Reading roundup 05/02/20

So, we are now in the second month of 2020! I am pleased that I am still able to read ebooks and, looking back over my blog, it seems that I am finding it slightly easier to do so than a few weeks ago. There has also been a lot of progress since September, when I had the stroke. I am, however, struggling to find ebooks that I really enjoy. OK, I am far too stingy to pay for them, so I have to use the public library. Their ebook offer is improving rapidly, but the range is nowhere near as good as the county’s print book catalogue. I may actually have to divert some of my “scarf money” towards ebooks! (What an admission from a librarian).

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

Anyway, I did read one book this week: A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell. This is the blurb:

There is a stranger outside Caroline’s house.

Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she’d have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary.

As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she’s built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden’s obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline’s husband goes missing, her life descends into a nightmare that leaves her accused of her own husband’s murder.

This was a good thriller and kept my attention, even though it took me a long time to read it. Here is my review on Goodreads:

A Stranger on the BeachA Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a pretty good thriller, probably worth 3 1/2 stars but not quite four. The plot was very clever and the structure of the book took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, first rooting for one character, then another. Because the story was written from different points of view, the writer plays with the reader’s sympathies. I will certainly look for more books by Michele Campbell.

Now I want to win the lottery so I can build a beautiful house by the beach, although I would nail a lucky horseshoe over the door!

View all my reviews

Now I have to decide which book I will read next! You will find out next week, so until then…

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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