Netgalley picks of the week | 24th – 1st May


Had no “pick of the week”, this week because I didn’t find many books that I was excited about on Netgalley! Sorry this post isn’t that exciting this week!


Title: Devil’s Call

Author: J. Danielle Dorn

Synopsis: On a dark night in the winter of 1859, three men entered the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unfortunately for them, his wife, Li Lian, hails from a long line of women gifted in the dark arts—the witches of the McPherson clan.

This diary, written to the child she carries, records her quest from the Nebraska Territory to Louisiana to the frozen shore of Lake Superior, to bring justice to the monsters responsible for shooting her husband in the back. Our long-rifled witch will stop at nothing​—​and risk everything​—​in her showdown with evil.

Genre: historical fiction, general fiction, horror

Request status: n/a

Title: Be My Killer

Author: Richard Parker

SynopsisYou set the trap. Now you can’t escape.

When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.

Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.

Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found.

Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind.

And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Request status: approved

Title: The Hours Before Dawn

Author: Celia Fremlin

Synopsis: Louise would give anything – anything – for a good night’s sleep. Forget the girls running errant in the garden and bothering the neighbours. Forget her husband who seems oblivious to it all. If the baby would just stop crying, everything would be fine.

Or would it? What if Louise’s growing fears about the family’s new lodger, who seems to share all of her husband’s interests, are real? What could she do, and would anyone even believe her? Maybe, if she could get just get some rest, she’d be able to think straight…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Request status: n/a

Yep, that’s really all I could find! I’m likely to have missed something over the weekend as I’m ill as fuck, but I have done a double check and there didn’t seem to be much added.

What books have you found on Netgalley this week?

8 Replies to “Netgalley picks of the week | 24th – 1st May”

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book, I know I’m looking forward to it, and yes, it sounds intriguing, but I’m so swamped in books at the moment, that I didn’t request this time round!


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