Netgalley picks of the week | 24th – 31st July


We have a whole range of books on the list this week! From mystery, to non-fiction, to horror to historical fiction! Find a little bit of everything on this list!


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Title: The Foster Child

AuthorJenny Blackhurst

SynopsisWhen child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Headline

Publishing: 16 Nov 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Wrong Child

AuthorBarry Gornell

SynopsisA rural village school building collapses.
Only one child survives: Dog Evans.

To his own mother and father, Dog becomes a daily reminder of their survivor’s guilt.
To the other parents he is a hated and feared emblem of their unbearable loss.

Now, seven years after the tragedy, Dog’s parents have abandoned him.
And with no one to protect him, the broken community’s desire for catharsis and sacrifice soon becomes unstoppable…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

Publishing: 02 Nov 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: I Can’t Breathe

Author: Matt Taibbi

Synopsis: A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Divide.

Genre: multicultural interest , nonfiction (adult)

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Random House

Publishing: 24 Oct 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Chalk Man

Author: C. J. Tudor

SynopsisThe Chalk Man is coming . . .

Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over . . .

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Penguin UK – Michael Joseph

Publishing: 11 Jan 2018

Request status: auto-approved

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Title: I Am Behind You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

SynopsisMolly wakes her mother to go to the toilet. The campsite is strangely blank. The toilet block has gone. Everything else has gone too. This is a place with no sun. No god.

Just four families remain. Each has done something to bring them here – each denies they deserve it. Until they see what’s coming over the horizon, moving irrevocably towards them. Their worst mistake. Their darkest fear. And for just one of them, their homecoming.

Genre: general fiction, horror

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 07 Sep 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Coffin Path

Author: Katherine Clements

SynopsisMaybe you’ve heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there’s something up here, something evil.

Mercy Booth isn’t frightened. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father’s study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepost, an unshakeable sense that someone is watching.

When a stranger appears seeking work, Mercy reluctantly takes him in. As their stories entwine, this man will change everything. She just can’t see it yet.

Genre: general fiction, historical fiction

Publisher: Headline

Publishing: 08 Feb 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Missing Twin

Author: Alex Day

SynopsisEdie and her identical twin Laura have always been best friends. So when Laura surprises Edie at the Mediterranean holiday resort where she’s working, Edie can’t wait for the partying to start! But then, Laura vanishes without a trace…

At the same time, in a country on the other side of the sea, Fatima and her twin daughters set out on a harrowing journey that only the strongest – and luckiest – survive.

Edie and Fatima’s lives are worlds apart, but now, their paths are set to collide, with devastating consequences. When Fatima hovers on the brink of survival, Edie must risk her own life to save her, and finally discover the truth about her missing sister.

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction

Publishing: 18 Aug 2017

Request status: n/a

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That’s it for this week everyone!

Have you requested any of these books, or now plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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