My Current TBR + Anticipated Releases

May 23, 2021

 

My Current To-Be-Read List

1. The Last Flight by Julie Clark - This one has been on my list for so long. It was recommended by someone in a virtual book club that I am part of!

Summary from the back of the book: Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns bright and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move.

What he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision.

The two women switch tickets, with Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico crashes, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.



2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell - I have always loved Lisa Jewell novels so I am excited to pick up one of her latest releases!

Summary from the back of the book: In the windswept British seaside town of Ridinghouse Bay, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on a beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.
Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, newlywed Lily Monrose grows anxious when her husband fails to return home from work one night. Soon, she receives even worse news: according to the police, the man she married never even existed.
Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty Ross are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. The annual trip to Ridinghouse Bay is uneventful until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just because he’s a protective older brother.
Who is the man on the beach? Where is Lily’s missing husband? And whatever happened to the man who made such a lasting and disturbing impression on Gray?


3. The Missing by Kiersten Modglin - I honestly cannot remember how this came to be on my TBR, I'm guessing it's a booktok or bookstagram find, but I am excited about it!

Summary from the back of the book: When five strangers are abandoned on an island without any idea where they are or whom to trust, their nightmarish new reality begins to unfold.
Someone is lying.
Someone is hiding a terrible secret.
They'd all do anything to get home... Wouldn't they?
As the group struggles to uncover the truth about their mysterious whereabouts, only one thing is certain: every choice they make on the island will affect the others.
And when they uncover a strange note with a chilling revelation, the group begins to question everything they thought they knew. If they want to make it off the island alive, they'll have to discover who brought them there and why...before it's too late.


4. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing - Another one that has been on my list for way too long, I have even tried to start this book but the I remember getting kind of bored. Well, I recently re-read the plot and am determined to read it now because it sounds so intriguing!

Summary from the back of the book: Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.
We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive.
Ours just happens to be getting away with murder


5. Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan - This book was recommended by one of my favorite bookstagram accounts @crimebythebook, check out her amazing page!

Summary from the back of the book:  Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fianc√©. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a big mid-life crisis. To Jade, his suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match with her Caribbean roots.
  Her private life - A savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his ubiquitous security cameras. As the police investigate the crime and Greg’s frustration and rage grows, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. And whether they are coming back.
  Her secret life - As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret.  The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade if he were dead than alive.


6. Am I Guilty by Jackie Kabler - I found this read by browsing the kindle unlimited section and the plot drew me in immediately!

Summary from the back of the book: One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career, and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me. 

They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family, people I trust.
But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the truth comes out…?



Anticipated Releases


1. The Maidens by Alex Michaelides - release date: 6/15/2021
 
2. Hostage by Clare Mackintosh - release date: 6/22/2021

3. 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard - release date: 8/17/2021


What's on your current TBR list!?


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