It seems like only days ago we brought your April’s edition of #IndulgeinBooks, featuring six new book releases that sprung onto the market last month.
Now, with the days warming up the book market is heating up too and we’re curated an edit of the best new releases hitting shelves this month.
Read on for the seven great new books to indulge in this May 2018.
1. From Fling to Wedding Ring by Karin Baine, Mills and Boon, out 3rd May
She thinks she wants no strings… but can sexy surgeon Ben change her mind?
Nurse Mollie Forrester has a reputation as an ice queen, and the scars from a childhood accident have convinced her no man could love her.
When she’s paired with handsome surgeon Ben Sheridan in a dance competition, Mollie discovers he’s not the playboy everyone thinks he is. She finds passion in his arms―but can Ben persuade Mollie she’s worthy of love?
2. Secrets We Keep by Faith Hogan, Aria, out 3rd May
Some people are good at keeping secrets but some secrets are never meant to be kept…
The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories – sometimes it’s better to leave the past where it belongs.
For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it’s a fresh start – maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving behind her past heartache – but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?
3. DELALICIOUS: A Full Plate for a Full Life by Sinéad Delahunty, The Collins Press
Juggling a full-time job as a physiotherapist with a gaelic football career and a food blog, Sinéad Delahunty understands the pitfalls of being under time pressure.
Her easy, delicious recipes embrace natural food and will inspire you to eat better and have boundless energy.
Sinéad Delahunty has learned many life lessons. Most importantly, she has mastered how to fuel her body healthily. Now, she shares her recipes that are bursting with flavour and nutritional value to keep you ready for whatever life may throw at you.
The book features over 90 achievable and accessible recipes bursting with flavour and goodness, using wholesome ingredients, that cater for every meal from breakfast, lunches and dinners to decadent (yet nourishing!) treats and desserts.
4. One Click by Andrea Mara, Poolbeg, out 7th May
One photo couldn’t hurt, could it?
When Lauren takes a photo of a stranger on a beach and shares it online, she has no idea what will come of that single click.
Her daughters are surprised that she posted a photo without consent, but it’s only when she starts to get anonymous messages about the woman on the beach that she deletes the photo.
It’s too little too late, and the messages escalate, prompting Lauren to confess to the woman. The woman has her own dark story, one that might explain the messages, but Lauren isn’t convinced.
Then her ex-husband begins to harass her, telling her she shares too much online and brought this on herself.
She’s also dealing with other problems. A difficult client at work – one who starts to show up in places he shouldn’t be. Her younger daughter is behaving out of character and Lauren can’t work out what’s wrong.
And the cracks are literally beginning to show in her old South Dublin house, mirroring the cracks in her carefully curated life.
Meanwhile, the messages from the internet troll become more personal and more vindictive. Her friends feel she should stand up to her stalker, but Lauren isn’t so sure. And then she makes one small mistake that brings everything tumbling down.
5. Problems by Jade-Sharma, Tramp Press, out May 1st
Maya’s been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her sweet, heavy-drinking husband leaves her and her favourite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices.
6. No Turning Back by Sam Blake, Bonnier Zaffre, out 17th May
Even perfect families have secrets . . .
Orla and Conor Quinn are the perfect power couple: smart, successful and glamorous. But then the unthinkable happens. Their only son, Tom, is the victim of a deliberate hit-and-run.
Detective Garda Cathy Connolly has just left Tom’s parents when she is called to the discovery of another body, this time in Dillon’s Park, not far from where Tom Quinn was found. What led shy student Lauren O’Reilly to apparently take her own life? She was a friend of Tom’s and they both died on the same night – are their deaths connected and if so, how?
As Cathy delves deeper, she uncovers links to the Dark Web and a catalogue of cold cases, realising that those involved each have their own reasons for hiding things from the police. But events are about to get a lot more frightening….
7. The Night of the Party by Rachael English, Hachette Books Ireland, out May 3rd
From the number one bestselling author of The American Girl comes a story of friendship, a small town, and a big secret…
January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family is holding its annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.
The lives of four teenager friends – Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina – who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night.
Years pass, loves come and go, and the lives of the friends diverge – yet a bond that won’t be broken silently holds.
As the thirty-fifth anniversary of Father Galvin’s murder approaches, Conor, now a senior police officer, has become obsessed with the crime. He believes that Tom, now a prominent politician, can help identify Father Galvin’s killer.
His dilemma draws the four friends back together, and lost love Nina back into the life of Tom, forcing all to question their lives and to confront their differences.
Sharon Thompson is an Irish writer, living in Donegal. Her debut historical crime novel, ‘The Abandoned’ launched as a #1 Best-seller on Amazon on 25th January.
She has since signed for two more crime novels with publisher, Bloodhound Books UK. She co-founded #WritersWise trending tweet-chat and her details can be found on www.sharontwriter.com