Category Archives: Karin Slaughter

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

Now Available for US Pre-Order

All are US publication dates. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE
Janet Edwards: PERILOUS: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: DEFENDER: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: HURRICANE: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: BORDERLINE: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: ARRAY 2781: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: ALMOST DEAD: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Beth Revis: THE FUTURE COLLECTION: Kindle Edition & Paperback

NOW AVAILABLE FOR US PRE-ORDER
Kelley Armstrong: HIGH JINX: 7th December 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Kelley Armstrong: GODDESS OF SUMMER LOVE: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition
Kelley Armstrong: A TURN OF THE TIDE: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition
Chris Beckett: TOMORROW: 1st May 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: SUNS WILL RISE: 16th August 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): RIVER CLYDE: 1st July 2022: Paperback
Abigail Dean: GIRL A: 1st February 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Tess Gerritsen: LISTEN TO ME: 5th July 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Zakiya Dalila Harris: THE OTHER BLACK GIRL: 7th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
L. A. Larkin: THE SAFE PLACE: 9th November 2021: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Marissa Meyer: CURSED: 8th November 2022: Kindle Edition
Daniel O’Malley: BLITZ: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition
Cherie Priest: GRAVE RESERVATIONS: 19th July 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Allie Reynolds: SHIVER: 28th December 2021 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Allie Reynolds THE SWELL: 14th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Karin Slaughter: GIRL, FORGOTTEN: 2nd August 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

July 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released July 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

JULY 2021 RELEASES
Cassandra Alexander: Year of the Nurse
Kelley Armstrong: Ballgowns & Butterflies
Chris Beckett: Tomorrow
Naomi Clark: The Mortal Touch
Tess Gerritsen & Gary Braver: Choose Me: Goodreads
Jenna Glass: Mother of All
Carrie Jones: Those Who Survived
Tiffany Reisz: The Auction
Andrea Robertson: Cast in Secrets and Shadow
Eve Silver: Northern Waste Box Set
Karin Slaughter: False Witness: Goodreads
Amy Tintera: All These Warriors
Rachel Vincent: Red Wolf

[REWIND] August 2020 Releases

If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

AUGUST 2020 RELEASES

Janet Edwards: Earth Prime: Buy
R. Z. Held: Unjust Theft: Buy
Kristi Helvig: Strange Skies: Buy
Kristi Helvig: The House on 6th Street: Buy: Goodreads
Alex Kava: Hidden Creed: Buy: Goodreads
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Devils: Buy
Kate McLaughlin (also published as Kady Cross): The Girl in the Steel Corset: Buy: Goodreads
Carrie Mesrobian: The Whitsun Daughters: Buy
Stephenie Meyer: Midnight Sun: Buy
Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: Set Fire to the Gods: Buy
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Betrayal: Buy: Goodreads
Karin Slaughter: The Silent Wife: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

NOW AVAILABLE
Shirley Jackson: THE SUMMER PEOPLE: Kindle Edition
Tiffany Reisz: THE CONFESSIONS: Paperback
Tiffany Reisz: THE RED: Paperback
Tiffany Reisz: MICHAEL’S WINGS: Paperback
Tiffany Reisz: THE CHATEAU: Paperback
Tiffany Reisz: PICTURE PERFECT COWBOY: Paperback
Andrew Shaffer: CATSBY: Paperback
Andrew Shaffer: THE SUMMER OF ’82: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Maria V. Snyder: THE EYES OF TAMBURAH: Paperback

NOW AVAILABLE FOR US PRE-ORDER
Kelley Armstrong: A STRANGER IN TOWN: 9th November 2021: Paperback
Claire Askew: A MATTER OF TIME: 2nd September 2021: Kindle Edition
Emma Cline: REWARDS: 25th February 2021: Kindle Edition
Christina Dalcher: FEMLANDIA: 19th October 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Nicci French: untitled: 26th October 2021: Hardcover & Paperback
Romy Hausmann: SLEEPLESS: 5th October 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen: PATIENT ZERO: 26th October 2021: Hardcover
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY: 26th October 2021: Paperback
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: SEVEN DEVILS: 27th July 2021: Paperback
Marissa Meyer: GILDED: 2nd November 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Andrew Shaffer: LOOK MOM I’M A POET (AND SO IS MY CAT): 1st June 2021: Hardcover
Karin Slaughter: THE SILENT WIFE: 26th October 2021: Paperback
Maria V. Snyder: THE CITY OF ZIRDAI: 2nd June 2021: Kindle Edition
Paul Tremblay: SURVIVOR SONG: 28th September 2021: Paperback
Scott Westerfeld: MIRROR’S EDGE: 6th April 2021: Hardcover

