Sunday 7 October 2018

Book Haul / October 18

It's that time i guess, new month and all that. I thought i would share the books i have picked up/recieved/been approved for this month. It has felt like a busy book month for me with some exciting releases and all the festive books now starting to appear. I have a mix of thrillers & winter romcom. 
So on with the haul really.

“I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.”
When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.
So, im not going to lie, i didn't even read the synopsis of this when i got it. I just dashed on my work break on a mission to pick it up on release day, because i have waited literally years for this and i am so excited to finally read it and own it (although the cover doesnt match my others and 1 and 2 are paperback whilst 3 and 4 are hardback)

Meet Robin Wilde! You'll make a friend for life and she'll take you on a journey you'll never forget ...

Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back. 

But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.

What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team. 

After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life. 

Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ...

What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?
I have been after this for a while, as a fan of Louise on youtube this was one i was always going to read one day, but when i spied it n a charity shop window for yep, 50p it was a no brainer for me and i think this will be something i pick up when i fancy a light easy read.

In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them. But tensions are running high…

Workaholic Hannah knows she can’t avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it’s not the weight of their expectations that’s panicking her—it’s the life-changing secret she’s hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she’s ready to return to work—seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn’t sure she’s living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke…

As Suzanne’s dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything—including a family Christmas?
Sarah Morgan is one of my favourite authors and i have loved everything she has written so when i saw there was Sarah Morgan and Christmas releasing this festive season, i was all up in that. I am so excited to read this and enjoy Sarahs writing style again, i always feel so immeresed in the places we visit as a reader by her.

He sees his wife’s eyes watching him in the rear-view mirror, the kids up on their knees to get a better look. That’s when he hears the scream…
You’re driving home from a family outing one afternoon, when a speeding car cuts you up, nearly causing you to crash. Like anyone would, you pull over to confront the driver.
But a glance into the backseat of the speeding car reveals a woman fighting to escape. She is terrified and she’s screaming for your help: these men have murdered her husband…
What would you do?
I sure alot of hype around this on twitter and would you just look at that cover? This sounds like another great thriller for you and i cannot wait to read this, its released towards the end of the month.

One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
 Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
 I am not going to lie, the cover of this is what drew me in, can we all just appreciate it? How stunning it is. I have high hopes for this read, something about it makes it really appeal to me and i am very much again looking forward to getting into this.

In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry. 
Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager. 
But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world, and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it. 
From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer. 
It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end? 
I saw grip (book 2) on facebook with a link to flow and grip so obviously i picked up both to delve in. I havent read much like this lately  and at the time it was exactly what i was looking for, Flow is the prequel to Grip so what better place to start.

Mummy, she’s gone…’
Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.
The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl.
After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over.
But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.
And she realises it’s only just beginning…
Obviously it wouldnt be a haul without several thrillers so here is the last one i have got. This one sounds like its going to be fantastic, i have read another book by Shalini and really enjoyed it so im hoping for the same from this.

So here it is. My haul of new books. Have you read any of these or are you likely too?

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