Netgalley Picks of the Week | 10th September

Netgalley Picks 10 Sept

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

Sometimes I totally forget the existence of Netgalley.co.uk but this time I’ve included some of the books from that site too!

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

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Title: Who I Am

Author: Sarah Simpson

Synopsis: I know everything about you

And you know everything about me… except

WHO I AM.

Andi met Camilla at university. Instantly best friends, they shared everything together. Until their long-planned graduation celebration ends in tragedy…

Years later, Andi is living a seemingly perfect life on the rugged Cornish Coast with her loving husband, happy children and dream home. Yet Andi is haunted by a secret she thought only she knew.

Someone out there is bringing Andi’s deepest fears to life. And she knows there’s no escaping the past that has come back to haunt her…

You trusted me with your secrets, you told me everything, you thought I was your best friend… but you have no idea WHO I AM.

Gripping, unputdownable and packed with twists and turns from the first page to the very last, this stunning psychological thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.

Genre: mystery & thriller, women’s fiction

Publisher: Aria

Publishing: 06 Nov 2018


Title: Out Little Lies

Author: Sue Watson

Synopsis: Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family.

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing – she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself by excelling at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career when she married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

It’s almost by accident that Marianne starts to learn more about Caroline. But once started, she can’t stop, because what she finds makes her wonder: is the question she should be asking not ‘should she be jealous’, but… ‘should she be scared?’

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 11 Oct 2018


Title: One Perfect Witness

Author: Pat Young

Synopsis: On a remote Scottish hillside, three paths meet. On each path, a boy, one carrying a gun.

When their paths cross, a shot is fired and a boy dies.

That leaves two – one killer and one perfect witness.

This killer will stop at nothing to make sure the witness says nothing. Difficult for most people, even for someone who’s been guarding a secret of his own for five years.

What if the witness decides he’s been silent too long? Sometimes even the unspeakable must be spoken, if we can find the words.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing: 01 Oct 2018


Title: Body & Soul

Author: John Harvey

Synopsis:When his estranged daughter Katherine suddenly appears on his doorstep, Elder knows that something is badly wrong. The breakdown of her relationship with a controversial artist has sent her into a self-destructive tailspin which culminates in murder. And as Elder struggles to protect Katherine and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Publishing: 06 Nov 2018


Title: Limetown

Author: Cote Smith

Synopsis: From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.

On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle.

What happened to the people of Limetown? It’s all anyone can talk about. Except Lia’s parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.

As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile’s past that lead to a shocking secret—one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is…she’s not the only one

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publishing: 13 Nov 2018


Title: The Burning Island

Author: Hester Young

Synopsis: Journalist Charlie Cates has always believed in facts, in what can be proved–her career depends on it. Which is why she has never truly accepted the supernatural visions that guide her to children in danger. After her work on a high-profile missing-child case brings unwanted fame, she reluctantly flees to the lush Big Island of Hawaii with her best friend, Rae. Determined to avoid her disturbing visions, Charlie begins writing what seems to be a harmless interview of a prominent volcanologist, Victor Nakagawa. But her hopes for a peaceful vacation are soon dashed by haunting dreams of a local girl who went missing six weeks earlier.

In the small and sleepy town of Kalo Valley, Charlie and Rae come to realize that even paradise has its ugly secrets, and the Nakagawa family is no exception. In order to find the missing teenager and stop a dangerous predator from striking again, Charlie is forced to embrace the gift she has always tried to conceal. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, and the closer Charlie gets to the truth, the more distant her chances of ever leaving the island alive.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher:PENGUIN GROUP Putnam

Publishing: 22 Jan 2019


Title: Mouthful of Birds

Author: Samantha Schweblin

Synopsis: A spellbinding, eerily unsettling collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream

Mouthful of Birds is the award-winning collection by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream. Unearthly and unexpected, these stories burrow their way into your psyche with the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing and blurring the line between the real and the strange.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Publishing: 07 Feb 2019


Title: The Cause of Humanity and Other Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Synopsis: Rudyard Kipling’s (1865-1936) work is known and loved the world over by children and adults alike; it has been translated into many languages, and onto the cinema screen. This volume brings together for the first time some 86 uncollected short fictions. Almost all of them will be unfamiliar to readers; some are unrecorded in any bibliography; some are here published for the first time. Most of them come from Kipling’s Indian years and show him experimenting with a great variety of forms and tones. We see the young Kipling enjoying the exercise of his craft; yet the voice that emerges throughout is always unmistakably his own, changing the scene every time the curtain is raised.

Genre: general fiction, poetry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publishing: 01 Dec 2018


Title: The Stranger Diaries

Author: Elly Griffiths

Synopsis: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare’s life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer’s works somehow hold the key to the case.

Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn’t hers…

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 01 Nov 2018


Title: The Last Lie

Author: Alex Lake

Synopsis: Everyone lies…but some lies are deadly.

For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted – a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good.

They’ll be perfect.

For Alfie, it couldn’t be more different. His life with Claire is built on a lie. A lot of lies. And she can never find out.

Because Alfie has plans for her. Plans which must never come to light. But lies have a way of taking on a life of their own, and when his do, the consequences threaten to destroy everything.

For him and Claire.

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction

Publishing: 27 Dec 2018


Title: I Always Find You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Synopsis: In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moves into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange is going on in the building’s basement – and the price of entry is just a little blood.

I Always Find You is a horror story – as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist’s bestselling novels. It’s also a book about being young and lonely, about making friends and growing up. It’s about magic, and the intensity of human connection – and a society’s communal responsibility for a devastating act of political violence.

Genre: general fiction, horror

Publisher: Quercus Books

Publishing: 20 Sep 2018


So that’s it for this week! A lot to look at, both of the true crimes sound very interesting!

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

9 thoughts on “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 10th September

      1. Yayyyy… I have company… But I am trying to finish the old before I ask for the new… But I want these two.
        Zuky, nowadays I am happy they reject me for most books hahaha 😂😂😂😂

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  1. I’m sorry but I had to scan past these selections, cause otherwise I’d be requesting more ARCs and I’ll have a ton of books in my TBR! However The Stranger Diaries sound particularly interesting.

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  2. Limetown sounds cool! Also, what’s up with all these books lately, featuring podcasts and stuff? I have yet to read one, but in theory it sounds interesting.

    The Burning Island is also my kind of stuff i think. The cover is lovely too.

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