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Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases: 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and have a wonderful 2021. Today I’m posting my top 5 anticipated book releases for this year. I’m also going to be recapping my most anticipated book releases for 2020 that I posted this time last year (you can find that here), reflecting on how those books measured up – or if I even ended up reading them at all! So, here goes…

Reflecting on my Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases for 2020.

  • The first book on my list was Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to pick up a copy of this book yet – but it is still firmly on my wish list!
  • The second book on my most anticipated reads list was Strangers by C.L. Taylor. I was sent an ARC and really enjoyed the book! You can read my full review here if you’re interested.
  • Another book on my most anticipated reads list was I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry. I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC, and again, I really enjoyed this book. You can find my full review here.
  • The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce also made my list. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to pick up a copy this year – but it is still definitely on my list!
  • And finally, the last book on my list was Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis. Emma herself very kindly gifted me a signed copy of the novel – and I absolutely loved every second of it! Click here to read my full review.

Top 5 Anticipated Book Releases: 2021.

The Therapist by B.A. Paris.

When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…

As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating, grisly secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.

Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbours are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…

The million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author B A Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in this powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.

Release Date: 7th January 2021

The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean.

He is her husband. She is his captive.

Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name.

She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen.

Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn’t like what he sees, she is punished.

For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting . . .

Release Date: 7th January 2021

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields.

He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.

Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.

Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.

Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.

And he’s watching.

Release Date: 4th February 2021.

Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor.

You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die.

Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.

Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.

Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?

Release Date: 29th April 2021.

The Lies We Tell by Jane Corry.


Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he’d done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police.

Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . .

As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with an impossible decision . . .

Save her son . . . or save herself?

Release Date: 17th June 2021

Happy reading 🙂

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