If you read my Surviving a Long Haul flight post, you’ll know how many hours in the air we had whilst travelling to New Zealand. Not surprisingly, I read a LOT whilst on the plane. Its been a while since I did a book review and as I read a stack of books I thought it was time to do another book review!
I’d started this book a couple of days before we left and I was already gripped by the story. Needless to say, I finished it on the flight within a few hours! Bethany runs her own succesful business and is happily married. Or she thinks she is until she meets a famous client who then becomes more than a photography project. When there is a murder, Bethany’s secret is known by someone else and she becomes the number one suspect in the investigation. Admittedily I had worked out the ending long before I got there and there’s a few holes in the plot (unless I didn’t read a couple of pages properly).
I picked this one out simply because it’s main story line comes from social media. It’s something we ALL relate to these day! I can’t give too much away without revealing the plot but don’t believe every friend request or follow you receive on social media. Not everything is always at it seems!!
Initially I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book as I found the first couple of chapters pretty hard going. I’m really glad I persevered! Once I’d got past the first couple of chapters, I couldn’t put it down. The book discusses racism, privilege and justice. The story is told by three people, a black nurse, a white supremacist and a white lawyer. It’s quite thought provoking and I found myself wondering how there are still events like this happening in this day. I think this is being made into a film which I’m sure will be a huge success!
I picked another book that’s told by the different characters perspective! This is a story of two young teenagers that head to the big city of London after finishing exams. They meet a couple of men who have just been released from prison on the train and end up meeting them in a club. One of the teenagers goes missing at the end of the evening. The story starts with a lady (Ella), who sees the group of teens on the train and hears a conversation that concerns her. She considers going to the police but the talks herself out of it – until she sees the news the following day that one of them is missing. The story then jumps forward a year, the teenager is still missing and Ella is still riddled with guilt. There are few TOO many characters in the book and I did get a bit confused in places…however that might be jet lag related!
What have you been reading recently that you can recommend?!