It’s the last week of July (already! I know!) and this week once again see’s the release of some brilliant books that I have been eagerly awaiting. Take a look and treat yourself…it’s nearly pay-day after all!
Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Release Date: 31st July 2014
Buy: Paperback Kindle
Jane hasn’t lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste – two women with seemingly perfect lives . . . and their own secrets behind closed doors.
But then a small incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground causing a rift between them and the other parents of the school. Minor at first but escalating fast, until whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . .
Warning: Liane Moriarty’s books are addictive. If you start this prepare to lose your life for the next few days because I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down. With her gripping writing, full of suspense and intrigue Liane Moriarty has fast become a firm favourite of mine, if you’ve ever read any of her books yourself then you will completely understand why. Little Lies is next up on my reading pile and I have heard endless good things about this novel, so much so that I almost don’t want to start it…I want to savour every page & make it last (Yes, I’m cool like that…) If you’re looking to lose yourself completely in a novel then look no further than one of Liane Moriarty’s books… *Keep your eyes peeled for my review soon.
Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen
Release Date: 31st July 2014
Buy: Hardback Kindle
Lately, Felicity just can’t shake a shadow of uncertainty. Her husband Quinn is the kindest person she knows and loves her peculiarities more than Felicity feels she deserves. But suddenly it’s as if she doesn’t quite belong.
Then Felicity experiences something extraordinary: a scent of perfume in the air which evokes memories that have been settled within her for a long time, untouched and undisturbed. As it happens again and again, the memories of a man Felicity hasn’t seen for ten years also flutter to the surface. And so do the feelings of being deeply, exquisitely in love . . .
Overwhelmed and bewildered by her emotions, Felicity tries to resist sinking blissfully into the past. But what if something truly isn’t as it should be? What if her mind has been playing tricks on her heart? Which would you trust?
As a HUGE fan of Julie’s novel, Dear Thing, Where Love Lies is an automatic read for me. I was totally captivated by Dear Thing, I couldn’t put it down and was transfixed by the story straight away, meaning I am massively excited for this novel already. Just reading the synopsis I know that this is going to be another massive hit for Julie Cohen, it sounds amazing. Don’t just take my word for it, have a read of Dear Thing and you’ll see what I mean about Julie’s writing. Also, Dear Thing was a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick….good old R & J can’t be wrong, can they?
A Place for Us (Part One) by Harriet Evans
Publisher: Headline Review
Release Date: 31st July 2014
The FIRST of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans – you’ll be desperate to read on …
The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.
So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you’ll dive into, featuring a family you’ll fall in love with … and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you’ll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.
The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.
The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.
Yet something makes you suspect life here can’t be as perfect as it seems.
After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.
But wouldn’t you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?
Welcome to Winterfold.
Martha Winter’s family is finally coming home.
I know that not everyone is a fan of books released in serialisation form, but A Place for Us will completely change your mind if you feel this way. I loved it. You can tell immediately that A Place for Us is going to be one heck of a good novel and I am completely addicted to the Winter family and I need to know all of their secrets. Like right now. PLEASE.
Otherwise I guess I’ll just have to keep wondering until part two is released in August. This really is going to be something special so I urge you to get involved and get hold of a copy of part one. If you are extremely patient then the full story will be released in January 2015. *Look out for my review which will be posted later on in the week.
A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently
Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don’t. When Milo’s beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there’s something very wrong at the home. The grown-ups won’t listen to him so with just Tripi, the nursing home’s cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home and the sinister Nurse Thornhill.
Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is a novel filled with big ideas, simple truths and an emotional message that will resonate with everyone. Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him, savour every moment you spend with him and then share his story with everyone you know.
As soon as I saw this book compared to The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (loved it!), The Rosie Project (loved it!) and Wonder (on my To-Be-Read Pile, sounds amazing!) I knew it would be something special. Whilst this is Virginia Macgregor’s debut novel, I have the feeling that this book will be right up my street and I’m really looking forward to discovering a new, potentially fantastic author. What Milo Saw sounds captivating, intriguing and just that bit unusual.