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???? Bethany’s Book Reviews: The Family & A Slow Fire Burning

The Family and A Slow Burning Fire

Hello friends!

The world slows down in January, and I find that with each new year I lean more and more into the pause. So, with all of the calm and lack of bustle, why not set a new intention of reading one new book each month? With that in mind, I’m back to share my reviews for two of my recent reads. If you missed the last reviews I shared, you can find them here.

When it’s cold and all you want to do is cozy up under a blanket, the best thing to reach for is a good book. The Family by Naomi Krupitsky and A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins will keep you enthralled with the turn of every page. This was my first Naomi Krupitsky book, but I read The Girl On The Train a few years ago. So, I guess I knew a little about what Paula Hawkins had in store for me.

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky

With family that you choose and family that you don’t choose, there are bonds that tie you and lead you to various choices. Some of those choices are good and some are bad, but you have each other no matter what. This is a beautiful story of the ebb and flow of the lifelong friendship of Sofia and Antonia. The two main characters’ steady friendship was so moving and very relatable. Don’t we all have a friend like that? This friendship has extra stressors in the form of mafia-type family ties that don’t always bode well for these two families. The narration of this story is lovely, but what really drew me in was relating to the continually changing friendship.

Order this book online here or find it in Walmart stores!

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

As any good thriller should, this book starts out with a gruesome murder… on a houseboat in London. As the story unfolds, you’ll think you know who the killer was only to be taken down a new path. The new path always includes more twists and turns, doesn’t it? The characters in this story are deep and relatable, I felt for them almost immediately. Well, some of them. 😉 The tale includes all of your favorite key players: a nosy neighbor, the troubled girl, and the atypical aunt and uncle. During this rollercoaster you’ll be wondering: Are all good people capable of bad deeds? Whew, I’m getting nervous just thinking about this book!

Find this read in Walmart stores or on walmart.com here.

Happy reading! I can’t wait to hear what you think of these two.

-Bethany