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Top 3 Books of 2019 (so far) | 30 Days of April #15

We’re half way through April! Hurrah! This also means that we’re more than a quarter through 2019 and it’s time to give an update on the books I’ve got through so far this year. To be honest, I haven’t been reading an awful lot, but have managed to get through 16 books in the last few months.

Here are my top 3 books of 2019, so far:
Let Me Lie

Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh

2019 started off strong!  Let Me Lie was the first 5* read this year.

It’s incredible emotional roller-coaster and everything a thriller should be. Twists coming at you at every corner until the very end. At no point can you be certain that what you believe is the ultimate truth.

Yes, yes and yes some more!

Blurb: The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. Who do you believe?

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. 

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll put her future in danger. Sometimes it’s safe to let things lie…

I love Mackintosh so much that she is definitely one of my auto-buy authors. I cannot wait for After the End to be published on 25 June 2019. PS! It’s available to pre-order! You can do it here.

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn

Now.. yes, a bit of a controversial one following the scandal around the author A. J. Finn (aka Dan Mallory), who allegedly lied through his teeth about having cancer and was accused of plagiarism following the publication of The Woman in the Window.

I, however, loved the book and have not changed my mind about it. Dark, twisted and truly terrifying thriller. Right up my street.

Blurb: What did she see?
It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

Opposite of Always

Opposite of Always - Justin A Reynolds

My most anticipated book since last year, I think. I was hooked by the plot instantly. Opposite of Always is a story that’s simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, moving, smart and most of all memorable. It’s a breath of fresh air amongst the thrillers that I normally reach for.

Blurb:  When Jack and Kate meet at a party, he knows he’s falling – hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.
But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.

Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind.

Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do to save the people he loves.

Tell me which books are in your top 3 so far this year?

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