Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my May wrap up. I read a decent amount but I am a bit disappointed as I wanted to read a ton more. Sadly I got ill towards the end of the month and it ground my reading to a complete halt. Very frustrating but not a lot you can do! I managed to read six books which I think it’s still pretty good and nearly all of them were part of a series. Here’s what I read:
Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning: This is the fourth book in the Warlock Holmes series and if you haven’t heard of these books before just think of a fantasy version of Sherlock Holmes. G.S. Denning brings another round of twists to the original Sherlock Holmes stories with The Sign of Nine. While not as funny as the first couple books in the series, I still found this one really creative and witty; it was filled with so many bizarre and hilarious moments. If you are a fan of the originals I highly recommend these books.
The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive: This is a bioterrorism thriller and it’s an incredibly harrowing story. It revolves around one man’s thirst for revenge and his plan to kill millions of innocent people. The thing that shocked me the most about reading this was how frighteningly real it seemed. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head that this is something that could easily happen in real life. It was a really tense and gripping thriller – certainly one that will stay with me for a while!
What Remains by Tim Weaver: I am slowly but surely making my way through the David Raker series! I read another two in May and I’ve got 3 more to go (there’s 10 altogether so far). What Remains is definitely my favourite by far! It completely blew me away – it was easily the most shocking book in the series. It’s about a mother and her twin daughters who were murdered but the case went unsolved. David Raker is determined to solve it and honestly it was an absolute rollercoaster from start to finish. Definitely the most emotional and distressing book in the series. Highly, highly recommend these books. Tim Weaver is a brilliant writer.
Closer Than You Think by Lee Maguire: This is a psychological thriller that revolves around Bryce Davison, a gifted psychologist who is being stalked and tormented by someone who wants him dead. This was pretty interesting as it focused on mental health and there was lots of scenes where Bryce was treating his patients – he was confident and oozed authority. But outside of work Bryce had a vulnerable side, he was clearly a troubled man with a failing marriage and I loved how we got to see these two different personas. Unfortunately it was littered with grammar errors which kept pulling me out of the story! I really think this needs to go through another round of editing or two to polish it up. Apart from that it was an interesting thriller!
The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel: This is the fourth book in The Vinyl Detective series and how I’ve missed these characters! I love how refreshing these books are and how everything that happens is the result of a rare vinyl record – the things people to do get their hands on collectibles! I really enjoyed it, however, I started to lost interesting halfway through because nothing was really happening. It picked up towards the end though and reminded me of why I love this series!
Broken Heart by Tim Weaver: Broken Heart is the next book in the David Raker series. Sadly I didn’t think it was as good as What Remains but I still really enjoyed it. The mystery of the missing woman ends up being embedded in lots of old films and David Raker has to try and piece all these clues together he’s gathered from all these different films. It made for a really interesting and unique thriller! It was a bit slow going and hard to get through at times but the ending made it worth it. It was such a shocking ending and very twisty.
So that’s my May wrap up! I enjoyed nearly all of these which I’m pleased with, I just wished I’d read a few more books! What did you read this month? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!