April 2019 book haul #1


Last week was the National Book Week here in the Netherlands: a week dedicated to books and writers! It also means that you get the book week gift for free, when you buy a Dutch (original or translated) book. And of course I couldn’t let that pass, so I broke my book buying ban once again and bought a book. Besides that I also got a couple of review e-copies!

Physical books

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Only she knows what happened.
Only I can make her speak.


I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me.
Sometimes I think-
No. I won’t write about that.

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

Jas van belofte van Jan Siebelink (boekenweekgeschenk/book week gift)
Als Arthur met hoge snelheid per ambulance naar het ziekenhuis wordt gebracht, is hij er zeker van dat hij bezig is het leven te verlaten. Bijna vanaf de andere zijde overziet hij wat hij achterlaat, en vraagt zich af of het genoeg is.


Something Real by Lexi Ryan
After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me.

The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake
A wave of delight and anticipation sweeps through a small community of red squirrels as they behold a vast fleet of boats carrying their distant cousins towards them. They will no doubt bring incredible wealth, wisdom and joy to the humble squirrels of Nutshaven.

However, the dream soon becomes a nightmare. Their distant cousins soon turn out to be enormous and brutish bullies of an ever-expanding Grey Empire. Shadowtail – the brilliant but intensely evil Grey leader – announces that their lives are about to radically change:

“Your colony is now ours, and we shall endeavour to use you and your resources to enrichen the imperial spoils of conquest and world domination.”

With their entire way of life now under threat, will the wisdom of old Normsk, the wits of young Cheswick and the might of Brutenuts the Brave be enough to counter such a dark and dominant force?

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review! *

Smash and Grab by Joe Albanese
Wick was a normal young man, passing his days at a part-time job and wasting his nights with friends and booze. That was until someone smashed a brick to the side of his head and knocked Wick’s life upside down. The culprit, Kenny, a young man in a dire situation, has only one goal: to get the job done, no matter who gets in his way.
On opposite sides, Wick and Kenny, along with their shared circle of friends, low-lifes, drug dealers, an ex-flame, a cop battling his own demons, and each other, will find out just how similar their situations are, and if only one of them can make it out alive.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review! *

What was the last book you bought?

2 thoughts on “April 2019 book haul #1

  1. The last book I bought was A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe from a local charity shop. It’s so delightfully floppy. 😀

    I might see if I can try The Silent Patient soon. I don’t read thrillers very often, but I have similar taste to the friend who gifted it to me, so I’m rather intrigued.

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