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Two very diverse new thrillers to share this time, in…
Mailbox Monday

This one was sent across by the lovely Vicky at Aria Fiction / Head of Zeus.

Definitely tissues at the read for this emotional and emotionally disturbing sounding storyline!

THE HEART KEEPER  by ALEX DAHL

Cover image of the book 'The Heart Keeper' by author Alex DahlHow far would you go to get your daughter back?

It’s been twelve months since Alison Miller-Juul’s world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, drowned. Twelve months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it’s still only the vodka and pills that seem to work.

Alison no longer cares about anything. She can’t smile at her step-son, she can’t answer her friends’ texts, she can’t even look at her husband. All Alison wants is Amalie back.

Then she learns that the girl who received her daughter’s heart lives just a few streets away. Unlike Amalie, this girl has a future. She’s alive because Amalie’s heart beats for her. And in the darkest recess of Alison’s brain, an idea begins to take shape…

The lovely Katie from Little Bird Publicity, has also added to my toppling TBR pile this week.

This financial thriller sounds as though it might have all the makings of a  stressful, nail-biting, page-turner!

A MATTER OF WILL  by ADAM MITZNER

Cover image of the book 'A Matter Of Will' by the author Adam MitznerWill Matthews came to Wall Street with hopes and dreams of hitting it big. But things have not been going as expected. He’s on the verge of being fired when he meets the devilishly mysterious and fabulously wealthy Sam Abaddon.

Winning Sam’s business answers Will’s prayers, catapulting the young stockbroker into the privileged world of money and luxury. Not only that, but Will also has met his dream girl, ambitious attorney Gwen Lipton.

All at once, it seems as if Will’s life couldn’t get any better.

And it doesn’t.

When Will witnesses a shocking act of violence, his charmed new existence is revealed to be a waking nightmare as the truth about his benefactor—and his own complicity in criminal conduct—becomes devastatingly clear. As the noose draws tighter, Will faces an impossible choice: feast upon the poisonous fruit of his bloody business or defy his patron and face dire consequences.

Then again, maybe there’s a third option…

 

My thanks as ever to the lovely folks at NetGalley for the seamless downloads


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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from.

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10 comments
    • Hi Martha,

      These two thrillers couldn’t be more diverse in their storylines, but both sound equally suspenseful!

      I don’t tend to read an awful lot of financial thrillers and ‘A Matter Of Will’ has all the hints in the premise, that it is going to be something of a mix between the films ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ and ‘The Firm’, the latter of which I found totally engrossing and the former I was simply sickened by!

      Some pretty heavy reading ahead, no matter what!

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl,

      I have to admit that I am not terribly keen on the cover of ‘The Heart Keeper’, however author Alex Dahl has certainly picked a very difficult and controversial topic for the storyline of this no doubt emotional thriller.

      As we are poised (well once Brexit is finally sorted and the government are actually able to get on with running the country) to change the law here in the UK, so that you have to opt OUT of organ donation in the future, this is quite a relevant storyline right now.

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. Happy Reading in the coming week 🙂

    • Hi Mary,

      I have to admit that a mailbox with a couple of good thrillers in it will keep me more than happy for the week ahead!

      Have a good week and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • It’s the first that grabs me most. Offhand, I’m reminded of The Recipient by Dean Mayes, though I have a feeling this one takes an entirely different track. I can hardly wait for you to read it and let me know if there are any similarities.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Great minds think alike!

      ‘The Recipient’ by Dean Mayes, was the first thing that came to mind as I read the premise for ‘The Heart Keeper’.

      As you say, I think that the stories may be as diverse from each other, as much as they have anything in common, however I do detect certain similarities when I read some of the reviews which have already been posted.

      I would never try to compare either books, or an author’s style of writing, however I know how engaged I was when reading ‘The Recipient’ and I would be looking for that same kind of emotional connection from ‘The Heart Keeper’.

      Looking forward to reading this one for sure 🙂

    • Hi Veronica,

      I am especially looking forward to reading ‘The Heart Keeper’, as one of my favourite books in recent times, came from the pen of Australian author Dean Mayes and was called ‘The Recipient’. The premises are subtly different, but in some ways so much the same, that I am thoroughly intrigued, especially as Alex Dahl is a new to me author and I am interested in checking out her writing style.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a good weekend 🙂

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