Books we can't wait for in 2018
We're itching to get our mitts on next year's new releases, and here are just a few we can't wait for.
The loveable Louisa Clarke is back in the third instalment of her story, and you'll be swept away by her uplifting, heartfelt and hilarious voice once again! Lou has moved to New York, sporting a fabulous new State-side wardrobe as she meets a cast of fantastic new characters and forges a new path to follow her dreams. But she's about to meet someone who reminds her, painfully so, of a man she used to know...and it's going to change her life forever. Still Me will make you laugh, cry, and want to jump on a plane to New York.
Out in January
If I Die Before I Wake comes with an impossibly enticing premise – how do you solve your own murder? If that weren’t enough, the story is also told by an unforgettable narrator. Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen. But Alex soon begins to suspect that the accident that put him here wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger…it's gripping, page-turning stuff.
Out in January
After ten years of happy marriage and two beautiful young children, Sylvie and Dan feel like they have life pretty much figured out. However, when they have a trip to the doctors who tells them that they have another seventy years of marriage ahead of them to look forward to, they cant help but feel a little... Daunted. In an effort to keep things fresh, they decide to start Project Surprise Me. Needless to say, things soon start to get out of hand, with hilarious results. We love Kinsella and can't wait to get our hands on her next book in the New Year!
Out in February
Fran's dreams are about to come true: she's just moved to an old farm in the Cotwolds. She has a year to restore it and it's hers. Fran has always wanted to be a farmer, so the arrangement seems too good to be true! The only problem is, she hasn't got a clue of how to actually run a farm, and she's starting to think that she might just be afraid of cows... With an intriging new neighbour who is suspiciously helpful, it looks like Fran may have bitten off more than she can chew!
Out in February
Two people, one rundown house and an old legend about a famous window make up this warm and whimsical new novel from Trisha Ashley. It's romantic comedy at its very best! Carey makes it his project to renovate his family's ancestral home, and heartbroken Angel needs some support from her old friend, so they both take the plunge and move to Mossby. And what unfolds is as unexpected as it is pure delight...
Out in March
Ben is the sole survivor of a shooting that claimed his mother. Lucy is the doctor who tends to the victims and feels drawn to the little boy who has lived through the unthinkable. And Clare, approaching her 100th birthday, is finally reflecting on the terrible events that happened to her so long ago. Three lost souls. Three stories, soon to intertwine. It's a beautiful, heart-rending read that you'll remember for a long, long time.
Out in June
This is set to be just as deliciously dark as Final Girls... Emma went on her first summer camp, made some friends, and learnt how to lie. But then three of her friends went into the woods and never came back. Now, fifteen years on, she's been asked to return to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She goes, thinking she can lay her old ghosts to rest, when really she's just returning to the scene of the crime. Massively gripping and with a gut-punching twist, this thriller needs to be on your reading list.
Out in July
How far would you go for revenge on your ex? In a moment of madness Imogen goes further than most… Imogen Rochester is like many of us. She’s a mum, trying hard to juggle work and family life, paying bills, getting older. She’s getting a divorce from Phillip, her publicly well-respected but secretly controlling and cruel husband. He has abused her, cheated on her and humiliated her. Now he’s with a new, younger, girlfriend and the cycle of abuse is starting again. But Phillip is still trying to control Imogen. He goes a step too far when he threatens to take custody of their son. Imogen - compliant, accepting, downtrodden Imogen - snaps, and locks him in her cellar. It's dark, it's addictive, it's a book you just HAVE to read.
Out in July
Feel-good, funny and romantic, we know that Cathy Bramley's new novel is going to be one for our summer suitcases. Nina is an actress, in the middle of a juicy plotline, when she accidentally lets a massive spoiler slip. Mortified, she flees to the coast, hoping to stay with her brother and lie low. But it's there that she meets Theo, a man setting up his own business and in need of some help... It's classic, quintessentially lovely Cathy, and we are itching to get our hands on it. (It'll be published in four parts as an ebook across the year, but if you want the whole thing in one, try and wait it out until August!)
Out in August