Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m posting my Monthly Reads for October 2018. October was a disappointing reading month for me, as I only managed to read 3 books! It’s been a very busy month and I did go on holiday to Amsterdam last week – but it definitely wasn’t a reading holiday as I was so busy seeing all the sights! However, the books I did read this month I really enjoyed. I hope that November and December will be better reading months for me. Keep reading to discover which books I read in the month of October…
Anatomy Of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan.
A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.
Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.
I won’t say too much about this book now, as I’ve already reviewed it in full here. I really loved this book, although I will say that it was a very difficult read! It’s a book all about rape culture, so I wouldn’t recommend reading this unless you’re interested in the topic. It was a very emotionally moving read, and I’m so glad I read it. The book loses a star because of how difficult some scenes were to read, but it’s definitely worth the read.
The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney.
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?
Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there – and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before.
I’ve just posted a full review of this book here, so I won’t go into too much detail about it now. I absolutely loved this book – it’s a really unique, quirky psychological thriller. I was a bit skeptical going into it as the plot sounded so different to my usual read, but I’m so glad I read it! The book loses half a star because some scenes describing sexual relationships were a bit unnecessarily explicit in my opinion, but the rest of the novel was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend it.
A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena.
Why would you run scared from a happy home?
You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day.
That’s the last thing you remember.
You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.
The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn’t so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe . . .
I won’t say too much about this book now as I have a full review coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for that! I really enjoyed this book – it’s an easy-to-read psychological thriller, jam-packed full of twists and turns. The story is really interesting and the characters are fantastic. My only criticism is that the pace was a bit too slow for my liking at the beginning – but once I did get into the book, I was absolutely hooked! A compelling read.
Happy reading 🙂