be revisiting the Darker family for years to come.
Alice Feeney’s work should be cherished, check out her other novels as well as audiobooks.

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