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What I read in April

A lot of things are difficult in lockdown, but getting into a book is easy and I find a great form of escapism. Whether you are a prolific reader or new to reading now is a great time to discover a great book, and while away a few hours.

What I read in April

So if you are looking for some reading ideas stick around.

Blood Orange - Harriet Tyce ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alison appears to have it all, doting husband, cute kid and career that's on the up. She lands her first murder since becoming a barrister, at first her client admits she stabbed her husband and wants to plead guilty, but something just doesn't add up. Add that to Alison's complicated relationship with a colleague, her excessive drinking and marriage that's very much on the rocks, and you have a recipe for an exciting fast based thriller, with things not being as they seem in her work life or at home, and the end - wow I didn't see that coming!

100% recommend this book defo one of my fav books this year.

The Dry - Jane Harper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is Jane Harper's debut novel, I will certainly be adding her other books to my tbr pile.

Set in small town Australia in the worst drought of a century, three members of the same family are found brutally murdered. Federal police officer Arran Folk reluctantly returns to his hometown for his childhood friends funeral, loath to face the townsfolk that drove him away twenty years earlier. But as questions mount into the investigation of the Hadler family's deaths, Falk is forced to probe further as Luke Hadler and Falk shared a secret. A secret that threatens to rise to the surface in this small town.

This could change everything - Jill Mansell ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If Essie hadn't written that letter that went viral, the one only her best friend was meant to off seen. Then she could still be living her grown up life with Paul in his cute cottage.

But than again if her true feelings hadn't accidentally became an internet sensation, she wouldn't of moved to the attic flat in the square, got a new job and met Connor and Lucas. And she wouldn't of found herself falling in love with someone she really shouldn't....

The subtle knife - Philip Pullman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The subtle knife is the second book in the his dark materials trilogy.
Lyra finds herself in a new world lost until she finds a boy Will, a murdera and worthy ally. Lyra is looking for dust and its meaning and Will his father, but somehow it seems their lives are entangled and they must work together as their destinies lead them the same way.

I found the subtle knife for more enjoyable than the first book in the series as it has more pace, I am intrigued as to where the last book will lead.

Have you read any of these books?

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  1. I have not read much last month :( But I got lots of new books on my kindle :)

  2. I LOVE the sound of Blood Orange! I'm really into those types of books at the moment. This Could Change Everything sounds super interesting too!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  3. Sounds like you're having a great reading period at the moment! I'd love to read the His Dark Materials trilogy soon.

    MB |


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