Books to put on your radar for 2019

Quercus books 2019

New launches from Quercus 

Last week I made my way to Quercus HQ and was lucky enough to have a preview of some of the books they have launching towards the end of this year and the beginning of 2019. After browsing some of the book displays, I found myself drawn to a variety of them – from gripping thrillers to cosy romances – that I can’t wait to read over the next few months.

So today I thought I would share with you what I picked up and why!

The Dollmaker Nina Allan

The Dollmaker – Nina Allan

Not gonna lie, I mad a beeline for this one after seeing it on the Quercus Instagram and I’ve already started reading it! First impressions are that it’s growing on me and I’m excited to see how the story develops. The combination of Andrew’s narrative, letters from his love interest Bramber and Ewa’s fairytales makes for an interesting read. This is out in April 2019, so we’ve got quite a wait until it’s available!

Our Child of the Stars Stephen Cox

Our Child of the Stars – Stephen Cox

I was definitely drawn to this one because of the cover, and when I learnt it was a story about a mysterious meteor crash and an orphan alien I just knew I had to read it. I’m hoping it will give me ET and Stranger Things vibes and I’ll probably read this one next. If you’re intrigued, it’s out next month.

The Flatshare proof copy

The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary

I love the concept of this book – it’s about two people who share a room, one working night shifts and one working day shifts so they never meet – and I can totally see it being made into a film in the future! It’s not out until May next year, so I’m really excited to have a proof copy that I can enjoy so early.

Dirty Little Secrets Jo Spain

Dirty Little Secrets – Jo Spain

Neighbours, secrets and a dead body that hasn’t been disturbed for three months, what more could you want from a gritty thriller? I can’t wait to get stuck into this one and find out exactly what each neighbour is hiding and how Olive Collins ended up dead. This is out in February 2019, so not too far off. 

Village of the Lost Girls Augustin Martinez

Village of the Lost Girls – Augustin Martinez

Another thriller, this is about two schoolgirls who go missing and the return of one five years later. I can’t wait to see how this story develops and discover what actually happened to the girls when they went missing. This is out in late January next year. 

Beautiful Bad Annie Ward

Beautiful Bad – Annie Ward

This is another thriller about a beautiful home and the secrets it hides. I’m interested to see how it explores the history of this couple’s life together and how it impacts their son. This is out in March 2019, so we’ve got a bit of a wait until it officially launches. 

The Stranger Diaries Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths

Finally, we have The Stranger Diaries. It’s about a woman who confides in a journal about the death of her colleague and mysteriously finds someone is replying to her entries. I love the concept of this, so I can’t wait to get stuck in. It’s out in November for those of you also intrigued.