July’s Hottest New Releases 2015
Another month, another bundle of brilliant new books heading our way.
Whether you’re looking for a few new titles to add to your (already overflowing) suitcase as you head off on holiday, or on the lookout for something chilling to keep you cool during the English summer, we cannot wait to tell you about all the cracking new releases coming out this month!
July’s New Releases
In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – 30th July
As wedding season approaches, In A Dark, Dark Wood is a must read for lovers of suspense – whether or not you’re heading to a hen party yourself! The deliciously creepy plot kept us hooked, and now we can’t help but regard all brides-to-be with just a hint of suspicion…
Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason – 9th July
Indridason continues to prove his reputation as the king of Icelandic crime fiction in the eleventh title in the Reykjavik series. This instalment brings us back to detective Erlendur’s roots and maintains the dark intrigue that we’ve seen and loved throughout the series.
Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs – 21st July
Dr. Temperance Brennan is back in the eighteenth instalment of Reich’s bestselling series. Combining Tempe’s dry sense of humour with fascinating forensic insights, former forensic anthropologist Reichs continues to deliver on what she does best. This is one series we cannot get enough of!
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton – 2nd July
Haunting and atmospheric, Bolton’s thriller explores the cases of three children gone missing in the Falkland Islands. Beware – this book can lead to sleepless nights as you find you have to read just one more page before turning out the lights…
What Remains by Tim Weaver – 16th July
Weaver’s David Raker series is a must read for fans of Broadchurch. Gritty and suspenseful, What Remains is the sixth book in the series and sees Raker reopen the unsolved case of a murdered mother and her children to help a haunted Met detective.
The Ends of the Earth by Robert Goddard – 2nd July
This is the final instalment in the amazing Wide World trilogy, and it doesn’t disappoint. This utterly compelling, old-fashioned crime romp combines intrigue, suspense and adventure as James ‘Max’ Maxted pursues the truth about his father’s murder.
No Cure For Love by Peter Robinson – 30th July
Set among the palm trees and glamour of LA, this taunt psychological thriller explores themes of love and obsession as Detectives Avro Hughes and Maria Hernandex race against the clock to save the life of a squeaky clean star with a shady past.
Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina – 30th July
Mina captures the atmosphere of a picturesque Scottish town with some dark secrets perfectly in this gritty Alex Morrow novel. Rife with intrigue, you’ll come face to face with a strangely sympathetic murderer in this perfect seaside read.
The Other Son by Alexander Soderberg – 23rd July
Soderberg’s sequel to The Andalucian Friend picks up Sophie’s story where it left off. Entangled in a web of deception, Sophie must find a way to survive in a world where there’s no one she can trust. Even darker than Soderberg’s first novel, this book explores themes of love, war and deceit.
Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs – 9th July
In this highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Ghostman, Hobbs combines sharp storytelling and engaging protagonists with all the action of a Tarantino film to create a novel that grabs you from the first line and doesn’t let go until long after you’ve turned the final page.
Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts – 2nd July
We know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s pretty hard not to when a book looks as striking as Clark-Platts’s debut. Luckily, this harrowing tale of jealousy and obsession lives up to our judgement – a highly recommended read.
First One Missing by Tammy Cohen – 2nd July
Cohen’s psychological thriller has been compared to Girl on the Train and Before I Go to Sleep, and is one of the few novels that can stand up to such giants. This sinister read explores the impact of a child’s murder on its parent. Welcome to the club that nobody wants to join.
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter – 2nd July
You can’t go wrong with some Karin Slaughter, and she fails to disappoint with this standalone thriller. Slaughter combines killer dark humour and strong female leads to perfection, making this book a must read.
Friday on my Mind by Nicci French – 2nd July
In the next instalment of the Frieda Klein series, Klein finds herself accused of a crime she did not commit and must go to new lengths to prove her innocence and find the culprit. Once again, Nicci Gerard and Sean French have provided us with a thrilling psychological suspense novel that’s completely addictive.
My Sunshine Away by M O Walsh – 2nd July
Walsh’s biggest strength lies in his ability to create a scene, transporting readers to the claustrophobic town of Woodland Hills. He combines literary prowess with an intriguing mystery to create a debut novel that is unlike anything else on offer today.
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward – 2nd July
If love a good British mystery then you simply have to pick up a copy of Ward’s cracking debut this July. The sense of foreboding that pervades the small town of Bampton is bound to put a chill up your spine on even the hottest of summer days…
I Am Death by Chris Carter – 30th July
Carter’s new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in a case that is their most explosive to date. While the gore and violence in this story mean it’s definitely not one for the faint-hearted, we just couldn’t get enough of the unrelenting action and engaging characters.
Quick Curtain by Alan Melville – 2nd July
Originally published in 1934, this offering from ‘the Golden Age of murder’ is a must read for any connoisseur of classic crime. Quick Curtain is a timeless, witty detective story, effortlessly pulling together a host of interesting characters that make for a truly enjoyable read.
The Pick of the Paperbacks
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month!