New Releases: 2022 Week #9

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

These will be books on my to buy list, that I have found from various sources.

New Releases:

💜 My Perfect Daughter – Sarah A. Denzil

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: The Book Folks

Publishing Date: 27.02.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Most mothers hope their little girl turns out like their dad, but not Zoe. She hopes the apple falls far from the tree.

Zoe didn’t meet her daughter the way most mothers do. She finds five-year-old Maddie alone and dirty on a countryside road. Frightened for Maddie’s safety, she picks her up and takes her back to her father, not knowing what she’s about to step into. Because Maddie wasn’t just lost, she was there to lure her serial killer dad’s new victim.

After escaping from the clutches of Maddie’s dangerous father, she bonds with the little girl. Only Maddie knows what it was like to be at that house. And when no family members come forward to claim Maddie, Zoe decides to adopt her. They move away to a safe house on the Cornish coast and become a family of their own. Zoe gets married and has another child, a baby brother for Maddie.

But Maddie is still traumatised by what she experienced. Diagnosed with callous and unemotional traits, Zoe has a tough job to ensure Maddie has the love and support she needs. Zoe truly loves her daughter—she wouldn’t change a thing about her. But there is a part of her that always stays alert. A part of her is afraid of Maddie.

And now, eleven years later, Maddie’s school bully is found dead, and another girl is missing.

Zoe can’t help but wonder… like father, like daughter?

Goodreads rating: 4.43

💜 A Taste of Deceit – Valerie Keogh

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing Date: 28.02.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A darkly suspenseful story of troubled marriages, small-town secrets, and shocking twists by the author of The Couple in the Photograph.

After a row with her husband, Jocelyn Dexter leaves London and heads to their country cottage for a break. While she’s there, Jocelyn joins a group of women one night at the manor house nearby—and gets entangled in other people’s relationships.

Picking up on the tension beneath the surface, Jocelyn entertains herself by indulging in some snooping, and tries to pry secrets out of the locals. The tables turn when she discovers that someone is spying on her, and it becomes clear that someone wants her to go back where she came from.
Jocelyn considers it a challenge. But involving herself in the affairs of others will lead her down a dark path . . .

Goodreads Rating: 4.45

💜 The Baby Shower – S.E. Lynes

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing Date: 01.03.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She doesn’t know I’m there, watching her in the mirror. She slides her hand under her blouse. And then I see something impossible. She isn’t pregnant…

She bursts into my life like a storm, and nothing is the same again. She seems so perfect, with her lilting laugh and her beautiful face. One by one, I watch as my friends fall under her spell.

Only I seem to suspect something. Only I see that her smiles don’t reach her cold, furious eyes. And when I’m accused of things I didn’t do, when my home is vandalized, I know she’s behind it. But she only lets her mask slip when no one is looking, so if I say anything, I’ll look crazy.

So when the baby shower comes around I’m there, sitting on a velvet sofa in a posh hotel room, surrounded by balloons. We share gifts, we pour small glasses of champagne, and she beams, her bump just visible under her bright red shirt.

But that afternoon, I finally learn the unbelievable truth.

There is no baby… 

Goodreads Rating: 4.34

Released in Paperback:

💜 The Necklace – Matt Witten

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Legend Press

Publishing Date: 01.03.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice

Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from Upstate New York to North Dakota to witness the killer’s execution.

On her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that leads her to suspect the condemned man is innocent—and the real killer is still free. Even worse, her prime suspect has a young daughter who’s at terrible risk. With no money and no time to spare, Susan sets out to uncover the truth before an innocent man gets executed and another little girl is killed.

But the FBI refuses to reopen the case. They—and Susan’s own mother—believe she’s just having an emotional breakdown. Reaching deep, Susan finds an inner strength she never knew she had. With the help of two unlikely allies—a cynical, defiant teenage girl and the retired cop who made the original arrest—Susan battles the FBI to put the real killer behind bars. Will she win justice for the condemned man—and her daughter—at last?

Goodreads Rating: 4.01

💜 They All Lied – Louise Phillips

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland

Publishing Date: 03.03.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Nadine Fitzmaurice, a manager in an insurance company, gets a distressed phone call from her eighteen-year-old daughter, Becca, telling her she’s killed someone, Nadine’s life is turned upside down. Now Becca is being held against her will and, determined to save her daughter, Nadine finds herself dragged into the underworld of organised crime – and under the scrutiny of Detective Sergeant Wren Moore.

But the more Nadine gets sucked in by those holding Becca, elements of her past, and a ‘TRUTH or DARE’ game that went terribly wrong years before, come to the surface. Eighteen years earlier, teenager, Evie Nolan went missing. She never came home.

TRUTH or DARE
One day Evie was there, and then she was gone
One day Becca was there, and now she is gone too

Will Nadine be able to save her daughter before it’s too late?

Goodreads Rating: 4.36

💜 The One – Claire Frost

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publishing Date: 03.03.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What happens when you lose the love of your life just three months after you meet him?

Lottie Brown has finally found The One. Leo is everything she’s ever wanted – he’s handsome, kind, funny and totally gets her. Three months into their relationship, Lottie is in love and happier than ever before.

But then Leo tragically dies, and Lottie is left floundering.

As she struggles to stop her life falling apart, Lottie learns more about the man she thought she knew, and starts to question whether Leo really was as perfect as he seemed…

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

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

Hope you find something you like on the post?

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