The Upcoming Gripping Book Releases Everyone Will Be Talking About This Year

We all know it feels good to discover a great book before everyone is talking about it, so it’s always helpful to stay in the loop when it comes to new releases. To keep track of the new books we think you’re going to love, we listed eight upcoming releases we can’t wait to get our noses into in the next couple of months…

1. Marked for Death by Tony Kent – 7th February 2019

A thrilling follow-up to Killer Intent, one of 2018’s hottest debuts, Marked for Death follows both Detective Chief Inspector Joelle Levy and news reporter Sarah Truman as they investigate an unusual case in their own ways. Who of them will unravel the grisly crucifixion of a retired Lord Chief Justice and what effect does the investigation have on their personal life?

2. Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley – 14th February 2019

The lives of two couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death, as the loss sees them warp their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness. If you haven’t read Tessa Hadley yet, this is the perfect book to start.

3. The Pull of the River by Matt Gaw – 21st February 2019

In this book, two foolhardy explorers do what we would all love to do: they turn their world upside down and seek adventure on their very own doorstep. This book will teach you that it is possible to get lost while knowing exactly where you are, and is a beautifully written exploration of nature, place and friendship, as well as an ode to the great art of the adventure.

4. The Snakes by Sadie Jones – 7th March 2019

The Snakes tells the all-consuming, devastating story of a family whose worst sins come back to bite them when they reunite in France. Nothing is as it seems and when tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, the family is stripped back to its rotten core in the aftermath…

5. Freefall by Jessica Barry – 7th March 2019

Surviving the plane crash is only the beginning for Allison as the life that she’s built for herself has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing and presumed dead. Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another – before it’s too late…

6. Under the Rock by Benjamin Myers – 25th April 2019

Carved from the land above Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire, Scout Rock is a steep crag overlooking wooded slopes and weed-tangled plateaus. To many it is unremarkable; to others it is a doomed place where 18th-century thieves hid out, where the town tip once sat and where people leapt to their deaths. Into this beautiful, dark and complex landscape steps Benjamin Myers, asking: are unremarkable places made remarkable by the minds that map them? The result is a lyrical and unflinching investigation into nature, literature, history, memory and the meaning of place in modern Britain.

7. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon – 9th May 2019

This is the major new novel from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, in which a newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash and grows up in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. What follows is a wild, emotional adventure of a novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times and in which the members of a shattered family journey towards a place called home.

8. Frankissstein. A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson – 23rd May 2019

Frankissstein is an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire, told through a number of complex characters and storylines – including a young transgender doctor in Brexit Britain, who falls in love with a celebrated professor leading the public debate around Artificial Intelligence. It raises the question of what will happen when homo sapiens are no longer the smartest being on the planet and shows us that we are much closer to that future than we realise….