I don't typically read series. It's too much of an investment, books end without answers, and I am left waiting for a new one to release. However, I was introduced to Into The Black Nowhere back in January of 2018. I specifically remember reading it in Whistler, foregoing a night out to stay bundled up on the couch, rapidly flipping pages because it was incredible, and frightening, and wonderful, all at the same time. Little did I know that it wasn't a stand-a-lone, but the second in a series that would soon become one of my favourites of all time.
When I was younger I was captivated by true crime stories (hello...JonBenét) and loved every single episode of CSI. There is something about fast-paced crime investigations, behavioural analysis, and unpredictable outcomes. So it was no surprise that after I started this story, I could not put it down. I read a LOT of books. I've read 32 books and it's only the end of April. Oftentimes, I will look at a cover and remember that I either 'liked it' or 'didn't like it', but I have a difficult time remembering the plot, characters or resolution. That is not the case with Meg Gardiner's books. As soon as I finished Into The Black Nowhere, I went back and read Unsub, which filled in a lot of holes that I had when finishing Into the Black. The backstories of certain characters started to make sense, and I couldn't wait for her to release the next one.
2 years later... and Booksparks makes my dreams come true by sending me the third instalment called The Dark Corners of the Night. What a thrill it was. Intricately written, unsuspecting antagonist, and an intriguing story filled with action and suspense.
What's most exciting is that this series has been bought by CBS and will soon be a TV show.
I highly recommend this series and can't wait to hear what you think!
Last summer I read The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle and fell in love with her writing style, reminiscent of Lifetime movies that are surprisingly good. Three Days Missing is her newest book, which is part of the July line-up for Booksparks Summer Reading Challenge 2018 (#SRC2018). I really enjoyed the premise of this book about a child who goes missing on a school overnight field trip, and two mothers' lives that collide as they search for the missing boy. Lots of twists and turns, suspicious characters, and a plot that didn't run dry. I love books that hook you from the first page, and Belle has a way of reeling you in with her strong female characters and exposition. Her novels include all the necessities of a successful thriller: rising action. crises, and a powerful resolution. The perfect summer read!
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