The book review café **book of the month** for January 2018

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Eeeek today it’s the 1st of February which means I get to choose my first book of the year for my Book of the month feature. Despite it only being a month into the new year I have already read some amazing books, and there are so many books I’m desperate to read this year, I really do think it’s going to be even harder to choose a book of the month, I struggle as it is!

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 if I actually star rated books on my blog. As usual I struggled to choose just one book and so I choose TWO (my blog my rules 😂🙈). These books couldn’t be more different “chalk and cheese” spring to mind, but I loved them both for different reasons so without further ad here they are……

Life Of Crime by Kimberley Chambers

Design Life Of Crime is a story of violence, treachery, loyalty and family ties and although these are familiar themes in the authors book, she still manages to write an exciting tale, with surprises galore. Kimberley Chambers has a unique knack of adding her own style of humour to her plot with her “one liners”, which constantly made me chuckle. From the first page of this exceptional crime thriller I was hooked you could not have prised this book away from me for love nor money, in fact I pretty much read it in one hugely satisfying sitting. Fast paced, gripping and with more twist and turns than a roller coaster, it’s a thrill a minute. You can read my full review here…..Life Of Crime by Kimberley Chambers #Bookreview @HarperFiction @FlisssityHydra by Matt Wesolowski

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Hydra oh WOW this has to be one of the most original and creepiest books I’ve read EVER! I loved Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski, but I loved Hydra more, it simply oozes menace from the opening chapter. Hydra is part crime thriller with more than a dose of the supernatural thrown in, and it’s a novel that’s guaranteed to capture the reader’s imagination. From the start the reader knows who committed the crime, it’s the “why” that the author explores in his series of six intriguing pod casts. Each one gives the reader a different perspectives of Arla, but which one is true? As Scott King, an investigative journalist slowly unravels a very deeply unsettling and disturbing tale I felt the first stirrings of fear that seeped into my bones and pretty much stayed with me until I reached the ending of this is wickedly creepy book. You can read my full review here……**Blog tour** Hydra by Matt Wesolowski @OrendaBooks @ConcreteKraken

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Links to my reviews for the above books can be found here……

The Dry by Jane Harper #Bookreview @janeharperautho @LittleBrownUKClose To Home by Cara Hunter #BookReview @CaraHunterBooksThe Tattooist Of Auschwitz By Heather Morris #Bookreview @BonnierZaffreLook For Me by Lisa Gardner @LisaGardnerBks #BookReviewBooks I’m looking forward to reading in February

Please note some of the following books aren’t due for publication to March but I’m hoping to get ahead start on my “to review” books 😂

 

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