Book Haul – 2 February 2023

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Book Haul post so I figured I would try quickly update everyone on all the awesome books I have recently received.  I have been having an absolutely fantastic weeks for book, as I have been lucky enough to receive several incredible and amazing new novels from some of my local publishers.  These include some truly awesome new releases, including some of the top releases from 2023.  I am extremely keen to check out all of the books below and they should make for some amazing reads.

Burner by Mark Greaney

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The first book that I recently received is Burner, the latest Gray Man novel from the master of the spy thriller Mark Greaney.  This is one of my most anticipated books of 2023 and I cannot wait to see what crazy adventure the character ends up in.

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Downfall by Louise Carey

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The next book I have received is the epic cyperpunk thriller from intriguing new author Louise Carey, Downfall, which follows on from the outstanding novels, Inscape and Outcast and wraps up the very cool Inscape series.  I am currently reading Downfall at the moment and it is proving to be an excellent and deeply enjoyable read.

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Dead of Night by Simon Scarrow

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One of my favourite historical fiction authors Simon Scarrow returns with another fantastic historical murder mystery Dead of Night.  Following on from the awesome book, Blackout, Dead of Night sees the last honest cop in Berlin try to solve a series of murders against the wishes of his Nazi masters.  I always have an outstanding time with Scarrow’s writing, so I know I am going to love this book.

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The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell 

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I also received a physical copy of the new Nick Martell book, The Voyage of the Forgotten.  I actually listened to the audiobook version of this book last year, and it ended up being one of the best books I enjoyed in 2022, although I really need to get a review up for it soon.  However, it is nice to get a paperback copy of this book ahead of the Australian release, especially with that stunning cover.

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Fire With Fire by Candice Fox

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One of Australia’s best murder mystery writers, Candice Fox, returns with another intriguing crime fiction novel, Fire With Fire.  Following two desperate parents who hold a LAPD crime lab hostage in order to find out what happened to their daughter, Fire With Fire sounds pretty damn awesome and I look forward to reading it.

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The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz

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My year wouldn’t be complete without another entry in the epic Orphan X series, so I was very excited to get a copy of Hurwitz’s new book, The Last Orphan.  Following Hurwtiz’s government assassin turned vigilante as he is forced to participate in one more mission for the president, The Last Orphan promises to be pretty exceptional and I look forward to reading it.

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I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

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One of the major crime fiction authors who I have never had a chance to read before is the highly regarded bestselling writer, Harlan Coben, who has been killing it recently with amazing books.  I managed to get an early copy of his new novel, I Will Find You, and I am hoping to read it next, not only to experience Coben’s writing style, but also because it has an amazing plot behind it of a man escaping prison to find the son he is accused of murdering.  I cannot wait to get to the bottom of this cool mystery and I am sure I will love it.

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The Tyranny of Faith by Richard Swan

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Richard Swan follows up his beloved 2022 novel, The Justice of Kings, with the intriguing sequel The Tyranny of Faith, which sees the series’ supernatural lawmen attempt to unwrap political intrigue in the capital.  I had a wonderful time with the first book and I cannot wait to see how Swan follows it up.

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3 Days to Live by James Patterson

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I have really been enjoying some of James Patterson’s fantastic novels lately, so I was very happy when I received a copy of his short story collection 3 Days to Live.  Featuring three intriguing short stories, each of which contains its own unique crime, 3 Days to Live is sure to be an exceptional read and I am hoping to dive into soon.

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The Helpdesk by Shane Dunphy

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A fun sounding thriller about a husband and wife duo who lose everything due to a sinister help-desk agent.

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How to Kill a Client by Joanna Jenkins

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A compelling debut from Australian author Joanna Jenkins, How to Kill a Client sounds like an amazing book and I look forward to checking it out.

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In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas

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A moving historical fiction novel about an escaped slave on trial for murdering a bounty hunter in Canada.  This book is set to dive into the Underground Railroad, and more, and I look forward to finding out more about this fascinating piece of history.

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Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim

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Another awesome debut novel I recently picked up was the compelling young adult fantasy novel, Spice Road, by Australian author Maiya Ibrahim. Set in a magical desert kingdom, Spice Road will follow a desperate magical warrior as she tries to find her rogue brother and regain her reputation.  An epic sounding read that I am very intrigued to try out.

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The Ugly Truth by L. C. North

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Another outstanding 2023 debut is the twisty and unique crime fiction read The Ugly Truth by L. C. North.  This tricky novel will dive into the troubled lives of celebrities and follow a unique drama as the whole world watches.  I love the concept behind this book and I am sure it is going to be an outstsanding read.

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Promise Boys by Nick Brooks

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The final book on this list is the compelling and insightful young adult murder mystery, Promise Boys by Nick Brooks.  Following three troubled teen boys who must find out who really killed their principal, Promise Boys dives into a ton of tough topics and should prove to be both exciting and moving.

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Well, that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post.  As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in.  Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.

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