2021 Wrapped Up Reading Challenge

2021 Wrapped Up Reading Challenge | February Update

The Reading Challenge…

This year I decided to make my own Reading Challenge!

I have chosen 12 books that I have gotten from Christmas or in passing from family and friends and have wrapped them up! I have no idea which book is which, and I have no idea what the books are like as I haven’t read a single one of them.

At the beginning of each month, I will be using a random number generator to pick the lucky book. On the last Friday of the month, I will be posting a review on my YouTube channel, as well as a blog post about the book to let you know how I am getting on πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to share this new Reading Challenge with you all! If you are completing a reading challenge this year, don’t forget to let me know how you are getting on in the comments below!

February Update …

Unforunately due to problems with YouTube, I am having to type the review to you 😦 I am hoping that I will have YouTube back up and running shortly!

Key Details:

Title: Fifty Fifty
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion Books
Pages: 349
Format Read: Paperback

About the Book

TWO SISTERS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. THEY ACCUSE EACH OTHER.
WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

‘911 what’s your emergency?’

‘My dad’s dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’

‘My dad’s dead. My sister Alexandra killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’

One of them is a liar and a killer.

But which one?

Review

This book captivated me from the first page. Each chapter has a different point of view from the various characters within the story; the main ones were Eddie Flynn (Sofia’s lawyer), Kate Brooks (Alexandra’s lawyer), Bloch (Kate’s investigator), Harry (Eddie’s investigator/consultant) and She (the murderer).

I knew when I read the blurb that the murderer must have been one of the sisters, Sofia or Alexandra, but when the ‘She’ chapters started popping up my initial suspicions were totally thrown out of the window. The characteristics and behaviours could have belonged to either sister, so when it was finally revealed at the end of the book, I was shocked and unprepared! I can’t give any more of the story away apart from that, the spoilers would destroy this epic book!

Additionally, I loved the style of how the plot touched all aspects of criminal investigating with the hint of suspense throughout. So we saw the 911 call, the arrest, the interrogation, the lawyers meetings – in essence the reader gets to feel the journey of how the defence attorney had a life in their hands, and how in this case, it wasn’t enough to defend the innocent.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

March Un-Wrap

Using the random generator, the next book to be opened was book number 8, After Anna by Alex Lake! I got this book as part of the Unbox With Me series! πŸ™‚

If you have read it, what did you think? Did you enjoy it?

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments how your reading challenge is going for this year!

Happy Reading, x

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