Netgalley Picks of the Week | 18th June

Netgalley Picks 18 Jun

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

I’m bringing you another pretty irresistible Netgalley bookish list this week! I’m sure this is going to be tough to read through for many of you on a ban (like myself!) but plenty of new books to add to your TBRs!

Keep reading to find Netgalley’s best uploads over the past week – a few new interesting books to add to your TBR’s this week!

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Title: The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

AuthorKerry Wilkinson

SynopsisA village with something to hide.

Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Parker wakes up cold and alone in the river that twists through her quiet village. She has no memory of how she got there. But she does know that another girl was drowned in the same river the summer before, held under the water by an unknown killer…

A community torn apart.

Eleanor is a normal, every day teenager. She argues with her mum, spends her days with her best friend, and is looking forward to a carefree summer of sunshine and music. Who would want to hurt her?

A shocking secret.

Determined to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her, Eleanor can’t escape the feeling that something awful links her to the previous summer’s murder. But will she find out the truth before it’s too late?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, teens & YA

Publisher: ~Bookouture

Publishing: 26 Jul 2018


Title: Shores of Death

AuthorPeter Ritchie

Synopsis: Grace Macallan is at breaking point. All around her, events threaten to run out of control – and a new investigation is testing her to the limit.

An undercover officer is missing and a woman is washed up, traumatised and barely alive, on the shores of Berwickshire. She has witnessed horror on the dark waters of the North Sea, but survival turns her life from a bad dream into a nightmare.

As she untangles the woman’s story, Grace is drawn into a cold-blooded criminal world. At its head is Pete Handyside, a notorious gangland boss who will fight hard and dirty to control his brutal empire and keep the money flowing.

But a traitor in his midst is intent upon betrayal – a betrayal that triggers an uncontrollable wave of violence. As she hones in on crucial evidence, Grace knows that one wrong move could end in tragedy.

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

Publishing: 14 Jun 2018


Title: House of Ashes

AuthorLoretta Marion

Synopsis: Thirty-seven-year-old painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies that have swept the generations. Local lore has it that there was a curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are divided on whether it’s by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the latter—but now she stands to lose her beloved home to mounting debt and the machinations of her dream-weaving ex-husband.

Salvation seems to arrive when a nomadic young couple wanders onto the property with the promise of companionship and much-needed help—until they vanish without a trace, leaving behind no clue to their identities. Cassie is devastated, but determined to discover what’s happened to the young couple…even as digging into their disappearance starts to uncover family secrets of her own.

Despite warnings from her childhood friend, now the local Chief of Police—as well as an FBI agent who pushes the boundaries of professionalism—Cassie can’t help following the trail of clues (and eerie signals from the old house itself) to unravel the mystery. But can she do so before her family’s dark curse destroys everything in its path?

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Publishing: 13 Nov 2018


Title: Three Little Lies

AuthorLaura Marshall

Synopsis: 2005: 17 year old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha’s family, she doesn’t see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year’s Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again.

2018: Now 30, Ellen and Sasha are still entwined in each other’s lives and sharing a flat in London. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. She has gone missing like this before and the police won’t take it seriously, but long-buried events in their shared past mean that Ellen has good reason to be frightened – not only for Sasha, but also for herself. Finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year’s Eve twelve years ago puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publishing: 04 Sep 2018


Title: The Stranger Upstairs

AuthorMelanie Raabe

Synopsis: He calls himself your husband. But you’re the only one who knows the truth.

Several years ago, your husband, and the father of your young son, disappeared. Since then, you’ve dreamt of his return; railed against him for leaving you alone; grieved for your marriage; and, finally, vowed to move on.

One morning, the phone rings. When you answer, a voice at the other end tells you your husband’s on a plane bound for home, and that you’ll see him tomorrow. You’ve imagined this reunion countless times. Of course you have. But nothing has prepared you for the reality. For the moment you realise you don’t know this man.

Because he isn’t your husband; he’s a complete stranger — and he’s coming home with you. Even worse, he seems to know about something very bad you once did — something no one else could possibly know about . . . Could they?

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: House of Anansi

Publishing: 11 Sep 2018


Title: The Secret

Author: K. L. Slater

Synopsis: You think you can trust the ones you love most.

But what if one secret could make you question everything?

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling.

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died.
She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t.
She doesn’t know Archie has a secret.

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 27 Jul 2018


Title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek

AuthorAnthony O’Neill

Synopsis: Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr. Henry Jekyll. Only Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor—because Jekyll was Hyde.

But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming the estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life . . . and questioning his own sanity.

Genre: general fiction, horror

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Publishing: 02 Oct 2018

Note: WHHHATTT – I feel like since I’ve just read the original, I now have to read this one!! Love the cover too!


Title: Godsend

Author: John Wray

Synopsis: Like many other eighteen-year-olds, Aden Sawyer is intently focused on a goal: escape from her hometown. Her plan will take her far from her mother’s claustrophobic house, where the family photos have all been turned to face the wall; far from the influence of her domineering father—a professor of Islamic studies—and his new wife.

Aden’s dream, however, is worlds removed from conventional fantasies of teen rebellion: she is determined to travel to Peshawar, Pakistan, to study Islam at a madrasa. To do so, she takes on a new identity, disguising herself as a young man named Suleyman. Aden fully commits to this new life, even burning her passport to protect her secret. But once she is on the ground, she finds herself in greater danger than she could possibly have imagined. Faced with violence, disillusionment, and loss, Aden must make choices that will test not only her faith but also her most fundamental understanding of who she is, and that will set her on a wild, fateful course toward redemption by blood. John Wray’s Godsend is a coming-of-age novel like no other.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publishing: 09 Oct 2018


That’s it for this week everyone! Another good week for books. I’m especially excited about the JNetgalley Picks 18 Jun.pngekyll & Hyde retelling!

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

13 thoughts on “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 18th June

  1. So many tempting books at the moment but I’m trying to stick to my ban. I am very interested in The Stranger Upstairs though.

    Oh I have Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek. It’s been out for a while and I couldn’t resist that cover when I spied it in the bookstore.

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