The Travelling Bag | Susan Hill
I’ve always loved short stories. Roald Dahl’s “Tales of the Unexpected” has long been a firm favourite of mine and more recently I enjoyed Hilary Mantel’s “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.” So when I saw that Susan Hill was bringing out a new collection of ghost stories I was thrilled. Strange Meeting was one of the few books I loved during A-Level English and I later went on to read a few other of her novels.
The Travelling Bag features 4 short stories which you will fall in love with if you’re a ghost story aficionado. My personal favourite was Alice Baker which really gave me the creeps and is so perfect for this spooky time of year.
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Do you ever slog your way through to the end of a book only to find that you’re not entirely sure what just happened?
Behind Her Eyes starts slowly. I’m usually a really fast reader, zipping through books over a couple of days, but this thriller took me a while to get into. I don’t want to say much but there’s a reason why #WTFThatEnding is trending.
Copycat | Alex Lake
I love that there are so many recent novels centred on social media and Copycat really had me hooked. It starts with Sarah finding two Facebook for herself, one that she uses and another that she’s never seen, with photos that could have only been taken by someone inside her house. It’s creepy and actually kind of plausible which makes the whole scenario scarier.
A great quick read for when you need your thriller fill!
What have you read recently? Let me know in the comments!