Look For These Fantastic Books Coming Soon

 

I Dare You by Sam Carrington is brand new and coming out on December 12. I read and loved her book, The Missing Wife and was so excited to read this one too. Fans of suspense will not be disappointed. This is a great book that hooks you right away, that’s the best sign that a story is going to be good- when the beginning captures your attention.

Mapledon, 1989
Two little girls were out playing a game of dares. Only one returned home. The ten-year-old told police what she saw: village loner Bill ‘Creepy’ Cawley dragged her friend into his truck and disappeared. No body was found, but her testimony sent Cawley to prison for murder. An open and shut case, the right man behind bars. The village could sleep safe once again.

Now…
Anna thought she had left Mapledon and her nightmares behind but a distraught phone call brings her back to face her past. 30 years ago, someone lied. 30 years ago, the man convicted wasn’t the only guilty party. Now he’s out of prison and looking for revenge. The question is, who will he start with?

It’s so hard to put books like this down to go and actually attend to real life. I just want to keep reading!

Read Sam Carrington’s other books now and pre-order I Dare You here.

 

 

I’m not a huge fan of book series (I do miss Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone) but there is something about books written by Carla Kovach that I like. Her latest is Her Dark Heart. The previous book, Her Pretty Bones, was very good and kept me interested from the first chapter until the last.

Here is the scoop on Her Dark Heart:

Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.  Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them.

Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…

As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect…

I think Carla’s books keep getting better and better. She is a hugely talented author and I find that I am looking forward to whatever she writes next! She knows how to keep the suspense tight and the pages turning, that’s for sure.

Pre-order here! Mark it down on Goodreads too.

 

 

The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham is the kind of historical fiction that I love- its a dual timeline of past and present which I like. I love a good historical fiction and the setting of World War II always captures my interest. Pair this with excellent writing and you won’t see me for a while, I’ll be busy reading.

Venice, 1943
The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as a typist for the Reich office; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies across the city, and produce an underground newspaper on her beloved typewriter.

But when German commander, General Breugal, becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothing to find the mole, and Stella knows she faces an uncertain future…

London, 2017
Years later, grieving Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who it belonged to, Luisa delves into the past, and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrifice, and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal…

I loved learning more about Italy and appreciated the amount of research that went into this book. I felt drawn to the story of Stella and really enjoyed her chapters. The whole book was very good and I highly recommend it!

Due out on December 12, pre-order here.

 

 

The Secrets He Kept by Jackie Walsh is just FULL OF SUSPENSE.

Imagine learning that your husband not only has another family but add to that a murder and you would not be comfortable sleeping next to your husband at night anymore. Who is telling the truth? What can you believe?

You know everything about your husband. Don’t you?  He loves you. He loves your children. He’d never put his family in danger. One of these is a lie.

It started like any other day at the hairdressers where Sally works as a stylist… until her first client innocently shows her a family photograph; a photograph that causes Sally to collapse in shock.

In one moment, Sally discovers that Tom has been hiding an explosive secret – one that could tear apart the life they’ve built together. Faced with an impossible dilemma – search for the truth, or keep her contented life? – Sally is about to discover that even those closest to us have secrets… and that sometimes the truth is the last thing we want to hear.

There is a lot of suspense in this book and if you love to stay up late reading because you simply have to know what is going to happen next, then this is the perfect book for you!

Coming November 6, order here.

 

I cannot imagine this happening to me. I don’t even know what my reaction would be besides sheer disbelief. But A Serial Killer’s Daughter by Kerri Rawson is a look at Kerri’s experience learning that her father was a serial killer.

Wow.

In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichita celebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare.

For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie.

Can you imagine the pain and feelings Kerri went through? Her book gives us an emotional look at her experience. This one is out now and is an interesting read!

Get it here and read more about it.

 

 

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams is awesome, just like everything else this author writes. She is so great at historical fiction, I’ve read almost all of her books and enjoyed everything. This novel is a continuation of The Wicked City. I feel, while reading this, that maybe I was supposed to be a flapper in the 1920’s like the main character Gin. There’s something so mysterious and intriguing about this period of time!

Here’s the plot:

New York City, 1998: When Ella Gilbert discovers her banker husband is cheating on her, she loses both her marriage and the life she knew. In her new apartment in an old Greenwich Village building, she’s found unexpected second love with Hector, a musician who lives upstairs. And she’s discovered something else, just as surprising—a connection to the mesmerizing woman scandalously posed in a vintage photograph titled Redhead Beside Herself.

Florida, 1924: Geneva “Gin” Kelly, a smart-mouthed flapper from Appalachia, barely survived a run-in with her notorious bootlegger stepfather. She and Oliver Anson, a Prohibition agent she has inconveniently fallen in love with, take shelter in Cocoa Beach, a rum-running haven. But the turmoil she tried to leave behind won’t be so easily outrun. Anson’s mother, the formidable Mrs. Marshall, descends on Florida with a proposition that propels Gin back to the family’s opulent New York home, and into a reluctant alliance. Then Anson disappears during an investigation, and Gin must use all her guile and courage to find him.

Two very different women, separated by decades. Yet as Ella tries to free herself from her ex, she is also hunting down the truth about the captivating, wicked Redhead in her photograph—a woman who loved and lived fearlessly. And as their link grows, she feels Gin urging her on, daring her to forge her own path, wherever it leads.

It’s a great novel and even if you haven’t read The Wicked City first, I think you will still find it an enjoyable read.

Coming out on December 10, order now.

 

 

Her Perfect Lies by Lana Newton was a fast-paced, suspenseful read. It was pretty short, only taking me a few hours to read so you can easily read this one in a single afternoon. The author did a great job of keeping the reader intrigued, I was questioning what the truth was and who I could trust. I had some ideas and wondered if Claire was faking her amnesia because she knew more than she let on.

Who can you trust when you don’t even know who you are?

Claire is beautiful. Claire is famous. Claire has a handsome husband and a house to die for. But Claire doesn’t know any of that. Claire isn’t even sure who she is…

When Claire Wright wakes in a hospital, she sees a stranger staring back at her in the mirror. With no memories from before the devastating car accident that left her and her father with life-changing injuries, she must navigate the life of a stranger along with all the mistakes her former self left behind.

As Claire discovers the person she used to be she must also unravel the mystery that surrounds the accident. But the more Claire uncovers, the more she will be forced to face up to the dark secrets from her life before…

It must be so scary to have amnesia and not know who you can trust. Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing the face staring back? I mean, that happens to me because I feel like I’m looking older every day, hahahaha!

This is a suspenseful, quick read.

Due out on November 7, get it here!

 

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