15 Best Books Like In Five Years Update 05/2022

Books Like In Five Years

My One True North by Milly Johnson

My One True North by Milly Johnson

It was a mistake for Laurie and Pete to meet. But that’s not how life works.

Laurie and Pete lost their partners six months ago on the same night. They join the same grief counseling group because they’re overwhelmed by their loss… and alter the course of their lives for the rest of their days.

Pete and Laurie begin to find happiness and healing as a result of their deep sadness. As they get to know each other, Laurie discovers that their stories have a lot in common. In the midst of all of this, Pete comes across a shocking revelation that threatens to undo all of their hard work.

Some people, however, are as inescapable as a compass pointing north.

The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd

The novel to read in 2020. The Memory Wood is a thriller unlike any other. It’s terrifying, moving, and impossible to put down.

Since he can remember, Elijah has been living in the Memory Wood. It is the only place he has ever felt at home.

Only recently has Elissa arrived. And she’s going to do everything she can to get out of it.

He refuses to call the cops when he comes across thirteen-year-old Elijah being held captive in the woods. Because Elijah has never had a real friend in his 12-year life. And he doesn’t want Elissa to leave, either.

Elijah, on the other hand, knows exactly how this will end. He hasn’t found a girl named Elissa in the Memory Wood for nothing.

As her captor’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Elissa realizes that her only hope of survival lies in outwitting strange, lonely Elijah. It’s a cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal that will determine both of their fates and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood…

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

A New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, Marie Benedict presents an incredible novel about Clementine Churchill, one of the most influential people of both World Wars.

Clementine Churchill and her new husband, Winston, step off a train in 1909. He is shoved into the path of a speeding train by a vengeful woman who appears out of the crowd. Clementine catches him by the suit jacket just as he is about to fall. Clementine Churchill will not be the last person to save her husband’s life.

Clementine, Winston Churchill’s ferocious partner, is the story of a brilliant and ambitious woman who stood by him through the sweeping darkness of war, refusing to give in to either expectations or enemies.

The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper

The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper

Author of The Songs of Us, a book about the author’s own childhood. Emma Cooper’s The First Time I Saw You will appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes and Lucy Dillon.

Samuel McLaughlin, a 6-foot-2 Irishman who goes by the name.

Has shaky legs and a soft spot for musical theater.

Please bring it back to Sophie Williams if you find it.

Before meeting Samuel, Sophie had a very bleak view of the world.

Before meeting Sophie, Samuel had never believed in love at first sight.

Something tells them they’re meant for each other the moment they first cross paths.

However, fate has other plans.

There is no way back for them now that they have broken up.

There are so many ways in which they have changed each other’s lives beyond their wildest dreams…

Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

One year has passed since Adam Lattimer, age 21, went missing and was presumed dead. When he goes missing, the strain on his already fragile family is magnified.

After a ten-year absence, Adam unexpectedly returns to the family home to find his mother has passed away and his siblings are all over the world. When Adam and his siblings finally make their way back to Spanish Cove, it raises more questions than it does answers. There is a lot of deception in the past.

A murderous retaliation for the events of ten years ago is becoming increasingly apparent as tension rises.

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

The Caseys are a well-known and well-respected family.

All of Johnny Casey’s family members, including his two brothers Ed and Liam, as well as their beautiful and talented wives and children, spend a lot of time together. A happy family, too. It’s Jessie, Johnny’s wife, who has the most money, who wants it.

Conditions, on the other hand, are more ambiguous below the surface. Others, on the other hand, are so infatuated with each other that they can’t seem to get enough of each other…

When Ed’s wife Cara, who has suffered a concussion, is unable to keep her thoughts to herself, everything is under control again. Cara spills the beans at Johnny’s birthday party when she makes a careless remark to the entire family.

Every adult in the subsequent unraveling wonders whether it’s finally time to grow up.

She by H.C. Warner

She by H.C. Warner

Isn’t SHE everything he could have hoped for?

Bella comes into Ben’s life at the exact moment he needs her the most. Bella is sexy, impulsive, and intelligent, and she’s exactly what he was looking for. And Bella wants him, too. It’s just the two of them.

