Now we’re in July (OMG where have those six months gone?) it’s time for me to look back at June’s reads and choose my Book Of The Month.
The Book Of The Month is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. It goes to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and I may have given a higher rating than a 5 star review.
I read some outstanding books in June in fact I really struggled to choose just one book, this month so I’m going for two books! I absolutely loved these books and although very different in subject and writing they had all the elements I look for when reading a book, well developed characters, a strong plot and bucketfuls of suspense. So without further ado the books I have choosen are………
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Each chapter starts with a part of the The Marsh King’s Daughter fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, as we all know some of the best fairy tales are also the scariest and as the story relates to Helena’s own life it adds to the overwhelming sense of foreboding that radiates from the pages of this novel.
Expertly plotted and wonderfully written this novel made for haunting and compelling read, it’s one of those books that just begs to be read in one satisfying sitting. This is one book I will be recommending to anyone and everybody.
You can read my review here……The Marsh King’s Daughter
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
Oh my god I absolutely loved The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker, what a deliciously dark and utterly gripping novel this one turned out to be. I’m the first to admit you can’t beat a good serial killer in a crime thriller (hmmm I’m not sure what a psychologist would make of that) but believe me when I say they don’t come more twisted than the The Fourth Money (or 4MK as they are known) but it certainly made for a brilliant read. Masterfully written, fast-paced thriller this novel made for a rivetting read. You can read my full review here…….The Fourth Monkey
As I mentioned earlier in my post I have read some exceptional books this month, and if you are looking for your next read I would highly recommend all the books listed below
Exquisite by Sarah Stovell you can find my review here…. Exquisite
The Detriment by David Videcette you can read my review here….The Detriment
Each Little Lie by Tom Bale you can find my review here…..Each Little Lie
The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher you can read my review here….The Betrayed
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips you can find my review here….Fierce Kingdom