Netgalley Picks of the Week | 30th July

Netgalley Picks 30 Jul

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

We’re back to the standard one Netgalley post this week! It feels so nice to be up-to-date and not trawling through 3 million books lol.

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!


Title: The Rumour

AuthorLesley Kara

SynopsisA casual comment.

There’s a killer among us.

That’s all it takes.

She stabbed little Robbie Harris.

To change a life –

She’s living under a new name.

For ever.

She’s reformed. So they say . . .

Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word.

Genre: mystery & thriller

Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Publishing: 27 Dec 2018

Title: The Wife Before Me

AuthorLaura Elliot

SynopsisOne evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.

Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 24 Aug 2018

Title: The Man Who Came Up

AuthorGeorge Pelecanos

SynopsisMichael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison’s librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael’s trial.

Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, D.C. that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn’t changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what’s right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Publishing: 04 Sep 2018

Title: The Darkness

AuthorRagnar Jonasson

SynopsisThe body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.

Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking.

Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 16 Oct 2018

Title: Perfect Liars

AuthorRebecca Reid

SynopsisSixteen years ago, best friends Nancy, Georgia and Lila did something unspeakable. Their crime forged an unbreakable bond between them, a bond of silence. But now, one of them wants to talk.

One wrong word and everything could be ruined, their lives, their careers, their relationships. It’s up to Georgia to call a crisis dinner. But things do not go as planned.

Three women walk in to the dinner, but only two will leave.

Murder isn’t so difficult the second time around…

Genre: general fiction, literary fiction

Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Publishing: 01 Sep 2018

Title: Finding Lucy

AuthorDiana Finley

SynopsisEvery family has its secrets. None more than this one.

Alison’s life has been a lonely one, but now it’s time to change that. With no children in her future there is only one answer – she’ll take one.

She’ll rescue a girl who needs a better home. A better mother. A better life.

It will be the start of a perfect family, and no one will question who Lucy really is. Especially not Lucy herself…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, women’s fiction

Publisher: HQ Digital

Publishing: 02 Sep 2018

Title: The Night Oliva Fell

AuthorChristina McDonald

SynopsisIn the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books

Publishing: 05 Feb 2019

So that’s it for this week! After the 3 part Netgalley series last week, this doesn’t feel like much of a selection, but hey, there are still a few a books to choose from!

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

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