Sunday 1 March 2015

Book Reviews - February

Another month of 2015 is over, and I'm here with a brief review of the books I read in February... just two again...

Worth Dying For: (Jack Reacher 15)
- Lee Child

The next in the Jack Reacher books, after reading number 14 (61 Hours) last month.  For some reason I struggled to get into this at first, but not through any fault of the book.  I think I just had other things going on, so didn't really get the chance to sit and read it enough.  Once I did get into it, however, I was hooked and really enjoyed it!

Jack Reacher has ended up in another small town, whose residents are being controlled by a nasty bunch of brothers.  There are mysteries past and present to be solved... lucky Reacher is there then!  I won't give anything away, but it was more typical Jack Reacher shenanigans, with a touch of sadness.

Sharp Objects

- Gillian Flynn

I went to see 'Gone Girl' at the cinema, and loved the film.  I later found out it was based on the book by Gillian Flynn, so I requested all three of her novels for Christmas.  'Sharp Objects' is the first one.

Oooooh, what can I say?!  I couldn't put it down - so good!  It's pretty dark, somewhat disturbing, and keeps you intrigued throughout.  Camille is a journalist who reluctantly has to go back to the hometown she's kept away from for many years, in order to report on a year old murder and a currently missing girl.  A more intense and sinister read than the escapism of Jack Reacher, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Keep away if you like a cheery read - this isn't exactly uplifting!  It sticks with you, though, and keeps you thinking about it.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book by this author!

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  1. Thanks for the reviews, you do better than me as I find it hard to get through one book a month usually. I have read Gone Girl and enjoyed that so will definately read Sharp Objects as my next book.

  2. Im reading Worth Dying For now, OH has just finished 61 Hours ( I read it first) and hes started Wanted Man (which I found a bit boring). All in all we are enjoying Lee Childs writing. :o)

  3. Sounds as though you have had some great reads!! xx

  4. I might put Gillian Flynn on my list as well. I have not seen Gone Girl but I like the look of it! I am now reading something I bought just for the title ( I do that a lot... ) the brief histoy of the dead, strange and almost impossible to put down. I will lend you my copy if you are interrested.x


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