#BookOfTheMonth August 2019

Disclaimer: Everything in this post is 100% voluntary and self-funded. No one is endorsing me for posting this!

Here we go, folks! I just ordered my Book of the Month books, and I cannot wait until these babies arrive. Here’s the August BOTM breakdown.

The main book I selected for this month was:

The Whisper Man by Alex North
(Release Date: Aug 20)
Unsettling, spooky, and a little gruesome at times. Read with the lights on because the creep factor is real here.

This book releases on August 20, 2019, from Macmillan and is described as “creepy,” “scary,” and is told in Multiple Viewpoints. A sort of genre-mix between Crime Fiction/Mystery and Thriller.

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.

And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window…

I mean… if that last line, “He hears a whispering at his window…” didn’t send the shivers through you, then you may need to check your pulse. (And if it did, your underwear!!) #AmIRight?

Add-Ons:

Ok, let’s be real here. I’m a bookaholic and I have a well-established and undeniable book-buying problem, but when not-yet-released hardcover books are only $9.99 each to add on and the selection is THIS GOOD, I literally cannot help myself. Here are my August add-on picks.

Well Met by Jen Deluca
(Release Date: Sept 3, 2019)
A cute romance that makes us kind of want to go to a Renaissance Faire. (Shakespeare knowledge not required.)

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
(Release Date: Aug 6, 2019)
A magical princess fairy tale, but much darker. Think: death, mystery, and creepy, Brothers Grimm vibes.

Well Met looked like such a fun story that BOTM described as a “fast” and “light read.” (Which I’m going to need after The Whisper Man up there!!) Not just that, but I’m a HUGE sucker for enemies to lovers romance, and this one sounded like it might just be.

The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?

And House of Salt and Sorrows is one of those books that I keep seeing in all these “recommended based on your reading list” suggestions on GoodReads and what-not, but that cover is just beautiful. I want my pretty!! Not just that, but I love-love-love retellings, and this one is said to be a “Twelve Dancing Princesses” retelling, so consider me hooked.

If you’re interested in joining Book of the Month, here’s a link to get your first book free! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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