Another awesome month for Thriller fans… Two absolutely amazing books in this month’s Thrillseeker case by Bookcase.club. So let’s jump right in, shall we…
The Silkworm By Robert Galbraith
Ah, pseudonyms… they are a wonderful tool in the author’s literary arsenal. Stephen King has Richard Bachman. Dean Koontz has Aaron Wolfe and J.K Rowling has Robert Galbraith. This is book number two in the Cormoran Strike series.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
Brilliantly written and filled to the brim with twists and turns and likable characters who you feel like you know by the end of the story. This is a book worthy of your patience and all of your attention. It is, what it was meant to be… an enjoyable read. If you are a fan of mysteries than this is a book you will enjoy. I am a bibliophile and can read a good book in a weekend, I read it in two days. I had a hard time putting it down and found myself reading it at the dinner table. I highly recommend that you give this book a chance.
Don’t read it because it was written by J.K Rowling. Read it because you love a good mystery.
The Silent Wife By: A.S.A Harrison
Great author with so many more stories to tell. She will be missed but I take comfort in knowing I have a part of her in the book she so lovingly shared with us.
Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
Comparing this book to Gone Girl is a sham. They are both really good books by really good authors who have totally different voices. I have seen some bad reviews about this book ( even I read reviews ) and I can see where some of them are coming from. When you compare one book to another you go into the read thinking that they are going to similar. Well, they aren’t… They are two separate entities and while the plot may of both may seem similar that where the similarities end. Go into this read with an open mind and please try to refrain from comparing this to another book. You will be pleasantly surprised.
A good book by a talented author who we lost way to soon to a ugly and heartless monster ( cancer ). I hope that you do give this book a chance and enjoy it as much as I did.
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