Netgalley picks of the week | 26th – 2nd April


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

Almost forgot to do this post because of the Bank Holiday! Thought it was still the weekend.

Anyway, here are some of the best sounding books I’ve found on Netgalley this week, not many to look at this week again, but I presume that’s got something to do with the bank holiday?


Title: The Fifth to Die (4MK #2)

AuthorJ. D. Barker

Synopsis: Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.

Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishing: 10 Jul 2018

Title: White Lies

Author: Lucy Dawson

Synopsis: When you have everything, you have everything to lose. Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.

But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.

Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 20 Apr 2018

Title: Believe Me

AuthorJP Delaney

Synopsis: A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected.

Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions.

The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide.

Then the game changes.

When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap?

But who is the decoy . . . and who is the prey?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine

Publishing: 24 Jul 2018

Title: The Adulterers Wife

AuthorLeigh Russell

Synopsis: Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can’t get any worse – until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed.

When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect.

To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence.

With all the evidence pointing to her, the only way she can escape conviction is by discovering the true identity of her husband’s killer.

But who really did murder Paul?

The truth is never straightforward…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing: 07 May 2018

Title: The Line That Held Us

AuthorDavid Joy

Synopsis: When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he’s chased for years, he never expected he’d accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he’s killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP Putnam

Publishing: 14 Aug 2018

Title: The Hatch

AuthorJoe Fletcher

Synopsis: Drawing upon Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime—the odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darkness—these strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic horror, and notions of the absurd, cracking the mundane shell of our given metaphysical order. In the traditions of Nerval, Trakl, Schulz, Tadić, Poe, and contemporaries Aase Berg and Jeff Vandermeer, the wonderful disassociation brought to bear on the reader lies in the conjuring of unprecedented worlds, their myths and logics, their visions and transformations—worlds that resist interpretation almost successfully, and reveal to us the uncanny and nightmarish.

Genre: horror, poetry

Publisher: Brooklyn Arts Press

Publishing: 01 Jun 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

14 Replies to “Netgalley picks of the week | 26th – 2nd April”

  1. Just broke my NG request ban as I’m DESPERATE, to read 4MK #2! First one was incredible! I’m toying with the idea of requesting The Hatch, poetry AND horror?! I think I need this! 😀 Great picks this week Zuky 👍

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      1. I tried the .com site as you suggested and I was accepted for one of the ones from your last post, still waiting to hear about the other one. I think I need a Netgalley only TBR month lol

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