I absolutely love to write these posts, so I’ve sort of turned this into a series. This time, I’ll be focusing on new thriller releases, since I’ve been obsessed with the genre and it’s all I want to read. I’ve also just ordered a bunch of thriller books that I’ll be sharing with you very soon – there goes my book-buying ban 😅
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The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.
When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.
Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.
This kind of reminds me of that Liane Moriarty book that I haven’t read but everyone loves… you know the one! A bunch of moms with dark secrets and lies + an abduction + an investigation = a book I will most likely devour.
Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and “Find Her”‘s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl’s life . . . or bring her to justice.
The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane.
Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
Look for Me reminded me of the book I’m currently reading, The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, because in both of them there are families that are murdered, but there’s someone who survives. And since I’m loving my current read, I’m certain I will love this one too!
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
This book has been EVERYWHERE. It also recently came out here in Portugal, so everyone’s been reading it and raving about it. I love the idea of reading from the perspective of someone who, like me, is kind of a hermit. Even better if they, instead of living their own life, live the lives of people they spy on. This seems like one of those books that, once you start reading, you won’t want to stop, so I’m very excited to get to it!
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
Unreliable narrator? Family drama? Secrets? Sign me up!! This is basically a compilation of things I love in books, so I’m very excited to get to it sometime – it sounds so damn intriguing!
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll put her future in danger. Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…
The first three lines had me sold. If it wasn’t suicide or murder, WHAT WAS IT!? I need to have this book in my hands asap 😄
Lies by T. M. Logan
And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.
But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.
When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.
And that’s when Joe receives the first message…
This one I saw on Zuky’s Netgalley Picks of the Week and I was instantly drawn to it. Since I work with St. Martin’s Press, I requested an ARC and they very kindly sent it to me, so thank you! One of my favorite things in books is when characters lie, so this one seems to be right up my alley 👌🏼
11 Missed Calls by Elisabeth Carpenter
1. She had dark hair, like mine.
2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.
Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.
But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.
Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.
And then a body is found…
This one was also in Zuky’s post, and I liked the cover so I thought I’d read the synopsis… and boy was I intrigued! Again, family drama and abductions are what I live for 🤷🏻♀️
So those are some of the new thrillers on my TBR that I think I’ll give 5 stars to. I plan on coming back to this list and seeing whether I got my guesses right or not, that seems fun!
What are your five-star predictions? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