BJ’s Standout Reads December 2019
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren This one was a blast. Everyone at Olive’s twin sister’s wedding got food poisoning from the buffet, except for Olive and brother of the groom Ethan. The honeymoon is nonrefundable, so Olive and Ethan take the trip—but there’s a hitch, they don’t like each other, and they have to pretend to be married so they won’t have to end up paying for the trip themselves. Sounds simple enough. But Olive runs into her brand new boss at the resort, and is called Mrs. in front of him, and then Ethan’s ex-girlfriend is there with her new fiancée. So they have to keep up the charade, and how will that all turn out? Hilarious.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager I was obsessed with this story. Jules took a job apartment sitting in one of the most exclusive buildings in New York City. For $12,000 she will live there for 3 months. The rules are strict, however. No overnight visitors, she can’t leave it overnight, she can’t talk to or about the other residents, and she can’t snoop about the past apartment sitters. She befriends one of the other apartment sitters, and then the next day her friend disappears. Nobody seems to know where she went and what happened to her. She digs into the history of the building and discovers that her dream job is way too good to be true, and may in fact cost her her life.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Another one I was kind of obsessed with, a great way to end my 2019 reading. I read this one in 2 days. It’s about a married couple, we never learn the husband’s name, but the wife is Millicent, who have what seems to be the perfect life: the 2 kids, big house, careers, etc. What you don’t know about them is that they share a deep dark secret, they are serial killers. They work together to murder women and pin it on a serial killer who was once in the area. But then the stakes are raised when they learn that the serial killer they’ve been pinning their murders on is actually dead. Will they get caught?
added on 12.31.19