July 2020 Releases

Madeline Ashby: ReV: Kindle Edition; Paperback

Chris Beckett: Two Tribes: Kindle Edition

Oyinkan Braithwaite: Treasure: Kindle Edition

Nicci French: Until It’s Over: Kindle Edition; Paperback

Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel: In the Woods: Paperback

Lydia Kang: Opium and Absinthe: Kindle Edition; Paperback

Tom Perrotta: Me and Carlos: Kindle Edition

Tiffany Reisz: A Midwinter Night’s Dream: Kindle Edition

Madeleine Roux: Tomb of Ancients: Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: Exposed: Paperback

Karin Slaughter: The Last Widow: Paperback

Amy Tintera: All These Monsters: Kindle Edition; Hardcover

Paul Tremblay: Survivor Song: Kindle Edition; Hardcover

Danielle Vega: The Unleashed: Kindle Edition; Hardcover

Robin Wasserman: Mother Daughter Widow Wife: Kindle Edition; Hardcover

Now Available for US Pre-Order

These are all the books I added to my wishlist from July 1st onwards. Because I’m so behind, some of these books have already been published. So click what takes your fancy, and maybe you’ll be in luck to buy and read straight away.

Tara Altebrando: TAKE ME WITH YOU: 1st June 2021: US Paperback

V. C. Andrews: THE UMBRELLA LADY: 2nd February 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Hardcover

Kelley Armstrong: CURSED LUCK: 4th May 2021: US Kindle Edition

Keri Arthur: MAGIC MISLED: 23rd February 2021: US Kindle Edition

Claire Askew: NOVELISTA: 15th October 2020: US Kindle Edition

Chris Beckett: TWO TRIBES: US Kindle Edition

Oyinkan Braithwaite: TREASURE: US Kindle Edition

Kylie Chan: SCALES OF EMPIRE: 1st September 2020: US Paperback

Naomi Clark: THE WITCH’S GUIDE TO WEREWOLVES: US Kindle Edition

Katelyn Detweiler: THE PEOPLE WE CHOOSE: 4th May 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Hardcover

Janet Edwards: EARTH PRIME: US Kindle Edition

Nicci French: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR: 27th April 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Tess Gerritsen & Gary Braver: CHOOSE ME: 22nd June 2021: US Kindle Edition

R. Z. Held: UNJUST THEFT: US Kindle Edition

Kristi Helvig: STRANGE SKIES: US Kindle Edition

Karen Ann Hopkins: BLOODY TIES: 22nd September 2020: US Kindle Edition

Emiko Jean: TOKYO EVER AFTER: 25th May 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Hardcover

Seanan McGuire: CALCULATED RISKS: 23rd February 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Seanan McGuire: ANGEL OF THE OVERPASS: 11th May 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Saundra Mitchell: ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK: 16th February 2021: US Paperback

Francine Pascal: LITTLE CREW OF BUTCHERS: 25th May 2021: US Paperback

Parker Peevyhouse: STRANGE EXIT: 27th April 2021: US Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM: 1st December 2020: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: A WINTER SYMPHONY: 1st December 2020: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: THE PEARL: 1st December 2020: US Paperback

Laura Ruby: THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL: 27th April 2021: US Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: EXPOSED: 29th December 2020: US Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: ETERNAL: 23rd March 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Hardcover

Andrew Shaffer: LOOK MOM I’M A POET (AND SO IS MY CAT): 11th May 2021: US Paperback

Lilja Sigurðardóttir: BETRAYAL: 1st May 2021: US Paperback

Karin Slaughter: THE SILENT WIFE: 20th April 2021: US Paperback

Maria V. Snyder: DEFENDING THE GALAXY: 2nd December 2020: Australian Kindle Edition

Victoria Helen Stone: THE LAST ONE HOME: 23rd March 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Amy Tintera: ALL THESE MONSTERS: 15th June 2021: US Paperback

Paul Tremblay: NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND: 20th April 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Paperback

Andy Weir: PROJECT HAIL MARY: 4th May 2021: US Kindle Edition & US Hardcover

Francesca Zappia: NOW ENTERING ADDAMSVILLE: 13th April 2021: US Paperback

Book Releases: 1st June 2020 – Onward

Think I stopped sharing pre-order links at some stage, but don’t know when. So I’ll just go through the alphabet, and post books released on or after 1st June 2020.

