#FF: Most Anticipated Read of 2017 (well, January 2017)


After a month off I’m joining in again with  Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week they post a prompt, which you respond to, and then spend some time visiting and following other blogs (the following is an important part).  This week, the prompt is…

Most anticipated read of 2017?

At first I thought this was going to be too hard because there are lots of books I am already looking forward to reading this year, with some of my favourite authors brining out new books. Plus, as I’m not very good at looking ahead, there are probably lots of books coming out I am completely unaware of but will no doubt buy as soon as I do become aware of them.

So, to make my life easier, I decided to highlight a book I will definitely be buying and reading when it comes out next…

imageGrowing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing was one of my favourite reads last year so I’m excited by this, which sounds really good.  Fingers crossed I’m not disappointed.

What about you – what ae you looking forward to reading this year?




  1. I’m looking forward to getting back in touch with the Chronicles of St Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor – I found it SUCH fun:). Happy reading with this one, Emma!

    1. Not a series I’ve heard of but I will check out. This post is adding a lot of books to my want to read list!

      1. *sigh* I know… I’ve already binged on NetGalley this year – and I resolved not to do so!

  2. Great choice – The Kind Worth Killing was good. For January I think I anticipate Chris Bohjalian new book, The Sleepwalker

    1. Thank you. Not heard of your choice but will head over and check out.

  3. Wow! Just the kind of thing Kate would want to avoid after a big move, especially one that was supposed to help her overcome the wreckage of her life. I definitely want to know more!

    Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10”

    1. I really want to read the woman in cabin 10. I have it on my list but just need to get to it!

  4. I linked here through the Feature and Follow Friday page, but turns out I already follow you! 😉 I’m also so excited for Her Every Fear! I can’t wait for release day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It does sound like it will be a good read doesn’t it?

      1. It definitely does!

  5. Sounds like a good one! 🙂

    Friday Memes

    1. I hope so. Just seen my first review of it…which I will be avoiding till I’ve read it.

  6. I’m looking forward to He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly – out in February 😊

    1. Me too. It does sound good. I just can’t say which books I want to read most. Too many choices!

  7. I’ve borrowed The Kind Worth Killing from the library twice and still haven’t read it. I always seem to be distracted by other books instead. One of the books I’m looking forward to reading this year is The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths.

    1. That happens to me with so many library books. Hopefully third time will be a charm!

  8. Oh, this sounds good and I haven’t read any of Swanson’s work before, but I’ve now seen this promoted in a few places so it seems to be ‘one to watch’.

    1. I hope it will be. Out today so it won’t be long till I read it!

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