Well, not much read this month, but with holidays and traveling and such…it just didn’t happen. I am way passed my goals on Goodreads though, so I feel ok about it. How did y’all do this month on books read? Let me know your favorites! Anyway, here is what I read in November!
The Beach Trees by Karen White – From the time she was twelve, Julie Holt knew what a random tragedy can do to a family. At that tender age, her little sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, she can’t help feeling protective. It is a friendship that begins a long and painful process of healing for Julie, leading her to a house on the Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricane Katrina, and to stories of family that take her deep into the past.
What I thought: I thought this book was well done, I liked the characters. I wanted to read more, some pieces felt left out…but I thought it was a cute story.
No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Anna Graves’s whole life has recently been turned upside down. A new mother, she’s just gone back to her job as a radio presenter and is busy navigating a new schedule of late night feeding and early morning wake ups while also dealing with her newly separated husband. Then the worst happens. While Anna is walking on the beach with her daughter, she’s attacked by a crazed teenager. Terrified, Anna reacts instinctively to protect her baby.
But her life falls apart when the schoolboy dies from his injuries. The police believe Anna’s story, until the autopsy results reveal something more sinister. A frenzied media attack sends Anna into a spiral of self-doubt. Her precarious mental state is further threatened when she receives a chilling message from someone claiming to be the “Ophelia Killer,” a serial killer who preyed on the town twenty years ago—and who abruptly stopped when Anna’s father committed suicide.
Is Anna as innocent as she claims? And is murder forgivable, if committed to save your child’s life? Internationally bestselling author Tracy Buchanan takes readers on an emotional roller coaster ride filled with heart-stopping secrets and hairpin turns in No Turning Back, her US debut.
What I thought: I enjoyed seeing what would happen next in this book. Granted, some of the plot seemed silly, but I went with it. I did enjoy the suspense of it all as the character was well done…
So, those are the only books that I read this month! I have been on a mystery/suspense kick lately! Do you have any that you would suggest? Let me know!!