Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hey hey! I read one of my Book of the Month picks! 🤘 only 30 left to read 🤣

#bookreview of A Nearly Normal Family by @mattiasedvardssonforf

Let me say, I loved this book! I picked it for BOTM and when it came I was just compelled to pick it up and actually read it right away, and I’m glad I did!

I thought it was a taut, gripping, psychological family drama thriller. Is that enough adjectives? Lol. I’d recommend this book to anyone. 400 pages flew by.

It’s told in three perspectives, each with their own chunk of the book. Adam, the father and pastor. Stella, the daughter and murder suspect. And Ulrika, the mother and defense attorney.

I bought into that 100%. I liked the switch in narrative. I liked seeing the story piece together from different perspectives. Having pieces of the story fall into place.

The general premise is – what would you do to protective your family, more specifically your child? Would you lie? Would you perjure yourself in court? Do you implicitly trust your child even when you don’t know what actually happened?

Of course, this was put to the ultimate test by the simple fact that the dad was a pastor, generally thought to be very ethical and not apt to lie, and the mom was a defense attorney, who knows right from wrong and is supposed to protect the law and trust the system.

Absolutely loved it. Let me also say, now that I’m done with the book I read some reviews and their good! But a fair amount of them also use the word “slow burn”. That word puts me off cause when I hear it I think Woa boy, this book will be hard for me to get through then, I’ll need to practice patience that I don’t have. I didn’t feel the slow burn with this book. I hung on every page and never wanted to stop reading! So for my personal tastes, it didn’t feel like a slow burn to me, though I can understand why this book could be labelled that way!

5 solid stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book Review: Gone South

Gone South

Robert McCammon

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow! What an epic book. What an adventure. What a tragedy. McCammon delivered yet again! I picked this book up at a library sale, immediately bought it cause it was a McCammon I hadn’t owned yet, read the synopsis and was called to immediately read it. And that was a great choice! What a cast of characters too! I won’t soon forget Dan, Arden, Flint, Clint, Train, and of course Pelvis!

Have no doubt, McCammon knows how to write! I have never regretted reading a McCammon and I can’t wait to see what my next adventure holds!

Book Review: Mine

Mine

Courtney Cole

Rating: 5 stars

Unfortunately I had to read this ARC as an e-book so I have no good photos, but that’s ok!

5 huge stars! What a just enthralling psychological thriller! I ate it up as fast as I could. Read it in two big chunks. I haven’t devoured a thriller like this since No Exit.

I didn’t know what would happen next. I didn’t know how it would end. And, overall, I enjoyed the ending! I loved all of the cliffhangers at the end of Tessa’s chapters. I didn’t mind the flip flopping from current day (Tess) to past (Lindsey). It worked quite well.

Loved this book! Highly recommend!

Book Review: The Dark Half

The Dark Half

Stephen King

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved it! Every part of it. I was never bored. I cared about the characters and wondered endlessly what was going to happen. It didn’t need to employ and twists, I noticed, it’s just a good story from start to finish. A VERY good opening salvo and then it ended quite nicely too (we all know King can struggle with those endings). I’ll need to read Needful Things now to follow Alan Pangborn’s story!

Book Review: Supermarket

Supermarket

Bobby Hall aka Logic

I actually quite enjoyed this journey! Never was bored even once. Read it fast and wanted to read it when I was away from it. Enjoyed the fucked up characters! Enjoyed the fucked up way it was written, the fucked up narration. Yeah, so I figure out everything before it happened, that sucks a bit, but I still wanted to watch it unfold and wonder if I was right (even though I was every time). I’m ok with that. 4 fucked up stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

And no, never heard of Logic before this book, don’t know him or his music. Tried to listen to the first two tracks of his companion album also titled Supermarket, but it is not my kind of music lol

Book review: Horns by Joe Hill

Horns

Joe Hill

I finished Horns last night! Overall I’m going with 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because there were some slowish parts and the flashbacks got very tiresome for me, even tho I completely understand why they were there.

Really enjoyed Ig as a character. Enjoyed his powers that came with the horns. Thought the book really picked up in the second half too! Really enjoyed this read! Can’t wait to get my special edition from @suntupeditions now!

I have only read this and NOS4A2 so I’d put this at #2 right now, but loved them both!

Have you read Horns? Where would you put it in Hill’s books?

Book Review: Man of the Year

Man of the Year

Caroline Louise Walker

5 Stars!

#bookreview time! Its a damn ebook so there’s no good way to take a picture, so here you go!

I really loved this thriller. I’d call it a domestic, psychological thriller. I thought it was very engaging and moved along at a great pace. It had some massive twists that I did NOT see coming! And I love that. I don’t know if I wasn’t looking for them or if I was just so engrossed I was caught off guard but wow, this was a well crafted book! Thank you to Netgalley for the copy! I will definitely be buying this book for my shelves when it’s released on June 11th! And it’s this authors debut novel! Debut authors have been killing it recently!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ all the way! I highly recommend this book and hope you can get a chance to read it! If you do, let me know!