What Am I Reading This Week – January 12, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

I have been reading a lot of thrillers lately, and this week is no different. Next week I will have a fantasy in the mix, and I have a feeling I will need the break it will provide. But on to this week…

It feels like I have had Greenwich Park’s ARC forever, and I have been looking forward to it all that time. It’s Katherine Faulkner’s debut novel, and I do enjoy trying new authors 😊 It’s also fared well in early reviews, which is always promising.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2022
A twisty, whip-smart debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets. Helen’s idyllic life—handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way (after years of trying)—begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn’t seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little interest in parenthood. Still, Helen is drawn to her. Maybe Rachel just needs a friend. And to be honest, Helen’s a bit lonely herself. At least Rachel is fun to be with. She makes Helen laugh, invites her confidences, and distracts her from her fears. But her increasingly erratic behavior is unsettling. And Helen’s not the only one who’s noticed. Her friends and family begin to suspect that her strange new friend may be linked to their shared history in unexpected ways. When Rachel threatens to expose a past crime that could destroy all of their lives, it becomes clear that there are more than a few secrets laying beneath the broad-leaved trees and warm lamplight of Greenwich Park.

The Fields by Erin Young was action-packed and complex, and I enjoyed every minute of it. There was not any time to get bored in this thriller. I believe this one is also a debut novel.

  • Genre: Crime Thriller
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Flat Iron Books
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2022
A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don’t stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture. When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations for the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, arrives on the scene, an already horrific crime becomes personal when she discovers the victim was a childhood friend, connected to a dark past she thought she’d left behind. The investigation grows complicated as more victims are found. Drawn deeper in, Riley soon discovers implications far beyond her Midwest town.

I always enjoy Joanna Schaffhausen mystery thrillers, so I’m looking forward to Last Seen Alive. I’m even attending an online author event the week it comes out. So exciting. I’ll be attending a lot of virtual events this month, and I’m going to post the details in Sunday’s Post.

  • Genre: Crime Thriller
  • Pages: 310 Pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Boston detective Ellery Hathaway met FBI agent Reed Markham when he pried open a serial killer’s closet to rescue her. Years on, their relationship remains defined by that moment and by Francis Coben’s horrific crimes. To free herself from Coben’s legacy, Ellery had to walk away from Reed, too. But Coben is not letting go so easily. He has an impossible proposition: Coben will finally give up the location of the remaining bodies, on one condition—Reed must bring him Ellery. Now the families of the missing victims are crying out for justice that only Ellery can deliver. The media hungers for a sequel and Coben is their camera-ready star. He claims he is sorry and wants to make amends. But Ellery is the one living person who has seen the monster behind the mask and she doesn’t believe he can be redeemed. Not after everything he’s done. Not after what she’s been through. And certainly not after a fresh body turns up with Coben’s signature all over it.

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21 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – January 12, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve read a thriller but you always seem to be reading such interesting ones! The Fields sounds so good! 😍 I just might have to add that to my TBR. Happy reading, Tessa!

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      1. Oh, I’m so glad you liked it. I’ve played with the flour brands, the sweeteners, and the seasonings. All make a difference. If you like to play in the kitchen like I do, I hope you find the combo your family prefers the most.

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  2. I’ve heard good things about Greenwich Park. The others sound good too, and I the cover of The Fields is wonderfully dramatic! I’ll be looking forward to your reviews.

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  3. These all look good. I hope you enjoy them. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your author events too!

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    1. One of the ones this week is with Elle Cosimano. Did you happen to receive that invite to? I think you read the ARC of the first book, didn’t you? Or am I misremembering?

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  4. I’ve been really in the mood for a psychological thriller recently, so I’ll definitely be checking out Greenwich Park! Enjoy your virtual bookish events too, they sound very exciting. Fingers crossed they continue, as I’ve been able to attend so many more than when such events were in-person only! 📚❤️ X x x

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    1. It is a very good psychological thriller. Definitely, a good candidate if you are in the mood for one. And I just finished a virtual event with Elle Cosimano and loved it! Finlay Donovan is Killing by her is one of my favorite books❤️

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