Welcome back my little book lovers! I got so caught up in October that I completely missed my book club post for all my reading friends but it’s better late than never, so here it is! The month of October I indulged and cozied up with two different books. I honestly don’t know how I had enough time to read that much between studying for exams and work but I’m not mad about it! This month I was recommended to read two books outside of my normal realm. They were “Someone Knows” by Lisa Scottoline and “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I don’t normally choose to read suspense/mystery books but it was easy to get lost in the thrill while reading so maybe I’ll read one more often.
The first one I read was “The Wife Between Us” the little synopsis on the back cover says ” When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.” So you can understand when I say I was on high alert while reading lol! I was trying to expect the unexpected and I think that is why I assumed correctly about what the first major twist was going to be. If I’m being honest I wasn’t too crazy about this one. The twist was good but I think the book kind of dragged along a bit too much for my liking. Their big moment of revealing the shock wasn’t so shocking and after a while I was just kind of over it. There was one twist I really didn’t expect at the end but it just seemed too little, too late. The whole book felt a bit meh to me. I hope I don’t get beat up for this review lol.
The second book I read was “Someone Knows” and the synopsis on the back cover said ” Twenty years ago, in an upscale suburb of Philadelphia, four teenagers spent a summer as closest friends: drinking, sharing secrets, testing boundaries. When a new boy looked to join them, they decided to pull a prank on him, convincing him to play Russian roulette as an initiation into their group. They secretly planned to leave the gun unloaded—but what happened next would change each of them forever.
Now three of the four reunite for the first time since that horrible summer. The guilt—and the lingering question about who loaded the gun—drove them apart. But after one of the group apparently commits suicide with a gun, their old secrets come roaring back. One of them is going to figure out if the new suicide is what it seems, and if it connects to the events of that long-ago summer. Someone knows exactly what happened—but who? And how far will they go to keep their secrets buried?“. This book did not disappoint and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I assumed so many things and I was completely wrong and I seriously did not see the plot twist coming. For being a book outside of my comfort zone and after having read a meh book prior, this one was perfect to read during spooky season. The characters made some really dumb mistakes and sometimes I found myself disliking some of them but I feel like that made the story more compelling. Everything came together to make a super thrilling, intriguing and ultimately sad story. I could not put it down so I definitely recommend it!
Those were my two adventures of the month and I hope you guys liked my quick little reviews on them and I’ll be back with my new reading adventure soon!