Welcome to my Looking Ahead post for April. In March, I managed to read all of the books on my TBR post.
Here are this month’s books! Thanks to Tina over at Reading Between The Pages for hosting! As ever, click on the book image, if you want to add it to your Goodreads TBR!
One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . .
The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation.
Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.
Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other.
Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined.
For behind the retreat’s glamorous facade lies a dark agenda.
These nine perfect strangers have no idea what’s about to hit them . . .
This is one that Beth and I will be ‘Talking About’. I enjoy Liane Moriarty’s writing, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this one.
Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.
Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.
Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.
Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.
Another one that’ll be reviewed with the Talking About feature. I’m excited because I bought this book months ago. I don’t think I would’ve had it to read soon without it being picked for the feature.
Jane Jerome’s house is trashed one evening while her family is out. The culprits are four middle-class kids from the next town–not a gang or hoods–out for action. The Avenger has seen it all and is determined to exact revenge. A superb thriller which explores the effects of random violence on a family and on one of the violators.
This is April’s Banned Book. I can’t wait to see what it’s like. I think the mention of violence could be why this book is challenged!
Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow.
Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?
I’m really looking forward to going back to reading some David Walliams. He is a terrific children’s author. We will be reading this as part of the kid-lit feature that Beth and I do every month.