This week I finished two books; one audio and one e-book. The audio book that I listened to was Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich and narrated by Lorelei King. It's the thirteenth installment in the Stephanie Plum series. It's up to par with all the rest. Quirky, mediocre bounty hunter that relies on her sassy friend and her 'super hot' boyfriend. This is the first time I've ever listened to a Stephanie Plum novel and I will say the sexy-ish scenes (totally PG13) are cringeworthy when read by a woman pretending to have a man's voice... not a single bit sexy. But overall it was good entertainment.
I borrowed The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins from my library for my kindle. I put myself on the wait-list once I heard the description: 'this year's Gone Girl.' While I didn't really enjoy Gone Girl, I loved The Dinner by Herman Koch which was said to be the "European Gone Girl." That's pretty silly considering it came out three years before... when are we going to stop comparing books to Gone Girl btw? *I digress*
It's a psychological thriller from multiple 'unreliable' narrators. That's where the similarities end with Gone Girl. I did not want to put it down, and when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it. Was the writing incredible? It did what it needed to do: advanced the plot and left me wanting more. I will admit I saw the ending coming but with thrillers I'm constantly trying to figure out the ending. If you enjoy twisty psychological thrillers, you'll probably like this. I'm glad I got it from the library because it's only available in hardcover ($28!) and I know I'll never read it again because I know the ending!
Happy reading! xx