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Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases: 2018

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and have a wonderful new year. Today I’m posting my top 5 anticipated book releases for the year 2018. I’m also going to be recapping my most anticipated book releases for the year 2017 that I posted this time last year (you can find that here), reflecting on how those books measured up – or even if I ended up reading them at all! So, here goes…



Reflecting on my Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases for 2017

  • The first book on my list was ‘The Sunshine Girls’ by Jane Green. I read a lot of Jane Green’s books last year, but this year I’ve really steered away from the chick-lit genre and focused my attention towards Crime and Thriller novels. So unfortunately I didn’t end up reading this one!
  • The second book on my list was ‘The Breakdown’ by B.A. Paris. I only got to this towards the end of the year, but I absolutely LOVED it! This definitely lived up to my high expectations and I’m so glad I read it. You can find my full review here if you’re interested.
  • The third book was ‘The Doll Funeral’ by Kate Hamer. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book so got to read it really early on. I really enjoyed it – not quite as much as ‘The Girl In The Red Coat’, but was still a very good read. You can find my full review here.
  • The fourth book was ‘THE ESCAPE’ by C.L. Taylor. I’ve loved and admired her writing for a while now, and was lucky enough to take part in the blog tour for this book. I really really enjoyed it and it didn’t let me down – Taylor’s writing is brilliant as ever! Read my full review here.
  • The final book on my list was ‘Into The Water’ by Paula Hawkins. Again, I was lucky enough to take part in the blog tour for this book. I did enjoy the book – it doesn’t quite live up to the high expectations set by ‘The Girl On The Train’, but it’s still a good read. Check out my full review here.



Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases: 2018


Perfect Death by Helen Fields.

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There’s no easy way to die…

Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.

But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…


Release Date: 25th January 2018


I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC of this and am on the blog tour, so I’ve actually already read this book. I’m really excited for the release date though, and to hear what other people think of it! I personally think ‘Perfect Prey’ was slightly better, and am yet to read the first book in the series, but this one is definitely one to look out for!



Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh.

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The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .


Release Date: 8th March 2018


I’ve read both of Mackintosh’s books now and really enjoyed them both, particularly ‘I See You’. I would definitely consider her one of my favourite authors now, so I’ll always be on the lookout for any new book news from here! I’m really looking forward to reading this one.



Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris.

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The Disappearance
Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.

The Suspicion
He told the police the truth about that night.
Just not quite the whole truth.

The Fear
Now Finn has moved on.
But his past won’t stay buried…


Release Date: 8th March 2018


I’ve read both of Paris’ novels now and really enjoyed them, especially ‘The Breakdown’. She’s a very talented author and I’ll always be wanting to get my hands on any new releases from here. The blurb to this is very minimal – but I’m very intrigued! Let’s hope I enjoy it!



THE FEAR by C.L. Taylor.

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Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…

When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.

Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.

But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…


Release Date: 22nd March 2018


I’ve read all of C.L. Taylor’s books now (bar one) and I love all of them! I also was lucky enough to take part in the blog tour for her latest novel. So naturally, I’m very excited about her new novel! The premise to this sounds fantastic, although a little different from her other books. I can’t wait to read this!



Guilt by Amanda Robson.

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Your sister. Her secret. The betrayal.

There is no bond greater than blood . . .

When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who killed who? And which one is now the woman behind bars?

Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb, and everything changes. Handsome charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the
sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface that the sisters must face up to?

As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a
traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is, who?


Release Date: 19th April 2018


I was lucky enough to take part in the blog tour for Robson’s debut and I really enjoyed the book, so I’m very excited for the release of this new book! The premise sounds intriguing – very different to her debut, though. I’m really looking forward to reading this!









Happy reading 🙂

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