Make space on your bookshelf for July's most anticipated releases
Looking for a good book to squeeze into your suitcase? Here’s our pick of the best summer reads…
The Trouble with Henry and Zoe by Andy Jones
Life is never quite what you expect it to be, no matter how hard you try. A cracking love story about – yes – Henry and Zoe, who are similar in more ways than they realise, mostly with how desperate they are to forget their pasts – something easier said than done.
Out 28 July, Simon & Schuster
The Invitation by Lucy Foley
Everyone seems to be hiding a post-war secret in 1950s Rome, but New York society girl Stella has the deepest secret of all. Journalist Hal Jacobs is infatuated by her beauty and when they are reunited on the Contessa’s boat, Hal is determined to bring her back to life and remove her from her confinement.
Out 14th July, Harper Collins
Falling by Jane Green
As Emma Montague moves from England, to New York and settles in Connecticut, she slowly finds out what it is that truly makes her happy. Her seemingly perfect relationship with boyfriend Dominic and his son is put in jeopardy when a horrible fate invades their world, and Emma’s determination is put to the test.
Out 14 July, Berkley Books
The Muse by Jessie Burton
The highly anticipated second novel from Jessie Burton is about two women, separated by 30 years, but connected by a long-lost painting and the secrets behind it. Set in 1930s Spain and 1960s London, The Muse shows how two worlds become passionately intertwined.
Out now, Picador
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
A violent attack on Jenny Kramer in the wealthy town of Fairview, Connecticut shakes it to its very core. With her memory medically erased, she struggles to come to terms with her emotional turmoil, spurning her father’s obsession with finding her attacker, and her mother to shut herself away in a bid to protect her seemingly perfect world.
Out 14th July, St. Martin’s Press
How To Find Love In A Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Bookshop owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to remain open but is kept going by remembering the promise she made to her father and her everlasting loyalty to her customers. The bookshop proves to be a place where lives come together and are changed forever.
Out now, Orion
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason – and Ted Flask knows all about that. The bond between one man and his dog is fiercely strong throughout this novel and portrays the love and heartbreak of having someone we can’t live without, and how hard we will fight for those we love most.
Out Now, Simon & Schuster
The Girls by Emma Cline
Lonely, bored and desperate to fit in, Evie Boyd encompasses a small-town 1960s American teenager. When she meets a wild girl group on a run-down ranch and Russell, the man they’re all mesmerized by, she is engulfed by a dangerous world of carelessness and violence.
Out Now, Chatto & Windus