For half of the world, many are curling up with blankets while the other half are spreading out the beach towels, but either way, it’s always a perfect time for reading! From murders to novels coming true and to sisters reuniting, there is something for every reader in our June selection of fiction book releases!
Read on to discover some new releases and if you find one that you like, tell us in the comments below!
Here and Gone by Haylen Beck | Goodreads
When a woman flees through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage, she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. When her children go missing, the cops say they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them. Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past.
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong | Goodreads
Ruth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiancé are moving house, but he’s moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer’s. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year. Ruth and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits, in the absence of a cure, and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become.
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica | Goodreads
When Clara Solberg’s husband Nick and their four-year-old daughter Maisie are involved in a car crash, it is ruled an accident until Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash.
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green | Goodreads
Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. But now the Sunshine Girls are together again, called home since Ronni has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. Although the daughters are all going through crises of their own, their mother’s illness draws them together to confront old jealousies, secret fears and discover that blood might be thicker than water after all.
Stranger by David Bergen | Goodreads
Íso Perdido, a young Guatemalan woman, works at a fertility clinic tending to the rich women and she’s also the lover of Dr. Mann. When an accident forces the doctor to leave, Íso is abandoned, pregnant. After the birth, the baby disappears and determined to reclaim her daughter, Íso crosses illegally into a United States where the rich live in safe zones, walled away from the indigent masses. Travelling without documentation she must determine who she can trust and how much, aware that she might lose her daughter forever.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Goodreads
Evelyn Hugo is ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life and chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz | Goodreads
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be different from his others. After working with him for years, she’s intimately familiar with Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. His latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder, but as she reads, she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy | Goodreads
Transporting us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years, it takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety, in search of meaning, and of love. In a graveyard outside of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet. In a second-floor apartment, a lone woman chain-smokes as she reads through her old notebooks. At the Jannat Guest House, two people who have known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around each other, as though they have just met.
The Child by Fiona Barton | Goodreads
When a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years, Kate Waters believes it’s a story that deserves attention. As Kate investigates, she unearths a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital was never found. She is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood and she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell…
Blackout by Marc Elsberg | Goodreads
One night, the lights go out across Europe. The electrical grids collapse on an epic scale and unleash a devastating chaos in the total blackout. When a former hacker and activist who knows a thing or two about infiltrating networks starts investigating the cause of this disaster, he soon becomes a prime suspect. As threats to the United States start to emerge, he goes on the run with a young American reporter based in Paris, racing desperately to turn the lights back on. Because if they stay off, tomorrow may be too late.
The Fabrications by Baret Magarian | Goodreads
When Bloch, a popular novelist, starts writing a fictionalized story featuring his unremarkable friend Oscar, the invented details start to come true. Gradually, Oscar embarks on a surreal odyssey into fame, while Bloch descends. Oscar falls in love with Najette, a bewitching painter, but their relationship hangs in the balance as his myth balloons out of all proportion. At the centre of the hype stands the demon-like publicist Ryan Rees, whose power enables him to manufacture the truth, and the story builds to an unforgettable, startling climax.
Twelve Days by Steven Barnes | Goodreads
While leaders and notorious criminals alike are mysteriously dying, Olympia Dorsey, with her cynical teenage daughter and autistic son, are trying to heal from a personal tragedy. Meanwhile, soldier Terry Nicolas reunites with his team to carry out a risky heist, but when they visit an unusual martial arts exhibition and meet Madame Gupta, she offers not just a way for Terry to tap into mastery beyond his dreams, but also for Olympia’s son to transcend the limits of his condition.