July TBR | Hide & A Certain Hunger

It’s new book day and I have a few additions to my TBR pile. My husband wanted to treat me to two books on my Amazon wishlist. I usually gravitate towards romance or fantasy but thought I’d use this opportunity to try something different. Here’s what I chose…

A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers

“Dorothy Daniels has always had a voracious – and adventurous – appetite. From her idyllic farm-to-table childhood (homegrown tomatoes, thick slices of freshly baked bread) to the heights of her career as a food critic (white truffles washed down with Barolo straight from the bottle) Dorothy has never been shy about indulging her exquisite tastes – even when it leads to her plunging an ice pick into her lover’s neck.

There is something inside Dorothy that makes her different from everybody else. Something she’s finally ready to confess. But beware: her story just might make you wonder how your lover would taste sautéed with shallots and mushrooms and deglazed with a little red wine.”

You might want to read the trigger warning for this one. I heard someone describe it as a cross between Promising Young Women, Hannibal and Americal Psycho.

Hide by Kiersten White

“The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught. The prize: enough money to change everything.

Even though everyone is desperate to win – to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts – Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that. It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t.

But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive. Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to run.

Come out, come out, wherever you are.”

The book is claimed to be a dark supernatural thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King and SQUID GAME. I’ve glanced over quite a few mixed reviews but I’m really intrigued by the concept and it’s been so long since I’ve read anything genuinely creepy that’s had me on the edge of my seat so fingers crossed this delivers.

QOTD – You have to pick one. Which one are you reading?