It's the last of my reading challenge for 2021 and unfortunately I didn't complete my goal of 75 books however I have managed to read 60 which I'm happy with. December has been a good month and I'm not in a slump anymore and starting to enjoy reading again. 

The Deaths of December by Susi Holliday 
A crime thriller mixed in with the festive season and you get The Deaths of December. Most festive books tend to be romances and I'm glad to find one in my favourite genre. The hunt is on for a serial killer in a thrilling festive crime novel.It looks like a regular advent calendar. Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors...and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one. The police hope it's a prank. Because if it isn't, a murderer has just surfaced - someone who's been killing for twenty years. 

Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior
I only chose this one as I had heard quite a bit about it and decided to jump on the bandwagon. I actually found it enjoyable.

Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . .

Veronica lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick.Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone. Veronica doesn’t have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway . . . And she has no idea where she’s going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies.But today . . . today Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.

The Split by Sharon Bolton
A tense and gripping read about a woman on the run. There are definitely some great twists and turns throughout.

She's got nowhere else to hide...and now he's coming for her.

Two years ago Felicity Lloyd desperately signed up for an extended research trip working on the remote island of South Georgia.It was her only way to escape. And now he's coming for her. 

Freddie Lloyd has just got out of prison for murder and is on his way to where Felicity is hiding.And this time, he won't stop until he finds her.Because no matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you...

The Sight of You by Holly Miller
I must admit its not a read that I'm particularly enjoying. I should finish this by new year so maybe my thoughts will change. Told in Joel and Callie's voices, The Sight of You is a sweeping, romantic, and unforgettable American debut, about the bravery it takes to love, especially when we think we know how the story will end.

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