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What do you look for in the ideal holiday page-turner?

Captivating stories? Check. Unforgettable characters? Yup. Thrilling twists? Sure. Big-name authors? Tick. Smouldering romance? Uh huh. Laugh-out-loud one-liners? Of course. Pure escapism? Always.

For fabulous summer reading, whatever your literary leanings, we’ve got you covered.

  • Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.

  • Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything . . .

  • The second heart-warming and charming novel from Sandie Docker, set in the small Australian coastal town of Rosella Cove.

  • This fresh, exciting, twisty debut psychological thriller explores with terrifying credibility how rumours can wreck lives . . .

  • Introducing DCI Jack Hawksworth, Scotland Yard's brightest talent, in this cracking crime novel from the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

  • Number One bestselling author Sophie Kinsella's irresistible new standalone: a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .

  • Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.

  • In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.

  • The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

  • A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.

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