Hey guys! I can’t believe we are already in August. I swear time is just flying by. I have been a little late with posting this because I still haven’t fully decided what I’m going to read this month. I was debating to do NEWTS but after I got into a bit of reading slump from OWLS , I decided I didn’t want to participate. I may participate in Thrillerathon. I am not sure since it falls around when I go on vacation. I probably won’t get much reading done. I’m probably going to keep my August TBR small just since I’m not sure what I want to get to. I might use this month to catch up on some books I wanted to read the last couple of months but didn’t get to. So let’s dive in!
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 384 pages
Publication Date: August 6th 2019
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Plot: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.
It was everything.
She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Classics
Pages: 303 pages
Publication Date: October 30th 1967
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Plot: When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 336 pages
Publication Date: September 3rd 2019
Plot: Four Women. Four Confessions. One Murder.
Something has gone terribly wrong at the Banks wedding. A man is dead. Four different women rush to offer confessions, each insisting that they committed the crime — alone.
Ginger is holding her family together by a thread, and this wedding weekend is not the fabulous getaway she anticipated.
Kate has enough money to buy her way out of anything. Well, almost anything.
Emily can’t shake her reputation or her memories, and she’s planning to drown this whole vacation in a bottle.
Lulu’s got ex-husbands to spare, and another on the way — as soon as she figures out what the devil the current husband is up to behind her back.
Why would they confess to the same murder? Only they know — and they’re not telling. This page-turning novel explores the depths of friendship and the truths we love to ignore.
What books do you plan to read in August? Have you read any of the books I’m planning to read? If so what did you think of them?
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