Hello all, I’m sorry this post is slightly late but I’ve been a bit preoccupied with holiday packing and planning!
Today, I’ve compiled a list of excting new books that are being released in the month of September!
(clicking on the images will take you to their Goodreads pages)
The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath – 7 Sep 2017 – Hardback & Kindle
Synopsis: January 1947.
London is in ruins, there’s nothing to eat, and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. To make matters worse, Charlie Grice, one of the great stage actors of the day, has suddenly died. His widow Joan, the wardrobe mistress, is beside herself with grief.
Then one night she discovers Gricey’s secret. Plunged into a dark new world, she realises that the war isn’t over after all.
I am currently reading this one. I was hoping it would go a little bit faster, as not much has happened in the first 25%, but I’m still enjoying it. I’ve heard a lot of people say this one is haunting and will stay with you after you’ve finished it!
I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist – 7 Sep 2017 – Hardback & Kindle
Synopsis: Molly 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.
This one sounds odd but I’m hoping it will be a good horror novel. The ratings for this one on GR are pretty negative, so I’m not holding out much hope, but I’ll give it a shot.
Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda – 7 Sep 2017 – Paperback & Kindle
Synopsis: Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
I’ve been suuuper excited about this book for a long old while now. I have a copy of it to read while I’m on my holiday and I’m hoping it’s everything I’ve built it up to be in my mind. Unfortunately, a lot of Goodreads friends I tend to agree with on books, have rated this poorly or mediocrely.
Copycat by Alex Lake – 7 Sep 2017 – Paperback & Kindle
Synopsis: Sarah Havenant discovers–when an old friend points it out–that there are two Facebook profiles in her name.
One, she recognizes: it is hers. The other, she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate. Recent photos of her and her friends, her and her husband, her and her kids. Even of her new kitchen. A photo taken inside her house.
She is bemused, angry, and worried. Who was able to do this? Any why?
But this, it soon turns out, is just the beginning. It is only now–almost as though someone has been watching, waiting for her to find the profile–that her problems really start…
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this one to be part of the blog tour. I really enjoyed this fast paced thriller! Definitely keep an eye out for this one if you’re looking for a easy read thriller.
My review will be up on the 6th!
The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan – 14 Sep 2017 – Kindle
Synopsis: You never know who’s watching…
Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign.
But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house…
How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for…?
Agh, how terrifying does this one sound?! Although it only have 54 ratings, it’s got a good rating so far, so I’m excited to read this one when I get the chance! A horror/mystery like this are always some of my favourite books if they’re done right.
The Good People by Hannah Kent – 7 Sep 2017 – Paperback
Synopsis: Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation, three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community, determined to rid itself of the strange and unknowable. Bereft after the loss of her husband, Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheal–a boy whom she recalls as having been a happy and healthy infant but now, in the wake of both his mother’s and grandfather’s deaths, can neither speak nor walk. Mary, a servant girl from more rural parts, comes to the valley to help Nora just as the rumors are spreading: the talk of unexplained misfortunes and illnesses, and the theory that deformed Micheal is a changeling, a fairy child to blame for the bad luck the valley has endured since his arrival.
Determined to banish the evil in Micheal, Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance, a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers, but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town.
As the trio’s situation grows more dire, their folkloric practices become increasingly daring–culminating, at last, in a stunning and irreversible act that will put all their lives in danger.
Yes, this one has been out for a while now, but it’s coming out in a gooorgeous paperback version.
I love historical fiction novels that sound like this. A little bit of mystery and thrills and a lot of heart!
Visitors by Catherine Burns – 26 Sep 2017 – Paperback
Synopsis: Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.
Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.
As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn’t the only one with a dark side.
I have a physical copy of this book and I can’t wait to read it!! It sounds so fantastically sinister and eerie… I can’t wait to read it. Definitely keep your eyes out for it this month!
So there we have it! Those are the new books out this month that I think are worth taking a look at!
Let me know if you’re excited about any of these books too or if you’ve discovered a new book you like the sound of!
P.S I’m not doing a weekly summary today, as I have nothing to summarise… I’ve read nothing this week!