Debut Authors: 2022 Week #2

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This is a new weekly post which will show some of the debut authors releases each week.

Some of the books will come from a spreadsheet I received from 2022 Debut Stars on twitter.

Others will be ones I have come across whilst browsing various sources.

Debut Author Releases from 2022 Debut Stars:

I have read two of these new releases, I will be posting reviews over the next couple of days 😊.

💜 Her Perfect Twin – Sarah Bonner

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publishing Date: 20.01.22

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜💜 /5

Goodreads Rating: 4.48

💜 The Maid – Nita Prose

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publishing Date: 20.01.22

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜💜 /5

Goodreads Rating: 4.17

💜 Death By Appointment – Mairi Chong

Genre: Mystery

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing Date: 11.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A doctor retreats to the Scottish coast for a fresh start—but finds herself in harm’s way—in this compelling murder mystery.

Physician Cathy Moreland needs time to heal, having recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder while struggling with a painkiller habit. The little village of Kinnaven promises respite, but after Cathy attempts to get an opiate prescription, things don’t go well. When she discovers the body of the local Dr. Cosgrove, her sanctuary is shattered.

Before long, Cathy is swept up in local gossip about the death. Decades earlier, the cliff where Cosgrove died had been the site of another tragedy, leading some to suspicions about the doctor’s demise. But as Cathy determines to learn the truth, she will find herself in grave danger. 

Goodreads Rating: 4.29

Other Debut Authors Releases:

💜 Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves – Meg Long

Genre: YA/Fantasy

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publishing Date: 11.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

After angering a local gangster, seventeen-year-old Sena Korhosen must flee with her prize fighting wolf, Iska, in tow. A team of scientists offer to pay her way off her frozen planet on one condition: she gets them to the finish line of the planet’s infamous sled race. Though Sena always swore she’d never race after it claimed both her mothers’ lives, it’s now her only option.

But the tundra is a treacherous place, and as the race unfolds and their lives are threatened at every turn, Sena starts to question her own abilities. She must discover whether she’s strong enough to survive the wild – whether she and Iska together are strong enough to get them all out alive.

A captivating debut about survival, found family, and the bond between a girl and a wolf that delivers a fresh twist on classic survival stories and frontier myths.

Goodreads Rating: 4.08

💜 In the Seeing Hands of Others – Nat Ogle

Genre: Mystery/Drama

Publisher: Serpent’s Tail

Publishing Date: 13.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

You are about to enter a novel formed of documents and evidence. Here is the blog of a nurse on a dialysis ward attempting to live in the aftermath of bringing a rape trial to court in which the defendant was exonerated. Here are the transcripts of the police interviews with her, and the accused, the emails and texts between them submitted for trial; his journal, his conversations on 4chan, his drama scripts, him, him, him. How will the nurse, Corina, ever get him out of her head?

Goodreads Rating: 4.19

💜 The Reactor – Nick Blackburn

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publishing Date: 18.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

I tore the arse of my pyjamas one morning, about a year before he died, and my father sewed it up perfect in a few minutes, just like that. I was looking at them this morning actually, his line of white stitches. It’s beautiful really. They’ve held.

After the sudden death of his father, Nick Blackburn embarks on a singular, labyrinthine journey to understand his loss. How do you create an existence when all you can see is a void?

The Reactor is a memoir about absence and creative possibilities, assembled like the pieces of a puzzle. Through philosophy, music, fashion, psychology, art and film, Blackburn travels a vast panorama of ideas and characters to offer an entirely new exploration of grief. This is a book about looking for and finding chain reactions and human connection – a work of enduring fragmentary beauty. 

Goodreads Rating: 3.67

💜 Last Resort – Andrew Lipstein

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publishing Date: 18.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In his blazing debut novel Last Resort, Andrew Lipstein blurs the lines of fact and fiction with a thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices.

Caleb Horowitz is twenty-seven, and his wildest dreams are about to come true. His manuscript has caught the attention of the literary agent, who offers him fame, fortune, and a taste of the literary life. He can’t wait for his book to be shopped around to every editor in New York, except one: Avi Dietsch, a college rival and the novel’s “inspiration.” When Avi gets his hands on it, he sees nothing but theft—and opportunity. Caleb is forced to make a Faustian bargain, one that tests his theories of success, ambition, and the limits of art.

Andrew Lipstein’s Last Resort is the razor-edged account of a young man’s headlong journey into authenticity. As Caleb fights to right his mistakes and reclaim his name, he must burn every bridge, confront his own desire, and finally see his work from the perspective of those locked inside.

Goodreads Rating: 3.88

💜 Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor – Lucy Brandt

Genre: Children’s Fiction (Ages 6-9)

Publisher: Puffin

Publishing Date: 20.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

WARNING: EPIC INVENTIONS AND SECRET SOCITIES AHEAD . . .

Leonora Bolt spends her days creating incredible inventions in her TOP SECRET laboratory, under the watchful eye of her terrifying uncle.

Everything changes one day when a strange boy washes up on an inflatable lobster and reveals that Uncle Luther has been stealing her inventions and selling them on the mainland. Leonora, armed with her most important inventions, must leave Crabby Island for the first time EVER to embark on an unforgettable journey that will test her brainpower to its limits.

With the help of an otter with a special skilll, a questionable cook and a singing sea captain, can Leonora dream up an invention that will defeat her evil uncle once and for all?

Goodreads Rating: 4.67

Congratulations to all the authors and publishers with releases this week.

Hope you find something you like on the post?

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