It is my great pleasure to welcome to you the blog today and to Tuesday’s #R3COMM3ND3D2018. I can’t believe we’re already 13 days in and have had the grand total of 35 books recommended so far. Truth be told, we’ve only scratched the surface so far as we have another 45 days to go! If you’d like to take part in this years #R3COMM3ND3D2018 and you’re a book blogger, an author or a publisher then you do now need to get a wriggle on as there are only FIVE spaces left. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
I am delighted to welcome another of my favourite bloggers to damppebbles today to share their #R3COMM3ND3D2018 with us. Katherine Sunderland is the driving force behind the mighty BibliomaniacUK. If I ever get a fraction as good as Katherine at writing reviews then I will be a very happy woman. If Katherine recommends a book (even if it’s not a crime title) then I tend to want to buy it.
If you’re new to #R3COMM3ND3D2018 then welcome along. Take a look back at the posts we’ve had so far and (hopefully) find your next favourite read. #R3COMM3ND3D2018 is where I invite book bloggers, authors and those in publishing to recommend three must read titles. Any genre, any author, providing the book was published in 2018 (there’s always a catch, huh?).
Here are Katherine’s choices…
Lullaby by Leila Slimani
This book is a slim, short read but packed with so many unsettling and haunting passages that it’s unforgettable. Brave, bold, original and unnerving, for me this was a stand out read. A challenging and thought provoking topic with characters are fascinating as much as they are unlikeable and prose which is measured, taut and exceptionally good.
Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
This book is just gorgeous. Rich in description, imagery, atmosphere and with well crafted, vivid characters it was just a wonderful read. Echoes of Du Maurier and Christie but with a freshness and originality, it was just a fantastic read. I loved the mystery, trying to solve the puzzle, the dynamics between the characters and the setting. A perfect read!
The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton
I love an unreliable narrator and a character who you love to hate – a character you can’t quite believe takes the risks and makes the decisions they do, but equally you just can’t stop reading about them! This book is a brilliant example of an unreliable narrator and a perfectly executed psychological thriller. It’s a real page turner and a fantastic debut. Captivating and hugely enjoyable!
Excellent choices, thank you Katherine. I have The Perfect Girlfriend on my TBR along with the first Rachel Rhys book, Dangerous Crossing, which was hugely popular on #R3COMM3ND3D last year!
If Katherine has managed to tempt you with her choices, or if you would like to find out more about them, please see the following links:
Always reading, always recommending! I’m a book blogger who loves reviewing crime fiction, psychological thrillers and contemporary fiction. I also organise book events in my local area and am involved with a local book festival.
If you are a book bloggers, authors or publisher and would like to take part in #R3COMM3ND3D2018 this year then please complete the following form: