Netgalley picks of the week | 19th – 26th March

NETGALLEY

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

Since last week, I’ve managed to read 2 books, phew! March isn’t looking so bad after all.

Anyway, here are some of the best sounding books I’ve found on Netgalley this week, not many to look at this week, unfortunately!

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Title: The House Swap

AuthorRebecca Fleet

SynopsisNo one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’

When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple.

On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness – it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life – signs of her life. The flowers in the bathroom or the music in the CD player might seem innocent to her husband but to her they are anything but. It seems the person they have swapped with is someone she used to know; someone she’s desperate to leave in her past.

But that person is now in her home – and they want to make sure she’ll never forget . . .

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Publishing: 03 May 2018


Title: Deadly Secrets (Erika Foster #6)

Author: Robert Bryndza

Synopsis: To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.

On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?

Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.

Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 13 Apr 2018


Title: Her Pretty Face

AuthorRobyn Harding

Synopsis: Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat.

A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before.

Until she meets Kate Randolph.

Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she’s not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms—only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart…because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she’s a murderer.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books

Publishing: 10 Jul 2018


Title: The Family at No. 13

Author: S. D. Monagham

Synopsis: Mary has everything. Beautiful and rich, she lives on an exclusive street in the heart of the city, in a house with gorgeous views and an immaculately maintained garden. Her life looks perfect.

But behind closed doors the truth is very different. Her husband Andrew barely speaks to her, spending his days down in the basement alone. Her teenage nephew is full of rage, lashing out with no warning. Her carefully constructed life is beginning to fall apart.

And then someone starts sending Mary anonymous notes, threatening her and her family…

Everyone has secrets. But is someone at number 13 hiding something that could put the whole family in danger?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 27 Apr 2018


Title: Mark of the Devil

Author: Tana Collins

Synopsis: While Inspector Jim Carruthers and team are busy investigating a series of art thefts they receive an anonymous tip about the body of a young woman on a deserted beach.

The bizarre clues to her identity, and what might have happened to her, include a strange tattoo, a set of binoculars and slab of meat left on the cliffs.

The team’s investigations lead them to a local shooting estate and its wealthy owner Barry Cuthbert. However, Carruthers suspects Cuthbert is not all he seems and the DI soon starts to wonder if the cases of the missing works of art, the dead woman and the estate are connected.

Then when the body of a young gamekeeper is pulled from the sea tensions boil over. The trail of clues lead the team to the unlikely locale of Tallinn and into the sinister world of international crime and police corruption.

Needing answers Carruthers must look further afield than Fife. However, the closer he gets to discovering the truth the more danger he finds himself in.

Since everyone who crosses the vengeful killers seem to end up dead, can Carruthers solve the case with his life in tact?

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing: 24 Apr 2018


Title: The Boy at the Door

AuthorAlex Dahl

Synopsis: Cecilia Wilborg has it all–a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her.

Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She’s lost everything one too many times and now she’s got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret–and just how much she’s willing to do to make it all go away…

When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It’s the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika’s worlds collide…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Publishing: 24 Jul 2018


Title: To The Bridge

Author: Nancy Rommelmann

Synopsis: On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison.

Embarking on a seven-year quest for the truth, Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda’s fury and desperation through thousands of pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family who felt shocked, confused, and emotionally swindled by a woman whose entire life was now defined by an unspeakable crime. At the heart of that crime: a tempestuous marriage, a family on the fast track to self-destruction, and a myriad of secrets and lies as dark and turbulent as the Willamette River.

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Little A

Publishing: 01 Jul 2018


 

That’s it for this week everyone! Like I said before, not a massive selection this week, but maybe you’ll find something you like the look of!

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

11 thoughts on “Netgalley picks of the week | 19th – 26th March

  1. Already requested and read Bryndza’s Deadly Secrets. If you like the other books in the series I’d recommend.

    I’ve also been v tempted by Monaghans new book as I really liked his last one. I’m trying really hard to resist though as my shelf is out of control.

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  2. I thought Her Pretty Face sounded a bit meh, until I got to that final line of the blurb! I have Deadly Secrets, which I’m looking forward to. I nearly requested The House Swap but I have so many books outstanding already!

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