A historical science fiction novel featuring zombies and a strong female character kicking ass in pursuit of equality…uh, could the plot get any better?
The Thursday Murder Club made me laugh and kept me on the edge of my seat. Who would have thought a single book could have so much to offer? It’s by far one of the most entertaining and unique mystery books I’ve read.
A Deadly Influence is a well-written story that uniquely explores a possible cult conspiracy-based kidnapping in the age of social media. While I didn’t fall in love with the characters, I thoroughly enjoyed how Omen used their backgrounds to move the story forward. A highly entertaining read for my fellow booknerds who love a fast-paced mystery story full of murders, coverups, and a shocking ending.
After loving The Girl in Cabin 13 last year, I’ve been anxious to read another A.J. Rivers book. I’m now on a mission to read every A.J. Rivers book after another very entertaining read from this brilliant author.
Once again, Chuck Palahniuk pushes our boundaries in his newest horror novel: The Invention of Sound. I’m a long-time Palahniuk fan. His work isn’t for everyone, as he often explores sensitive and controversial topics, which is why you’ll often find negative reviews of his books. Palahniuk’s creativity and writing style often keep you confused until the very end when he skillfully brings everything together. I’ve never read a Palahniuk book that I didn’t love.
The Flight Attendant had elements I love in stories, including a complex female protagonist and a murder to solve.
A murder mystery story is always more enjoyable when everyone has something to hide. Sara Shepard has perfected the art of giving every character a syndicalist motive to murder, as demonstrated in Pretty Little Liars. And she did it again in Reputation.
Wool by Hugh Howey is one of my favorite books of all time. It made me fall in love with apocalyptic stories by demonstrating that such stories aren’t just about crumbling worlds because of zombie-creating infections. I had to pick this book up when I saw Hugh Howey edited and wrote a story for The End is Nigh.
I was hooked from start to finish. Red Hands is a thrilling read full of heartbreak, empathy, and supernatural mysteries.
Most of the books I read last year were great, and I’ll share reviews of those over the next few months on my blog. But three really stood out and are worthy of making the top books to recommend.