Upcoming and New Releases

Book News: Upcoming April Book Releases

This is one of my favourite posts to do as it gives me the opportunity to see which fantastic novels are due to be released.

April is no exception. I wanted to share five novels I am particularly excited about.

I am such a fan of Jules Wake and so I am excited about the release of the second novel in the Yorkshire Escape series, The Wednesday Morning Wild Swim. This is due to be released by One More Chapter on 30th April, with a paperback edition due in July.

This latest novel sounds like a great summer read.

Ettie is trying to work out what to do next whilst Dominic is trying to forget his past.

With the help of friends, a secret hidden lake and a scruffy dog, a new community is made, just when they all need each other most.


If thrillers are more your thing, then 22 Seconds by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is due to be released on 28th April.

Book 22 in the Women’s Murder Club series, this sounds like it’s going to be a page turner.

SFPD’s Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has 22 seconds until she loses her badge or her life.

There’s buzz of a shipment of drugs and weapons due to cross the Mexican border before new restrictive gun laws go into effect.

Lindsay’s top informant tips her to a case.

Former cops, all with the same warning on their bodies – ‘you talk, you die.’

Now Lindsay needs to choose.


The third April release is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

The paperback edition is due to be released by Penguin on 28th April.

I am yet to read any of the books by Taylor Jenkins Reid, (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and One True Loves are on my TBR list,) but I’ve heard so many good things. This one sounds particularly good.

It’s August 1983.

Nina Riva is throwing the annual end-of-summer party and anticipation is high.

Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas.

By midnight, the party will be out of control.

By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames.

See, sounds good right?!


The Birdcage by Eve Chase is also due to be released on 28th April.

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Upcoming Book Releases – November

I always like looking at upcoming book releases.

It could be that a premise of a book speaks to you and therefore, you discover a new author, or you could find out that your favourite writer is due to release a new novel.

Below are five novels that are due for release before the end of November. Which one gets your attention? I’d love to know in the comments.

The first one on my list is The Island We Left Behind by Kate Hewitt.

This is the fourth book in the Amherst Island series and is due to be released on 30th November by Bookouture.

I’m not familiar with this book series but this does sound like something I would love.

It’s New York, 1928. Ellen and Lucus have made the hard decision to leave Amherst Island behind for a new life – the island that’s so much a part of their history.

New York opens new opportunities including Lucus making money on the stock market. Ellen finds fulfilment as a mother.

When their son becomes ill, Ellen knows what she must do, even if it means being away from the man she loves and the new life they have begun to build.


Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel is the next book on this list. It’s due to be published by Lake Union Publishing on 30th November 2021.

Again, this is another novel that sounds good and will be added to my TBR list.

After her marriage ends, Mary is happy. Her focus is on her twelve-year-old son.

However, when she finds an old postcard, it throws everything upside down.

She’s relieved when she has her high school reunion as a distraction and is even delighted when she reconnects with her old classmate, April.

As she forges a new bond with April, Mary finds herself drawn further into her friends’ life.

Is everything as perfect as it seems? Is her own past clouding her judgement or has she a reason to be distrustful?


Book three on this list is a new release by one of my favourite authors and I am looking forward to reading it.

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult is due to be released this Thursday (25th November,) by Hodder & Stoughton.

Diana’s life is perfectly to plan. She’s 29, up for a promotion to her dream job at Sotheby’s and she’s convinced that her surgeon boyfriend, Finn is about to propose on an upcoming holiday.

Then the virus hits New York and Finn not only has to work, but the hospital also needs him to stay.

He convinces her to go on vacation without him. She reluctantly agrees.

Once she is there, the world then shuts down and Diana is stranded.

Isolated and getting only intermittent news, Diana starts to examine everything that has got her here.

But not everything is as it seems.


Mercy by David Baldacci is book four in the Atlee Pine series. It’s due to be released on 25th November by Macmillan. It sounds right up my street.

