Netgalley Picks of the Week | 1st October

Netgalley Picks 1 Oct

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

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: The Promise

Author: Teresa Driscoll

Synopsis: It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise – to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave.

Thirty years later, Beth and Sally have tried to put the trauma behind them. Though Carol has distanced herself from her former friends, the three are adamant that the truth must never come to light, even if the memory still haunts them.

But when some shocking news threatens to unearth their dark secret, Beth enlists the help of private investigator Matthew Hill to help her and Sally reconnect with estranged Carol ­– before the terrible act they committed as teenagers is revealed.

Beth wishes she could take back the vow they made.

But somebody is watching and will stop at nothing to ensure the secret stays buried. Now, with her beloved family in peril, can Beth still keep the promise?

Genre: mystery & thriller

Publisher: Amazon Publishing UK

Publishing: 14 Feb 2019


Title: A Life To Kill

Author: Matthew Hall

Synopsis: The day they’ve all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in the Helmand province of Afghanistan are counting the minutes until their departure home to Highcliffe: a small town in the south of England. For their families, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait.

But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete ‘Skippy’ Lyons is taken hostage in the night and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. And one still missing in action.

Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the Army is reluctant to provide. How was Private Lyons abducted from a heavily fortified command post? And why are officers trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him?

Their only hope lies with Coroner Jenny Cooper, who must take on the full might of the military to stop the truth being buried along with the boy soldiers. But in a town filled with secrets and rumours, it’s not only the Army that has something to hide.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publishing: 19 Feb 2019


Title: Closer

Author: K. L. Slater

Synopsis: I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it’s that Maisie is not OK.

My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.
We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.
But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.
And there’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.
I need to discover what she’s hiding.
Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing: 24 Oct 2018


Title: The Suspect

Author: Fiona Barton

Synopsis: When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared?

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth—and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.

As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think…

Genre: mystery & thrillers

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Publishing: 22 Jan 2019


Title: Golden State

Author: Ben H. Winters

Synopsis: Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie.

Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State’s special police. As one of the few individuals allowed to ‘speculate’ on what might have happened when a crime is committed, it’s his job to find the full and final truth.

But when a man falls from a roof in suspicious circumstances, it sets in motion a terrifying series of events which will shatter Laz’s world for ever.

Because when those in control of the truth decide to twist it, only those with the power to ask questions can fight back.

Genre: general fiction

Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone

Publishing: 24 Jan 2019


Title: Keep Your Friends Close

Author: June Taylor

Synopsis: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…

A friend who won’t let you escape.
When Karin is taken on a romantic break by her loving partner Aaron, she can’t wait for him to propose. But her surprise weekend quickly becomes a nightmare from which she may never escape.

Who wants everything you have.
They are staying by the beach at the Midland – a grand hotel where Karin used to work. And where Karin’s dangerous and obsessive ex, whom she has been trying to leave behind for years, is waiting patiently for her to return.

Who won’t stop until your life is in ruins.
Now all of Karin’s darkest secrets are being dragged into the light and her friends are turning against her. When one of them is murdered, Karin begins to realise just how treacherous relationships can be…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: Harper Impulse and Killer Reads

Publishing: 26 Oct 2018


Title: The Nowhere Child

Author: Christian White

Synopsis: Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday. She cannot believe the woman who raised her, a loving social worker who died of cancer four years ago, crossed international lines to steal a toddler.

On April 3rd, 1990, Jack and Molly Went’s daughter Sammy disappeared from the inside their Kentucky home. Already estranged since the girl’s birth, the couple drifted further apart as time passed. Jack did his best to raise and protect his other daughter and son while Molly found solace in her faith. The Church of the Light Within, a Pentecostal fundamentalist group who handle poisonous snakes as part of their worship, provided that faith. Without Sammy, the Wents eventually fell apart.

Now, with proof that she and Sammy are in fact the same person, Kim travels to America to reunite with a family she never knew she had. And to solve the mystery of her abduction—a mystery that will take her deep into the dark heart of religious fanaticism where she must fight for her life against those determined to save her soul…

Genre: mystery & thrillers, general fiction

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 22 Jan 2019


Title: Saving Meghan

Author: D. J. Palmer

Synopsis: Can you love someone to death?

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others claim she’s obsessed and can’t stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter’s expense.

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what’s going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?

Genre: general fiction, mystery & thrillers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing: 09 Apr 2019


So that’s it for this week! I was expecting more horror books in the run up to Halloween! Maybe next week?

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

12 thoughts on “Netgalley Picks of the Week | 1st October

  1. I’m doing so good with staying away from NG, but there are a few here that are so tempting – The Suspect and Golden State. I predict I’ll end up buying them at a later date, but I really want to curb the amount of review copies I get/request.

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