Going on a holiday requires you to plan, pack and travel to the much desired (exotic) destination. Part of the ritual is also picking up a few books. This summer i chose to bring with me two well reviewed and award winning reads – Dark Places and Kiss Me First. Reading a book on the beach is a great activity while you work on your tan. I tend to be a bit cautious when choosing the tiles or covers of my usual beach entertainment. In order to avoid uncomfortable conversations i normally stick to more settled titles and book covers (Fifty Shades of Gray part one, two or three are off limits), if you know what i mean. Now on my last holiday i managed to finish two novels and here are my overall impressions.
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach – Looking back a really could not find the deeper meaning of this book. This is a story about a stolen identity and how thing unwind including their consequences. The main character is a young girl named Laila, who is your typical outcast who has no friends and eventually is left with no family. She manages to find her true purpose by expressing her thoughts about life by actively participating in controversial web forums. Laila takes on a new special project that maps out her journey of personal growth and defines her personality. It was not by any means a slow read, it had a good dynamic to it but i felt a bit disappointed of the message that portrayed.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – Picking a book by the author is always a good idea. I have already red Gone Girl (her third book ) with which i was very pleased. Dark places is her second book , nevertheless it did meet my (high) expectations. The story is about a woman named Libby Day, who is searching to find who is behind the the brutal murder of her family twenty-four years ago.The book goes back and forward uncovering scary details, family secrets and exploring the new found relationship between brother and sister. This book is highly unpredictable with many twists and turns that will keep you on edge till the very last page. Brilliant book, great content and definitely a page turner.