Sophie’s Book Club #10

I’m sure everyone is thinking it, but how is it the 1st of August? This year has just flown by. However, I would like Summer to slow down so I can carry on reading as many books as possible.

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‘The Boy That Never Was’ Karen Perry

Instantly, the title of the book had my attention…

‘Three year old Dillon vanished in the middle of the night. His father Harry can’t forgive himself for not protecting his only child. Yet Harry isn’t blamed by his wife Robin: she bears her own secret guilt. Five years later, thousands of miles away, Harry spots an eight-year-old boy in a crowd- a boy he is convinced is Dillon. Desperate to find his missing son, Harry’s obsession tears apart his marriage, exposing shameful secrets and shattering the one thing he and Robin had left- trust.’

Until I started getting towards the end of the book, I found it quite easy to put down. I’m putting this down to the fact I couldn’t connect to the characters that well and in Harry’s quest to find his son, it was maybe a bit too long. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the ending, you could kind of see part of it happening, but other aspects had me gripped. Overall, it was a good read, I liked the storyline, but some elements just weren’t my cup of tea.

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‘Locked In’ Kerry Wilkinson

I’ve found a new author to love after reading this book…

‘When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out. With little in the way of leads and a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure- and that’s before a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first. How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies?’

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the book. Considering I’ve only just started reading the detective genre (thanks Mum for the influence) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had me gripped, I was not prepared for the ending and it had me guessing the whole time. There’s actually a Jessica Daniel series that I’m so excited to get my hands on. I ended up debating with my Mum on a couple different things in the book and I emailed the author (I sometimes question what a weird, sad life I lead) just to settle the debate. Wilkinson was very nice about it – he replied really quick- and we managed to get answers to our questions. I would include the reply but I don’t want to spoil the book. But I would 100% recommend this book even if its not your usual read.

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*Side Note: Text in italics is not my wording but the description on the back of each book*

Sophie’s Book Club #9

Lots of Love, Sophie

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