With the not-so-distant smell of spring in the air, we said goodbye to January and welcomed February in with open arms. Thanks to bursts of sunshine and longer days, we’ve been given more time to escape with some excellent books!
This month you can join Detective DD Warren in a race against time to save a young girl’s life, delve into a dark past full of family secrets in the second novel from the author of Dear Amy, and follow Orphan X on a new high octane adventure.
Alongside these cracking new reads, February is also full of brilliant paperback releases – perfect for the reader on the go!
Which will you be picking up?
The best books out in February:
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner
In this nail-biting, shocking new thriller, Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl’s life – or bring her to justice. Brilliantly plotted and gripping from the very first page, this is a fantastic page turner that you’ll struggle to put down. Find out more about Lisa Gardner’s series protagonist here.
Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan
We all know our parents hide things from us from time to time, but who knew the consequences could be quite so drastic – or deadly? Tense, twisty, and packed filled with – you guessed it – lies, we just can’t stop talking about this book from the author of Dear Amy. Read the first chapter here.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Fans of The Dry will have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever – and they won’t be disappointed, because Jane Harper’s follow up is as suspenseful as they come. This impressive second novel has you torn between racing to find out what happens and wanting to savour every chapter. We devoured it.
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
The third high-octane, action-packed Orphax X thriller hits the shelves this month and sees Evan Smoak taking on an assignment from his old mentor. It’s up to him to protect the Orphan programme’s last recruit – and stay alive while he uncovers the dark secrets that have been kept hidden all this time. Prepare for a roller coaster ride. Read the first chapter here.
The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Dr Ruth Galloway finds herself travelling to Italy to investigate ancient bones that spark a very modern murder in Elly Griffiths’ latest crime novel. Well-crafted, with a glorious setting and wonderful characters, this book is wonderfully charming – and if you’re yet to discover the series you’re in for a treat.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Stuart Turton’s debut mystery is brilliantly original and totally mind-boggling, like Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie, with shades of Jonathan Creek. It’s utterly unique and an absolute delight to read – and it’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to unlock the secrets of Blackheath.
The pick of the paperbacks
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.
There you have it – our pick of the best books out in February! Which will you be picking up?