These posts are rather sporadic. The month of May I felt like I had read a lot. It had been a while since I had actually picked up a novel and I thoroughly enjoyed getting back into the reading routine. After my last MUMMYHEARTSYOUREADS I threw myself into a new book The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood. I have to be totally honest I struggled and have yet to finish it. It seemed so promising too!
When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.
But what really happened to Coco?
Over two intense weekends – the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father – the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed…
I think I may of left it far too long in-between reading and got lost along the way. I have popped it to one side for now and have promised myself I will go back to it.
I did manage to read Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris. I thoroughly enjoyed and struggled to actually put it down. It did have pretty bad reviews on Amazon, but I thought it was a good read!
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do.
You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
It isn’t a book I normally go for, but I would highly recommend giving it a go. It had me gripped from the get go and I had a strange sense of anger towards the husband.
Last but no means least I read Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Now I am quite a big HP fan and I wasn’t entirely interested in reading the book if I am overly honest. I didn’t think it would do the Harry Potter franchise any good and only read it to say I had.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
I actually found the script really easy to read and I was finished within a few days of starting. I was really disappointed with how the book was going, and it wasn’t until I was 150 pages in that I actually stated to enjoy it and get that HP buzz. Its strange as I was left feeling quite comforted by book seven and this book started and I got a sense of being let down, but again after a few acts that soon lifted and I really started to enjoy it, so much so I think I may have to re-read books 1-7!
On my book pile next is The Unmumsy Mum by The Unmumsy Mum, The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson and I will try and give The Darkest Secret another go!
What have you been reading recently?