Last month I took a much needed 10-day road trip to Colorado. It was fun and relaxing (for the most part), and I can now say that I’ve been to 29 states in the U.S. When I wasn’t traveling, I was doing a lot of career soul-searching, reading, and YouTube-ing. So, with all that, I didn’t have much time to read for pleasure, and am currently sitting on a mountain of to-be-read books. But, even so, I’m super excited for some of the books on this month’s reading list. April is ALL about the thriller!
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. I’ll be honest and say that I absolutely hated this book the first time I read it in 2017. A thriller? Maybe until the end when it turns into a fantastical body-jumping mess. But I recently watched the limited series on Netflix and was captivated by the accuracy from book to screen. And at that point I knew what I was getting into with the ending, so, I decided to re-read the novel. Now that I know what to expect, there won’t be freak-out level disappointment.
The Push by Ashley Audrain is a thriller of a different magnitude. Blythe and Fox Conner are head over heels for each other – their relationship spanning two decades. But when Blythe gives birth to her first child, she isn’t able to form a bond with her. Over time, she grows increasingly wary and afraid of the daughter she believes to be a psychopath. Fox, on the other hand, grows increasingly exhausted with Blythe. The reader is left to wonder if Violet really is an evil child or if Blythe is suffering from a terrible case of post-partum depression.
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb is about a group of women who get together late at night to shoot targets and sip cocktails. But there’s more to it than that – obsession, seduction, and murder are at the heart of this elite club. When the body of a teenager is found in the woods near their meeting spot, the women get swept up into a murder investigation. Sounds wild – and very much unlike those cozy murder mysteries.
And last, but certainly not least:
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is technically one of those cozy mysteries mentioned above, but I’m keeping it on the list because there may just be a few recipes included (and those are my jam)! After a difficult breakup, Lila moves back home and tries to help save her aunt’s failing restaurant. While she’s there, her family dabbles in matchmaking and planning and all of the normal drama that comes with a close family. Then, a well-known food critic, who also happens to be Lila’s ex-boyfriend, stops by for a visit. Right after they speak, he drops dead. Things escalate real fast and in order for Lila to save her family and the restaurant, she has to uncover the identity of the real killer. Word on the street is that this is a first in the series.
Full reviews on the best of the above to follow…stay tuned!