Have you read The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton? This is one of my favorite books. It is a such a lovely story of past and present. It has a lovely twist to the end that until the last three chapters you would never guess the ending. I don't want to kill the story by writing the ending but it is about two girls that had two different lives but how the World War II changed everything for them. How a present day actress is trying to solve the mystery that revolves around her mother and her past. I think this will be one of my favorites for a long time. I will give this book 10/10.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave is another excellent book which is beautifully written and a sad ending. This is so much close to reality that you really feel sad. It is about a girl from Nigeria going to the UK as an asylum seeker. The hardship she faced in her own country and then in a foreign country. When you read this book you wander where is someone like this safe? What it takes to survive for a girl who is desperate. Very easy read and I will rate this book 9/10.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn starts off well and very interesting but the ending was such an anti climax. I would have preferred a different ending. It is about how a psychologically messed up wife takes revenge from her husband for cheating but ends up that both are wired. It is an easy read and interesting through out but then kind of loses its feel at the end. The mind twist here is incredible and just start wandering how crazy a person can be. Even to write something like this is not easy. I will rate this book 8/10.
Another beautiful story. Between Love and Honor by Alexandra Lapierre is a well researched true story about the eldest son of third Imam of Dagestan during the war between the Russian and the Montagnards. Such a touching and a sad story. It is definitely not an easy read as the first 60% of the story about the brutal and gruesome war but after that the story is so touching and intense. I love Jamal Eddin's character and even how his inner feelings are depicted caught between two cultures. I really started enjoying the story after more than half was read. Towards the later part I just couldn't stop reading it. Alexandra has tried her best to describe the cruelty of war that existed and on the grandeur of the Russian monarch. I started not liking the book and ended up loving it. Therefore, I give this book 9/10. If you have the patience this is a must read.