TBR Thursday 14…

Episode 14


Woo-hoo! Dropped to 101 this week! This new iron self-control thing is finally working…but how long will it last? Depends on how many irresistible new books come out, I suppose. And here’s a few I’ve already got on pre-order…

The ‘must read on publication day if not before’ list:

Missing You

A new standalone by Harlan Coben is always a must. Not great literature, maybe, but usually great fun! Publication due 10th April 2014…

It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her.  But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.


good working class stockOne for UK political nerds only, I feel…so should suit me just fine! Publication of this book has been delayed so many times, but hopefully the new date of 1st May 2014 will stick…

Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains as passionate and committed to the causes he champions as on the first day he entered the House of Commons back in 1970. In an age of growing cynicism about politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is renowned as a brightly burning beacon of principle. He has watched Prime Ministers come and go—Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown—and yet remains uncorrupted by patronage and compromise.


the facts of life and deathBelinda Bauer’s Rubbernecker was one of the best crime books of last year, so this one is eagerly anticipated. Publication due 27th March 2014.

Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch – in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder.

Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of divorce.

Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close. As long as the killer doesn’t catch her first…


gallowglassFerris’ last book Pilgrim Soul took the Douglas Brodie series to a whole new level – will he be able to maintain that standard? Post-war period Glasgow noir. Publication due 3rd April 2014…

A brief editorial describes the tragic death of their chief crime reporter Douglas Brodie and staunchly defends him against the unproven charge of murder. It’s a brave stance to take, given the weight of evidence. The case is watertight: the bullet comes from Brodie’s revolver, the banker’s wife denies knowing Brodie, and Brodie’s pockets are stuffed with ransom notes. Samantha Campbell deploys all her advocacy skills to no avail. It looks like her lover is for the long drop. But in an apparent act of desperation—or guilt—Brodie cheats justice by committing suicide in his prison cell. Is this the sordid end for a distinguished ex-copper, decorated soldier, and man of parts?(Bet it’s not!)


All blurbs are taken from Goodreads.

Any of these appeal to you? What other soon-to-be-releaseds are you eagerly awaiting?

38 thoughts on “TBR Thursday 14…

  1. The professor is drowning in the TBR, so I’m not eagerly awaiting any book. However, the third book really appeals. Sounds like a Dekker novel. The guy on the second book looks like Kirk Douglas, I think.

    Is the first novel a dark romance?

  2. FictionFan – I’d break the TBR rule for Bauer’s new novel too. She’s so very talented isn’t she? And congratulations on reducing your list. It’s a tribute to your discipline I’d say.

    • The Skinner has been delayed by over a year so far, and I believe they had to get a journalist in to help him write it in the end…

      Yes, Ferris is very good – hope he can keep it up.

  3. Whenever you see anything by Kevin Barry (City of Bohane, Dark Lies the Island, There are Little Kingdoms) on the soon-to-be-published list, sign up. That’s my recommendation.

    • Well, you picked the right time to make a recommendation since I’m absolutely loving Revolutionary Road – hence your reputation as a recommender is very high at present! 😉

      Think I’ll maybe try some of the short stories, so I’ve added Dark Lies the Island to my TBR pile. Thanks, Matt!

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