Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: May 24th 2012

Page Count: 463 pages

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction

Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan

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Title: Hold Back the Stars

Author: Katie Khan

Publisher: Transworld Publishers

Publication Date: January 26th, 2017 (UK)

Page Count: 304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Synopsis: Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left.
None of this was supposed to happen.
But perhaps this doesn’t need to be the end…

Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can’t help but look back at the well-ordered world they have left behind – at the rules they couldn’t reconcile themselves to, and a life to which they might now never return.
For in a world where love is banned, what happens when you find it?

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Down The TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the very clever and ever so lovely Lia @LostInaStory , here’s Lia’s explanation so you can understand what the meme is all about –

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

So here we are, my 4th Down The TBR Hole!

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Penance by Kanae Minato

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Title: Penance

Author: Kanae Minato

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Publication Date:  April 11th 2017

Page count: 240 

Genre: Suspense, Fiction, Thriller

The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma.
When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later.
Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren’t able to accurately describe the stranger’s appearance to the police after the Emili’s body was discovered. Asako, Emili’s mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter’s murder.
Like Confessions, Kanae Minato’s award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, PENANCE is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave listeners breathless. – Goodreads

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An Evil Mind by Chris Carter

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Author: Chris Carter

Page count: 496

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction

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An Evil Mind is number 6 in the Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter and I have loved these books since I laid eyes on the first one, Crucifix Killer.

The Robert Hunter series is based on a Detective Robert Hunter and his most graphic cases while working with the LAPD. You can pick these books up in any order but I do like to read them from the beginning as you get a feel for the main characters.

SynopsisA freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception – can he be believed?

The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could’ve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed … until now. 

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Title: Small Great Things

Author: Jodi Picoult

Page count: 470 Pages

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Adult Fiction

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Synopsis: Small Great Things is a story about an African American nurse named Ruth, her day to day job entails delivering many new born babies to the world and straight into the arms of their parents. When Ruth goes into work one day to care for a new born baby she has been asked to be re-assigned by the babies parents as she is black, a note is left in the babies medical file for no African Americans to care for him. Not long after this has been stated the little boy goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is the only nurse in the nursery, there is nobody else around to help the baby and she now has to make the decision to weather she should give help or obey the orders she’s been given.

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