My most anticipated reads


I saw this post on Janel’s ‘Keeper of Pages’ blog and I wanted to join in so here we go with my most wanted list:

The craftsmen by Sharon Bolton

A new Sharon Bolton novel, do you even need to know more? Just add it to your wishlist like I did. Okay read the blurb if you don’t believe me, I’m pretty sure the result will be the same anyway 🙂


He makes his living from death.
But is he capable of murder?

Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares, the victims were buried, but while they were still alive.

Larry confessed the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he’s dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

I lurvvvved Final Girls so I really want to know what else he can do. The blurb is super short and still it contains everything I want to hear, lies and secrets, a mystery in the past. Yep sounds good to me!


A damaged young woman returns to the summer camp where fifteen years before three of her friends disappeared, never to be seen again, to Maya Ziv at Dutton.

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

A killer in the jury? Sounds like this one really stands out among the rest in orginality and if it’s done right there should be 13 suspects, right? 13 possibilities yay!


They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.

This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.

All the evidence points to Robert’s guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie’s mind.

What if there’s more than one actor in the courtroom?

What if the killer isn’t on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?

The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

Another one I added to my wishlist without even knowing what it was about.  


She’s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.

Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.

But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?

The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…

Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.

Need To Know Karen Cleveland

Okay this one is an exception as it doesn’t fall in my usual genre but I fell for the cover and the page edges that are super special and to die for… It looks like it’s getting very high ratings too though so I just want it.


In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency—and to her family.

What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie?

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough


I read this one’s even better than Behind Her Eyes. Is that even possible? I think not 🙂 but I can’t wait to find out what that secret here is!

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?

A secret no one could ever guess.

Someone is living a lie.

Is it Lisa?

Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava.

Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

Cross Her Heart publishes 17th May 2018. You’ll just have to wait to find out…

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas


I haven’t even read Little Monsters yet but I’m adding this one as well because so many secrets and lies begs me to read this one!

There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . .  Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker

Well hello there! I came across this title just this week by accident when I was looking for an image of The Fifth Monkey on Google and I don’t have to tell you that I’m adding this one to my readlist. Amazon tells me it won’t be out until summer of 2018 so it’s a loooong wait though.

The Fifth

In the thrilling sequel to The Fourth Monkey, a new serial killer stalks the streets of Chicago, while Detective Porter delves deeper into the dark past of the Four Monkey Killer.

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.

Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.

These are all standalones (there is one sequel) and I haven’t added any books from a series deliberately. 

So what do you think, are any of these on your wishlist?


49 thoughts on “My most anticipated reads

  1. All these sound great. I didn’t know about Fifth One to Die but I definitely can’t wait to read it.I liked Little Monsters,Cheerleaders look great. Thirteen is definitely one that I would love to read. I like the premise. Okay, I guess I want to read all of these books 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    • Haha. I’m often the last one to find out about a new book being released.. when I go to Goodreads to add it I see some bloggers added it like 2 months ago.. I haven’t read Little Monsters yet so now I have two books on my wishlist from this author 🙂


  2. Sharon Bolton was on my list the second she tweeted about it, without even knowing what the book is about. Still haven’t read the blurb. Thirteen is already on there as well.

    I did add the new Riley Sagar a while ago, even though I wasn’t all that convinced by Final Girls. I know, I’m in the minority. And I didn’t know about The Fifth To Die but then I still haven’t read The Fourth Monkey either so.

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  3. I can’t wait for The Fifth to Die!!! I knew The Fourth Monkey was the first in a series but I’m happy to see book 2 has a cover, title and pub date (even if it is months away!) I’m also eagerly awaiting Riley Sagar’s next book!

    And I bought The Good Samaritan as this months Kindle First book – great selections!!


  4. Looking forward to reading the new John Marrs! Check my site – The Surrogate review- Louise Jensen just replied to your comment!!!!!!!!!! and she hopes you like her book 🙂

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