Friday Finds # ARCs 2016 Wrap up

Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat This is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.

I don’t intend on adding any more  ARCs  to my bookshelf this year so this is likely to be my final FF post for 2016 unless I go on a book buying spree or get some book gifts. Anyway, here are five books that I have acquired from NetGalley recently.

husband-stranger My Husband the Stranger by Rebecca Done

A tragic accident.  A terrible injury.
And in a moment, the man you fell in love with is transformed into a total stranger.How would you cope? What would you do? Would you be strong enough to stay?
But what if you found out that it wasn’t an accident at all…?

 I liked Rebecca’s debut novel, This Secret We’re Keeping and that is why I decided to get her second book.


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Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them…

Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.


lies.jpgLies by TM Logan


When Joe Lynch sees his wife enter an underground car park in the middle of the day, he’s intrigued enough to follow her down.

And when he sees her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he naturally goes to her defence – and doesn’t for a minute believe the accusations Ben makes against her.It’s pure misfortune that, just as the clash becomes violent and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s son has an asthma attack, and Joe has to take him to safety. It’s just that, when Joe comes back to check Ben’s OK, he’s disappeared. And that’s when Joe receives the first message …


creekIf the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She’s been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy’s wife.



house-of-silenceHouse of Silence by Sarah Barthel

Oak Park, Illinois, 1875. Isabelle Larkin’ s future like that of every young woman hinges upon her choice of husband. She delights her mother by becoming engaged to Gregory Gallagher, who is charismatic, politically ambitious, and publicly devoted. But Isabelle s visions of a happy, profitable match come to a halt when she witnesses her fiance commit a horrific crime and no one believes her.
Gregory denies all, and Isabelle s mother insists she marry as planned rather than drag them into scandal. Fearing for her life, Isabelle can think of only one escape: she feigns a mental breakdown that renders her mute, and is brought to Bellevue sanitarium. There she finds a friend in fellow patient Mary Todd Lincoln, committed after her husband s assassination.In this unlikely refuge, the women become allies, even as Isabelle maintains a veneer of madness for her own protection. But sooner or later, she must reclaim her voice. And if she uses it to expose the truth, Isabelle risks far more than she could ever imagine.

I received this copy book from the publisher. It is not a genre that I read (historical fiction) but I really liked the blurb.

Pending Requests on NetGalley

I have 6 pending requests on NetGalley. Out of the six, there are three books that I really hope I will get although I know that chances of getting approved are slim because of the popularity of the titles/authors. Still, a girl can dream.

break-donwThe Break Down by B.A Paris

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she’s been forgetting everything. Where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby. What she can’t forget is the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving and the feeling that someone’s watching her…

Behind Closed Doors by B. A Paris has been nominated as one of the best thrillers of 2016. I read the book back in 2016 and recently reread the final chapter. I was so excited to see that the author has a second book. I hope that my request will be approved because it will take quite a while before the book is available here.


marsh-kingThe Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

I was born two years into my mother’s captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been a lot different. I wouldn’t have adored my father.’

When notorious child abductor – known as the Marsh King – escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger.

No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve – or that her father raised her to be a killer.And they don’t know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone… except, perhaps his own daughter.


trayvonn-martinRest in Power by Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin

On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a soda in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life. The watchman was briefly detained by the police and released. Trayvon’s father tried to get answers from the police but was shut down and ignored. Trayvon’s mother was paralyzed by the news of her son’s death and lost in mourning, unable to leave her room for days. But in a matter of weeks, their son’s name would be spoken by President Obama, honored by professional athletes, and passionately discussed all over traditional and social media. And at the head of a growing nationwide campaign for justice were Trayvon’s parents, who—driven by their intense love for their lost son—discovered their voices, gathered allies, and launched a movement that would change the country. But who was Trayvon Martin, before he became, in death, an icon? And how did one black child’s death on a dark, rainy street in a small Florida town become the match that lit a civil rights crusade?


Okay so this is it for this year, no more requests…yeah, I hope so anyway but will see.



Have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Have you read any of the books on my list? Let me know.

Happy Friday!

18 thoughts on “Friday Finds # ARCs 2016 Wrap up

  1. I’ve added too many books from net galley lately so between the that and the library additions I’m not sure how I’ll ever whittle it down! Some of my top picks from net galley are My Not So Perfect Life, The 4th Man, The Cutaway and Fatal.

    1. NetGalley is so tempting.Now I’m curious about your top picks.I’ll wait for your reviews though.I have 11 books on my NetGalley shelf and I haven’t visited the library in months.I hope the ban will help me regulate my requests next year :-)All the best with your TBR.Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. I’m on a TBR ban so NOTHING is getting added to my TBR/bookshelf unless I take something off! I want to get it down to less than 10 books! (I currently have 27 so I’m slowly getting there)! I haven’t read any of the books on your list, so I’ll be eager to see why you have to say about them when you read them! 😀

    1. I like your strategy.I think I’ll adopt that so as to get through my TBR without adding more books.I don’t even know how many books I have on my TBR in total.How do you keep track of yours?All the best with the 27 and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  3. They all sound PERFECT. I’m also pending your first two haha Marsh King and BA Paris…

    If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss! I got this one too ^^

    We have such similar tastes…

    1. We do,even in TV Shows ❤

      Crossing my fingers that you'll get Marsh King.I just got an email saying that I didn't.Something to do with not being in UK.I hope I'll get the BA Paris.Creek looks and sounds interesting.I hope we will both like it.Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  4. I just started Friday Finds on my blog too! Love this feature…but terrible for my TBR pile. Netgalley is killing me the past few weeks; SO MANY GOOD BOOKS ON THEIR WAY! I just got approved for Lies so I can’t wait to check that one out. Great picks!

    1. I totally get what you mean about the TBR.Its so hard to resist NetGalley.I keep trying to reduce my requests so as to focus on my TBR but they always have such great books.I hope that you will enjoy Lies,it does sound interesting.

      Welcome to Friday Finds,I’ll be checking out your posts.Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Oh damn, Rest in Power would be an interesting read. Hope it has some interesting insights on the phenomenon that ravaged the world. You also have some really intriguing thrillers in there as well. Happy reading! 😀

    – Lashaan

    1. Thank you.I saw the Trayvon Martin case on the news when it happened but didn’t get to follow the case.I hope that I’ll get approved.Happy reading and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  6. These sound all SO good! I wasn’t going to request any new Netgalley titles anymore this year, but these are without doubt very tempting. And now is the big question: to request or not to request? 😉 I hope you will enjoy your new reads and enjoy your weekend!

      1. I know! I don’t want to request new titles because I’m so close to finally getting to 80% again, but it’s HARD. Have a great week!

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