Books I Read April 2022

by - Friday, May 06, 2022

I'm a bit late with my April book update, but I'm excited to say that after two really lackluster months of reading, April rebounded. I read a lot of books I really enjoyed. All but two were mystery/thriller types, which is definitely my favorite genre. 

Here's what I read:

April 2022 Books

Four Stars

Her Last AffairHer Last Affair by John Searles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is billed as a psychological thriller, but it's much more a slow burn than the fast-paced thrillers I typically read. In this book, three characters are trying to recapture lost love of their youth. There's recently widowed Skyla, who is losing her sight and trying to find a tenant for her rental property. There's Linelle, who is bored in her marriage and is curious when an old flame reaches out on social media. And there's Jeremy, who's sent to Providence for a work assignment where he looks up a past fling. Throughout the entire book there's a deep undercurrent that something isn't quite right in any of the story lines. I loved the way the author brought everything together at the end.

You'll Be the Death of MeYou'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes YA mysteries are the best thing to pull you out of a reading slump. When three students play hookie, they stumble on a dead body and quickly become people of interest. So they scramble to find the real killer to clear their names. Fun and fast and a bit unbelievable, but still good.

False WitnessFalse Witness by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love a good Karin Slaughter mystery. This one took some turns, and it was a good story of two sisters trying to take down a man from their childhood who has been terrorizing women since his teen years.

The CousinsThe Cousins by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another fun YA mystery. Three cousins are summoned to the family resort on an island their grandmother owns that their parents have been banished from for years. But there’s some weird stuff going on and they set out to figure it out. Really enjoyed this book.

The Golden CoupleThe Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love these two authors and was so excited to pick up their newest book — especially because it was set in DC. This definitely lived up to my expectations of their twisty thrillers. I figured out part of the twist, but then the book took like two more turns and I didn’t see the ending coming.

Three Stars

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My LifeGroup: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book seemed to be released to a good amount of praise when it came out for so openly addressing therapy. It was an interesting read, but also at times it seemed really out there to me some of the approaches used in the group therapy sessions.

Sister StardustSister Stardust by Jane Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was looking forward to Jane Green’s newest book, but I thought it started out a bit slow and took me a while to get into it. It follows a young girl from outside London growing up in the late 1960s. She meets new friends and gets swept up in the party scene in Morocco. The book picked up after a little bit, but I didn’t love it as much some of Green’s other books.

The Christie AffairThe Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was excited to read this after all the good reviews, but I thought it was only so so compared to the other book I read about the disappearance of Agatha Christie. This book was written from the perspective of the woman having the affair with Christie’s husband, and I just didn’t find her likeable, which is probably why I didn’t love this as much.

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