My 2019 Reading Challenge | Books 16-20

I was sent some of the books via Netgalley for free for the purpose of review. This post contains affiliate links.

It’s time for another reading round up and I am here today with books 16 to 20. You can read my other posts here: Books 1-5, Books 6-10, Books 11-15. I’m still very much in a crime/thriller mood but have been enjoying some lighter reads recently too.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – 4/5

The plot is about a group of friends all descending on a remote Scottish hunting lodge for the New Year. They all met many moons ago – except for the girlfriend of one of the male characters – so there are many secrets. When one of them is found murdered, who could be the culprit – and more importantly, why?

I really enjoyed this book although found it lost its steam a little right towards the end. It takes a while to actually find out who the victim is although I thought that was pretty obvious from the offset. I also did work out the perpetrator and why but the way the author tells the tale kept me hooked. You can buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}.

Cherringham (A Cosy Crime Series): Cliffhanger (Book 33) by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards – 4/5

I always seem to bounce around the 4 or 5 star rating for the Cherringham series, this one was a 4 star rating. I enjoyed it immensely but couldn’t give it all 5 stars as I worked out the culprit early on and why. It was nice to see a bit more of other local characters though. You can buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}.

One Last Greek Summer by Mandy Baggot – 4/5 (ARC sent via Netgalley for review)

I’ve got a full review of this coming soon as part of the blog out but this was just what I needed. Sometimes you just need something a little lighter and I loved this. Recently divorced Beth heads back to Corfu years after her first visit with her best friend Heidi and just so happens to bump into her holiday romance from way back when. I loved Alex the Greek guy from many years ago and absolutely detested her ex husband as I was meant to. A great summer read. You can pre-order the book on Amazon now {affiliate link}. It will be published on July 11th 2019.

I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie – 3/5

Families always have secrets, right? But the MacAllister family have more than most. Just what happened to Amanda Holmes?

The plot kept me gripped for the most part however I did start to feel things fall apart in the second half. The culprit made sense but it did seem like the author just threw that in out of nowhere when she couldn’t get it to fit another two characters it had been building up to. I’ll definitely check out future work by the author but this certainly wasn’t my favourite read of the year. You can buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}.

The Brighton Guest House Girls by Lesley Eames – 5/5 (ARC sent by Netgalley for the purpose of review)

I’ve got a full review coming soon as part of the blog tour but I have to admit I really loved this book. I wouldn’t normally read this type of book but the synopsis had me hooked and upon starting the book, so did that! The book follows the stories of Thea, Anna and Daisy; all strong and independent women in their own right but going through certain trials and tribulations. You find yourself cheering on the good guys, hating on the bad guys and willing everything to be resolved at the end. You really must check it out for yourself! The book is available for pre-order on Amazon now {affiliate link}. It is published on the 4th of July 2019.

What books have you been reading lately?

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. You are zooming through books this year! I don’t think I’ve finished 2 yet whoops! I am really struggling with the change to audiobook it just isn’t the same at all!

  2. I wish I had more time to read, I used to read a book every three days and I’ve really laxed on that over the last year or so. I love the sound of The Hunting Party and also I’ll Never Tell sounds like something I would read.

  3. I can’t believe you’ve got through so many books lately. I’m reading the geek girl series so very much YA and chick lit books. But then I’m going to move onto the multi hyphen method by Emma Gannon x

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