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12 New Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List

Summertime brings a lengthy list of great new reads.

The best thing about books is that you can take them anywhere. You can enjoy one on the beach under an umbrella, while you’re taking a break from a road trip, or even just on your couch at home. No matter where your summer plans take you, you’ll need a page-turning new book.

Here are 12 new book releases to inspire your warm-weather reading:

1. Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

This nail-biter will keep you hooked. The synopsis reads, “Rachel still has no idea how a teenage game turned deadly. As connections surface between a new string of murders and Luke’s death, Rachel realizes there’s no escaping the past, and the truth may be darker than her worst fears.”

2. Save The Date by Monica Murphy

If you like drama, this one’s for you! “Caroline is a wedding planner, and she loves her job. Until one particular bridezilla walks into the stationery store who’s fiancé happens to be Alex… then Caroline catches Alex’s fiancée half-naked with another man.”

3. One Night At The Lake by Bethany Chase

If you aren’t afraid to get emotional, this is the book for you. “A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends…But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness.”

4. Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

This one is for anyone who loves stories of suspense. “Beth has been planning to go on the run for years. Beth has given her plan significant thought because one small slip and her violent husband will find her. A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted…Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? Is there a connection?”

5. Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland 

This thriller will keep you hooked the whole way through. The synopsis reads, “A young painter tracks the mysterious life and death of her role model in this haunting work of literary suspense. A dark, glamorous, and addictive story of good intentions gone awry..”

6. Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito

Calling all crime story lovers! “Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals. When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help.”

7. Recursion by Blake Crouch 

Who can look away from a race against time? “As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.”

8. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

This list can’t be without a good love story. “Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend. 2. They hate each other. After an ‘oops, we made a mistake’ night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other.”

9. I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie

This tale includes murder, family dynamics, and more. “What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime.”

10. City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret, City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.” What more do you need?

11. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

This book will surprise (and likely terrify) you. “Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer.”

12. The Body Lies by Jo Baker

The suspense will keep you locked into this story. “A professor recognizes herself as the main character in a book that one of her students is writing. But in his book he has written her a dark and horrific fate. The professor begins to fear that the worst is not over.”

Whatever adventures you have planned for this summer, one of these books will be the perfect companion.

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