Looking Forward to These 2020 SUSPENSE Books (Part One)

 

 

I was so excited to read Woman on The Edge by Samantha M. Bailey after seeing my author friends rave about it. Once I got the book in my hands, I read it quickly- it lived up to the great hype!

I loved the writing style which is quick and snappy, what you want in a thriller.  People who love to read psychological thrillers are going to devour this novel.

In a split second, Morgan’s life changes forever. A stranger hands her a baby, then jumps in front of a train. Morgan has never seen the woman before and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. When the police question Morgan, she discovers none of the witnesses can corroborate her version of events. And when they learn Morgan longs for a baby of her own, she becomes a suspect.

To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically tries to retrace the last days of the woman’s life. She begins to understand that Nicole Markham believed she and her baby were in danger. Now Morgan might be in danger, too.  Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia? Or was something much darker going on?

This book pulls you from the beginning and there is suspense on every page. I kept guessing what was going to happen, I literally couldn’t put Woman on the Edge down until I finished it.

Coming out on June 1, 2020 Pre-Order here!

 

When I saw Liv Constantine had a new book coming out, The Wife Stalker, I knew I had to read it. The Last Mrs. Parrish was one of my favorite suspense novels of all time, this author (which is actually two sisters) knows how to craft a good book!

Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.

Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.

Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave her behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.

Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?

There are twists and turns and WOW. I don’t want to give any spoilers so I’m not going to say a word.

This book belongs on your TBR list, you will not be disappointed.

Pre-Order here! Due out on May, 19 2020!

 

 

I am so super excited to share The Night Swim by Megan Goldin with you. I thought her novel, The Escape Room, was fantastic and really innovative. I wasn’t sure what to expect with her second book and  I was impressed. No “sophomore slump” here!

Megan Goldin can really write- this is vastly different but equally as excellent as The Escape Room. She has true writing talent. Megan is an author whose books I will be looking for in the future.

I liked the storyline and the way the author successfully alternated chapters with what reads like a podcast transcript along with the past and present.

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

The Night Swim is a book you will absolutely want to read. Its a great combination of amazing writing and a compelling, clever plot. I couldn’t put it down and had a bit of a book hangover when it was over.

This book will come out on August 4, 2020 so place your order for this book now.

I will remind you closer to the publication date! I don’t want anyone to miss this book.

 

 

I have not read Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas but I want to! It’s not available yet in the USA, from what I can tell but I am looking forward to when it comes out.

Here’s the synopsis:

Heather and Jess were best friends – until the night Heather’s sister vanished.  Jess has never forgiven herself for the lie she told that night. Nor has Heather. But now Heather is accused of an awful crime.  And Jess is forced to return to the sleepy seaside town where they grew up, to ask the question she’s avoided for so long:  What really happened the night Flora disappeared?

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If you read the wonderfully suspenseful Jar of Hearts, then you will know why I cant wait to read Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier! After I finish my current read (American Predator) then I will start this one. I CANNOT WAIT to dig in!

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Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.

Kenzie Li is an artist and grad student—Instagram famous—and up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he’s rich, and dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn’t her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he’ll be the last. She’s falling for him—and that was never part of the plan.

Discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek’s lover might know what happened to their son. And so might Derek.

I really don’t need to know much about the plot, I just know this is going to be an excellent read. Jennifer is a terrific author and I read Jar of Hearts quickly, eager to read more of her work.  New books by authors I like really make me happy. My fellow book lovers know what I am talking about!

Order now, book will be delivered via Kindle on April 21!

 

 

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White was a good, solid read, I had a few different ideas about how the book would play out and I really thought I knew what was going to happen.

I was wrong.

Being wrong is what you want when you are reading suspense because you really don’t want to have it all figured out!

The book switches point of view between The Wife and The Widow..hence the title. I liked the way the author told the story this way. I thought maybe the women were married to the same man which we’ve all seen before but can be effective in a suspense story.

I don’t want to give anything away, no spoilers here!

Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband’s secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside when she’s forced to confront the evidence of her husband’s guilt. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?

I enjoyed the atmospheric writing and the storyline, this is a book you should put on your TBR 2020 list. I have a feeling it’s going to be a very popular book! Coming out on January 21st, 2020.

Pre-Order here now.

 

 

I absolutely loved Pretty Things by Janelle Brown! This book blew me away, it’s such an awesome novel that is both literary and suspenseful. If I were a book scout, which is a dream career to me, I would option this for a series. I can picture it in my head, how it would all play out, and I won’t be surprised to learn that it will be turned into a movie or show.

Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.

Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer–traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina.

Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.

I don’t give out five stars very often but this was definitely a five-star read for me, excellent story! I know you will all devour this book and feel the same way. I loved everything about it!

Order here, due out on April 21, 2020.

 

 

Another one on my list of books I HAVE TO GET MY HANDS ON is The Dilemma by B.A. Paris.

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It’s Livia’s fortieth birthday and tonight she’s having a party, a party she’s been planning for a long time. The only person missing will be her daughter, Marnie.

But Livia has a secret, a secret she’s been keeping from Adam, her husband, until the party is over. Because how can she tell him that although she loves Marnie, she’s glad their daughter won’t be there to celebrate with her? Adam is determined everything will be just right for Livia and the party is going to be perfect… until he learns something that will leave him facing an unbearable decision.

I can’t wait to read this one! Coming out on January 23rd 2020.

Pre-Order here! 

 

 

I really enjoyed Catherine Steadman’s novel Something in the Water and was excited/thrilled/happy/anxious to read her second book,  Mr. Nobody.

The story captivated me from the beginning and I enjoyed the plot and characters. It was a long book but I was engaged throughout and felt this was a very good suspense novel.  I wasn’t sure when was going to happen next or in which direction the book would go.

When a man is found on a British beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him, to international medical experts who are baffled by him, to the national press who call him Mr. Nobody, everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened to him?

Some memories are best forgotten.

Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient in a small town deep in the English countryside. This is her field of expertise, this is the chance she’s been waiting for, and this case could make her name known across the world. But therein lies the danger. Emma left this same town fourteen years ago and has taken great pains to cover all traces of her past since then.

Places aren’t haunted . . . people are.

But now something—or someone—is calling her back. And the more time she spends with her patient, the more alarmed she becomes that he knows the one thing about her that nobody is supposed to know.

This was a great novel and I think those who read Something in the Water and loved it will be pleased with Mr. Nobody. Due out January 7 2020!

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