I’ve had The Forget Me Not Sonata by Santa Montefiore on my bookshelf since Christmas and finally got round to reading it last month. I really, really loved it. I’ve been reading lots of thrillers recently so it was a welcome change and reminded me why I used to read this kind of book all of the time. It’s set in Argentina so has an exotic feel which adds to the drama and heartbreak of the story.
The other four books on this list are easy reading thrillers. Believe Me by JP Delaney is probably the most memorable. Set in New York, it follows aspiring actress Claire as she becomes embroiled in a murder investigation, using her acting skills to try and extract a confession. It keeps you guessing the whole way through until the big reveal at the end as to who did it.
Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson gets more gripping as it goes on. At first, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. I found the characters a bit irritating and superficial to be honest. But the further I got, the more questions that came up and I realised that everything wasn’t as it seemed. It ended up surprising me.
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll was one that I found addictive although I did feel like it kind of petered out towards the end. It’s about the disappearance of a teenage girl and the effect it has on her family, friends and the witness who was the last to see her on the train. It’s tense and jumpy and the addition of the witness character makes it stand out from other similar novels.
I bought The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza at a second hand book stall, mainly because I like the colour of the cover and thought it would look good on the bookshelf. If I was in a bookshop, I don’t think I would have chosen it as it sounded like a familiar story line, but I actually got really into it. It was a bit of a slow start but quickly picked up. In this case I’m glad I chose the book by it’s cover!
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