Category Archives: Books

April 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released April 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Stacey Abrams: While Justice Sleeps: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Fran Dorricott: The Lighthouse: Kindle Edition

Kim Harrison: Million Dollar Demon: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Mass Market Paperback

Romy Hausmann: Dear Child: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Romy Hausmann: Sleepless: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

R. Z. Held: Pure Motives: Kindle Edition

Karen Ann Hopkins: Serenity: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Amelia Kahaney: All the Best Liars: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Claire Kohda: Woman, Eating: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Janelle Monáe: The Memory Librarian: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Amanda Panitch: Gone Dark: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tiffany Reisz: Seize the Night: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline: Running from the Law: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Karin Slaughter: False Witness: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads

Maria V. Snyder: Up to the Challenge: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Scott Westerfeld: Mirror’s Edge: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Scott Westerfeld: Youngbloods: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

March 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released March 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Cassandra Alexander: Year of the Nurse: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

V. C. Andrews: Becoming My Sister: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Tara Isabella Burton: The World Cannot Give: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Alyssa Cole: When No One Is Watching: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads

Janet Edwards: Earth Prime: Kindle Edition) & Hardcover & Paperback

Hannah Gadsby: Ten Steps to Nanette: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tracey Garvis Graves: The Girl He Used to Know: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Megan Hart: Coming Up for Air: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Alex Kava: Fallen Creed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Mindy McGinnis: The Last Laugh: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Seanan McGuire: Spelunking Through Hell: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Marissa Meyer: Cinder: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Marissa Meyer: Cinder’s Adventure: Get Me to the Wedding!: Kindle Edition

Natasha Preston: The Fear: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Madeleine Roux: The Book of Living Secrets: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Holly Schindler: A Blue So Dark: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline: What Happened to the Bennetts: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Maria V. Snyder: Up to the Challenge: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Erica Spindler: From the Deep (previously published as See Jane Die): Kindle Edition

Erica Spindler: The Detective’s Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

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Janet Edwards: EARTH PRIME: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Janet Edwards: ARRAY 2781: Kindle Edition & Paperback

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V. C. Andrews: OUT OF THE RAIN: 27th December 2022 (KE & HC & PB out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Katelyn Detweiler: THE PEOPLE WE CHOOSE: 22nd November 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Mina Hardy: WE KNEW ALL ALONG: 6th December 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Trevor Noah: untitled: 2nd January 2023: Hardcover

Erica Spindler: THE DETECTIVE’S DAUGHTER: 29th March 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

February 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released February 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Cassandra Rose Clarke: Forget This Ever Happened: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Abigail Dean: Girl A: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: Array 2781: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Margaret Fortune: Iolanthe: Kindle Edition
Karen Ann Hopkins: Free from Sin: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Jennifer Iacopelli: Finding Her Edge: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Carrie Jones: The Greed That Kills: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Stephenie Meyer: Midnight Sun: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Andrew Neiderman: The Woman Beyond the Attic: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Kathleen Peacock: You Were Never Here: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Lisa Scottoline: Eternal: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Kristen Simmons: Payback: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

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Karen Ann Hopkins: FREE FROM SIN: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: THE GREED THAT KILLS: Kindle Edition & Paperback

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V. C. Andrews: EDEN’S CHILDREN: 25th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Kelley Armstrong: THE DEEPEST OF SECRETS: 6th December 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
K. L. Armstrong: THE LIFE SHE HAD: 19th July 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Theo Clare: THE BOOK OF SAND: 1st April 2022 (KE)/12th April 2022 (HC): Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Megan Hart: COMING UP FOR AIR: 13th March 2022: Kindle Edition
R. Z. Held: PURE MOTIVES: 5th April 2022: Kindle Edition
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: AURORA’S END: 2nd August 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
L. A. Larkin: THE GENESIS FLAW: 11th October 2022 (KE out now): Kindle Edition & Paperback
Marissa Meyer: CINDER’S ADVENTURE: GET ME TO THE WEDDING!: 15th March 2022: Kindle Edition
Amy Christine Parker: FLIGHT 171: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Cherie Priest: FLIGHT RISK: 1st November 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Megan Shepherd: MALICE HOUSE: 4th October 2022: Hardcover
Maria V. Snyder: UP TO THE CHALLENGE: 1st April 2022: Kindle Edition
Maggie Stiefvater: MISTER IMPOSSIBLE: 6th September 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Amy Tintera: THE Q: 1st November 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

