Best Books I Read in February

Silent Child

Cover of Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

This was a big release on Audible a couple of years ago now, and I finally bought it at the start of the month.

Emma’s son returns ten years after he went missing, but doesn’t say a word. Emma tries to reconnect with her now teenaged son, and discover what happened to him during the decade he was missing.

This was a good mystery with an eerie feeling. You can guess some of the twists, but it’s still a compelling story.

The Guilty Ones

Cover of The Guilty Ones by Joy Ellis

This is the 4th book in the DI Jackman series. In this DI Jackman’s sister-in-law travels to London to kill herself. Jackam and the team investigate whether somebody forced her to commit suicide.

This is a psychological thriller with a lot going on. It’s full of suspense and twists that keep you hooked until the very end.

Richard Armitage is an excellent narrator and I would highly recommend listening to the audio version. I’m already waiting for book 5 in the series to be added.

One of Us is Lying

Book Cover of One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying starts as your typical ‘The Breakfast Club’ story with five high students from different social groups in detention. When Simon is killed during the detention, the other four students soon become murder suspects.

This is a really interesting plot, and was also well written. It kept my attention to the very end of the book. I like stories in which very different personalities are put together and develop relationships, as it makes you root for the characters and you get much more invested in the relationships.

I’ve already bought Two Can Keep A Secret to add to my TBR pile.

Evil Has a Name

Cover of Evil Has a Evil Has a Name. An Audible original

This is the story of The Golden State Killer and his capture.

I’m a huge fan of crime dramas and true crime. It was fascinating to listen to the story of the investigation but parts of it were very disturbing to listen to.

I recommend listening to this, but be aware of the fact that there are some disturbing details.

The Perfect Child

Book cover of the Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry

Hannah and Christopher have always wanted a child but were unable to have one. When Christopher treats an abused and abandoned child he thinks she will be the perfect addition to their family. Hannah’s not so sure, but nothing she says will convince him otherwise.

This is a really good read, but also creates an uncomfortable feeling. I couldn’t put this down, and there are a few twists throughout the book to keep you guessing.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Book Cover of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Each day Aiden Bishop will wake in the body of a different party guest and repeat the day of Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder. He has eight bodies to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle.

This is a great story, and definitely worth the hype. It’s a gripping mystery and it’s fascinating to see how Aiden’s character changes with the different bodies he inhabits.