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Books from Three of My “Must Read” Authors Among July New Releases

The Secret She Keeps Among July's Mystery and ThrillerrNew Releases

Books on My Reading Radar – July 2017 New Releases!


It looks like I really need to get moving on reading those books I have planned to read in July. I need to get reading because, three of the books that are on my reading radar for the second half of 2017, are set to be released in July!!

Each of the books just happens to be from one of my “must-read” authors!  Here they are……

July 11 New Releases

Last Breath - Karin SlaughterLast Breath Karin Slaughter


This  novella is a prequel to Slaughter’s book The Good Daughter set to be released in August. It is set thirteen years prior to the actions in The Good Daughter and introduces the reader to the book’s main character Charlie Quinn.

From one of my favorite authors…from Amazonn:

At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn’s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home—and after that shocking night, Charlie’s world was never the same.

Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.

But honor-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told? Read More

You can still get this book for  99 cents from Amazon…..

The Secret She KeepsMichael Robotham

I big fan am of Joe O’Laughlin series from Michael Robotham. This sounds like another great read..

in the bestselling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally bestselling author whom Stephen King called “an absolute master” of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: how far would you go to create the perfect family?

Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog—posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls.

When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever… Read More

July 25th New Release

Paradise Valley - C J BoxParadise ValleyC.J. Box


I am also a big fan of C.J.Box’s Joe Pickett series. Paradise Valley is part of another series that is now dubbed the Highway Quartet. Back Of Beyond, The Highway and Badlands. It appears that Paradise Valley is the end of this quartet of books.

From Amazon:

She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.

For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him…once.

Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff’s department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle’s grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle’s disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life? Read More

Bye – I’m Off to Read!

Well. I need to end now and get reading! I have a lot to read if I want to get to these books in either July or August!!