January’s Hottest New Releases 2016
If you’re suffering from the January blues, we’ve got the perfect cure for you: an absolutely spectacular crop of new releases heading our way this month. Your biggest struggle will be choosing which to read first!
From best-loved authors to exciting new debuts, there’s something here for everyone – whether you’re looking for a comforting favourite or want to try something completely new. Psychological suspense, police procedurals, Tartan Noir, race-against-time thrillers… The choice is yours.
January’s Hottest New Releases
The Widow by Fiona Barton – 14th January
From the publisher that brought you The Girl on the Train, buzz is building for this book that centres on how well we really know our partners. A loving husband or a heartless killer… She’d know, wouldn’t she?
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle – 14th January
An absorbing story of a man who has lied all his life – the perfect unreliable narrator. Suspenseful and gripping, it’s already making waves with some famous fans including Lee Child. This is definitely one to watch out for.
Fever City by Tim Baker – 21st January
Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. A tale of dark powers, corruption and conspiracy ensues featuring a cast of brilliantly complex and flawed characters.
Highbridge by Phil Redmond – 14th January
From the writer and creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, this story follows two brothers and the different paths they take to try to bring the killer of their younger sister to justice. With a thrilling plot and compelling characters, it’s perfect for fans of ITV’s Broadchurch.
Coffin Road by Peter May – 14th January
Peter May brings murder back to the Outer Hebrides in Coffin Road, a novel which follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth – and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. This one will hook you in from the start.
The Witness by Simon Kernick – 28th January
Simon Kernick is treating us to another gripping race-against-time thriller this month, and we promise you won’t be able to put it down. After seeing her lover – an MI5 informant – being murdered, Jane Kinnear finds herself in danger and is taken to a safe-house. But the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding.
After You Die by Eva Dolan – 14th January
After You Die, the third book in the brilliant Zigic & Ferreira series, sees the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit investigate two deaths: those of a mother and her severely disabled teenage daughter. Hard-hitting, tightly plotted and beautifully written, Eva Dolan has given us yet another incredible read.
NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson & Marshall Karp – 14th January
James Patterson has the perfect remedy for the post-Christmas lull – a sensational new thriller. In a hunt that takes Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan’s criminal underworld, they have to find the cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.
In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride – 14th January
The latest instalment of Stuart MacBride’s Logan McRae series promises to be an absolutely stellar read. This brutal, vivid, gritty, tale sees McRae’s missing persons investigation lead to the discovery of a body in the woods – naked, with its hands tied behind its back and a bin bag duct-taped over its head.
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews – 28th January
From CIA veteran and Edgar Award-winning author Jason Matthews comes this addictive new novel about star-crossed Russian agent Dominika Egorova and the CIA’s Nate Nash. There are few people better positioned to write about the world of espionage, intelligence and counterterrorism, so this is one not to miss.
Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz – 14th January
If you’re a fan of dark psychological thrillers then Ashley Bell is the perfect book for you. When Bibi Bell escapes death, an enigmatic woman convinces her that she’s destined to save someone else – Ashley Bell. But who is Ashley Bell? And what does she need saving from? Packed full of suspense, this one will stay with you long after you’ve finished it.
The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home – 14th January
In this, the second novel in Mark Douglas-Home’s Sea Detective series, we encounter a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried. Well-crafted with believable characters and beautiful descriptions, this is a classic whodunit that will leave you desperate for more.
Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre – 28th January
Chris Brookmyre’s new novel sees maverick reporter Jack Parlabane tasked with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow. A chilling psychological thriller packed with twists, Black Widow will leave you guessing until the very end.
The Pick of the Paperbacks
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.
What are you most looking forward to reading? Let us know in the comments below!