The Reunion by Guillaume Musso, Kindle edition, July 9, 2019, Little, Brown and Company
A novel of suspense about high school students in the south of France, the Cote d'Azur, and the secrets two of them have kept for 25 years. Their school reunion forces them to confront what happened years ago, when their popular classmate Vinca disappeared, believed to have run off with her philosopher teacher, Alexis. Another murder soon puts everything into question, and the former students must discover what really happened to Vinca and what role others around them may have played in her story.
I read this in one day and part of the night, intrigued by the story and the characters and the unfolding of the unusual plot. The setting of the south of France - the cliffs and the sea - add to the interest of the novel. Recommended.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, published February 5, 2019, Celadon Books
Source: library book
Theo, a psychotherapist gets a job with a secure private medical unit in order to try to reach a patient, Alicia, who is said to have murdered her husband and then gone silent for years. Theo is obsessed with her case and feels he can get her to open up and even talk again about what happened years ago.
The case of Alicia is interesting to Theo as Alicia was a successful painter in what seemed like a healthy marriage. But things are not what they seem, as I found out as I read along. And everyone becomes suspect!
The twist at the end caught me by surprise and totally turned everything around. Four stars.
I must finish other books I started before reading the above psychological thrillers. Now reading three good books: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey,
Tahoe Deep by Todd Borg, and The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
What are your favorite book genres this summer?
Aug 11, 2019
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