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October’s Recent and Upcoming Releases

There are some great books that have been released or due to be released this month.

Here are five books I am particularly looking forward to reading or like the look of. Let me know in the comments what new releases you may read or have been enjoying.


Better off Dead is the latest Jack Reacher novel. Written by Lee Child and Andrew Child, it’s due to be released on 26th October by Bantam Press.

In this latest instalment, Reacher isn’t a man to back down from a problem.

On an Arizona road, a jeep has crashed.

Minutes after the crash, Reacher and Army veteran turned FBI agent, Michaela are heading to a nearby town in search of someone. To do this, Reacher is going to have to achieve the impossible.


Another release from Bantam Press is The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella.

I am so pleased that Sophie has a new book release. I have been so excited to read this one. Released on 14th October, this focuses on Effie.

Her parents are divorced and are selling the family home.

Her Dad and his new girlfriend are holding a house-cooling party prior to the sale and Effie is quite ceremoniously not invited.

Fine, she’s OK with that… until she remembers that there are things from that house she’ll have to go back for.

It’s a simple plan. Creep in during the party, get what she came for and leave. What could go wrong?

Well, an ex-boyfriend and finding out out family secrets for starters.


The Girl She Was Before is the upcoming release by Jess Kitching and is due to be released by Kingsley Publishing on 31st October.

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February Upcoming Book Releases

Michael Joseph

There has already been some great book releases already this year and we’ve only just made it through January.

With February approaching, I wanted to share some upcoming book releases that I am excited about.

The first book is from the fabulous Marian Keyes. Grownups is due to be released on 6th February and it sounds fantastic.

The basic premise is that the Caseys are glamorous. Three brothers, Johnny, Ed and Liam, their wives and kids. They spend a lot of time together. Birthdays, anniversaries and weekends away.

Things bubble under the surface though and secrets start to spill out. Each one of the adults eventually start to wonder whether it’s time to grow up.


Another novel due out on 6th February is Perfect Kill by Helen Fields. This is book six in the DI Callanach series.



Bert Campbell is alone in the dark with little chance of being found alive. He’s found himself locked inside a shipping container miles from his Edinburgh home.

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach separate cases soon collide and with many lives at stake, they face an impossible task but failure is not an option.


Staying in the same genre, Golden in Death is the latest novel from J.D. Robb (the pseudonym of Nora Roberts) and it’s the new novel in the Eve Dallas series.

When Kent Abner is found dead in his home, Detective Eve Dallas and her team have a real mystery on their hands.

Who would want to kill the baby doctor, model husband and father?

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October: Recent and Upcoming Releases

Bantam Press

I am excited to be writing about a whole load of new novels being released soon and there are some fantastic sounding titles in my list this week.

Coming out on 29th October is the latest Jack Reacher novel from Lee Child. It’s called Blue Moon.

Two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. They have not counted on Jack Reacher.

He is trained to notice things; like the elderly man sitting near him on the Greyhound bus with an envelope full of money and the other passenger hoping to get rich. He had not counted on Jack Reacher either.

I have to put my hands up and admit that I have not read a Jack Reacher novel but I may have to start as this sounds brilliant.

I saw the movie and didn’t hate it as I know a few people did. Are you a fan of Jack Reacher?

Let me know why and which book I should start with in the comments below.



From Lee Child to the Queen of crime novels. The latest novel from Martina Cole, No Mercy has been released this week.

This is another author I don’t know a lot about which is strange considering I love my crime novels but my Mum loved her books.

In No Mercy, Diana Davies has been head of the family business since her husband died. She’s a woman in a man’s world but no one would dare mess with her.

Her only son is about to enter the business and even though he a born criminal, this doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have to earn his mother’s trust along with everyone else.

His blind spot is his wife and three children. He has a painful truth to learn.


The Puzzle of You is the latest novel from author, Leah Mercer and is due to be released on 1st November and is a book that sounds totally up my alley.

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