Netgalley picks of the week | 9th – 16th October


Hello everyone! Here is my latest Netgalley picks blog post.

Do you like my new banner? I’ve incorporated the Netgalley site colours into it!

There’s been a poor showing on Netgalley this week so my post looks a little bare! Sorry ’bout that.


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Title: The Wife Between Us

AuthorGreer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

SynopsisWhen you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

It’s about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement.

It’s about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves.

The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman.

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

You will be wrong.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publishing: 08 Feb 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: No One Can Know

Author: Lucy Kerr

Synopsis: When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, ER nurse Frankie Stapleton and the team must work swiftly to deliver the baby safely. After hours of grueling effort, they finally save the baby, but the mother dies. The staff is already rattled, but then they learn that the accidental car crash was actually deliberate.

Just when they thought the hard work was over, suspects begin rearing their heads one by one and no one is safe. There’s no shortage of motives. The victim was a social worker, and someone may have been seeking revenge. Or perhaps someone was trying to intimidate her up-and-coming politician husband. Then the baby goes missing.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Publishing: 13 Feb 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: Gone Missing

Author: T H Breaton

Synopsis: It was a normal day. Then they took her.

Katie Calumet is on her usual morning run when she hears a baby crying. Fearing a child may be in danger, she stops to investigate – but to her horror the cries are a trap, and a sudden strike to the head knocks her unconscious. When Katie wakes up, blindfolded and with her hands and feet bound, she has no idea where she is…

Investigator Justin Cross takes on the case, but with the trail leading into six million acres of dense forest, and a failing marriage weighing on his mind, finding Katie is his most challenging case yet – not least because the Calumet family are keeping secrets of their own.

Justin and Katie face a race against time that will push them both to their very limits. As Justin works day and night to discover who took her and why, Katie fights desperately to escape from her kidnappers and the forest that surrounds her…

Can they find her before it’s too late?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 16 Nov 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: Dying Day

Author: Stephen Edger

Synopsis: Her dark skin looks almost grey; the effect of the elements and death’s touch. Her limp body left pressed against a wire fence like trash. I make a silent promise that I will do everything I can to catch the person who did this to her…

Exactly a year ago, Amy, a young detective on Detective Kate Matthews’ team, was killed when she was sent undercover to catch a serial killer targeting young girls.

Kate never forgave herself for letting the killer slip through her fingers…

As the case is reopened and the campaign to find the culprit begins again, Kate is told to stay well away, and for good reason: another girl’s body has been found.

Kate is determined to connect new evidence to the old to catch this monster before more innocent lives are taken. The trail runs cold when her prime suspect is found dead. But then why is the body count still rising?

The answer is more terrible than Kate could possibly have imagined, and the killer so much closer than she thinks…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 17 Nov 2017

Request status: n/a

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Title: A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America

Author: T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

Synopsis: On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story: details of the crime didn’t seem plausible and her foster mother thought she sounded as though she were reciting a Law & Order episode. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie—a bid for attention. Police charged Marie with false reporting. One of Marie’s best friends created a web page branding her a liar.

More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night—the attacker’s calm and practiced demeanor, which led the victim to surmise “he’s done this before”—Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon realized they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado—and beyond.

Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, A False Report is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated today—and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.

Genre: true crime

Publisher: Crown Publishing

Publishing: 06 Feb 2018

Request status: n/a

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That’s it for this week everyone! Sorry it’s a pretty bland post this week, hopefully there will be more books to add next time.

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

12 Replies to “Netgalley picks of the week | 9th – 16th October”

  1. Always reading all the scary ones ha-ha! I’m very picky on thrillers and scary books, but quite a few of these sound really good…might pick one up…depending on how scary they are ha-ha!


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