Netgalley Picks of the Week | 14th May

Netgalley Picks 14 May (2)

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

Sorry it’s later than usual, work’s been mental so I didn’t get any time at lunch to compile this list! Anyway, there’s a load of great new books to choose from this week with a few recognisable names appearing!


Title: The Silent Patient

AuthorAlex Michaelides

SynopsisAlicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Celadon Books

Publishing: 05 Feb 2019

Title: The Ex Wife

Author: Jess Rydar

Synopsis: You’ve got everything she wants …

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone …

Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 05 Jun 2018

Title: Dark Pines

AuthorWill Dean

Synopsis: SEE NO EVIL

Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town.


Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.


A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.

Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim? She’d like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Publishing: 05 Jul 2018

Title: Into the Darkness

AuthorSibel Hodge

Synopsis: The Missing…

In a hidden basement, eighteen-year-old Toni is held captive and no one can hear her screams. She’s been abducted after investigating unspeakable things in the darkest corners of the Internet.

The Vigilante…

Fearing the worst, Toni’s mother turns to ex-SAS operative Mitchell to help find her missing daughter. And when Mitchell discovers Toni’s fate rests in the hands of pure evil, he races against the clock to find Toni and bring her out alive. But even that might not be enough to save her.

The Detective…

DS Warren Carter is looking forward to a new job and a simpler life. But when he’s called in to investigate the brutal murder of a seemingly normal couple, he becomes entangled in lives that are anything but simple. And as he digs deeper, he uncovers a crime more twisted than he could ever have imagined.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Amazon Publishing UK

Publishing: 03 Jul 2018

Title: Watching You

AuthorLisa Jewell

Synopsis: You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone

Publishing: 12 Jul 2018

Title: Strangers on a Bridge

AuthorLouise Mangos

Synopsis: She should never have saved him.

When Alice Reed goes on her regular morning jog in the peaceful Swiss Alps, she doesn’t expect to save a man from suicide. But she does. And it is her first mistake.

Adamant they have an instant connection, Manfred’s charming exterior grows darker and his obsession with Alice grows stronger.

In a country far from home, where the police don’t believe her, the locals don’t trust her and even her husband questions the truth about Manfred, Alice has nowhere to turn.

To what lengths will Alice go to protect herself and her family?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: HQ Digital

Publishing: 11 Aug 2018

Title: The Exes Revenge

AuthorJo Jakeman

Synopsis: Divorces are often messy, and Imogen’s is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he’ll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable–something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She’s desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.

But she wasn’t expecting both Phillip’s ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women–and unlikely allies–reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Publishing: 11 Sep 2018

Title: Pretty Little Things

AuthorT. M. E. Walsh

Synopsis: It’s bad when the girls go missing.

It’s worse when the girls are found.

Six months ago, Charlotte almost lost everything. Now, she’s determined to keep her daughter, Elle, safe. So when local girls close to Elle in age and appearance begin to go missing, it’s her worst nightmare.

Charlotte’s fears are confirmed when a frantic search becomes a shocking murder investigation. The girls’ bodies have been found – half-buried, and with traces of mud and wildflowers under their fingernails.

As Charlotte’s obsession with keeping her daughter close pushes her marriage to the brink, local DI Madeleine Wood embarks on a gruelling search for the killer. And, as they dig deeper into the lives of the people they call friends and neighbours, they uncover secrets more terrible than they ever imagined…

Genre: mysteries & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: HQ Digital

Publishing: 06 Jun 2018

Title: All Your Fault

AuthorJ. C. Lewin

Synopsis: She’s saved so many lives. But can she save her own daughter?

Social worker Suzanne Walker has spent her life protecting children from abuse. For Suzanne it’s not just a job but a duty. Then one of her young wards is found dead. And her own teenage daughter, Teigan, goes missing. Suzanne’s cosy life shatters to pieces.

It’s like Teigan vanished into thin air. What really happened that day? The question haunts Suzanne, as she recounts the morning leading up to Teigan’s disappearance. They’d had a fight. A normal mother-daughter spat. Did Teigan run away?

Detective Sergeant Anthony Clarke takes on the case, and the clues begin to paint a grim picture of events. Why are there traces of blood in the house? Why didn’t Suzanne contact the police sooner? It seems like everyone is hiding something.

