2021 READING CHALLENGE | WHAT I'VE READ IN MAY

This month I've read some amazing books and recommend every single one of them. Five books have been read in total with four of them crime/thriller genre. 


The Choice by Alex Lake 

A kidnap, A ransome, A Choice. 

Matt Westbrook only turned his back for a minute. But when he looks around his car and three children have disappeared. Panicked he believes a car thief got more than they had bargained for. That is until he starts getting text messages. The kids are being held for ransome but not for money like you would expect. If he wants to see his kids again he has to exchange them for his wife. Matt and his wife are horrified but can't contact the police or the kids will be killed which means they have to make a choice. It was such a gripping read which really kept me guessing at who the kidnapper was. 




The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware
I have to say this one is my second favourite of the month. I love all of the books I've read by Ruth Ware so far and she is one of my favourite writers. When Rowan stumbles across an advert, it seems a too good opportunity to miss. A live in Nanny position, with a very generous salary. She is smitten  with the "smart " home and picture perfect family. She doesn't know that she is stepping into a nightmare. One with a child dead and her waiting in a cell awaiting a trial for murder. She's not guilty, which means someone else is.




How to disappear by Gillian McAllister 
What do you do when you can't run, and you can't hide?
My favourite book of the month that kept me gripped, full of suspense and fast paced. Lauren's daughter Zara witnesses a crime. But speaking out comes with a price when her identity is revealed leaving a target on her back.  The only thing to do is disappear. As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy. Staying hidden is harder...



The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan
 
On the hottest day of the year, Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk. Her body is left draped over a cot – but the baby she was looking after is missing.  

Hundreds of miles away, Siobhan Dillon is on a luxurious family holiday in France when her husband, Callum, is arrested by French police on suspicion of murder.
 
As Siobhan’s perfect family is torn apart by the media in the nation’s frantic search for the missing baby, she desperately tries to piece together how Callum knew Caroline.

What happened that night? Was Caroline as innocent as she seemed – or was she hiding a secret of her own?

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
This is my current read and so far I'm loving it! It's easy to read and I'm sure I'll have finished it by the end of the month. 

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?