What could be nicer than sitting in the sun with a good book. And when the sun shines bright, I like to plunge into something really dark. Summer is the ideal time for a good thriller or crime novel and here are some of summer’s best to look out for.
Claire Mackintosh: I let you go
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
Louise Candlish: The Swimming Pool
Secrets and lies beneath the surface at a London Lido will keep you on the edge of your seat
Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue
The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation.
Antonia Hodgson: The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins
Not many crime novels start with the hero on his way to the gallows. Back to 1728 and the backstreets of Georgian London for the sequel to The Devil in the Marshalsea
Peter May: Coffin Road
Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth – and the realisation that ignorance can kill us
Lucie Whitehouse: Keep you close
They said it was a tragic accident. She knows better…Is this the new Girl on the Train?
Have you tried any of these books? Perhaps you prefer something sunny and light this summer. Let us know about your summer reading choices.