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[REVIEW] Cleaning the Gold – Karin Slaughter & Lee Child

Karin Slaughter & Lee Child
Cleaning the Gold (Will Trent & Jack Reacher; short story)
HarperCollins William Morrow (US & CA: 28th January 2020; UK: 16th May 2019; AU: 9th May 2019)
Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (AU eBook) Buy (AU Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

I read Triptych years ago, while the next handful of Will Trent installments remain unread on my shelf. (I prioritise reading library books.) I remember nothing of Triptych. I may have only remembered that Will Trent is with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation from reading book descriptions.

I have no interest in the works of Lee Child, and after reading this novella I still have no inclination. Nothing personal against the author or his character, Jack Reacher.

Interesting to learn about Fort Knox, which I’d heard OF before but knew nothing.

Not sure if this novella is canon, so not sure if it affects either of the two series’s full-length stories.

Free Books on Amazon: Why & What

NOTE: For the purpose of this article, I don’t count “Free if you’re with Prime/Audible/etc” as free, on account of they’re conditional. E.g. Free-to-air TV has extra channels, but you can’t access them because they’re only compatible with high-definition televisions and you only have standard-definition.

A tech-giant recently released a new gadget, and possibly an updated operating system, and thus their affiliated online bookseller is marketing this as a great time for readers to stock up on some free books. (I don’t know who decides which books to make free, but I hope the publisher chooses, so the bookseller isn’t going rogue.)

Because of price-matching and whatnot, other booksellers are hosting the same deal. This is great, because I tried to download the software for the gadget’s affiliated bookseller, but apparently it’s not compatible with devices that aren’t affiliated with that particular tech-giant. (Yet their music software IS compatible…)

So I turned to Amazon, and they indeed have some of the same books for free. During my searches, I learned that offering the first-in-a-series for free – permanently, instead of just temporarily – is a great way to snag a potential reader’s interest, and self-publishers in particular are really going for this. And as self-publishers, these authors can change their prices if or when they want. (For traditional publishers, I figure their authors don’t get much say, but hopefully their publisher consults them about making a book available for free.)

Also, even traditional publishers offer short stories or novellas for free, to get readers interested in trying the full-length novels. Whether temporary or permanent, it’s a great opportunity for consumers.

Of course, in the past some self-published authors have been dismayed to learn that offering the first for free may not automatically boost sales for the author’s not-free books. So patience is a must – please understand that consumers may not immediately read something they just purchased, but buy so they have the OPTION of reading at any time. As much as publishers and authors may wish readers to read and review ASAP, readers actually have independent thought and decide what’s best for them.

As with any eBooks, geographical restrictions may prevent certain readers from accessing these stories. If books have the same publisher globally (such as in the case of self-published authors), there may not be restrictions. But if a book hasn’t sold World Rights or whatnot, that eBook may not even be available to PURCHASE in some regions, and certainly not free. Welcome to the world of geo-restrictions, which is an unfortunate hurdle that gets in the way of some people (e.g. me) buying some of the books we want to read. And because we only acquire books legally, we go without these eBooks.

But I digress.

Going through my author checklist today, some of their works are currently free on Amazon. (If the links don’t work for you, they may be geo-restricted.) Some may be free permanently, and others temporarily, so please check the price before automatically clicking the Buy button when it appears:

Maree Anderson: Freaks of Greenfield High
Abigail Barnette: The Boss
Kylie Chan: White Tiger
Debra Driza: The Fire
Colleen Hoover: Finding Cinderella
Katie McGarry: Red at Night
Richelle Mead: Bloodlines
Robert Muchamore: Rock War: The Audition
Diana Peterfreund: The First Star to Fall
Jodi Picoult: Where There’s Smoke
Veronica Roth: Free Four
Carrie Ryan: Flotsam & Jetsam
Karin Slaughter: Blindsighted

But these are just the authors I’m interested in, so use your own author checklist to find some legally free goodness.