It's here in February again. The shortest month of the year is loaded with new products because the publishing world does not stop. There are many, and you always have to select between them. These are my 7 chosen ones, of all genres and for all tastes: a debut, that of Ashley audrain, and more established international names such as Joe Hill o Joe abercrombie. Or the homelands of Manuel Jabois, Susana Rodriguez Lezaun y Toni Hill.
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Miss mars - Manuel Jabois
It is the second novel by the journalist and writer Manuel Jabois after Malaherba, which has already been very successful. And tells us the strange disappearance of a girl during her mother's wedding in a small town in the Galician Coast of Death. The stars Bertha, a journalist who comes to the place to investigate the case 25 years later. There is the usual small environment where everyone thinks they know everything and in the end everyone also hides something.
Under the skin - Susana Rodríguez Lezaun
Last year I was lucky to meet and talk with Susana, even if it was virtually. There he already told us something about this new novel, a thriller in the vein of his previous titles in which he introduces us to a very unconventional inspector starting with her name, Marcela Pieldelobo.
Es inspector of the National Police Corps in Pamplona and usually interpret orders in your own way, like acting in your work. In this story, where he has to face his past, in the form of a abusive father who reappears after the death of his mother, the inspector decides to concentrate on the case of an abandoned baby In a wrecked rental car with no trace of the driver, but with bloodstains and wheel tracks. For this you will have the help of your usual Deputy Inspector Miguel Bonachera.
Instinct - Ashley Audrain
Es one of the most anticipated books of this year and will be published in more than thirty countries. It's about a thriller psychological about a mother, a daughter and their difficult bond. It assumes the literary debut by Ashley Audrain, a Canadian writer born in 1982, who has already received rave reviews.
The stars Blythe, you've come to a point in your life where you wonder if you really are living the happy life you always wanted, with a perfect husband and an angelic daughter. Or is he repeating the sordid story of his mother and grandmother, marked by abuse. You also begin to have doubts about whether Fox, her husbandIs he the ideal partner and father, or he has a parallel life that takes him further away from home every day. And as for your daughter Violet, Is she perhaps a bright and difficult girl who just seeks more attention from her, or is she evil from birth?
Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
It was selected and one of the best novels of last year and now it comes translated. It is the eighth novel of the author and was inspired by the life and death of William Shakespeare's only son. It takes place in 1596 and tells the story of Shakespeare's wife, Agnes Hathaway, of their lost son, of a marriage brought to the brink of sadness and the great power of creativity.
To open grave - Joe Hill
On his way to becoming as prolific an author as his father Stephen King, he returns Joe Hill. And he does it with a new collection of stories (two co-written with him), where he develops very human conflicts in fantastic settings.
For example, we have a door that overlooks a world full of wonders turns bloody when a group of hunters go through it. OR two brothers who enter a labyrinthine field of tall grass to help a child who calls for help in the undergrowth. Or a truck driver who is involved in a suffocating chase through the Nevada desert. Already four teenagers They ride an ancient carousel where every turn has horrifying consequences. Also to a librarian who gets behind the wheel to take readings to the dead. OR two friends who discover the corpse of a plesiosaur on the shore of a lake.
The dark goodbye of Teresa Lanza - Toni Hill
Toni Hill also returns with this story that tells what happened after the death of a young Honduran named Teresa Lanza, who jumped into the void from a window. A year has passed and still no one can explain why he did it. One day, on the gates of the houses where Teresa cleaned, some posters with his photo, a black cross and a message: «WHO KILLED TERESA LANZA?».
Since then the lives of five friends and their families they will never be the same again. They entrusted their homes to Teresa, but now her memory has become a threat that could uncover some secrets they prefer not to be discovered.
The peace problem - Joe Abercrombie
One of the most recognized authors of the fantasy genre, Abercrombie presents this second installment from the trilogy of The age of madness, whose first title is A little hate. Take up the avatars of the characters that populate the Circle of the World.