Published: 25th July 2019
Publisher: Bantam Press
In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets – one where everyone is polite and friendly – an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses: ‘I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses. He’s broken into yours.’ Who is this boy and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts.
When a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling and how far will all these very nice people go to protect their secrets?
Continue reading “Someone We Know by Shari Lapena”
Published: 16th May 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Angie has always wanted to travel. But at twenty-seven, she has barely stepped outside the small mining town where she was born. Instead, she discovers the world through stories told to her by passing travellers, dreaming that one day she’ll see it all for herself. When her grandmother passes away, leaving Angie with no remaining family, she is ready to start her own adventures. Then she finds a letter revealing the address of the father she never knew, and realises instantly where her journey must begin: Italy. As Angie sets out to find the truth – about her family, her past and who she really is – will mysterious and reckless Italian Alessandro help guide the way?
Continue reading “If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon”
Published: 2nd May 2019
Publisher: Michael Joseph
This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary. But they have a very dark secret. It’s a story with a twist and then another and another. You might think you’ve read stories like this before. You’d be wrong. By the end of the first chapter you’ll be hooked. At page fifty you might not sleep until you finish and when you turn the last page, you’ll ask yourself one question: How well do you really know the person you love most?
Continue reading “My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing”
Published: 21st February 2019
Sixteen years ago, best friends Nancy, Georgia and Lila committed a terrible crime. They have never spoken about it. But now, in their thirties, one of them wants to talk. One word and everything could be ruined: their lives, their careers, their relationships. It’s up to Georgia to call a crisis dinner. But the evening does not go as planned. Only two women survive the night.
Continue reading “Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid”
Published: 7th March 2019
Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola’s mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola’s daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty’s garden, it’s clear that something sinister has taken place. But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola’s family apart?
Continue reading “The Last Thing She Told Me by Linda Green”
Published: 25th June 2019
Publisher: Little Brown
Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree. As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again. But anything can happen after the end…
Continue reading “After The End by Clare Mackintosh”
Published: 7th February 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house… I’M IN YOUR HOUSE. There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows. I’M IN YOUR HEAD. Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night. AND NOW I KNOW YOUR SECRET. As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…
Continue reading “You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke”
Published: 7th March 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
It began with four words: ‘I love your laugh. x’ But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (© TripAdvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (© Georgina’s best friends) in bed with someone else. So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something. The only problem? He doesn’t seem to remember Georgina – at all…
Continue reading “Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane”
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you will know that I read a lot of books.
I have never set myself a challenge of how many books I can read in a year, but for some reason, I’ve decided to aim for 50.
So how am I getting on?
Continue reading “How I’m Getting On With My Goodreads Challenge”
Published: 4th April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books
All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty. To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare. Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna. Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie. Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…
Continue reading “Sleep by C. L. Taylor”