As one of the things I wanted to introduce to my blog in 2015 was book posts I thought I'd show you some of the books I've read recently. I'm haven't had an awful lot time to read for the last month or so as I've just started a new job! I've been getting settled so I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and read or blog! I'm hoping now that I've been there a couple of weeks I can start organising my time better and begin scheduling my blog posts again! Anyway, now lets talk about books..
'Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.' (Source)
I talked about picking up this book in a Waterstones haul a month or so ago. It had constant comparisons to Gone Girl and having really enjoyed that book, I thought I had to pick it up. The story is narrated by three females, Rachel, Anna and Megan and flicks between the past and present. However, it feels like none of them can be trusted, with lies floating around, the book is full of secrets. I read this book in a couple of days and I was completely gripped by the narrative and how the story was unfolding. If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you will definitely enjoy this thriller. It's very tense and involves a few twists and turns. However, I wasn't at all satisfied by the ending at all, I found it quite predictable. I had high hopes for this book so I feel a little let down by it.
You can buy the Girl on the Train (here) for £6.49
Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson (here)
'Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.' (source)
Out of the two books I'm posting about today, this was definitely my favourite of the two. I couldn't put this down and any spare moment I had I picked this up to read a few more pages. Christine loses her memory every times she goes to sleep, so when she wakes up in the morning she has to start again. She doesn't know her name, her past or her husband. She begins to write in a journal every day and soon realises that something isn't right, she isn't being told the whole truth. I really love the concept of this book and think it was done brilliantly. Although the start of each chapter began to get a bit repetitive as she wakes up with no memory and tries to figure out who she is. I was completely gripped from the beginning to the end with this thriller and I definitely did not see the ending coming, I may have screamed a little..
You can buy Before I Go To Sleep (here) from £0.01
Have you read either of these books? What have you been reading recently? Recommend me something!
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