Readers rejoice. It’s almost time to bust out the summer books for hot afternoons at the cottage or sitting back and relaxing in the city. Pre-order these six poolside page-turners that you’ll devour in no time.
I read Ruth Ware’s book, In the Dark, Dark Wood in less than 48 hours. Caffeine was my dark friend as I stayed up well into the night, unable to put it down. After reading the synopsis of The Lying Game I see a coffee run in my near future.
Four girls meet at a boarding school where they bond over a game that involves tricking students and faculty with their outrageous stories. What started out as a fun game ends up with the four girls being expelled from school. Fast forward 17 years, they discover their lies went further than they thought, and now it threatens them all. In order to protect their reputations, they must uncover what really happened back in school.
Best-selling author of The Widow is back with a new novel that will have you ignoring annoying things like “chores” and “work” until you’ve read the last page.
“As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?”
Told from multiple viewpoints The Child has a plot twist you won’t see coming.
If you loved The Girl On the Train, run, don’t walk, to pick up Paula Hawkins’ new book Into The Water. Then, on your way home, stop to pick up food for your kids because you won’t be feeding them for a few days.
“Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.”
You’ve probably heard of a little indie movie called Jurassic Park. Well, it was based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton. You may have heard of a few other books he wrote:
The Lost World Disclosure The Andromeda Strain
Unfortunately, Michael Crichton passed away from cancer in 2008, but he had written the manuscript for Dragon Teeth before his passing. His wife, Sherri found the manuscript in her husband’s archives and sold the rights to HarperCollins Publishers. Now (thankfully!) we’ll all be able to enjoy it.
Set in the American West in 1876, where it’s still illegal to promote evolution, it’s based on the rivalry of between two real-life paleontolgists and without a doubt will be a book you can’t put down until you’ve read the very last page.
Dan Brown knows how to write a fast-paced thriller that holds you captive until the very last page. I remember gasping out loud while reading The Lost Symbol when
Brown appeared to kill off the main character, Robert Langdon.
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back again in Origin. Mums the word on what the book is about with the press release only saying, “Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.”
But if it’s anything like his previous books, you’ll finish this in one afternoon while hanging out by the pool.
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.