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Monthly Round Up – March 2018

Welcome to March’s Monthly Round Up where I have a quick look back at the books I read during the month and hopefully some of them will be of interest to you too.

All the books I read and love are automatically reviewed on this blog under REVIEWS and all the books I read but didn’t particularly enjoy, or finish, or wouldn’t recommend are on my GOODREADS account.

Here are March’s 12 books:

  1.  The Pact – SE Lynes – I absolutely LOVED Susie’s books. They are all brilliant standalone thrillers so when I asked Bookouture nicely if I could be on the #Blogtour I was delighted when they said YES.  If you like twisted, clever and gripping thrillers you will LOVE this.  Here’s my review
  2. White Midnight – Daniel Culver – A couple of very well respected booky people (Liz Barnsley and Lisa Hall) recently set up Manatee Books and this book is one of their first to be published.  Obviously I was delighted when they asked me to take part in the #Blogtour and was actually blown away by this atmospheric crime thriller with a fantabulous kick ass female main character.  Read my full review here
  3. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent – Once in a while I like to try true-crime or books based on a true story and Burial Rites had been recommended by several people over the years.  I listened to this on Audible which, in my opinion, works brilliantly as there was no way I was going to be able to pronounce the complicated Icelandic names and places.  A truly beautiful story which will stay with me for years to come.  Read my full review here
  4. The Son – Jo Nesbo – My first book by Jo Nesbo (author of the very successful Harry Hole series).  This standalone crime thriller is full of twists and has some exceptional gruesome deaths and was a brilliant introduction to Norwegian Crime Fiction for me.  Here’s my full review.
  5. Before I Let You Go – Kelly Rimmer – Yet another brilliant and informative story from Ms Rimmer which grips and educates the reader at the same time.  This book centres around the American laws on drug addicts and pregnancy.  Read my full review here
  6. The Gardener’s Daughter – KA Hitchins – Delighted to be asked by the author to take part in her #Blogtour in March and you can read my full review here
  7. Hope to Die – David Jackson – This is the 2nd book in David Jackson’s new Police Crime Series featuring troubled DS Nathan Cody – lots of rather messy murders and a seriously sick Serial Killer – check out my review here
  8. Don’t Make A Sound – David Jackson – The 3rd book in this series and not published until 3rd May – but will be sitting in my Top Ten Reads of 2018 – Read my full review here
  9. Beautiful Liars – Isabel Ashdown – Another exceptional standalone psychological thriller and I was delighted to kick off her #Blogtour this week.  You can read more about the book and my review here
  10. The Party – Lisa Hall – I’m not going to lie to you here, but when I heard that one of my favourite psychological thriller authors had a new book coming out later this year and then I was sent one of the first copies to read I may have come over all wobbly.  This superb thriller is out late July – but you can read my thoughts and pre-order it here
  11. Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson – Absolutely LOVED his last book The Kind Worth Killing so was very excited to read this one.  Another clever and tense thriller which had some great twists throughout.  Here’s my full review.
  12. Our Kind of Cruelty – Araminta Hall – This dark and disturbingly delicious thriller is out on 19th April – it left me feeling like a dirty voyeur – but I LOVED it.  Here’s my thoughts and you can pre-order it here

 

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