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Invisible Girl

This is another of the great book mail sent from my friend and I definitely recommend it. It was a great book that definitely kept me guessing. Invisible Girl is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Jewell (I’m pretty sure) but it will not be the last!

A young girl goes missing and the lives of people distantly connected to her start to intertwine. The characters are all very different personalities and live very different lives, but that does not mean you can judge a book by it’s cover. Saffyre, the young girl, started discovering this for herself as she observed people and, sometimes, followed a little too closely. Which is how she ends up in trouble. I felt strong emotions towards the main characters in the novel, which always makes it a better read. Unless books easily make you have nightmares, definitely check this one out. It wouldn’t say it’s scary, but there is definitely a creep factor, and from more than one angle. Enjoy!

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Things in Jars

I’m a little behind schedule to meet my reading goal for 2020, but I’m thinking I’ll be able to make it up during the week vacation we have coming up. I am SO excited. Things in Jars by Jess Kidd was probably the most unique novel I’ve read this year. It started a little slow but definitely picked up and drew me in the more I read. It felt very Sherlock Holmes but with a sci-fi twist.

Bridie is a female detective in London and is hired to find the kidnapped daughter of an English nobleman. But it turns out she is no typical child. Bridie must make her way through history, science, and folklore to make sense of this mysterious girl and what may have happened to her. She also has to confront her own past as demons from her childhood make their way into the crazy chase of child and kidnappers.

I definitely recommend it but make sure you get through the beginning, which is a little confusing as you learn who the characters are. Enjoy!

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The Nanny

I’m well into books for 2020 and this one may be my favorite so far. The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan kept me on my toes the entire time. Jocelyn Holt’s nanny, Hannah, up and disappears when she is 7 and 30 years later, she still seems devastated and holds this against her mother. This seems a little ridiculous and Jocelyn wasn’t my favorite character, but that was really the only downside to the book.

She and her daughter are forced now to return and live with her mother and while there, her entire world turns upside down. Her relationships with both her mother and daughter are challenged and she discovers secrets about her and her family’s past that are hard to come to grips with. Every time I thought I had it figured out there would be another surprise. I definitely recommend this one. Enjoy!