I love buying and reading books however it can get pretty expensive which is why I love to browse the charity shops and most of the time they have popular books that haven't even been read for less then half the price. Here are some of the books I've purchased recently from the charity shop.

1. Unseen - Karin Slaughter
'Something he doesn't want Dr Sara Linton - the woman he loves - to find out. He's gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. But when a young patrolman is shot and left for dead, Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.'

My nan and my mum loves Karin Slaughter so when I saw this in the charity shop I decided to pick it up and see how good a writer she is for myself. It sounds like it will be a good crime book and can't wait to get into the story.

2. The Accident - C.L. Taylor
'Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she has to face a very dark reality. Retracing her daughter's steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte's diary and is forced to head deep into her daughter's private world. In her hunt to discover the truth, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her and is compelled to delve into the murky depths of her own past. Sue will do anything to protect her daughter. But what is she is the real reason that Charlotte is in danger?'

I've heard of this book before and it sounds like it's going to be quite suspenseful which I love. I can't wait to see what the secret is and what has happened to her daughter. 

3. I Capture The Castle - Dodie Smith
'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of a novel about love, sibling rivalry and a bohemian existence in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Cassandra Mortmain's journal records her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her beautiful, wistful older sister, Rose, and the man to whom all three of them owe their isolation and their poverty: Father.'

A book I've heard a lot about this book and it's one that seemed intriguing but one I didn't want to buy full price just incase I didn't like it. I'm hoping I will enjoy it 

4. Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner
'A missing girl. Edith Hind is gone, leaving just her coat, a smear of blood and a half open door. A desperate family. Each of her friends and relatives has a version of the truth. But none quite adds up. A detective at breaking point. The press grows hungrier by the day. Can DS Manon Bradshaw fend them off, before a missing persons case becomes a murder investigation?'

I love thrillers and crime books, I think they are my favourite genre to read. The blurb really drew me in and I'm excited to see what happens and how the storyline unfolds. From what I can see, the story is made from different perspectives which is a format which can work really well when done right. 

5. The Goldfinch - Donna Tart
'Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and absent father, miraculously survives a catastrophe that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Theo is tormented by longing for his mother and down the years he clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.'

I've seen a lot of people talk about this book on booktube and I was going to pay full price for it but firstly I didn't know if I would enjoy it and secondly it's a massive book spanning 864 pages it is quite daunting. However spotting this in the charity shop for £2 I decided to give it a go. 

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