56 Days
by Catherine Ryan Howard

Thank you SO much to Blackstone Publishing for sending me the most beautiful finished copy of 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard read and review. I still cannot get over the quality of this book—the thickness of the pages, paired with the soft-touch cover and the hot pink end pages—it is seriously to die for and I am obsessed with it.  It most definitely the best quality book I’ve ever owned!

Now, on to the review:

Book: 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
Rating: 5 Stars
Publication Date: August 17, 2021 – OUT NOW

I spent the entire day yesterday reading the second half of 56 Days and it was absolutely glorious. I. Could. Not. Put. This. Book. Down. At. Allllllll.  It’s been such a long time since I’ve read a book that hooked me from the beginning to end in the way that this one did, and it was absolutely amazing to be so captivated by a book again.

I am not going to say much about the plot because I think that it’s best to go into this one as blind as possible—but if you’re curious, you can read the full synopsis further down.

However, I will say that this book is covid related—so if you’re not quite ready to read books that involve covid then this *might* not be for you.  I personally LOVED that entire aspect of it, though, and find that it really created the perfect environment for how the entire story and mystery played out.  I also loved reading about the health measures that were implemented in a country other than Canada.

This book really is so much more than just a thriller set during a pandemic—it had SO many surprise moments where I had to re-think everything I knew about the plot and the characters.  This is definitely one of those books where you can’t quite trust what you think you know and one where the characters really aren’t who they seem to be. I honestly loved how this one kept me guessing and had completely surprised right until the end!

I highly, highly recommend this one—especially if you’re willing to give the covid plot line a chance.  It’s an amazing thriller that you really won’t regret reading!


No one knew they’d moved in together. Now one of them is dead. Could this be the perfect murder?

Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin the same week Covid-19 reaches Irish shores.

When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.

Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Will they be able to determine what really happened, or has lockdown provided someone with the opportunity to commit the perfect crime?


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