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The #SummerSix

No matter what the weather’s like, if there’s one thing that summer is perfect for it’s discovering new books and recommending your favourites to the people closest to you. If you’re still compiling your holiday reading list then you’ve come to the right place, because we’ll be showcasing six fantastic novels over the next few weeks – our #SummerSix picks – to help you make that all-important decision on which to pack in your suitcase. Every week we’ll be focusing on a different title over on our social channels with author features, postcard reviews, book discussions and giveaways.

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Take a look at the brilliant books we’ll be discussing over the next six weeks!

Disclaimer Reiss JacketDisclaimer by Renée Knight

Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you. When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up and begins to read. But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realise she is a key character, a main player. This story will reveal her darkest secret.  A secret she thought no one else knew…
Discover the darker side of the holiday, where danger lurks round every corner.


Little Boy BlueLittle Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge

DI Helen Grace is back and it’s her most personal case yet. She investigates the shocking murder of a close friend found cocooned in plastic. The investigation soon threatens to expose Helen’s private life and she has to make some tough personal choices along the way, as she hunts a twisted killer. These murders are part of a calculated attempt to bring Helen down…

Find out more from MJ Arlidge himself.
Lying in Wait Liz NugentLying in Wait by Liz Nugent

The last people who you expect to be mixing with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his society maven wife. And they certainly don’t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

Find out more about Liz Nugent’s chilling protagonist, Lydia.


Fool Me OnceFool Me Once by Harlan Coben

If your husband was murdered and you were a witness, how do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? You thought you trusted him. Now you can’t even trust yourself.

Find out more about Harlan Coben with our introduction from his editor, Selina Walker.


My Husbands WifeMy Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start – to leave the secrets of her past behind. But when she takes on a new case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who’s been convicted of murder. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

Find out more about Jane Corry’s time as writer-in-residence at a high-security prison for men.


In A Dark Dark WoodIn A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years – but then, out of the blue, she receives an invitation to her hen party. A weekend in a remote cottage should be the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend. But something goes wrong. Very wrong out in the dark, dark wood…

Ruth Ware tells us how Agatha Christie inspired her when writing In A Dark, Dark Wood.


If that’s not enough, we’ve also compiled our ultimate summer reading list and asked some fantastic crime writers what they’ll be reading this season.

Happy reading!


    Would love to win this prize. I could take it on holiday instead of several (heavy) books!

    Great prize. I do not have one but have downloaded books to my desk top pc.. which of course is too hard to carry in a bag.. plus would have to find some where to plug it in.. Good luck to everyone.. Fingers crossed

    Good luck to who ever the lucky winner of this fantastic offer is .(might be lucky as my
    Birthday treat )ha-ha.

    Good luck to who ever the lucky winner of this fantastic offer is .

    Both My Husband’s Wife and In a Dark Dark Wood were fantastic – looking forward to reading the others!

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