Courtesy of daylight saving time, we have officially entered British Summer Time! If you didn’t find the time to curl up with a book over the Easter bank holiday do not fret: you now have a whole extra hour of sunlight every evening to fill up with reading – and you’re going to need it with the all the brilliant new reads hitting shelves this month!
Whether you’re a die-hard Jo Nesbo fan, an avid reader of Peter Swanson’s books or you simply can’t resist the beautiful cover of Julia Heaberlin’s new thriller, April has you covered – and if you’re more of a paperback purchaser than hardback hoarder, make sure Lee Child’s The Midnight Line, Anthony Horowitz’ The Word is Murder and Simon Kernick’s The Hanged Man are at the top of your reading list.
The best books out in April:
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbo’s thrilling retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy throws us into a world where ambition and paranoia lead to murder, pitting a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships. Prepare yourself for a savage, brutal roller coaster of a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Read an extract from the book here.
Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin
If you loved Black-Eyed Susans as much as we did, you’ll be delighted to hear that Julia Heaberlin is whisking us off on a seriously creepy road trip this month in her brand new thriller Paper Ghosts – a book that should definitely be judged by its beautiful cover. This is a brilliantly crafted, chilling, complex read that will hook you in right from the start. Read the first chapter here.
Body and Soul by John Harvey
April sees ex-detective Frank Elder return for his final case, bringing John Harvey’s award-winning crime series to an explosive end. In this last suspenseful instalment, Elder struggles to protect his daughter and prove her innocence when the breakdown of her affair culminates in murder. We can’t wait to read it. Read the first two chapters here.
All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson
Dangerous and deadly secrets conceal the truth in this clever mystery of infatuation, revenge and cold-blooded murder from the author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing. Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, All the Beautiful Lies is a real page turner packed with tension that will leave you desperate to know what happens next.
American by Day by Derek B Miller
Derek B Miller’s thrilling new race-against-time crime novel follows Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård – the dry-witted detective from Norwegian by Night – from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother. The writing’s smart, the characters are brilliant and the story’s complex, with a depth that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
Time is a Killer by Michel Bussi
When fifteen-year-old Clotilde is on holiday with her parents, their car comes off at a curve on a twisty mountain road and plunges into a ravine. Clotilde is the only survivor – or so she thinks, until she receives a letter from her mother twenty-seven years later as if she were still alive. This cleverly plotted thriller from the author of After the Crash is as gripping as they come, and we can’t recommend it enough.
The pick of the paperbacks:
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.
That’s our pick of the best books out in April! Which will you be picking up? Let us know in the comments below…