Netgalley picks of the week | 21st – 28th August

NETGALLEY

Agh, another pretty mediocre week on Netgalley! Don’t get me wrong, there are some interesting sounding books, but nothing that’s made me personally go “ooo”!

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Title: The Wife Between Us

Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Synopsis: When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.

You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.

You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.

You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.

Assume nothing.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 09 Jan 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: Three Heart Echo

Author: Keary Taylor

SynopsisThe demented thing is that this evolved from the most sickly sweet, heart-wrenching love story you’ve ever heard. I went to Sully because I just couldn’t get over Jack’s murder. I couldn’t deal.

Iona came to me the same most did: because there was no closure. A love cut too short. She begged me to open the gate between the living and the dead.

We should have left it shut.

This. This is not a love story. This is a possession story. A story of lies. A story of two faces. This is a story of death and violent echoes from the other side.

And there will be no happy endings.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, horror

Publisher: Self-published

Publishing: 12 Sep 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Crow Garden

Author: Alison Littlewood

SynopsisHaunted by his father’s suicide, Nathaniel Kerner walks away from the highly prestigious life of a consultant to become a mad-doctor. He takes up a position at Crakethorne Asylum, but the proprietor is more interested in phrenology and his growing collection of skulls than the patients’ minds. Nathaniel’s only interesting case is Mrs Victoria Adelina – Vita – Harleston: her husband accuses her of hysteria and delusions – but she accuses him of hiding secrets far more terrible.

Nathaniel is increasingly obsessed with Vita, but when he has her mesmerised, there are unexpected results. Vita starts hearing voices, the way she used to – her grandmother always claimed they came from beyond the grave – but it also unleashes her own powers of mesmerism . . . and a desperate need to escape.

Increasingly besotted, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a world of séances and stage mesmerism in his bid to find Vita and save her.

But constantly hanging over him is this warning: that doctors are apt to catch the diseases with which they are surrounded – whether of the body or the mind . . .

Genre: historical fiction, horror

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 05 Oct 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Lost Village

Author: Neil Spring

SynopsisMany years ago, soldiers entered a remote English village called Imber and forced every inhabitant out. It remains abandoned . . . Each winter, on one night only, Imber’s former residents return to visit loved ones buried in the overgrown churchyard. But this year, something has gone wrong. Secrets are surfacing, putting all who come near Imber in danger. And only one man can help.

Notorious ghost hunter Harry Price has reluctantly reunited with his former assistant Sarah Grey. Once, she worshipped Harry, but their relationship has recently soured. Harry knows that Sarah could be the key to unlocking the mystery of Imber, but will her involvement in the case be the undoing of them both?

Genre: historical fiction, horror

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 19 Oct 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: The Ghost Notebooks

Author: Ben Dolnick

Synopsis: When Nick Beron and Hannah Rampe decide to move to the tiny upstate town of Hibernia, New York, they aren’t running away, exactly, but they need a change. Their careers have flatlined, the city is exhausting, and they’ve reached a relationship stalemate. Hannah takes a job as live-in director of the Wright Historic House, a museum dedicated to an obscure nineteenth century philosopher, and she and Nick move into their new home–the town’s remoteness, the speed with which she is offered the job, and the lack of museum visitors barely a blip in their considerations. At first life in this old, creaky house feels cozy–they speak in Masterpiece Theater accents, they take bottles of wine to the swimming hole. But as summer turns to fall Hannah begins to have trouble sleeping and she hears whispers in the night. One morning Nick wakes up to find Hannah gone. Now, in his frantic search for her he will discover the hidden legacy of Wright House: a man driven wild with grief, and a spirit aching for home.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Publishing: 13 Feb 2018

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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