16 March 2018

Read in February 2018

So once again this post is late. I also didn't have a very productive reading month with only 2 books. The second book nearly didn't make it either as I finished it on the last day of Feb. March is already shaping up to be a productive reading month though so fingers crossed I actually hit my reading challenge this year.

 Final Girls by Riley Sager
Final Girls by Riley Sager

"Three girls. Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret.

The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma.

But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever be one?

All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next."

I have seen this book everywhere and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I needed it. I mean it is absolutely gorgeous and needed to be on my bookshelf. I am all about the black and pink.

Anyway, it's about 3 girls who are the sole survivors of three different mass killings. Quincy can't remember anything about the night that she survived when all her friends didn't. She is determined to not be a victim and prove she's moved on by living a normal life with a husband and successful baking blog. When one of the final girls dies suspiciously, Sam (a final girl) turns up and makes Quinn question everything. Is someone targeting the Final Girls and who can she actually trust?

I had high expectations for this book due to seeing so many people rave about it. Safe to say it met up to them. I loved it. I ended up being late to my parents house because I could not put it down. I did have suspicions about one of the characters but it didn't ruin it for me. This book definitely gave me Scream vibes especially with Quincy depending on Coop (the policeman that found her) so much. It just made me think of Sidney & Dewey.

The flashbacks to the cabin kept me intrigued and made me as desperate as Quincy to know what happened that night. There was a part in the middle where Sam leads Quincy astray that didn't really seem to have a point and the level of violence wasn't really needed. Apart from that I was hooked until the very last page. There are a couple of twists that added to the drama filled finale. I honestly look forward to seeing what Riley Sager comes up with next.

Perfect Death by Helen Fields

Perfect Death by Helen Fields

"There’s no easy way to die…

Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.

But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…"

This is the third book in the series and as usual I read the 2nd one first but I'm now in order. They can be read as stand alone but I definitely recommend reading them in order.

Edinburgh and D.I Callanach are unaware that they have a serial killer on their hands. The killer guarantees a slow and painful death by using perfectly calculated doses of poison. Even the victims are unaware that they have been targeted. The killer then enjoys the aftermath. The hunt for the killer is made harder by the fact that no one seems to have seen/know him. Reading the toll that the deaths have on the family members is heartbreaking. There should also be a TW for suicide in this book so definitely don't read this one if that is one of your triggers. .

I love DCI Ava Turners and D.I Luc Callanachs chemistry. The fact that Ava has been promoted to be Lucs senior makes the feelings they have that much more complicated. I'm interested to see how they develop. We also learn a bit more about Lucs past and his relationship with his mother. There is also a sub plot including the death of an ex colleague and some questions over his life on the job which adds some action

I found this book a bit slow compared to the other 2 however I still enjoyed it and I can't wait for the next book in the series. I am definitely invested in Ava & Luc's lives.

What have you been reading?


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