Library Love #2

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It’s time for a Library Love post! (It’s been a while…)

Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

Library Love 2 - Don't Bend the Spine, UK Book Blog

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan | Rating 3*

Kicking off this trio of thrillers is Anatomy of a Scandal.  I saw a lot of hype surrounding this book on Twitter, so I couldn’t resist borrowing it via the e-book service at my local library.   James, a politician and close friend of the Prime Minister, is accused of rape by his personal aide.  His wife Sophie stands by him throughout the trial, having no doubt of his innocence.  Kate, the prosecuting barrister, is determined to see him found guilty.   Whilst Anatomy of a Scandal had enough suspense and drama for me to keep reading, at times the writing style felt like a chore to read (sorry, Sarah!) and I guessed the “twist” of this early on.  If you like courtroom dramas, you’ll lap this one up.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn | Rating 3*

After finishing the above book, I moved on to yet another hyped book that was dominating my social media feeds; The Woman in The Window Anna, a former psychiatrist, hasn’t left her house in months due to her severe agoraphobia.  She hears a scream coming from the family who live opposite her, and she witnesses a terrible act … but did she imagine it?  I hate to say it, but I was bored by this book.  It didn’t really grab me as much as I thought it would, although I can see why it’s popular.  I wonder whether I would have enjoyed it more had I read it in a physical format rather than an e-book.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen | Rating 3*

Finally, yet another book that has been hyped up to the heavens.  Why am I such a sucker for hype?  The Wife Between Us is a story told from two perspectives; the Old Wife and the New Wife.  The Old Wife is desperate to stop the New Wife from marrying her ex-husband, but her reasons for doing so are far more complex than simple jealousy.   The Wife Between Us was heavy on the twists but I felt fatigued after the first few were revealed.  Personally, I would have preferred for more time between each one as I couldn’t keep up!   Overall, it was an engaging and entertaining read, and I think the upcoming film adaptation will do well.

What was the last book that you read?

Daniella x

29th May 2018
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