Today I'll be sharing my August 2018 Wrap-Up of my recent reads.
What I Read In August 2018:
August has come and gone far too quickly for my liking! I only managed to get to two books this month, due to having lots of work to do, stressing about my placement and general laziness. Honestly, I don’t know what happened! August just got away from me.
Anyway, focusing on the positives – I really enjoyed both of the books I read this month and got through two ARCs – although one a little late. Anyway, enough rambling, let’s get into my thoughts on what I read in August:
Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Last Time I Lied is a psychological thriller, released in July of this year – a pretty recent release. It is the second thriller penned under Riley Sager, following the hugely successful Final Girls, which was released last year, and which I am dying to read.
The book follows the story of Emma Davis, who attended a summer camp as a young teenager. While staying for the summer, three of Emma’s roommates vanished from the camp. Years in the future, Emma is invited back to be a camp counsellor at the re-opened camp Nightingale. As soon as she arrives, creepy and questionable things start happening again.
I really enjoyed Last Time I Lied. I listened to half of it on audiobook, which I would highly recommend, and read the other half physically. The plot was intense, interesting and I loved the characterisation. I also felt that there were really interesting plot twists, and the part of the final reveal was surprising. This is key criteria for a good thriller. However, I did have some issues with it and felt that it was slightly predictable at times.
If you want to hear more of my thoughts, check out my full review here: http://readingruby.co.uk/book-review-last-time-i-lied-by-riley-sager
The Day of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood
The Day of The Accident is an upcoming thriller due to be released early next year. Even from reading the brief synopsis, I was desperate to give this one a go. Especially as it’s from an author I hadn’t heard of before.
The Day of The Accident begins with a mother who awakes in a hospital after an accident. She is then told that her daughter is dead, and her husband is missing. The story then follows Maggie’s recovery, along with her investigation into what happened.
I was immediately drawn into the plot, which I thought was taken from a really interesting perspective. Through the whole book, I just really wanted to know what on earth happened and where Maggie’s husband was.
I will be posting a full review in January, around the book’s release date – so keep your eyes peeled.
What did you read in August? Let me know, down below!0