October is #WickedGoodReads Month here at GXO headquarters and this week, we’re focusing on books with books with #wickedpeople. This is the 3rd year we’ve been doing this – and for the 3rd year we’re here to share another 3 #WickedGoodReads That Prove You Can’t Always Trust The People Close to You!
Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough
There is just so much betrayal going on this book, I couldn’t stand it! Well – I actually loved every minute of it! I have to admit that this is one where the main character, Louise, is just so clueless – it will absolutely drive you insane after a time. I mean – why oh why couldn’t she see that she was being manipulated and lied to?! Ugh!!! And I hate to even say this – but #thatendingthough – ba …NA…NAS! I will say no more.
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar. And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David.
Unbury Carol, Josh Malerman
That husband though!! We know from the synopsis that he knows Carol isn’t really dead, but he plans to have her buried anyway. And she can hear all his plans but can’t do anything about it. I enjoyed this western meets magical realism and the unexplained. It’s a book that goes at an easy pace and takes it time telling it’s story and takes it’s time with its characters.
Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times … but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and when she lapses into another coma, plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.
Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
There are some unexpected details revealed throughout the story and some varied and interesting characters arcs. . It’s true to the author’s style of slowly teasing out the plot, and there are a lot of characters, but it has an intriguing plot and characters you’ll love to hate. Paula Hawkins wrote Girl on the Train which was a runaway bestseller – and made our previous list of 3 Books That Prove You Can’t Always Trust Your Neighbors or The People Close to You.
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool.
For more, check out #ReadThis 3 Books That Prove You Can’t Always Trust Your Neighbors or The People Close to You and 3 More #WickedGoodReads That Prove You Can’t Always Trust The People Close to You … we sure do read a lot of books featuring trust issues! Do you have any books you’d recommend?