Book Mail – Quercus Books

It’s always fun getting book mail, but it’s even better when you get multiple books in a package!

Quercus Books, you spoil me!

Look at these upcoming releases – plenty to keep me busy! There are even a couple #allthebookreviews titles in the mix.

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Here are the synopses:

CLOSE TO ME by Amanda Reynolds (releasing December 5th, 2017)

Jo Harding can’t remember the last year of her life. And her husband wants to keep it that way.

When Jo falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in the hospital with partial amnesia. In fact, she finds that she’s lost an entire year of memories. She can’t remember what she did, or anything that happened the night she fell. A lot can happen in a year, and she begins to discover that she may have been leading a double life before the accident.

As she questions the details of the past year and why her family wants her to stay in the dark, she begins to realize she might not be as good a wife and mother as she might have hoped . . .

PEN 33 by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom (releasing December 5th, 2017)

The first DCI Ewert Grens thriller, and as hard-hitting a crime novel as you are ever likely to read.

Bernt Lund harbours a sickness. He is a monster: in the mind of society, in the mind of his nine-year-old victims’ parents, and in the mind of his fellow inmates.

Lennart Oscarsson has a situation. The worst scenario imaginable for Aspsas prison’s Department for Sexual Crimes.

These two men’s actions are about to hand DCI Ewert Grens the most profoundly sickening and impossibly sensitive case of his career, and in Stockholm’s history.

Pen 33 is both an unforgiving collision between a time-hardened policeman and a truly heinous crime, and an unflinching exploration of what people – whether criminals or victims – are capable of when they choose to relinquish self-control.

THREE DAYS AND A LIFE by Pierre Lemaitre (releasing November 1st, 2017)

In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief–and ongoing shame–he is never suspected of any connection to the child’s disappearance. But the boy’s death continues to haunt him, shaping his life in unseen ways. More than a decade later, Antoine is living in Paris, now a young doctor with a fiancaee and a promising future. On a rare trip home to the town he hates and fears, Antoine thoughtlessly sleeps with a beautiful young woman from his past. She shows up pregnant at his doorstep in Paris a few months later, insisting that they marry, but Antoine refuses. Meanwhile, the newly discovered body of Antoine’s childhood victim means that the case has been reopened, and all of his old fears rush back. Then the young woman’s father threatens Antoine with a paternity test–which would almost certainly match the DNA found on the dead child’s body. Will Antoine finally be forced to confront his crime? And what is he prepared to do to keep his secrets buried in the past?

THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff (releasing April 3rd, 2018)

Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing “one bullet too many”, Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that she is to head up a new police squad, working on solving old cold cases.

Though relived to still have a job, Capestan is not overjoyed by the prospect of her new role. Even less so when she meets her new team: a crowd of misfits, troublemakers and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired.

But from this inauspicious start, investigating the cold cases throws up a number a number of strange mysteries for Capestan and her team: was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously?

 

Looks like my winter line up is looking good!

–Jess

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