I have to say that this has been a really difficult challenge for me and I spent a whole day struggling with my choices for my final top 20 list. I have read some amazing books this year since I started my blog but I have tried to go back a bit further to bring you books from the last few years mainly concentrating on the “big twist”. So I do feel awful that I have left out some amazing books that I love but it’s been a good balance with the other 19 bloggers who took part. So here are the final five!
16. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
The very first Jackson Brodie book which brings together three different “case histories” all of which are possibly connected but if so, how?
Another “fictional character crush” here with Jackson Brodie (looking nothing like Jason Isaacs from the tv adaptation in my head!) I love all the Jackson Brodie books but this was the first I read and loved as there’s a wonderfully dark humour written into the cleverly twisted plotting.
Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie) (Jackson Brodie series Book 1) is available at Amazon UK
17. I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh
A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it….could she?
Don’t read ANY reviews for this as they will talk about “percentages” and I wouldn’t want anyone new to this book to be aware of ANYTHING happening in certain places. It’s a perfect example of “the twist” and as you know I’m all about the twist!
I Let You Go is available at Amazon UK
18. Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge
Chloe Benson wakes up bound and gagged in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there. She escapes but why does no one believe her story?
This is the book that really got me into leaving reviews on Amazon. I loved this book so much I wrote my longest (to that point!) And most passionate review so I could encourage others to read it. And that review is still my most liked review on Amazon-so hopefully those readers loved this book as much as I did!
Look Behind You is available at Amazon UK
19. A Mothers Confession by Kelly Rimmer
Your husband took his own life. Tell the truth and destroy what’s left of your family? Or keep a secret that will tear you apart. What would you do?
This is one of my most recent reads but I had to add it in as I’m still thinking about it a week later!! One of those books you want to go back to so you can see how the characters are doing since you left them! It’s already an all time favourite and comes highly recommended by me!
A Mother’s Confession: A heartbreaking story with a breathtaking twist is available at Amazon UK
You can read my full review of A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer here
20. Valentina by S.E Lynes
A married couple who seem to live a perfect life buy a beautiful country cottage in rural Aberdeenshire but when Shona becomes friends with Valentina, things start to unravel….
One of my favourite books of 2016! Have recommended it to EVERYONE! This is a favourite as I really connected with the book due to its setting and the themes it explored-all beautifully written in such a way that it gradually creeps under your skin. Perfect!
Valentina: A Hauntingly Intelligent Psychological Thriller is available at Amazon UK
And you can read my review of Valentina by S E Lynes in full here.