Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
It took me quite a while to really get into the story in this book but when I did I really enjoyed it to begin with. However, I feel this is a bust because I ended up bored of the book by the time I finished it. I think there are too many twists and turns in the story at the end that it made it unrealistic and a little outrageous so I was a little disappointed. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend because of this, which is a shame because the first two thirds of the book were really suspenseful. I think that part of the reason I didn't like it was because I wasn't emotionally invested in either character or their lives and hated them by the end. I was left frustrated for sure. Unfortunately, it's got to be a bust from me.
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
I love, love, love this book. I had heard Tanya Burr talk about it quite a lot in some of her videos and finally just went ahead and moved it from my wishlist to my basket. I was hooked into the story the minute I started it and it is the book that helped me rediscover my love for reading. I won't give any of this story away but it's a great read and I cannot recommend it enough. Definitely a best.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This story has been especially huge since the film came out with Leo starring in it but I was incredibly disappointed by it. I found I was bored by the story as nothing really happened in the book. Maybe it was because it had been celebrated so much and my expectations were too high but for me it was certainly a complete bust.
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
I had this book on my shelf for a good long time but for some reason never picked it up. Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite authors as I loved 'When Rainbows End' (known now as 'Love, Rosie') and I also loved this book. Ahern has something about her writing that can only be described as 'feel good'. This book was nothing like I expected but it made me love it even more. It's definitely a best and a good holiday read (by the pool may be ideal).
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
I'm sure you've seen this book around at some point as it's been in a lot of book charts and is all over Instagram. It's a book that fits into the category of crime, murder and mystery and I'm not sure whether I'd put it in either best or bust. I'm a little stuck when it comes to this book. I loved the build up and the contrasting perspectives from the missing girl to the girl on the train but the ending left me feeling unsure. I'm not sure if I was surprised or knew it all along. I guess it must be a good book because I still ponder over it and a lot of good books leave you thinking, but be sure to make up your own mind on it - it's a good read and I do not at all regret reading it but I definitely feel uncertain.
The Murder Bag by Tony ParsonsI felt as if I was beginning to exhaust the crime and thriller category of books until I pulled this one off of the shelf. It had the right balance of suspense, intrigue and revelation that makes a good book. Tony Parsons is a talented writer for this and I'm certain I'm going to be picking up another of his books soon. You find yourself pointing fingers at different characters throughout but personally I did not guess right. It was an interesting read because as far as I know a lot of the policing details are fact (correct me if I'm wrong). This book is 100% on the best list and if you're into this sort of genre be sure to add it to your 'next up to read' pile.
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