Friday Finds | 28th – 5th May

FRIDAY FINDS

Back at it again with another of these fun and quick Friday Finds posts! I’ve added some interesting sounds books this week!


 

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Confessions 
by Kanae Minato

Synopsis: Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge.

After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.
But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge.

I found this via the Top 100 Mysteries & Thrillers  post on the Goodreads blog this week! It sounds kind of badass and hardcore and I love that in a thriller sometimes. This is a definite book to get my hands on soon!

 

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The Walls 
by Hollie Overton

Synopsis: What if you could get away with murder?

Single mom Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity and it’s one that’s beginning to take its toll.

So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son’s martial arts instructor, she believed she finally found her happy ending. She was wrong.

Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence… unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance – permanently.

So I feel like I’m being very nice here, giving this book a chance, because I thought Baby Doll was awful and I can’t even fathom how it did so well? (Sorry not sorry) But I’m going to give this one a try (if I can get it for free or if it’s lent to me, I won’t be spending money on it) and then if this isn’t any good, I’m officially giving up on Overton for good.

 

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Burial Rites 
by Hannah Kent

Synopsis: Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

I’ve heard loads of good things about this novel. I only stumbled upon it because I have Kent’s newest book on Netgalley at the moment and I decided to visit her author page on Goodreads. I’m a sucker for a book based off non-fiction characters and events.


These are my newest weekly finds! Have you guys read any of these books / want to read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you think!

20 thoughts on “Friday Finds | 28th – 5th May

  1. I have all three of these books on my TBR! I haven’t read Overton’s other book Baby Doll yet, but I feel you! When it comes to YA, I rarely give second chances, but when it comes to thrillers, I’ll usually end up anticipating an author’s book even though I haven’t liked their previous novels. I’m always sold by a good premise. 😂

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  2. Omg when I first read “her pupils murdered her daughter” I was so confused for a second because the cover was a close-up of an eye 😂 I was like wtf??? God I’m so slow this morning lol.

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