In fact, Bella decides that she and Ben are better off alone, which makes it more difficult for Ben’s family and friends to keep in touch with him. Then, as a result of a tragic turn of events, Ben is plunged into a nightmare.

This twisted tale of a family that is shattered when SHE joins it is filled with secrets, lies, vengeance, and betrayal.

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Celebrate the holidays with the ultimate shopping addict!

The Number One bestselling author’s hilarious holiday novel.

Holidays are Becky Brandon’s favorite time of year. All of the same things happen every year: Mum and Dad host, carols are playing, Mom pretends she made the Christmas pudding, and neighbors come over for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

The ease of online bargain-shopping sites has made it even easier to get free delivery if you spend enough money. Sorted!

However, things appear to be different this year. In order to avoid missing out on the craft beer and smashed avocado that Shoreditch has to offer, Becky’s parents have asked if she’ll be the one to host Christmas this year. What’s the worst that could happen?

Becky has her work cut out for her, what with her sister’s insistence on a vegan turkey, her husband’s insistence on aftershave, and her daughter’s insistence on a specific picnic basket. But surely she can handle all of this, along with the appearance of an old flame and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear.

Will there be chaos or will Becky be able to bring joy and comfort to the holiday season?

Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard

One of IndieNext’s Favorites

“Grip…Blanchard maintains a high level of tension.” Reporters Without Borders

Trace of Evil is the first book in an evocative new series about a small New York town, its deeply held secrets, and the woman determined to uncover them, no matter the cost, from Alice Blanchard, the author of the New York Times Notable mystery novel Darkness Peering.

Burning Lake has something sinister about it…

As a rookie detective, Natalie Lockhart is assigned to a small New York town known for its dark history, Burning Lake. Natasha is confronted with her own unresolved family history and the ghosts of her sister’s unsolved murder as she attempts to locate nine long-lost transients.

It was only a matter of time before Daisy Buckner’s body was discovered on her kitchen floor. There are a few complications. When the teacher’s body was found, the suspect had been in a coma for only a few hours when it emerged that Daisy had her own secrets. There’s more to this story, but even Natalie doesn’t know what the implications will be for the victim, Burning Lake’s missing, or her own future.

The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall

The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall

My name is Chloe’s husband.’ Now that we’re a couple, we do what’s best for both of us. staying in this location is the most sensible choice.’ He took a sip from his drink. In my opinion, the subject is off limits for discussion. ‘We won’t be going back.’

She had the wedding of her dreams. Dan is the ideal man for her. Even though they’d only known each other for a short time prior to the wedding, the moment she saw him standing at the altar, tears glistening in his eyes, she knew this was it.

Dan jokes that he’d like them to stay on the island forever as they unwind and begin their new married life together as they relax on a beautiful island.

After a few days, he begins to change his tune. They shouldn’t be leaving us. He refuses to allow her to do so…

Gillian Flynn, Clare Mackintosh and The Wife Between Us fans will not want to put down this riveting psychological thriller.

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

A debut novel about lies, loss, and a transcendent love at the heart of a troubled marriage with the emotional power of David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes.

The rest of our lives.

There’s been a six-month break in communication.

One final opportunity.

Frank and Maggie appear to have a blissful union. However, they haven’t spoken for the past six months. Neither a sentence, nor a single word, can express what I mean. Maggie has a few theories as to why Frank has gone silent, but she isn’t sure.

They’ve shared meals and slept in the same bed for days on end, and the silence has grown so loud that it’s deafening to Maggie.

When Frank returns to the kitchen, he finds Maggie slumped over the counter with an empty bottle of sleeping pills on the table. Her condition is stabilized in a medically induced state while the medical team works to determine the extent of her injuries.

Maggie may never be the same if she wakes up. Will Frank be able to find his voice again, and explain his withdrawal, or is it too late? Despite the overwhelming thought of losing his wife,

Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey

Two women’s lives are forever changed by a single moment on the subway platform in this debut thriller.

Whoever whispers, “Take my baby,” is a complete stranger.

She hands her baby over to you. She calls your name.

After that, she leaps.

