This list has been posted mostly because I’m currently having a bad day where my anxiety is high, I’m angry, I have an intense migraine and I’m running off fumes having had under five hours sleep. But, I soldier on. I love making lists. It is one of the things in life that calms me down and helps me to feel in control. I buy books from three places: Amazon, Waterstones and The Book People. You’ve already seen my lists for Amazon…and they’re pretty extensive. I usually pick up books in-store at Waterstones rather than on their website, but I do add books to my wishlist there (even if I do try and pick them up in-store.)
This list is relatively short (9 books) and actually, is always quite short. All the books on this list are thrillers in some way, whether it be detectives, psychological, suspense, etc.
Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives. Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all…but do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control.
Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She’s got her little boy in tow – plus a secret she’s been carrying for five years. On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline – a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one – and Celeste, the kind beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease.
They both take Jane under their wing – while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps. But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies. It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?
H – I have always wanted to read this book. I’ve seen the odd clip from the television show but don’t have Sky, and thus, haven’t been able to watch it in full. I It has been on my list for a while but I never manage to get around to buying it.
Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death.
Curious, she opens it – and time stops.
John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.
Cecilia wants to do the right thing, but right for who?
If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most…
H – This kept popping up in recommendations, and I have to admit, it does sound rather good. Another by Moriarty, I’m led to believe that my enjoyment of other authors means I’ll enjoy this book as well. We’ll see…
YOUR DAUGHTER IS MISSING. YOU’LL RISK ANYTHING TO FIND HER.
And then you see her, frightened and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. SHE RUNS. You follow her into a dark, dangerous world where no-one is safe and murder is commonplace.
NOW IT’S YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE.
H – Can we just talk about how creepy the cover is? I want to know everything about that girl. This sounds like it’ll be very haunting and twisted and I can’t wait to read it!!
Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted.
The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategic – he’s as far away from the night staff as he can get. What the man doesn’t realise is that he has company.
Lisa Evans knows what he has decided. She knows what he is about to do as she tries and fails to stop him walking to the platform edge.
Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months – surely they’re connected? No one is more desperate to understand what connects them than Lisa Evans herself. After all, she was the first of the two to die.
H – I had to read this blurb twice to get the full implication of it. I love these sorts of books and this sounds to interesting and unusual that I quickly realised I wanted to read it. It sounds like a thriller to sink your teeth into.
You are not the first and you will certainly not be the last.
You will become each one.
Your phone rings
A stranger has kidnapped your child.
To free them you must abduct someone else’s child.
Your child will be released when your victim’s parents kidnap another child.
If any of these things don’t happen, your child will be killed.
You are now part of the chain.
H – I mean…this sounds both chilling and creepy. Therefore, I of course have to read it.
So, there we have my short and sweet list of Waterstones.
Join me on another day when I randomly post another list I’ve squirreled away!
(We both know it will happen.)