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#ResLifeRecommends: Our Books Picks!

By PaulineComms 29 Apr 2024

Welcome, readers! 📚 Dive into our latest selection of top reads handpicked by our ResLife team just for you! From thrilling mysteries to heartwarming tales, there's something for everyone. Let's explore this month's must-reads together!

1️⃣ Thriller Books

The Pact by Sharon Bolton

💬 In the midst of a summer, six teens anticipate promising futures, only for tragedy to strike during a reckless game, claiming the lives of three strangers. Megan, 18 at the time, shoulders the blame, sacrificing her freedom for her friends' sake. In exchange, they owe her favors, to be repaid upon her release from prison. Two decades later, Megan is finally free, and her friends find themselves entangled in a chilling game of payback as they mysteriously vanish, one by one.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

💬 In London's elite circles, Alicia Berenson, a renowned painter, seemingly has it all—until she shoots her husband multiple times and falls into silence. This shocking act transforms her into a mysterious figure, captivating public interest while she remains secluded in a forensic unit. Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber is determined to break her silence, delving into his own psyche as he unravels the enigma behind Alicia's actions, risking everything in his quest for truth.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ / 5

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

💬 Jack and Grace epitomise the picture-perfect couple: he's successful and handsome, she's charming and skilled at homemaking. Despite their flawless facade, questions linger about Grace's whereabouts and behavior. Observers notice peculiarities, like her absence during phone calls or coffee invitations, her slim figure despite elaborate cooking, and the high-security measures at their home. As curiosity grows about what happens behind closed doors after their polished dinner parties, the truth behind their seemingly ideal relationship becomes increasingly murky.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ / 5

2️⃣ Self-Love and Romance Books

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

💬 Dolly Alderton's 'Everything I Know about Love' is a candid memoir exploring the complexities of modern romance and the significance of self-acceptance and female camaraderie. Through relatable anecdotes, Alderton navigates the ups and downs of relationships, offering insights into the journey of love and personal growth.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

💬 Alexa Monroe finds herself agreeing to be Drew Nichols' fake date for a wedding after a chance encounter in an elevator. As they navigate the wedding festivities, sparks fly between them, leading to a whirlwind of unexpected fun. But with Drew's return to Los Angeles as a pediatric surgeon and Alexa's responsibilities as the mayor's chief of staff in Berkeley, their budding connection faces the ultimate challenge of long-distance. Will they succumb to the pitfalls of distance, or will they discover that what they truly need is closer than they think?

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ / 5

3️⃣ Sci-Fi Books

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

💬 Embark on a poignant journey through a post-apocalyptic America with a father and his son as they traverse a desolate landscape in search of hope. In "The Road," Cormac McCarthy paints a haunting picture of a world devoid of salvation, yet brimming with the enduring power of love. This gripping tale explores the depths of human nature, from the depths of despair to the heights of resilience, all bound together by the profound connection between two individuals in the face of utter devastation.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5

The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

💬 Enter a world on the brink of collapse in Andrew Hunter Murray's "The Last Day." In 2059, Earth has stopped rotating, leaving half in perpetual darkness and the other scorched by the sun. In a twilight zone, scientist Ellen Hopper uncovers a deadly secret in a letter from a dying man—one powerful enough for those in power to kill to protect. Brace yourself for a gripping tale of survival and intrigue where the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐/ 5