This year’s two-day Prime Day event is coming July 12! While planning what else you’ll be browsing that day, be sure to throw a few good books on your list to ensure you can disconnect, relax, and lose yourself in a story on a busy day. relaxation by the beach or by the swimming pool. summer.
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Missing Local Woman: A Novel
Thrillers are where it’s at for engrossing riverside reading in the heat, and this one-book psychological rollercoaster is up to the task of the best of them.
Carrying the slogan “People don’t disappear without a trace…”, Missing local woman follows the story of a small, peaceful community that is rocked when two grown women and a six-year-old girl disappear without a trace. 11 years later, the youngest of the missing shocks everyone by reappearing, but the answers they seek are not the ones they expected.
Riley Sager of The New York Times calls it “”Dark and twisty, with jaw-dropping tension and jaw-dropping surprises”, while more than 15,000 other readers give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Things we never got over
An evil twin, unexpected parenthood, and a gruff, purse-lipped manly guy who only prefers the company of his dog — what more could you ask for from a salacious page-turner?
Lucy Score Things we never got over is 570 pure and must-see dramas, and nearly 42,000 readers have already endorsed it and kept it on the bestseller charts since its debut in January. A fan who calls the book “delicious” in the title of his review says:
“Lucy Score absolutely outdid herself with this book, I loved every main character and supporting character, I’m honestly so glad he said at the end that there’s more to come from Knockemout because I don’t I’m not ready to leave this small town at all.”
Bonus: this book is free for Kindle Unlimited readers!
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Slewfoot: A History of Witchcraft
If your favorite method of escape involves fantastical elements and a foreboding of magical doom, the insta-classic Slewfoot Brom is exactly what you’ll want to devour this summer.
In Connecticut, in 1666, a young woman named Abitha learns to live quietly in the Puritan village with her husband who bought her from his father. A series of dark and twisted events lead her down a path of struggle and sorcery, culminating in an unlikely friendship with a half-man/half-beast that enchants her beyond her wildest dreams.
TW for bloodshed and some graphic violence, but if you’re already familiar with a similar historical fantasy, you won’t find any surprises. Be warned though: you won’t want to put it down.
Summer: a novel
For an airy, inhalable beach read, you can’t go wrong with Jennifer Weiner. Her latest tackles the interpersonal dynamic between a stepmother, a young woman and her pandemic boyfriend-turned-fiancé, the mother who left when she was young, and the drama that unfolds when a family is brought together by life-changing events. An enthusiastic reader thinks:
“Well, it’s another page turner, novel by Jennifer Weiner, such well developed characters with lots of twists and turns. You want to get to know them personally and visit where they live on The Cape. The Sam twins and Sarah’s Ups and Downs will take you to heart, just like all the others as this wonderful story unfolds. Pick up a copy, you won’t be disappointed!”
Man fuck this house
Hilarious, scary and downright surreal in many places, Man fuck this house lives up to the vulgar absurdity of its name and is easy to navigate in just a few hours.
Sabrina Haskins and her family leave Columbus for the idyllic southwest setting of Jackson Hill and even find a beautiful and spacious yellow craftsman to welcome them. The house wastes no time showing them who’s really in charge, though, and bizarre occurrences involving their neighbors, mysterious visitors, changing rooms and more challenge the Haskins family in ways they don’t. never imagined possible.
If you’re a Kindle reader (they’ll be on big sale on Prime Day) or have the free kindle appyou can buy it at gold price for only $2.99!
The Nantucket Hotel
New York Magazine calls Elin Hilderbrand the “queen of beach readings,” so you already know you’re in for a treat with this summertime scandal story set in a Nantucket hotel.
Lizbet Keaton has just come out of a breakup and is looking to move into the next phase of her life. Recently appointed as the manager of a former grand hotel that needed a serious facelift, she and her staff set out to wow the hotel’s billionaire London owner and a popular influencer with the power to make or destroy his reputation.
One reader calls the book “impossible to put down”, adding:
“I’ve always loved Elin Hilderbrand’s Nantucket novels, but she really outdid herself with The Nantucket Hotel. It’s a combination of ghost story, heartbroken romance, surprise twists, redemption and so much more.”