Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
From Goodreads: Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
December 30, 2016
The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne My rating: 5 of 5 stars Date read: December 28 to 30, 2016 Oh my goodness, The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne was an extremely good psychological thriller that is extremely tense, gripping and a scary read which I thought is definitely worth another 5-star rating from me. Okay, …
Gone for Good by Harlan Coben My rating: 4 of 5 stars Date read: December 25 to 28, 2016 GONE FOR GOOD has so many surprising twists and turns to make it a most enjoyable read by HARLAN COBEN which gets a 4.5 star rating from me! I really like this authors writing style and …
The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne
From Goodreads: The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, THE ICE TWINS.
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.
But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and Rachel’s perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – David’s previous wife. Is this Jamie’s way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought?
As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie’s outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife’s untimely death, less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie’s words:
‘You will be dead by Christmas.’
December 28, 2016
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
From Goodreads: In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely…
When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.
And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.
But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.
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December 27, 2016
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah My rating: 5 of 5 stars Date Read: December 23 to 27, 2016 Nightingale is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story of two very different sisters and their different roles they played in World War II, Nazi-occupied France. As the war progresses, we see how each sister changes as they fight to …