Netgalley Picks of the Week | 26th July, part 3

Netgalley Picks 26 Jul

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

We’re back again this week with another one of these posts! There are a few different books this week, including a couple of nonfictions!

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

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Title: The Changeling

AuthorJoy Williams

SynopsisWhen we first meet Pearl – young in years but advanced in her drinking – she’s sitting at a hotel bar in Florida, throwing back gin and tonics. Cradled in the crook of her arm is her infant son. But the relief she feels at having fled her abusive husband, and the Northeastern island his family calls home, doesn’t last for long. Soon she’s being shepherded back.

The island, for Pearl, is a place of madness and pain, and her drinking might dull the latter but it spurs on the former. Through the lens of Pearl’s fragile consciousness, readers encounter the horror and triumph of both childhood and motherhood.

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Serpent’s Tail / Profile Books

Publishing: 06 Sep 2018


Title: Rsein

AuthorAne Riel

SynopsisLiv died when she was just six years old. At least, that’s what the authorities think.

Her father knew he was the only one who could keep her safe in this world. So one evening he left the isolated house his little family called home, he pushed their boat out to sea and watched it ruin on the rocks. Then he walked the long way into town to report his only child missing.

But behind the boxes and the baskets crowding her Dad’s workshop, Liv was hiding. This way her Dad had said, she’d never have to go to school; this way, she’d never have to leave her parents.

This way, Liv would be safe.

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Publishing: 09 Aug 2018


Title: The Hangman’s Hold

AuthorMichael Wood

SynopsisYour life is in his hands.

In the gripping new serial killer thriller from Michael Wood, Matilda Darke faces a vicious killer pursuing his own brand of lethal justice. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Helen Fields.

There’s a killer in your house.
The Hangman waits in the darkness of your living room. As soon as you get home, he will kill you – hang you by the neck – and make you pay for all the crimes you have tried desperately to forget.

He knows your darkest secrets.
The police are running out of time. DCI Matilda Darke is facing her worst nightmare: a serial killer pursuing his own brand of lethal justice, whose campaign of violence is spreading fear throughout the city.

And he is closer than you think.
As the body count rises, Matilda is personally targeted and even her most trusted colleagues fall under suspicion. But can she keep those closest to her from harm? Or is it already too late?

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Harper Impulse and Killer Reads

Publishing: 24 Aug 2018


Title: Open You Eyes

AuthorPaula Daly

SynopsisHaven’t we all wanted to pretend everything’s perfectly fine? Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at all costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon—a bestselling thriller author—fight their battles. She’d prefer to focus on the good things in life: precious days with her two young children, a steady and loving marriage, their mischievously playful cat Bonita, and her fulfilling job as a creative writing teacher. In Jane’s eyes, life is altogether sweeter than any individual bump in the road.

But when Leon suffers a brutal attack in the driveway of their home, in front of their children, Jane has to finally face reality. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? Leon has imagined his fair share of crime on the page, and now this unthinkable violence has landed on the Campbell family doorstep. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what shesees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband—and why—Jane needs to take matters into her own hands.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Grove Atlantic

Publishing: 09 Oct 2018


Title: Dark Water

AuthorElizabeth Lowry

SynopsisAboard the USS Orbis as it embarks from Boston and surges south to round Cape Horn, Hiram Carver takes up his first position as ship’s doctor. Callow and anxious among the seasoned sailors, he struggles in this brutal floating world until he meets William Borden.

Borden. The Hero of the Providence. A legend among sailors, his presence hypnotizes Carver, even before he hears the man’s story. Years before, Borden saved several men from mutiny and led them in a dinghy across the Pacific to safety.

Every ship faces terror from the deep. What happens on the Orbis binds Carver and Borden together forever. When Carver recovers, and takes up a role at Boston’s Asylum for the Insane, he will meet Borden again – broken, starving, overwhelmed by the madness that has shadowed him ever since he sailed on the Providence.

Carver devotes himself to Borden’s cure, sure it depends on drawing out the truth about that terrible voyage. But though he raises up monsters, they will not rest. So Carver must return once more to the edge of the sea and confront the man – and the myth – that lie in dark water.

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 06 Sep 2018


Title: The Winter Child

AuthorCassandra Parkin

SynopsisFive years ago, Susannah Harper’s son Joel went missing without trace. Bereft of her son and then of her husband John, Susannah tries to accept that she may never know for certain what has happened to her lost loved ones. She has rebuilt her life around a simple selfless mission: to help others who, like her, must learn to live without hope.

But then, on the last night of Hull Fair, a fortune-teller makes an eerie prediction. Susannah is told that this Christmas Eve, Joel will finally come back to her.

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Legend Press

Publishing: 01 Aug 2018


Title: American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

AuthorChris McGreal

Synopsis: The opioid epidemic has been called “one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine.” But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed, incompetence, and indifference, it was an utterly avoidable tragedy.

Chris McGreal reveals this in his deeply reported account, covering everyone from the law enforcement who struggled to get prosecutors to go after the doctors they called “drug dealers in white coats;” to miners who grew addicted to opioids while trying to ease the pain of their strenuous job; to physicians and scientists who tried to warn of an epidemic; to a teenage girl dragged into the heroin trade.

American Overdose also presents new evidence of Big Pharma’s domination of the healthcare system as it flooded the country with opioids. It exposes how the Food and Drug Administration and Congress were coopted into the drive to push painkillers–resulting ultimately in the rise and resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland.

McGreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of a population hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. It was years in the making; and its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future.

Genre: multicultural interest, nonfiction

Publisher: Perseus Books, PublicAffairs

Publishing: 13 Nov 2018


Title: The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

AuthorAaron Mahnke

Synopsis:Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark—featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a streaming television series

Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off—an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, with a sense of lingering darkness. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them.

Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century—and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites—from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England—each with its own echo of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding.

Filled with evocative illustrations, this eerie tour of lurid landmarks and doomed destinations is just the ticket to take armchair travelers with a taste for the macabre to places they never thought they’d visit in their wildest, scariest dreams.

Genre: nonfiction

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine

Publishing: 09 Oct 2018


Title: Evil

AuthorJulia Shaw

Synopsis:What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them.

But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our minds and our unique cultures. What one may consider normal, like sex before marriage, eating meat, or being a banker, others find abhorrent. And if evil is only in the eye of the beholder, can it be said to exist at all?

In Evil, Shaw uses case studies and examples from academia and popular culture and anecdotes from everyday life to break down complex information and concepts like the neuroscience of evil, the psychology of bloodlust, and workplace misbehavior. This is a wide-ranging exploration into a fascinating, darkly compelling subject.

Genre: nonfiction, science

Publisher: Abrams Press

Publishing: 27 Feb 2019


So that’s it for part 3! I overestimated myself last time and there is only going to be 3 parts for this week. Phew, I’m glad that’s over… so many books!!

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

14 thoughts on “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 26th July, part 3

  1. This selection is much more to my tastes! While I’ll enjoy seeing how you like the books from the other lists, I’m going to add several of these to my own TBR. Lore sounds like the winner of the lot, though! That’s the one that sounds the most interesting of them all.

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