Those People by Louise Candish. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story is basically a nightmare neighbour moving into a quiet middle class neighbourhood. It starts with loud music, renovations and operating a secondhand car sales business from their home. I felt that the way the complaints were dealt with was realistic. These people get pushed to the brink until the inevitable happens and somebody dies. The story is told via news articles and police interviews.

This story made me a little anxious as we have neighbours moving in in a few days. I enjoyed the format of the book but there was definitely something missing. I felt in parts it got a little repetitive.

His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson.

I have chosen not to rate this book at the moment as I am not sure what to rate it. I am between a 3.5 and 4 stars. Let me explain. I got this off my library app BorrowBox and it was described as a fast-paced, gripping, psychological thriller. I agree it is fast paced, gripping I guess. a Psychological Thriller??? Definitely not. The story is about Mia who finds evidence her boyfriend is cheating. Mia decides to investigate further rather than just confront him. I would definitely describe this as more chick lit. The ending is not very satisfying at all. I do enjoy this authors work and have to say this is the weakest book that I have read but it still made me want to carry on reading.

The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was attracted to this book because it centres around fate. The story is about Stephanie who meets Jamie by accident. Both Stephanie and Jamie are with other people. Stephanie and Jamie are instantly drawn to each other but they both feel guilty. Stephanie and Jamie come to an agreement to meet just once a year. The story follows Stephanie and Jamie over the next 12 years both separately and together.

I really struggled to rate this book and was between 3 and 4 stars. I did not love it as much as I thought I would. I was never once bored and I loved the way it jumped from one time period to another. The story was so much better though than your normal run of the mill love story. There is a lot of songs that the characters text each other You Tube link to. I enjoyed listening to the songs afterwards. I just wish the author had included a song list in the back of the book. There was a point in the story when I absolutely knew what the ending was going to be. When the ending came it was much less impactful.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book is about Alice. Alice has an accident in the gym and loses the memories of the last 10 years of her life . The story is her trying to piece together what has happened over the last 10 years.

I have to be honest and say that I spent a lot of the book getting frustrated with people around her. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t tell her a bit more than they did. I did finish the book thinking a bang on the head wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

Truth Hurts by Rebecca Reid. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about Poppy who is working as a Nanny when she meets Drew. Drew is a rich businessman and they fall in love and marry quickly. Drew asks if they can make a pact to not talk about their lives before they met. Poppy is suspicious that Drew has something to hide but she is scared that if she asks him she will feel obligated to reveal her secret.

This story is set between present day Poppy and the story of Agnes told from Caroline’s point of view in the past.. I really enjoyed this story, it was really fast paced. I really enjoyed the description of the house that Drew and Poppy moved into. I didn’t guess either of the secrets, although the ending wasn’t the ending I would have liked which is a good thing as it was not predictable. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

The Final Girls by Riley Sager. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really wished that I had listened to my gut feelings on this one. I have heard so much hype around this book and really didn’t want to read it. I am really interested in his new release Lock Every Door which sounds fantastic. To give me a feel for his writing and struggling to find something else I decided to give this one a try. I liked the main character Quincy but like another reviewer has pointed out already, I didn’t understand why there would still be so much interest in her case years later. It frustrated me too that she let a stranger into her home and let her influence her life so much. Quincy is a survivor of a serial killer and is making the best job of living her life as best she can after her experience. I just don’t understand why she would allow herself to be dragged down. I believed and we are made to believe that she is made of stronger stuff than that. Saying all that I was completely surprised by the ending. Overall I did enjoy the book but there wasn’t anything unique about it and I will have probably have forgotten about this story by next week.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story had such an interesting premise. A woman goes to a funeral home and arranges her own funeral, 6 hours later she is discovered murdered. An author gets asked to shadow the police investigator to write a book on the case. I would class this book as a cosy crime mystery book. There is nothing special about this story. I have to say that I didn’t guess the ending. If you want a book that you don’t have to think about too much then this is the one for you.