June’s hottest new releases 2016
We can’t believe that it’s June already – summer is finally here! Here at Dead Good, that can only mean one thing: whittling down our holiday reading to an amount that won’t alarm airport security when we try and get on a plane.
To help you do the very same thing, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the cracking new crime that’s hitting the shelves this month. June’s going to see the release of some brilliant debuts like Dear Amy and Baby Doll, as well as new releases from old favourites like Stephen King and Sharon Bolton – we couldn’t be more excited.
June’s new releases
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – 30th June
Here at Dead Good we absolutely loved Ruth Ware’s debut In A Dark, Dark Wood, the tale of a hen party gone horribly wrong, so we are eagerly awaiting her newest book out this month. The premise is brilliant – what better way to update the classic country house murder mystery than to set your crime novel on a cruise ship? – and the writing is even better. Read an extract from the book here.
End of Watch by Stephen King – 7th June
If you loved Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers, you won’t want to miss End of Watch this month. The master of horror returns with his newest offering to star in our nightmares – bringing the Bill Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion. A brilliant, chilling thriller that will leave you breathless.
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan – 16th June
If Dear Amy is anything to go by, then debut writer Helen Callaghan is definitely one to watch. Helen takes an interesting premise in this psychological thriller and executes it brilliantly – a highly recommended read. We’ve been excited about this one for some time now and can’t wait for you to read it. Find out more about the setting for the book here.
Crisis by Frank Gardner – 2nd June
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner pulls from a wealth of experience in reporting on security matters to produce Crisis. Giving readers an insight into the real world of security forces, Gardner’s expertise shines in this explosive thriller – the first in a smart, fast-paced and seriously entertaining new series. Enjoy a taster from the book here.
Black Water by Louise Doughty – 2nd June
From the author of the brilliant Apple Tree Yard comes Black Water – a beautiful and captivating thriller about love, espionage and redemption that had us captivated from the very first page. Louise Doughty masterfully plays with the moral ambiguity of her characters, creating a razor sharp tale that we couldn’t get enough of.
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton – 2nd June
Sharon Bolton’s newest thriller confronts the terrifying prospect of a charismatic serial killer with a legion of adoring fans. Chillingly familiar, Sharon breathes new life into this recognizable story with fiendishly sharp twists and unforgettable characters. Wonderfully dark and deeply disturbing, could this be her best book yet?
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton – 30th June
When Lily escapes captivity after eight years, it sends shock waves through the small community where she grew up. Baby Doll is a taut psychological thriller that focuses on family entanglements and the evil that can hide behind a facade. A highly addictive read you won’t be able to put down. Read an extract from the book here.
The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen – 30th June
The Hanging Girl is the latest addition to the Department Q series – one we return to time and time again – bringing back the cast of familiar and loved characters of the past novels. This instalment sees the team looking into a tragic cold case of a seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. A superb addition to an already great series.
The Fire Child by SK Tremeyne – 16th June
In the newest psychological thriller from the phenomenal author behind one of our favourite books of 2015, The Ice Twins, we are pulled into a dark and deliciously creepy tale of a child who claims to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – and makes disturbing predictions that his new step-mother will be dead by Christmas…
Streets of Darkness by A A Dhand – 16th June
Streets of Darkness, set in a dark and foreboding Bradford, is the first Harry Virdee novel, and with a description like “Luther meets The Wire”, we just had to read it. The story follows a detective torn between his personal life and his career, as he takes to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect. This is a highly entertaining read.
The Time To Kill by Mason Cross – 30th June
When Carter Blake left his job with a top-secret government agency, he was offered a hush deal along with some others. However, when an old member of his team turns up dead, he knows that he must be next. Action-packed and full of tension, this is a brilliant thriller about a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Saturday Requiem by Nicci French – 30th June
The sixth instalment in the heart-stopping Frieda Klein series, Saturday Requiem has all of the sophisticated polish of previous novels by Nicci French with an even more twisted and intriguing plot. Once again, Nicci Gerard and Sean French have delivered a masterclass in psychological suspense.
A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming – 2nd June
From the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012 for Best Thriller of the Year comes a gripping new spy novel – the third in the Thomas Kell series. Ideal for fans of John le Carré, A Divided Spy is a slick and captivating modern spy thriller that you’ll race through.
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis – 30th June
The Wolf Road is a fantastic new literary thriller perfect for fans of Station Eleven. Set in a intriguing post-apocalyptic world, this story of a woman’s search into the past of her mentor is beautifully written and filled with a blistering tension that has you racing to the end.
James Patterson’s BookShots
June marks the start of the release of James Patterson’s BookShots, a series of pulse-pounding short thrillers that are quick to read and impossible to put down. They’re all under 150 pages long and all available for under £3. We can’t wait to start working our way through them. Click here to find out more.
The pick of the paperbacks
What are you excited to read? Let us know in the comments below!