If you’re looking for a reason to start your own book blog, well…I could give you several. But the top of that list would be the incredible friendships you make with likeminded bookish folk. I count myself incredibly lucky in that respect as I have made many lifelong friends and one very special #blogbestie. Jo Robertson is one of the nicest people you could meet and she’s stonkingly good at blogging. Pop over to My Chestnut Reading Tree and see for yourself.
Jo has kindly agreed to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads with us today. #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I invite book bloggers and authors to share the book love and recommend three must-read titles published in 2017.
So without further ado, here are Jo’s choices…
All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker
This book made me cry at the end just with the sheer desolation of it actually being over. The writing is breathtakingly brilliant and the darkly despairing storyline plus a cast of characters that sprang to life off the page made this an unputdownable masterpiece. I’m still thinking about it now and can’t even bear to put it away on my bookshelf-it’s still sitting in front of me on my desk! Without giving too much away….oh okay I will then-its my book of the year!
My Little Eye by Stephanie Marland
This book is something very special indeed. A crime solving duo on separate sides of the law with a fabulous chemistry even though they never meet till much nearer the end. It has a very current feel due to the use of social media and the media in general and the author has created some brilliant characters that you can’t help but cheer on – even though their methods of investigation are somewhat questionable! My Little Eye will leave you desperate for more from this author who is writing under her crime thriller pen name.
Her Last Secret by Barbara Copperthwaite
One of those books that, as you’re reading it, you are torn between wanting to put it in the freezer so you don’t have to know how it ends or racing to the end doing an “elastoplast read” hoping that if you rip through it quickly it won’t hurt as much! It’s darkly addictive with a plot that will plunge into your heart like a knife! You may want to read it through your fingers at times but you will want to know exactly what happens to this very normal family that causes the horrific event described in the first few pages of Her Last Secret.
Fabulous choices as expected, Jo! Thank you for joining me today. I’m a huge fan of both ‘All The Wicked Girls’ and ‘Her Last Secret’ and I CANNOT wait to read ‘My Little Eye’ as I have a treasured ARC copy which the author signed for me in Harrogate <3.
If Jo has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
I’m Jo and I blog at My Chestnut Reading Tree where I review mainly crime and women’s fiction. I’m a mum of 3 and Nana to 4 and married to Mr Grumpy Scotsman for 30 years next year. I live in Cheshire and work part-time in my local primary school inbetween looking after all my little munchkins. I also eat lots of chocolate and drink gallons of tea daily.
Make sure you join me again tomorrow when I will be welcoming author Tracie Delaney to the blog with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.