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Monday, March 23, 2015

Book Club Book Review: The Book Of You By Claire Kendal

My Book Club read for the month of March was The Book Of You by Claire Kendal.

This is a thriller about a 38 year old English woman Clarissa, recently separated from her partner, and who is being stalked by a work colleague Rafe.

This is a fantastically written seat of your pants thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page. The writing is mostly journal entries which are very real and confronting of the way that Rafe torments and abuses Clarissa. When there are no journal entries the writing is in third person so the story is told from the outside in. Be warned there are some violent and graphic scenes played out in this book.

I really liked the writing style, the story was believable and the thoughts and words used drew me in, I couldn't put the book down I was desperate to find out what would happen. My Book Club is meeting to discuss this book a week early and I don't think any of us will have a problem with finishing it in time (although we normally would!) - I read it in just 4 days I couldn't put it down.

I recommend this book to fans of thrillers and suspense. It's also very similar to Before I Go To Sleep I picked that for Book Club a few years ago and won best book of the year so definitely worth a read if you like this kind of genre.

I give this book 5 stars out of  5

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch paint dry than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up the last tim tam for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. Sounds like an incredible book! These days it takes me 4 months to finish a book. Lol

    1. Thats understandable Trishie you have your hands full!
      Its so full of suspense I had to finish it so I could sleep at night again!!

  2. I love thrillers!!!

    I just finished one that had me on the edge of my seat. This sounds like something I would like.

    THANKS for sharing. ENJOY your day.

    My book entries are below. Don't miss out on the giveaway - it ends tonight, April 2, at midnight.

    Another giveaway begins for Don’t Try To Find Me on April 2.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved April Edition. I am in the list as #6 and #7.

    My book entries are below.

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    1. I love a good thriller! Thanks I will pop over and check it out :)


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