Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019


This week’s installment of Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019! There are so many books I am looking forward to in 2019 that it was really hard to narrow it down to 10. I chose to focus more on crime fiction/thriller releases happening in the first 4 months of 2019.

An Anonymous Girl

1. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen {01.08.2019; St. Martin’s Press}: Out today! I already got my grubby little hands on a copy, decided to put this one aside to wait for my favorite book club to read it next month!

the au pair

2. THE AU PAIR by Emma Rous {01.08.2019; Berkeley Books}: Also out today! This is actually the first book that I’ve ever pre-ordered. I have seen so many great early reviews for this book and once Criminally Good selected it for the January pick, I knew I needed to get my copy ASAP. If we’re being honest, I probably won’t read it until closer to the end of the month because I’m the worst at remembering details for discussions when I read too early!

The Bone Keeper

3. THE BONE KEEPER by Luca Veste {02.05.2019; Sourcebooks}: I know this book is already out in the UK because I’ve been eyeing it on Book Depository for months, but I’m going to include it here to celebrate the US release! I just saw that they changed the cover for the US edition and I don’t think I love it as much…now to decide which one to order!

the hiding place

4. THE HIDING PLACE by C.J. Tudor {02.05.2019; Crown Publishing}: I adored Tudor’s debut release, THE CHALK MAN, so I can’t wait to see what she has in store with her latest book! I’m hoping it comes up as a Book of the Month selection, but if not it’ll be a must buy book regardless!

the hunting party

5. THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley {02.12.2019; William Morrow}: Can we take a moment to appreciate this cover? The US ARCs had a different cover (that I loved) than what they chose for the final version, which now means I must fangirl for the UK cover instead. I love how striking the yellow is on this book! I also am living for the Agatha Christie vibes that the synopsis has happening.

my lovely wife

6. MY LOVELY WIFE by Samantha Downing {03.26.2019; Berkely Books}: The synopsis had me at Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith. No need to say more, simply sign me up! I’ll actually be on the blog tour for this book as well, so if I wasn’t excited enough already, the anticipation of starting this book is through the roof!

the last

7. THE LAST by Hanna Jameson {04.09.2019; Atria Books}: This book is getting so much buzz lately and I can’t wait to jump on the hype train with everyone else! Luca Veste’s praise for the book is probably what sold me on knowing I needed to read this book when he said that it’s Stephen King meets Agatha Christie. That’s basically a dream combination in my perfect book world!

call me star girl

8. CALL ME STAR GIRL by Louise Beech {04.18.2019; Orenda Boooks}: Louise Beech blew me away with her 2018 release, THE LION TAMER WHO LOST. When I heard she was writing a thriller I knew whatever masterpiece she was coming up with would be on my TBR. I’m incredibly lucky to already have a copy of this gorgeous book and I can’t wait to start!

i know who you are

9. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Alice Feeney {04.23.2019; Flatiron Books}: Alice Feeney instantly got added to my auto-buy author list after I read SOMETIMES I LIE. The synopsis for this book sounds absolutely brilliant!

little darlings

10. LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding {04.30.2019; Crooked Lane Books}: This book is inspired by fairy tales, which is something I have never read in a thriller before. We’re talking babies replaced with “creatures”. Sign me up!

Are any of these making your most anticipated reads list?

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