Hi dear friends!
Today is the fifth day already in our #BestBooksof2018 and the topic is: dark and/or thirller and/or suspense.
As a teenager and young adult I used to read lots of thrillers or suspense as my dad loved that genre! Being broke as a student I often picked my reads on his shelves hence reading lots of crime, spy, thrillers etc. No romance for daddy LOL
Now my main “genre” is romance but as you may know *or not* romance is wide! It can go from YA/NA/Adult, Contemporary/PNR/historical/fantasy/scifi etc etc.
The book I am featuring today has some romantic aspect in it but romance is certainly not the main focus! Its main focus is rather suspense/horror. Gasp! Horror? You Sophie? Yes yes Laura *she is an absolute fan of horror right alongside Norie 😀 *
So my winner of the day is
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
This book has what you can really call an “atmosphere”. It is creepy, weird and reading it was like walking in a forest at night with a deep fog surrounding you. You know you would be alert and imagine every sound to be a monster lurking in the shadows.
Well that’s how I felt reading the book!
When you read the synopsis below you already get a taste of the spookiness of this book!
Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.
He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.
You want to uncover the mystery and then you pray to ward off the evil that is being unleashed! Creepy and suspenseful!
Now it’s your turn! What is your favorite dark/thriller/suspense book read in 2018?
Thanks for reading!