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Article  •  12 January 2022

 

Find your perfect summer read!

Need help finding your next great beach read? This collection has every kind of reader covered.

To make doubly sure that you’re choosing wisely, we’ve made the first chapter of every book available to read on our website. Click the here, or on the picture below, to read the full article with clickable links to the extracts! 


Wahala Nikki May

Fabulous debut novel: a multi-cultural 'Sex and the City' with a killer edge: for fans of EXPECTATION, QUEENIE and MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER

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The Horsewoman James Patterson

A mother and daughter, both champion riders - but only one can make Olympic history.

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One Step Too Far Lisa Gardner

Five men head into the woods for a bachelor party weekend. Only four return. The brand new thriller by New York Times no 1 bestselling author, Lisa Gardner.

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The Book of Sand Theo Clare

The Book of Sand: the first novel in an epic series created by one of the finest and most inventive storytellers working in the UK today.

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Silverview John le Carré

The much anticipated publication of John le Carré 's last complete novel

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Double Helix Eileen Merriman

A gripping new medical drama from the bestselling author of The Silence of Snow.

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Rachel's Holiday Marian Keyes

The no. 1 bestseller's most beloved character is back, in a stunning reissue edition

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Better Off Dead: (Jack Reacher 26) Lee Child, Andrew Child

Jack Reacher, "the coolest series character" (Stephen King), returns in a brand new, pulse-pounding read from Lee and Andrew Child.

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Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone Diana Gabaldon

The much-anticipated return to the Outlander series from bestselling author Diana Gabaldon

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The Promise Damon Galgut

Winner of the Booker Prize 2021 - discover the powerful story of a family in crisis.

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