Morgan Kincaid’s life is altered irrevocably in the blink of an eye. On her way home from work, she’s approached by a mother who asks if she can take her baby, then hands it to her. The distraught mother leaps in front of a train before Morgan can intervene.

For the life of Morgan, she can’t figure out why someone would give away their child and then take their own life. She’s baffled as to how this woman recognized her name, as well.

Morgan is taken into custody by the police. Nicole Markham, the well-known CEO of the athletic brand Breathe, was the woman who jumped, as she discovers quickly. As a result, she is now a murder suspect because no one can corroborate her version of events.

Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life in order to prove her innocence. Was Nicole frightened because she was a new mother or was she actually in danger? Morgan realizes she may be in danger when strange things start happening to her.

Woman on the Edge is a suspenseful thriller about a mother’s willingness to go to any lengths in order to protect her unborn child, even if it means risking her own life in the process.

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

An adult is Jenny McLaine Supposedly. The thirty-five-year-old has a cool magazine to write for, her own house, and a group of hilarious pals who can be reached via text message.

But there’s one problem:

  • Since Art, her sexy ex-boyfriend, left, she hasn’t been able to afford her house.
  • Kelly, her best friend, is clearly plotting to end their relationship.

Trying to keep up with everything has left her frazzled and you can almost hear her heart pounding.

  • she spends her days online stalking beautiful women as her career fades away.

That’s why she was surprised to see her mother show up on her doorstep without her permission.

Is Jenny ready to mature and save herself?

ADULTS is the story of a woman’s journey to rediscover the joy in her life after a period of depression. If the world throws you a curve ball (or nine), it may require friendship, gin & tonics, or even your mother to bring you back…

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains by Ariana Neumann

Nazis kidnapped the first Neumann family member in 1941 for bathing in a river that was forbidden to Jews in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. He was taken to the Auschwitz death camp. His prisoner number was entered into the morgue book 18 days later.

Twenty-five members of the Neumann family were killed by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo’s watch to escape the German death net. In the course of building a huge industrial empire in Venezuela, Hans was unable to talk about the horrors he had witnessed. Ariana, his daughter, had no idea what had happened until he told her.

A small box of letters, diary entries, and other keepsakes bequeathed by Hans to Ariana before his death has been opened by her. When Ariana finally had the courage to have the letters translated, she began reading. Ten years later That which she discovered sparked a worldwide search that would yield indelible portraits of families who love, find meaning, and persevere in the face of all that can be imaginable.

Time stops and starts again in this gripping mystery/memoir that spans nearly nine decades and multiple continents. Each relative is vividly brought to life by Neumann. When she finally digs into her father’s past after all these years, she unearths poignant and thought-provoking truths about the ties that bind us all as human beings.

The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright by Beth Miller

Mrs. Bright has already been introduced to you. She’s the sweet lady who lives three doors down and always greets you with a smile in the mornings. In celebration of their thirtieth wedding anniversary, she and her husband are putting the finishing touches on their celebration. She dreams of traveling the world, reading countless books, and taking stunning photos. Since the day she was born, she’s been waiting for this moment to arrive.

At this point in Kay Bright’s 29-year marriage, her days consist of working in her husband’s stationery shop, preparing meals for her family, and keeping up with her friend Ursula’s bimonthly letter. They were so regular in Kay’s life that she could plan her entire year around them. When an airmail envelope addressed to Kay from Ursula drops gently to the floor, her heart sings.

One thing that could wreak havoc on Kay today is what happened decades ago. Ursula is the only one who knows this. Kay has always turned to Ursula for support. Like knowing the sun will rise the next day, she can rest assured she’ll hear from Ursula.

Ursula has now ceased to write. Kay pulls out her best friend’s notes from her shoebox to see if there’s anything she missed in the three missing letters. Although she appears to be doing fine, Kay begins to question every decision she has ever made as Ursula gets older. Kay may have left her wedding ring on the table when she left her yellow front door at ten o’clock one morning with just a backpack…

For those who know that happiness is never too late to seek, this is a heartwarming and emotional novel. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine fans will fall in love with this feel-good and moving story that shows you that the best friendships really do last for eternity.

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