December TBR.

The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew.

The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew is a paranormal young adult fantasy novel. Set in a prestigious college that teaches students to slip between parallel worlds, it follows the characters of Delaney Meyers-Petrov and Colton Price. This book seems like an interesting dark academia novel with a good mix of paranormal, fantasy, thriller, and romance. I found its blurb very interesting.

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a different take on the Indian Epic Mahabharat. This book is extremely intriguing because it’s told from the perspective of Panchali – the wife of the Pandavas brothers. The story follows her life and perspectives, which is a fresh direction for an epic I am already familiar with.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a psychological thriller. Alicia Berenson’s life seems perfect. She is a famous painter married to Gabriel, a fashion photographer, and living in a grand house. One day Gabriel returns home, and Alicia shoots him in the face five times and never says a word to anyone. Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, wants to work with Alicia and solve the mystery of why she did what she did. It gives the impression of being a fast-paced thriller. It’s been a while since I have read similar thriller books, so I am glad to have found this one.

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Author: Aarti Athavle

Daydreamer - Writer - Bibliophile

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  1. The Silent Patient sounds right up my alley – thanks for sharing these reviews and I hope you don’t mind if I share my favorite December thriller read with you (I think you’ll enjoy it). It’s called “Assumed” by MHR Geer ( and it’s one of those fast-paced reads you can finish in a weekend (I say this from experience). The main character Anne, leaves what seems like a very hum drum life in Miami (no family, no friends, boring job) to go rescue her friend in picturesque Saint Martin who sends a very cryptic text asking for help. Upon arrival she finds she has to explore the island alone as Sandy is conveniently “busy” all day and she comes across a very helpful and handsome American man annnnd a mysterious sexy Brit. Anne has stepped into what seems like a fairytale until she finds out her friend has been murdered and she’s the prime suspect. She receives an email from her friend Sandy from “beyond the grave” that simply says “Find the Money. Take it and Run” (oooo I just gave myself goosebumps again). Lol. You will never expect the twists and turns in this book, I assure you. Highly recommend! Happy Reading and I just added The Silent Patient to my TBR pile. Thanks again


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