Netgalley picks of the week | 13th -20th November


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

Not a huge post this week as I decided to use my lunch break for actual lunch and socialising today but now I’ve come home to do this post and the internet is terrible! Nevermind, I found a few of the great sounding books this week!


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Title: A Whisper of Bones

Author: Ellen Hart

SynopsisBritt Ickles doesn’t remember much from her only visit to her mother’s childhood home when she was a kid, except for playing with her cousin Timmy and the eruption of a sudden family feud. That’s why, when she drops by unannounced after years of silence, she’s shocked when her aunts tell her Timmy never existed, that she must be confusing him with someone else. But Britt can’t shake the feeling that Timmy did exist…and that something horrible has happened to him. Something her aunts want to cover up.

Britt hires Jane Lawless, hoping the private investigator can figure out what really happened to her cousin. When a fire in the family’s garage leads to the discovery of buried bones and one of the aunts dies suddenly and suspiciously, Jane can’t help but be pulled into the case. Do the bones belong to Timmy? Was the aunt’s death an accident, suicide, or homicide? What dark secret has this family been hiding for decades? It all depends on Jane Lawless to unravel.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 27 Feb 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: Let Me Lie

Author: Clare Mackintosh

Synopsis: Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother’s presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Publishing: 13 Mar 2018

Request status: n/a (wish only)

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Title: Into the Thinnest of Air

AuthorSimon R. Green

Synopsis: “It’s just a nice weekend, in a nice country inn. Nothing bad is going to happen…”

Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-opening of Tyrone’s Castle, an ancient Cornish inn originally built by smugglers. Over dinner that night, the guests entertain one another with ghost stories inspired by local legends and superstitions. But it would appear that the curse of Tyrone’s Castle has struck for real when one of their number disappears into thin air. And then another . . .

Is the inn really subject to an ancient curse? Sceptical of ghost stories, Ishmael believes the key to the mystery lies in the present rather than the past. But with no bodies, no evidence and no clues to go on, how can he prove it?

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Severn House

Publishing: 01 Mar 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: Best Friends Forever

Author: Margot Hunt

Synopsis: Can you ever truly trust your friends?

Alice thought she knew everything about her best friend Kat, from the secrets of her wealthy family to the fact that behind closed doors Kat’s husband Howard is a drunk and a bully.

But now Howard has been found dead, having plunged to his death from the balcony of their highly desirable mansion, and the police are convinced he’s been murdered.

So why in her time of need has Kat stopped answering Alice’s phone calls and texts. Why won’t Kat’s family allow Alice to visit her anymore? And why are the detectives looking directly at Alice in relation to Howard’s death?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: HQ Digital

Publishing: 23 Jan 2018

Request status: n/a

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Title: Shame on You

Author: Amy Heydenrych

Synopsis: When Holly is attacked by a man she’s only just met, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Was she targeted because of her online wellness empire, or is there a darker reason behind the attack?

He seemed to know her – but she doesn’t know him.

Or does she?

What if Holly isn’t who she seems to be? What if Holly’s living a lie?

But surely we all lie a bit online, don’t we . . .?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Publishing: 26 Jul 2018

Request status: n/a (UK site)

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Title: Hell Bay

AuthorKate Rhodes

Synopsis: DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Publishing: 03 May 2018

Request status: n/a (UK site)


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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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