Read so much pure trash lately, not that is was all bad, most of it was enjoyable but no literary greats in the mix.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. He’s a writer on Fargo and whilst I liked it, it dragged a bit and I was expecting some crazy twist and there wasn’t one really.
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer. Appeals to my serial killer interests, thought this was pretty good actually.
Lullaby by Leila Slimani. Don’t get the hype for this one at all. I thought some of it was cinematic but wasn’t hugely impressed.
Abbatoir Blue by Peter Robinson. Ticks all the trashy crime boxes. It was alright.
Close to Home by Cara Hunter. Loads of great reviews but I literally don’t remember even reading it so it’s a meh from me.
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh. Wasn’t sure about this then I thought it was ok, but I’ve not really given it much thought since reading it.
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. Perfect easy thriller. Completely far fetched but in a great way. Really liked this, as silly as it was.
In the Dark by Cara Hunter. Decent enough, didn’t really find the ending very satisfying but an easy page turner.
Skin Deep by Liz Nugent. Thought it wasn’t really up my street for at least half of the book but in the end I really liked it and I enjoyed the mini chapters going back to island legends mixed in with the character’s life story.
Last Time I lied by Riley Sagar. Hmmm this was a bit too much like young adult reading for me.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Another one where I didn’t get the hype. Enjoyed lots of it mind you but didn’t find it as gripping as I thought.
Dark Pines by Will Dean. Appealed to the scandi noir lover in me, and it turns out it’s sets in a part of Sweden I’ve been to, albeit briefly so that helped with getting into it. Not sure I like the reveal but I largely enjoyed the build up.
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. Obviously totally horrific (it’s about Ted Bundy) but fascinating all the same.
The Woman in the Window by A J Finn. I read it quickly and enjoyed elements of it but I expected a bit more from it really. Found it really easy to visualise the scenes though which is rare for me so it was quite evocative.
The Other Twin by L V Hay. Weird mostly, felt like YA reading and I’m not sure about the twist. Like, it was interesting and all but not sure it was delivered or set up well enough.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Brilliant. I read this one back in March actually so the perfect timing (just before the killer was caught in April). Not sure how much I’d like it now the mystery is solved. Really beautiful but simple writing.
Exquisite by Sarah Stovell. Got into this one pretty easily, enjoyed it throughout. Bit like a Single White Female vibe.
All the Baztan Trilogy books by Dolores Redondo. Really got into these mostly for their setting in the Basque country and I liked the mythical element. Atmospheric and easy to whizz through.
You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You are Raoul Moat) by Andrew Hankinson. Mostly got this one for the cover. It was ok, expected something more creative from it though.
Got about 5 half finished books to revisit but my MA reading is getting in the way (which is why I’m reading such trash for pleasure)