2021 READING CHALLENGE | WHAT I'VE READ IN MARCH

This month I've managed six books, four of those are Thrillers/Crime which of course is my favourite genre and two are non fiction which I have found really interesting.  


The Rumour by Lesley Kara
One of us is capable of murder. One of us has killed before
When Joanna passes on a rumour she heard at the school gates, she is desperate to integrate herself with the Mothers at her son's new school. Rumour has it that a notorious child killer has moved to their sleepy little town under a new identity. So who is the reformed killer, who now lives among them? I found this thriller slow starter but it did pick up. 




Beneath The Surface  by Fiona Neill
Grace who had a chaotic childhood and wants her daughters to fulfil the dreams denined to her. Older daughter Lily is the golden girl who is popular and clever. When out of the blue Lily mysteriously collapses in class, Grace's would begins to unravel. Dark rumours swirl around the tight community, with everyone having their own theories about what happened. Left to her own devices younger daughter Mia has her own theories that have unseen and devastating consequences for the people she loves the most. Again this was a slow start which then picked up.


Lockdown by Peter May 
London is in quarantine and the epicentre of a global pandemic, no one is safe from the deadly virus. Meanwhile construction workers find a bag of bones of a murdered child. There is a remorseless killer  unleashed on the city with a mission to take all measures necessary to prevent the bones from being identified. DI Jack MacNeil who is counting down his last hours on his final day at the Met, is sent to investigate. Which will stop him first the virus or the killers? I really enjoyed this read I would've liked there to be more about the virus but overall it was a great crime story.


The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan 
Can you trust her with your child?
Seven year old Jocelyn loves her Nanny more than her mother. When she dissappears one night she never gets over the loss. How could her Nanny go without saying goodbye? Thirty years on Jo is forced to come back to the family home and confront her troubled relationship with her Mum. Human remains are found on the grounds of her family home making her question everything. An unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo's world is destroyed once again, as she discovers her childhood memories aren't what they seemed. What secrets was her Nanny hiding? What was she running away from? Sometimes the truth hurts so much you would rather hear the lie. I absolutely loved this one! A great read that was gripping and kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen next.



The Body by Bill Bryson 
Bill Bryson explores the human body, how it functions and it's remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body is a brilliant attempt for helping us to understand the human body. I've learnt alot from this book and found it so interesting. It's definitely a book that is different from what I would usually pick up.



This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking. I honestly found this such an interesting read there were definitely some laugh out loud bits which I ended up reading to my husband. There is definitely heartbreaking and horrifying accounts within this book but I like Adam Kays honesty of his experience.