Hello my bookish friends. Happy Friday and a very warm welcome to damppebbles and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post. Today I am thrilled to welcome my #blogbestie to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks, the fabulous Jo Robertson. Jo’s brilliant blog, My Chestnut Reading Tree, is a must-read for book lovers so if you haven’t discovered it yet (and I’m sure you have!) then head on over and say ‘hi’.
If you’re new to damppebbles and you’re wondering exactly what #R3COMM3ND3D2018 is, then allow me to explain. #R3COMM3ND3D is where I invite bookish types – authors, book bloggers and people who work in publishing – to shout about three books they love (yes, ONLY three!). They can be any genre, any author – traditionally, indie or self-published. There are no rules. Well, actually, there is one rule and it’s pretty hefty. All three books must have been published in the same year. At the moment we’re sharing the love for 2018’s releases but on 1st November #R3COMM3ND3D2019 starts. If you would like to take part please fill in the form at the bottom of this post.
Here’s are Jo’s #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks…
The Old You by Louise Voss
For me, this is the perfect example of its genre. A slow build up of tension, with unreliable narrators and a cleverly crafted unique storyline come together in this twisty domestic Noir. But it was just so beautifully written that I actually savoured it over the period of a week and I never do that!!
Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley
I loved this book so much that I immediately preordered her second book as soon as I finished it. This one was so addictive it was completely unputdownable! I found I could relate to the main character so completely that the emotions I felt for her situation threatened to overwhelm me at times. And I don’t want to mention the twist really as I don’t want the reader to look for it but as it’s expected now in the majority of psychological thrillers, I will just say…..wow!!!
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
I read this on holiday last year and it was one of the books that I bought when I did my £5 Amazon gift card challenge where I tried to buy as many books as I could for £5 that I wouldn’t have bought otherwise. This was a brilliant choice for me and the favourite book of my holiday! “Jaw dropping” and utterly addictive, this is a book that you will be drawn into without even realising it’s happening and I guarantee you’ll want to talk about it to someone who’s read it afterwards!
Brilliant choices, thanks Jo. I already have The Old You on the terrifying TBR and I’m adding the other two to the wishlist.
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 links:
I’m just a Nana who loves to read! I read mainly psychological thrillers and crime books but I will read pretty much anything if it appeals to me.
If you’re a book blogger, author or you work in publishing and have three books published this year that you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link:)