Netgalley Picks of the Week | 6th August

Netgalley Picks 6 Aug

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

It’s a better list of books to trawl through this week, including a secret and exciting new release from Avon!

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: Her One Mistake

AuthorHeidi Perks

SynopsisIt all started at the school fair…

Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing. And admit that she has only herself to blame.

Harriet, devastated by this unthinkable, unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that confiding in Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter….

Genre: mystery & thriller

Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books

Publishing: 08 Jan 2019

Title: Over My Shoulder

AuthorPatricia Dixon

SynopsisGirl meets boy. They fall in love. Sounds simple? It isn’t.

When Freya falls for the manipulative Kane, her life changes beyond her wildest imagination. When the luxurious life she craves gradually becomes intolerable she realises escape is out of reach. Her life has changed and so has she.

She knows that when she least expects it, he will return and make good his promise to exact revenge and ensure she pays the price he fell he is owed.
Can Freya ever be free?

Whoever knew love could be so dangerous.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing: 24 Aug 2018

Title: The Last Woman in the Forest

AuthorDiane Les Becquets

SynopsisOn a conservation study in northern Alberta, field technician Marian Engström finds her true calling: training rescue dogs to help track endangered or threatened wildlife. Under the tutelage of experienced handler Tate Mathias, Marian feels her future opening up before her.

But after Tate is killed in a bear attack, Marian finds herself questioning the man she thought she loved. Growing inconsistencies start to surface, possibly linking Tate to the murders of four women over six years. Working with a retired forensic profiler who was never able to close the cases, Marian relives her relationship with Tate, desperately hoping to clear his name as a serial killer. And as she circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Publishing: 05 Mar 2019

Title: The Proposal

AuthorS. E. Lynes

SynopsisYou invited him into your life. And now you can never go back…

Pippa wants a second chance. Recently divorced and unhappy at work, she uproots her life to move to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside, determined to make a fresh start. But Pippa soon realises: your troubles are never far behind.

One night, when Pippa is at home alone, a stranger arrives at her front door. Pippa invites him in, and, in a moment of madness, makes him an offer she believes could change everything…

Ryan is funny, charming, and haunted by his past. There in the kitchen, over a glass of wine, Pippa thinks Ryan might be the answer to all of her problems. But how well does she really know him?

Pippa can tell truth from lies. And she’d know if she were in danger. Wouldn’t she?

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 21 Sep 2018

Title: Can You Keep a Secret

Author: S

SynopsisThere’s a stranger in your home…

A haunting and twisty story about the lies we tell those closest to us, perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Cass Green.

Would you like to hear a story about two little girls who did something bad?

We’re asking you to be brave and request this book without knowing the title or the plot. If you’re approved, you’ll get to read a brand new psychological thriller and we ask that you keep everything secret until Halloween 2018 when we’ll reveal all…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Avon Books UK

Publishing: 29 Nov 2018

Title: The Craftsman

AuthorSharon Bolton

SynopsisFlorence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison.

But now, decades later, he’s dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened… it gets personal.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 16 Oct 2018

Title: An Anonymous Girl

Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

SynopsisSeeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 08 Jan 2019

Title: Jane Doe

Author: Victoria Helen Stone

SynopsisA double life with a single purpose: revenge.

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven.

But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.

Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.

Just as he did to her.

Genre: general fiction, women’s fiction

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Publishing: 01 Aug 2018

Title: Whisper Me This

Author: Kerry Anne King

SynopsisSingle mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.

Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision. Her confused father has destroyed family records, including her mother’s final wishes. Searching for answers, Maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another when she stumbles upon a shattering truth: a twin sister named Marley.

Maisey’s obsession with solving the mystery of her sister forces her to examine her darkest memories and triggers a custody battle with Elle’s father. Will Maisey’s love for her daughter be strong enough to break a cycle of abuse and create a new beginning for them all?

Genre: general fiction, women’s fiction

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Publishing: 01 Aug 2018

Title: The Cassandra

Author: Sharma Shields

SynopsisMildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s. Hanford, a massive construction camp on the banks of the Columbia River in remote South Central Washington, exists to test and manufacture a mysterious product that will aid the war effort. Only the top generals and scientists know that this product is processed plutonium, for use in the first atomic bombs.

Mildred is delighted, at first, to be part of something larger than herself after a lifetime spent as an outsider. But her new life takes a dark turn when she starts to have prophetic dreams about what will become of humankind if the project is successful. As the men she works for come closer to achieving their goals, her visions intensify to a nightmarish pitch, and she eventually risks everything to question those in power, putting her own physical and mental health in jeopardy. Inspired by the classic Greek myth, this 20th century reimagining of Cassandra’s story is based on a real WWII compound that the author researched meticulously. A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, The Cassandra uses both legend and history to look deep into man’s capacity for destruction, and the resolve and compassion it takes to challenge the powerful.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publishing: 12 Feb 2019

So that’s it for this week! I’ve been tempted with a lot of these books, but I’ve managed to resist again this week!

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

12 Replies to “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 6th August”

  1. If i remember correctly, Jane Doe was one of the options for the Kindle first selection books recently. I was tempted to get it, but chose another one (don’t actually remember what… hehehe) 😀

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  2. The Cassandra sounds interesting. With all the retellings around lately, I don’t see many Greek myths being included in the stories being retold.

    The can you keep a secret one sounds interesting, too. I mean, go marketing team for the mystery surrounding the book, but for myself there are so many books I know I want to read that I’m not interested in essentially a grab-bag book. Still, neat marketing premise!

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