It's been another great reading month. 8 reads overall, 5 of which have been short reads. There have definitely been a good mix this month and I've found a new author I want to read more from.

Sofia Khan and the baby blues by Ayisha Malik
 This is the first book by this author I have read but probably wont read anymore from her. Sofia Khan is going about everything the wrong way. At least, that's what her mother, Mehnaz, thinks. Sofia is twice-divorced, homeless and - worst of all - refusing to give up on a fostered baby girl. She's planning to adopt Millie, and she's sure it'll be worth it. As Sofia starts to live the life she has chosen then someone comes back from the past - and not even Sofia's own past. Suddenly, she's faced with a choice. To do what's best for those she loves, Sofia might have to break her own heart. And she might find herself needing the last person she expected . . .

The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter
I've loved every Cara Hunter book I've read so far and this one is no different. When an Oxford student accuses one of the university's professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley's team think they've heard it all before. But they couldn't be more wrong.Because this time, the predator is a woman and the shining star of the department, and the student a six-foot male rugby player. Soon DI Fawley and his team are up against the clock to figure out the truth. What they don't realise is that someone is watching. 

The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse
I was hoping I'd like this one as an introduction into the authors writing style. I unfortunately didn't enjoy this at all and was very disappointed. I'm glad it was a short read though otherwise I'd have probably given up on it. It is May, 1706. Ana, a young Spanish woman, lives in a small town on the north-west coast of Tenerife with her mother and twin younger brothers. The town is in the shadow of a mighty volcano, which legend says has the devil living inside it. However, there has been no eruption for thousands of years and no one believes it is a threat.
One day, Ana notices that the air feels strange and heavy, that the birds have stopped singing. Tending the family vineyard, a sudden strange tremor in the earth frightens her. Very soon it will be a race against time for Ana to help persuade the town that they are in danger and should flee before the volcano erupts and destroys their world. Will they listen? And Ana herself faces another danger . . .

Because of You by Dawn French
The old millennium turns into the new.
In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms.

Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.Perhaps beyond . . .

Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins
Absolutely loved this quick read and finished it within an hour. 
Since they were kids, Edie, Jake and Ryan have been the closest of friends. Edie thought the bonds between them were unbreakable. So when Jake is brutally murdered and Ryan accused of the crime, her world is shattered. Edie is alone for the first time in years, living in the remote house that she and Jake shared. She is grief-stricken and afraid - with good reason. Because someone is watching. Someone has been waiting for this moment. Now that Edie is alone, the past she tried so hard to leave behind is about to catch up with her...

The Cutting Season by M.W.Craven
 Absolutely amazing! It was thrilling, gripping and so much more. An author who's other books I'll be checking out.
 Dangling from a hook in a meat packing plant isn't how Detective Sergeant Washington Poe wants to spend his weekend. He's been punched and kicked and threatened, and when a contract killer arrives it seems things are about to go from bad to worse. He goes by the name of the Pale Man and he and his straight-edged razor have been feared all over London for twenty years. But Poe knows two things the Pale Man doesn't. Although it might seem like a hopeless situation, Poe has planned to be here all along. More importantly, a nerdy, computer whizz-kid called Tilly Bradshaw is watching his back. And now things are about to get interesting . . .

Tell me the truth about life curated by Cerys Matthews 
Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which celebrates poetry’s power to tap into the truths that matter. Curated and introduced by Cerys Matthews, Tell Me the Truth About Life is a book that reminds us we are never completely alone in our search to glimpse the truth. A varied selection of poems. Some I found enjoyable, others not so much. It's an OK anthology but I've read better in my opinion.

Liar by Lesley Pearse 
If you enjoy Lesley Pearse style of writing than im sure you'll enjoy this one. It's the 1970s and Amelia White has dreamed of being a reporter, but the closest she'd come was selling advertising in the local paper. Until the fateful day she stumbles on a truly shocking scoop.A murder victim, round the corner from her home.When the police and reporters descend, Amelia is horrified at the assumptions made and lies soon to be spread about this poor young woman. Convincing her local paper to let her take up the story herself, Amelia is determined to protect the victim from these smears. But when another body is found, the police investigation stalls.
Now, Amelia's own unfolding investigation may be the only chance of uncovering the truth, and stopping more killings. If only she can work out who the liar is . . .

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