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What I read in May

Another month has passed and I have added more books to my goodreads challenge. So far I have read 25 books this year, halfway to my 50 book target. So if you are looking for some reading inspo stick around and see what I read in May.

What I read in May

What I read in May

A Dedicated man ( inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐

I have read a few of the inspector banks series as my mum has the set and offered to lend me some. 
Inspector banks is investigating the death of Harry Steadman in the idyllic Yorkshire dales. The problem for inspector Banks is that everyone appeared to like Harry steadman. Harry was a scholar who inherited money and moved to the area he used to holiday in to write a book on the history. So who brutally murdered him? Harry's editor? The shady landowner? his wife?

On the whole I enjoyed this book, it was however a little slow, and I found myself willing for something to happen.

Strange Affair ( Inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Now this inspector Banks book had far more pace and had me eager to solve the case.

A woman is found dead in her car, shot in the head, in her pocket the name and address of Inspector banks. The thing is Inspector Banks has gone missing, his own life a wreck, after nearly being killed himself. This woman was clearly running but from who and why is she running towards DI Annie Cabbots boss and ex lover and where is the troubled policeman?

My Sweet Revenge - Jane Fallon ⭐⭐⭐

I have heard so much about Jane Fallon's books and I was desperate to like it, but for me My sweet Revenge fell a little flat, although it hasn't put me off, let me know any recommendations in the comments.

Paula and Robert have been an item since Drama school, Paula stood back and let Robert flourish, becoming a successful TV actor. That was OK until Paula discovers Robert is having an affair. She sets out an elaborate revenge plan, which for me just felt unrealistic. I'm not sure any woman finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman would pretend not to know and set out to make him fall in love with her again, just to dump him in a revenge plot.

The Guest List - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I started off the year reading the Hunting Party from Lucy and adored it, so I was pumped when I saw the guest list for 99p on Kindle.

The Guest list is written in Lucy's unique style, with short chapters each written from the perspective of each guest at the glamourous wedding, of Jules magazine owner and Will TV adventurer. The wedding takes place on a remote Irish island, an island with a grisly past add that too guests, many with an axe to grind and you have the scene set for a thrilling mystery that has you rushing through the chapters to find out more.

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  1. The guest list sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing

    Katie |

  2. The Guest List sounds amazing, I really need to purchase Lucy's books!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks


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