January 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released January 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

JANUARY 2022 RELEASES
Kelley Armstrong: Goddess of Summer Love: Kindle Edition
Darcey Bell: All I Want: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Eliza Jane Brazier: Good Rich People: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): River Clyde: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: The People Who Leave: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: The Greed That Kills: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Beyond the End of the World: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Mercies: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Katharine McGee: Majesty: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
Mindy McGinnis: The Initial Insult: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige: The Monarchs: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Jodi Picoult: The Pact: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Goodreads
Kat Richardson: Through the Grey: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

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Carrie Jones: THE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE: Kindle Edition & Paperback

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Nicci French: THE FAVOR: 18th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Karen Ann Hopkins: FREE FROM SIN: 22nd February 2022: Kindle Edition

Karen Ann Hopkins: SERENITY: 10th May 2022: Kindle Edition

Carrie Jones: THE FEAR THAT RETURNS: 1st June 2022: Kindle Edition

Mur Lafferty: STATION ETERNITY: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Marissa Meyer: CURSED: 8th November 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan: MAD HONEY: 11th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: RISE UP FROM THE ASHES: 4th October 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Veronica Roth: POSTER GIRL: 4th October 2022: Hardcover

[REVIEW] Wish You Were Here – Jodi Picoult

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. Will warn again when they appear.

Jodi Picoult
Wish You Were Here
Ballantine Books (US: 30th November 2021); Hodder & Stoughton (UK: 25th November 2021); Random House Canada (CA: 30th November 2021); Allen & Unwin (AU: 25th November 2021)
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There’s an early sign that this is not up to the author’s usual high quality writing: A character of Japanese ethnicity was married to an English musician who was shot dead. Too obviously inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. This is lazy writing, and even secondary characters don’t deserve that. I like Kitomi, but still… I expect more from Jodi Picoult.

It’s not a spoiler to say that this novel was inspired by, written, and published during the Covid-19 pandemic. The real life event plays a pretty major part of the story, and is mentioned in all the summaries and promo material: an American tourist is stranded in the Galápagos Islands during the pandemic.

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[REVIEW] Girl, 11 – Amy Suiter Clarke

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Amy Suiter Clarke
Girl, 11
Mariner Books (US & CA: 20th April 2021/31st May 2022); Pushkin Vertigo (UK: 26th April 2021); Text Publishing (AU: 4th May 2021)
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So great to start a new year with a 5-star read straight away!

Sometimes certain things trend in crime fiction - e.g. social media influencers. In this case, there came a trend of thrillers about true-crime podcasts. The immediate comparison title for me is Eliza Jane Brazier's If I Disappear. While I recommend both, they are different beasts. If I Disappear has a better voice, but for sheer attention to detail Girl, 11 wins. It also contains a crucial element that the other book lacks - a stronger back story for the protagonist.

Twists revealed in Girl, 11 won't shock readers who pay attention, but they nonetheless pack a punch. This novel is an absolute standout amongst serial killer stories, and will leave readers eager for whatever the author has next in store. (Noble Wife, due out in 2023 - mark your calendar.)

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Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: 10th March 2022 (KE)/31st May 2022 (HC)/27th September 2022 (PB): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Amy Suiter Clarke: Girl, 11: 31st May 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Amy Suiter Clarke: Noble Wife: 18th April 2023: Kindle Edition

Mur Lafferty: Station Eternity: 4th October 2022: Paperback

P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: 18th January 2022 (KE & HC)/25th October 2022 (PB): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback