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What I Read In May {2019}

Happy Tuesday! It’s book review day. My most anticipated read was My Lovely Wife and it didn’t disappoint. Read on for my reviews!
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My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Narrated by the husband, there’s his wife and their 2 children. They seem to be a perfectly normal family. The husband and wife shuttle their 2 kids to their after-school activities like normal parents. But it’s their date nights when things go way off the charts into psycho-land! This book was completely crazy and I loved it!

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding*
Lauren has just given birth to twin boys. She’s sleep-deprived and exhausted as any new mom can relate to. Because of that, she’s also an unreliable narrator. Are the things she claims real or imagined? While in the hospital, Lauren believes her boys were about to be abducted but she locks herself and her boys in the bathroom and makes a call to the police screaming for help. However, no one believes her. Overall, the book was creepy but not scary, if that makes sense.
The Night Before by Wendy Walker*
Laura confides in her sister Rosie that she has a blind date. Chapters alternate with present day Rosie looking for Laura after she fails to return from her date and the past from Laura’s perspective of “the night before”. This one was slow but tensions build as you make your way through the book. In fact, I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book; every scene had the possibility of things going bad. I thought I had the ending figured out but don’t make assumptions so quickly, that’s all I can say.
Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer*
This was a very slow read for me at first but things started picking up in the second half. Meghan is taken by the courts as a danger from her own mother and father. Doctors think Becky, the mom, has Munchausen syndrome by proxy and is using her daughter for attention. Is Meghan really sick or is it all in her head? I couldn’t fathom how Meghan, or anyone with Munchausen syndrome, could feel such acute, real pain and be a victim of this disorder. I was definitely intrigued and had to keep reading to see how this story played out. The ending was a complete surprise! This was an interesting read, especially if you’re into medical mysteries.

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
This book is a financial thriller where it deals with the world of banking and the mysteries of offshore accounts. Annabel’s husband is in a plane crash over the Alps. Marina, a journalist, is in Paris enjoying a little getaway with her fiance, Grant when she gets the news that her mentor and boss Duncan is found dead. As I was reading this, I could definitely see this as a movie, it had drama and the perfect movie ending (which I have to warn might be considered a little cheesy haha)!
Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare
It took me a few chapters in to get vested in this storyline. I even went on Goodreads to read some reviews because I was confused with the plot, the characters, the chapters, pretty much everything. In the end, I did finish it. In present day, Kate goes by Evie and is under the care of some man she calls Jim. Chapters alternate from “Before” to “After” and tie together at the end. Something happened in her “Before” but Kate/Evie has no recollection of it. All she knows is that currently, she doesn’t feel safe with Jim, even though he claims he’s protecting her. The ending wasn’t a shocker, and I might’ve felt a little letdown by it.

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*Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced copies.

Linking up with Steph & Jana.

13 Replies to “What I Read In May {2019}”

  1. I totally agree about The Banker’s Wife, I think I wrote the same thing about it in my review, about it being like a movie! Such a good story!

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