As the investigation deepens, one thing becomes clear: no matter who you are, the past always catches up with you.

Genre: mysteries & thrillers

Publisher: be ebooks

Publishing: 10 Jul 2018

Title: An Unwanted Guest

AuthorShari Lapena

Synopsis: A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up.

It’s winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell’s Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing–maybe even romantic–weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a book and someone you love.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity–and all contact with the outside world–the guests settle in for the long haul. The power’s down but they’ve got candles, blankets, and wood–a genuine rustic experience!

Soon, though, a body turns up–surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body.

Within the snowed-in paradise, something–or someone–is picking off the guests one by one. They can’t leave, and with no cell service, there’s no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip.

The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it’s their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there’s nothing they can do about it but huddle down and hope they can survive the storm.

Genre: mysteries & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP Viking

Publishing: 14 Aug 2018

Title: Merciless

AuthorHeleyne Hammersley

Synopsis: Two murders. One missing girl.

DI Kate Fletcher is called out to a freezing canal where a woman’s body is found floating in a lock. With no identification, the police struggle to piece together the details of the woman’s life.

In Thorpe a daughter confesses to the murder of her father. She says she helped him escape a painful death from liver cancer, but was her role more active than she claims?
As Kate and her team investigate, the links between the two cases are inescapable and everything seems to lead back to the disappearance of a teenager years earlier.
Then the main suspect vanishes….

Can Kate connect the events of past and present to bring the culprit to justice?

Genre: mysteries & thrillers

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing: 01 Jun 2018

Title: When You Find Me

AuthorP. J. Vernon

Synopsis: Her husband is missing.

Visiting her family’s South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed. Her husband Paul is gone and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. At first, she’s relieved for the break from her tumultuous marriage; perhaps Paul just needed some space. But when his car is found abandoned on the highway, Gray must face the truth: Paul is gone. And Gray may not want him found.

Her life is unraveling.

When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul’s whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. But this ally is not what she seems: soon Annie is sending frightening messages and revealing disturbing secrets only Gray could know. As Annie’s threats escalate and Gray’s grip on reality begins to slip, the life she thought she had and the dark truth she’s been living begin to merge, leaving an unsettling question: What does Annie want? And what will she do to get it?

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Publishing: 09 Oct 2018

Title: What My Sister Know

AuthorNina Laurin

Synopsis: “…currently wanted by the police. If you know anything about the suspect’s whereabouts, please call…”

I look up at the TV screen, and my twin brother’s face is splashed across it, life-size.

It’s a shock that makes my breath catch. This is my brother as an adult, my brother who I last saw fifteen years ago after the fire that killed our parents, covered in soot, clutching a lighter in his hand, his knuckles stark white against the dirt and ash.

Everyone always said he’d grow up to be a heartbreaker. But his face has gone gaunt instead. The stubble on his cheeks and chin is patchy, and his eyes look dull and dark.

My first thought is that it’s not him. Not my beautiful brother, the golden boy who everyone loved. Yet, deep down, I’ve always known this would eventually happen.

What did you do this time, Eli? What the hell did you do?

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publishing: 19 Jun 2018

Title: 84K

AuthorClaire North

Synopsis: The penalty for Dani Cumali’s murder: £84,000.

Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.

These days, there’s no need to go to prison – provided that you can afford to pay the penalty for the crime you’ve committed. If you’re rich enough, you can get away with murder.

But Dani’s murder is different. When Theo finds her lifeless body, and a hired killer standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can’t let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet.

Someone is responsible. And Theo is going to find them and make them pay.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Redhook Books

Publishing: 22 May 2018

That’s it for this week everyone! A lot to look through this week, I hope something catches your eye!

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

8 Replies to “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 14th May”

  1. I have Ex-Wife and Into the Darkness. I really want Lisa Jewell’s and Shari Lapena’s books but there are not available for request and I can only wish for them. Trying to stay away from NetGalley but all theses titles are very tempting. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I’m curious about Watching You… the synopsis makes it seem that this is written in second person POV, and I don’t see that very often. The synopsis itself doesn’t sound as interesting as the possible POV, though. 😉 Some of the others sound like interesting plots, and I’ll be curious to see more about them after they release.

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