Bestsellers · Book club reads · Emotional · romance

The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo ★★★★★

Blurb; He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.

My Review; This was a 99p buy and I am so glad I decided to read this one randomly. From the start I could tell it was going to be such a delicate, soft and beautiful story. The story is told through main character Lucy and throughout the whole story it is spoken/directed to Gabe. It’s a story of breakup, growing up, growing apart, moving on, memories, clinging on and love. True love. Soul mate love. The one.

It’s a powerful, emotional read especially towards the end. I do not cry at books ever but my god get some tissues for this one because it even made me tear up. The ending ripped me apart. Killed me. Heartbroken. But a happy ending (ish). A true romance story even if decades have passed between them. This book is the definition of romance and love. One I will not be able to forget for a long time. Stuck in my heart. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Bestsellers · Book club reads · contemporary · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson ✶✶✶✶

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When Ted Severson’s flight becomes delayed he meets Lilly the mysterious stranger in an airport bar. After too many martinis he confesses his darkest secrets to Lilly about his wife’s infidelity and how he wishes she was dead. But what he does not expect is Lilly offering to help him carry out just that task… Do you dare to find out what happens? You will not be disappointed.

I had heard A LOT about this story so decided to dive in and see what all the hype was about. The Kind Worth Killing is easy to read and a very fast paced story that you will all enjoy. I awarded this book four stars as don’t get me wrong it is a brilliantly clever written story with plenty of twists and turns for the reader to endure. However, I personally did not understand what all the hype was about… I have to admit that the final chapter in this book has to be the best chapter ever where everything is revealed, but it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger (GRR,), which made me want MORE (and I did not expect the ending outcome). This is the perfect story for readers who enjoy a great mystery, thriller, suspense, crime, contemporary, bestseller and would make the perfect story to discuss if you are part of a book club. This is a long story (415 pages) but if you find yourself enjoying it you will find yourself racing through it, worth the time reading this story.
Enjoy, I did.

Book club reads · mystery · thriller

The Missing – C.L. Taylor ✶✶✶✶✶

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You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them… Or do you?
When fifteen year old Billy goes missing his mother (Claire) blames herself and she’s not the only one. All of Billy’s family feel guilty! But Billy’s family are use to keeping secrets from each other UNTIL six months later after an appeal goes wrong the truth begins to surface. Claire is adamant that Billy is still alive and non of her friends or family were a part of Billy’s disappearance. A mothers instinct is never wrong…  Or is it?
You’ll have to read it yourself in order to find out!

C.L. Taylor has done it again and produced another outstanding thriller!
I awarded five stars to this book as I was hooked throughout and did not work out the plot until all was revealed (yes I was shocked). Thanks to Netgalley I got the chance to read this amazing story. The Missing will be released 21/04/2016 and I would highly recommend you buy it, this is the perfect story for readers who enjoy a great thriller, mystery and would make the ideal story to discuss if you are part of a book club. The Missing is easy to read, well written, fast paced and a page turner for sure which I highly enjoyed. C.L. Taylor has also written two other stories The Lie and The Accident, they are all stand alones and brilliant! I have read the Lie and also awarded five stars to that and have the Accident waiting for me on my kindle.

Amazing story. Enjoy.