Page Turning Books by Authors You Know and Love, Coming In August


Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Science Fiction and Time Travel with elements of Suspense

Gillian is a skilled writer who brings us a new suspense novel that toys with the idea of going back in time.  I love the premise of the story!


Late October. After midnight. You’re waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He’s late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn’t alone: he’s walking toward a man, and he’s armed.

You can’t believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son, he kills a stranger, right there on the street outside your house. You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your son is now in custody. His future shattered.

That night you fall asleep in despair. All is lost. Until you wake . . . and it is yesterday.  And then you wake again . . . and it is the day before yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. With another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lies an answer. The trigger for this crime—and you don’t have a choice but to find it . . .

Out on August 2


Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Stories about Sports, History, and Romance

Who doesn’t love Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s incredible books? Fans will be thrilled that Carrie Soto Is Back will be out soon, August 30th to be exact. In this novel, she has created a strong heroine Carrie who is a tennis star, completely focused on winning at all costs.  Even if you don’t like sports (me!) you will like this book and root for Carrie.


Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to everyone. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

Out on August 30



The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Suspense, Thrillers, Sequels

Where are my fellow suspense and thriller lovers? You are going to really enjoy Lisa’s newest book, The Family Remains a sequel to the incredible book, The Family Upstairs. It had been so long since I read The Family Upstairs that I totally forgot the plot and characters, you might want to revisit this book before reading The Family Remains. Or maybe you have a good memory and will remember everything! Either way, The Family Remains is a fantastic suspense!

This can be read as a stand-alone book, don’t worry if you haven’t read the previous novel.


Early one morning on the shore of the Thames, DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a gruesome discovery. When Owusu sends the evidence for examination, he learns the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead on the kitchen floor in a Chelsea mansion thirty years ago.

Rachel Rimmer has also received a shock—news that her husband, Michael, has been found dead in the cellar of his house in France. All signs point to an intruder, and the French police need her to come urgently to answer questions about Michael and his past that she very much doesn’t want to answer.

After fleeing London thirty years ago in the wake of a horrific tragedy, Lucy Lamb is finally coming home. While she settles in with her children and is just about to purchase their first-ever house, her brother takes off to find the boy from their shared past whose memory haunts their present.

As they all race to discover answers to these convoluted mysteries, they will come to find that they’re connected in ways they could have never imagined.

Coming on August 9


Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Mystery and Thriller with creepy undertones

This was one of my most highly anticipated novels for 2022! I love Alice Feeney’s books and eagerly dove into Daisy Darker. I loved the setting of an old Victorian house on the coast, it gives the book a creepy, dark vibe. Once the tide goes out, no one can arrive or leave, essentially forcing everyone to stay put, no matter what. And when family members begin to die off… it’s clear the murderer is someone in the house.


After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.

The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…

Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.

Don’t miss this! Published on August 30



You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Psychological thrillers, unreliable narrators

This one is a must-read if you enjoy suspense novels that keep you turning the pages and guessing with every chapter! Its fantastic! Buckle up and enjoy the ride of this well-plotted, excellent story that takes place in  Colombo, Sri Lanka.


When Amaya is invited to Kaavi’s over-the-top wedding in Sri Lanka, she is surprised and a little hurt to hear from her former best friend after so many years of radio silence. But when Amaya learns that the groom is her very own ex-boyfriend, she is consumed by a single thought: She must stop the wedding from happening, no matter the cost. But as the week of wedding celebrations begin and rumors about Amaya’s past begin to swirl, she can’t help but feel like she also has a target on her back. When Kaavi goes missing and is presumed dead, all evidence points to Amaya. However, nothing is as it seems as Jayatissa expertly unravels that each wedding guest has their own dark secret and agenda, and Amaya may not be the only one with a plan to keep the bride from getting her happily ever after…

Out on August 9


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I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy


READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Memoirs, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse

Another book I want to recommend is a memoir by Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died. That title, what!? I know, I thought the same thing, brutal. But she suffered abuse for years. Maybe you know this actress from the kids show, iCarly and you would have never known what was going on behind the scenes.  In this book, she lays it all out. It’s tough to read and will make you pause several times in disbelief and compassion for Jennette.


Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income.

In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail—just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi (“Hi Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants.

Coming out on August 9