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New books that I can’t wait to read in June

There a number of books set to be released in June that I am pretty excited about. I decided to share them with y’all to find out whether you have read/heard about them. So here goes…

Part of SilencePart of the Silence by Debbie Howells

When they find Evie Sherman, battered and left for dead in a maize field, the young woman has no recollection of who she is. After three days in a hospital bed, the fog in her head begins to lift, and she remembers two names: her own, and that of her three-year-old daughter, Angel. Evie is convinced that Angel is in grave danger. But the police can find no evidence of the girl’s existence.

As Evie’s grasp on reality slips away, she finds herself haunted by the same three-word warning, which she hears over and over: Trust no one. But whom is she being warned against? The police? The doctors and nurses? Or the mysterious figure who’s been watching her, who knows all her secrets, has a hidden agenda—and perhaps their own twisted version of reality.

I read Debbie Howell’s debut, Beauty of the End last year which I absolutely loved. I really like the sound of her new book.


4th MonkeyThe Fourth Monkey by J.D Barker

 For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. 
As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.
With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller. 

I first heard about this book from Renee (its book talk). I tried to get it from NetGalley but was unsuccessful. The second time I came across the book was on the Breathing Through Pages blog. It is here that I learned about submitting requests directly to the publisher/author and I finally got the book. Needless to say, my expectations about this one are quite high.


Lesley Welsh.pngThe Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women. 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 This book will be published by Bookouture (my favorite publisher). I like the sound of the book. Sad to hear that the author died last month though.


LiarLiar by K.L Slater

Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children alone, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. Life isn’t easy, but Judi’s family means everything to her and together, they manage. 

Then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t sure … there’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up.

Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children. 

The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.

I have read all books by K.L Slater. Blink is one of my favorite thrillers and I can’t wait to see what Liar has to offer.



Two SistersTwo Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. 

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

‘Z’ is all it read. Z  for Zac.

I recently read Wilkinson’s 10 birthdays which was an issue-based YA. I dint know that the author also writes other genres. I like the missing persons theme in thrillers so I can’t wait to see how this goes.


Unsub.pngUnsub by Meg Gardiner

Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.

The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.

Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.

Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?

I first heard about this book from Renee (It’s Book Talk). After reading the description, I just knew that I had to get it. The title reminds me of one of my favorite TV shows, criminal minds where I first heard the term being used.


A Daughter's CourageA Mother’s Courage by Renita D’Silva

When a passionate love affair threatens to leave Lucyin disgrace, she chooses a respectable marriage over a life of shame. With her husband, coffee plantation owner James, she travels to her new home in India, leaving her troubled past behind her. 

Everything in India is new to Lucy, from the jewel-coloured fabrics to the exotic spices. When her path crosses that of Gowri, a young woman who tends the temple on the plantation’s edge, Lucy is curious to find out more about her, and the events that lead her to live in isolation from her family… 

Now. With her career in shatters and her heart broken by the man she thought was her future, Kayva flees from bustling Mumbai to her hometown. A crumbling temple has been discovered in a village nearby, along with letters detailing its tragic history – desperate pleas from a young woman called Gowri. 

As Kavya learns of Gowri and Lucy’s painful story, she begins to understand the terrible sacrifices that were made and the decision the two women took that changed their lives forever. Can the secrets of the past help Kavya to rebuild her life? 

This book will be published on the last day of May so it is not really a June release. However, I will read it in June so it still makes the list. I love books set in India. I also like the time period that the story is set in(1929). Looking forward to reading this one.

So, have you already read any of these books? Are any of them on your June TBR? Let me know if there are any June releases that you are excited about.

Happy Friday!


27 comments on “New books that I can’t wait to read in June

  1. fictionbookdude
    May 19, 2017

    Glad you got the #4MK!

    • Diana
      May 19, 2017

      Yes I did. Thank you so much for your assistance. The request through the author’s page(that link you gave me) is how I got it.

  2. Renee (Itsbooktalk)
    May 19, 2017

    Good haul Diana! I have The Fourth Monkey and Unsub, can’t wait to read both of those:)

    • Diana
      May 19, 2017

      Thanks for recommending the two books. They both sound great. I hope that we will both like them 🙂

  3. Liar, Two Sisters, The Serial Killer’s Daughter are so on my list!!! And I love the sound of Part of the Silence, a title like this with such a strong color, wow!

    • Diana
      May 19, 2017

      Bookouture are on a roll. Quite a number of interesting releases for June. I am even scared of checking their social media pages because of all their awesome new publications. I hope all the three will be wonderful reads for us:-)

  4. mikaela
    May 19, 2017

    I got an e-ARC of Unsub, and I’m hoping to read it soon! I have The Fourth Monkey on my list as well! 😁 It sounds so good!

    • Diana
      May 20, 2017

      Those two books seem to be quite popular.I hope you’ll enjoy UnSub and 4th monkey if you decide to read it.

  5. Esther
    May 19, 2017

    Hey Dee,those are awesome books on your TBR list! How can I get them? Psychological thrillers are “unputdownable “😚

    • Diana
      May 20, 2017

      Hey Esther,,psychological thrillers are my favourite genre 🙂 Are you on Netgalley?I get all my advance copies from there.If you are not on there,just google the site.Join,register and request for books.All the best 🙂

  6. Bookouture just keep publishing brilliant novel after brilliant novel, don’t they? I definitely want to read Liar, and The Serial Killer’s Daughter. Two Sisters sounds great too. I hope you enjoy all the books you read in the coming months 🙂

    • Diana
      May 20, 2017

      Yeah,bookouture doesn’t dissapoint.I’m even scared of looking at their lost because my Netgalley is out of control but they do have so many wonderful titles.Thank you 🙂

  7. I’m about 1/2 way through Unsub and I’m really enjoying it!😊

    • Diana
      May 20, 2017

      Oh wow.Glad to hear that.Looking forward to your review.Can’t wait to read the book already 🙂

  8. Annie
    May 20, 2017

    JUst requested Unsub…looks toogreat to let it pass! We need to discuss that and 4th monkey!

    • Diana
      May 20, 2017

      Yay,I know you’ll get it.You already hsve 4th Monkey?They both sound great so I look forward to discussing them with you.

  9. faithrivens
    May 21, 2017

    These look like great books, Diana! Hope you enjoy them 🙂

  10. As usual, I love your entire list. I only have The Fourth Monkey and can’t wait to read it.. I have high expectations :-). Happy reading Diana!

    • Diana
      May 22, 2017

      4th Monkey does sound really great. I also have very high expectations on that one. I have only read one review so far and it sounds like a great read so I hope that we will both enjoy it. Thanks Inge and Happy reading to you too 🙂

  11. Laila@BigReadingLife
    May 23, 2017

    Is it bad that most of these look too creepy/scary for me to read? Ha ha! I’m a wimp! You are clearly made of stronger stuff than I am, at least in reading. I hope you enjoy them! I don’t really plan my reading month to month – a lot depends on what holds come in when at my library. I know I’ll be reading the second in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, The Drawing of the Three. We’ll see what else I get into!

    • Diana
      May 31, 2017

      I get what you mean Laila. I think I’d say the same thing about horror. Its a genre that I am too terrified to try out but thrillers are rarely that scary for me. I have only read one book by Stephen King, 11/23/63 but I hope to read Carrie soon. Enjoy all your June reads:-)

  12. Lots of interesting sounding thrillers on this list. I hope they give you the right amount of gloriously dark trepidation. Happy reading!

    • Diana
      May 31, 2017

      haha I hope so too. Thanks Alicia 🙂

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