Welcome to The Novel Blog



Welcome to the New Novel Blog!

Join Rachelle Bronson, Peter Mark May and Daniel Boucher as they worm their way through piles of mediocrity and steaming poo slush to find you, my dear friend, the cream of the crop reads, worthy of your time.

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Interview: Tim Lebbon

Tim Lebbon

Tim Lebbon

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over forty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. Recent novels include Relics, The Family ManThe Silence and the Rage War trilogy of Alien/Predator novels. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild, and Shirley Jackson Awards. Continue reading

FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager

Final Girls

Final Girls

Riley Sager’s FINAL GIRLS
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Review by: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. Continue reading

INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins is Available Now!

Into The Water

Into The Water

From best-selling author Paula Hawkins (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) comes her next suspense novel, INTO THE WATER.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

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Excerpt from The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Novelist Michael Connelly

Novelist Michael Connelly

From Entertainment Weekly

With his forthcoming novel, The Late Show, Michael Connelly kicks off his new Renée Ballard Series, which will follow the titular young LAPD detective as she tries to prove herself while working Hollywood’s night shift. (Sorry to anyone who thought the title meant David Letterman or Stephen Colbert would be solving Hollywood’s toughest crimes.)

The Late Show doesn’t hit shelves until July 18, 2017 — but EW can reveal the cover and an exclusive excerpt from the first two chapters…

You can read the first two chapters here.




Coming May 16, 2017

From LeeChild.com

This anthology compiles the complete collection of Reacher short stories to date and includes an original novella, “Too Much Time”, which leads into THE MIDNIGHT LINE (the 22nd Reacher novel due fall 2017) alongside eleven reader favorites: “Deep Down”, “Everyone Talks”, “Guy Walks into a Bar”, “High Heat”, “James Penney’s New Identity” (the original version which is longer), “Maybe They Have a Tradition”, “No Room at the Motel”, “Not a Drill”, “Second Son”, “Small Wars”, and “The Picture of the Lonely Diner”.