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The best books out in June

While we might not be jetting off to warmer climes any time soon, this month’s releases are a sure way to transport yourself elsewhere from the comfort of your armchair.

Whether you’re off to an old lake house in James Patterson’s latest thriller or enjoying a disquieting boat ride on the Thames in Louise Candlish’s brilliant new read, our pick of the best books out in June will take you on a roller coaster ride of chills and thrills.

The best books out in June 2020:

To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan
out 25th June
From the author of Richard and Judy book club pick The Nanny comes a second addictive psychological thriller perfect for those who loved The Couple Next Door and The Child. This is a dark, unpredictable novel full of secrets, lies and characters who are not to be trusted, and we think you’ll find it gripping from start to finish. Read the first chapter here.

Safe by S K Barnett
out 11th June
Imagine your child went missing when she was six years old. Now imagine that twelve years later, she’s knocking on your door – but without the answers to all your questions. That’s what happens in this twisty, shocking thriller that’s truly difficult to put down. If you like a book that keeps you guessing, this one’s for you.

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
out 25th June
Clever and complex, The Other Passengers is a well-crafted, finely-plotted new read that’s guaranteed not to disappoint Louise Candlish fans when it hits shelves later this month. Full of unlikeable three-dimensional characters, it’s difficult to know who to believe in this double-crossing psychological thriller.

Liar by Lesley Pearse
out 25th June
Amelia dreams of being a reporter. The closest she’s come is selling advertising in the local paper – until the fateful day she stumbles on a shocking scoop: the body of a murder victim. With twists and turns a’plenty, this is this a brilliant, suspenseful book that’ll keep your reading long into the night. The very definition of a page turner!

The Summer House by James Patterson
out 8th June
Major Jeremiah Cook must prove that recent crimes are part of a larger mystery when the site of an old, dilapidated luxury lake house becomes the scene of a horrific mass murder in The Summer House – a fast-paced, action-packed standalone thriller from James Patterson. Absorbing and compulsive, this is a great way to escape for a few hours this summer.

The House Guest by Mark Edwards
out 3rd June
Dead Good Reader Award winner Mark Edwards is back with another surprising, entertaining read this month. With a chilling premise and an intriguing plot with a pace that doesn’t let up, The House Guest will take you on a real roller coaster of a ride – so make sure you hang on to the edge of your seat.

The pick of the paperbacks

These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.

Have we missed any of the best books out in June 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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