August’s Hottest New Releases 2015
We could not be more excited for all the killer crime that’s coming out this August!
From psychological thrillers to murder mysteries, from snowy Stockholm to sunny Sydney, pick your poison from the list below and find the perfect read for the month ahead.
August’s New Releases
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin – 13th August
While the plot and pacing in this creepy psychological thriller are impeccable, the real winners in Heaberlin’s novel are her characters. Realistic and likeable, they make this story about the only surviving victim of a brutal serial killer all the more engaging. We won’t be able to look at those cheery yellow flowers in the same way ever again…
>Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid – 27th August
McDermid tackles a very modern phenomenon in her most recent adrenaline-fuelled novel. When faced with a series of suicides among women tormented by online predators, Tony Hill is convinced that there’s more to this case than they think, and must fight to prove that he’s right.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz – 27th August
Continuing with Larsson’s Millenium series, Lagercrantz has some very large shoes to fill with The Girl in the Spider’s Web – but we couldn’t be more excited for a reunion with a certain female superhacker and journalist in the snowy streets of Stockholm. This is sure to be a thrilling and engaging read.
Small Wars: Jack Reacher Short Story by Lee Child – 18th August
If you’re like us and are already itching for your next Reacher fix, make sure to grab this digital short story. Including an exclusive chapter from the next Jack Reacher adventure Make Me, there really is no excuse not to pick it up!
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah – 13th August
Sophie Hannah is a master at crafting deliciously twisty tales that drive you quietly insane, only to resolve them in a manner that is both beautifully and maddeningly simple. A Game for All the Family does not disappoint. A simply brilliant quirky psychological thriller – we highly recommend it.
Europa Blues by Arne Dahl – 6th August
With the Intercrime Unit investigating three different cases, Europa Blues is a complex crime novel that will take the team across Europe and back through history as they desperately search for answers. Dahl tackles this logistical beast with a finesse and flare that makes you never want to stop reading.
The Dangerous Game by Mari Jungstedt – 13th August
Jungstedt weaves together a traditional ‘whodunnit’ with an exploration of the pressures on young women in the modelling industry in the eigth book in the Anders Knutas series. With a water-tight plot and skilled writing, this novel is a sure fire hit.
Private Sydney by James Patterson – 13th August
A missing CEO, a fraught daughter and a stolen baby. Patterson returns with his trademark action and unrelenting pace in the tenth instalment in the Private series. A gripping and enjoyable read set in sunny Australia, Private Sydney is the perfect holiday read.
The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly – 27th August
Paula Daly proved herself to be a formidable crime writer in her previous novels, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Keep Your Friends Close, but The Mistake I Made is the book that really takes her writing to the next level. Fantastically crafted and gripping, this isn’t one to miss.
Blade of Light by Andrea Camilleri – 27th August
Inspector Montalbano is faced with a particularly difficult case in this gripping addition to the series, as the people around him refuse to give him the answers he needs. An intriguing page turner, this novel leaves you guessing right up to the final sentence.
The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young – 13th August
The Gates of Evangeline is a southern gothic suspense novel with a heart-wrenching twist halfway through that leaves you frantically flipping back to the start to figure out how you missed it. Young’s debut is the first in what promises to be a new favourite series!
The Pale House by Luke McCallin – 27th August
Packed with intrigue and suspense, Luke McCallin’s latest novel follows Captain Gregor Reinhardt through war-torn Yugoslavia. Separated from his friends and allies, Reinhardt must investigate a civilian massacre in which the stakes are higher than anyone believes. A guaranteed thrilling read.
The Pick of the Paperbacks
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month!