Look For Me by Lisa Gardner is book nine in the Detective D.D. Warren series but only my second book read by this author so far. It is also the 2nd time this author (and series) has made it on my top reads list for the year. That should tell you everything you need to know about these books and my love for this series! I'm so completely pumped that I have a copy of the upcoming book in this series to read and hopefully love in the new year!
The Body Counter by Anne Frasier is the 2nd book in another amazing series that has fast become a favorite of mine! I enjoyed the first book a ton but it was this second book that has placed this series on my must read list. It is dark mystery series but super compelling! I'm so excited that there looks to be another book coming out in 2019 - I will be there for it for sure!
Caged by Ellison Cooper is the beginning to a new mystery series that I just couldn't get enough of! This was a dark and twisty page turner that I just couldn't put down. I'm so excited to read more of this author and series in the new year! 2019 is going to be an amazing year of reading at this rate!
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier was such a dark and thrilling read! I feel like that's almost a theme from my reading in 2018 (so I have no idea what that says about me and the books I enjoy but...). This book was such a compelling read but it wasn't always easy to read. I've read two books by this author so far - and both were amazing! I can't wait to read more by her!
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine was one of the most intense books that I read this year. It was heart pounding and such a complete page turner! I luckily have the next two books in this series to look forward to reading in the new year. This was a nonstop heart-pounding read that I just couldn't get enough of. Easily a five star read and has cemented my love of this author and her books!
Watch The Girls by Jennifer Wolfe was a thriller like no other! This one had some serious horror vibes to it and I just couldn't get enough of it! I cannot wait to see what this author comes up with next because she also takes dark and twisted to another level. This book is probably the most underrated one on my list this year - I hope that other readers find it and enjoy it as much as I did!
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn was such a delightful beginning to this historical mystery series! I adored my time with this book so much and am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series soon! If you love mysteries with just a hint of romance (I'm sure hoping for more though) then I cannot recommend this series enough!
Lost Girls by Angela Marsons is the 3rd book in the D.I. Kim Stone series and the third five star read for me in it! This is one of my must read series that I just adore. Kim Stone is such a great main character that I can't get enough of! I love these books and this series so much!
Blue Monday by Nicci French is the second book I've read in this series but actually the first book in this series. I read this one in a day which goes to show how much I enjoyed this book. I actually read this one while my husband was going through shoulder surgery which goes to show how much of a page turner this was for me that it could keep my attention during a stressful time. I cannot wait to continue on with this series!
The Dry by Jane Harper was such an atmospheric mystery that I couldn't get enough of! I'm so glad that I took the time to knock this one off of my TBR list because it was just amazing. I found myself just swept away in the pages of this book. I'm really looking forward to picking up book two in the new year.
Well there you are - my top ten reads for 2018! I'm not going to even try to give honorable mentions this year because there would honestly be SO many! There are just so many amazing authors that I read this year. It's crazy looking back how amazing my year of reading really was. So many good books, so many new series and authors to follow, and so little time!
Here's to hoping that 2019 is just as amazing!