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10 New Book Releases to Keep an Eye Out For This July

While online content is undoubtedly entertaining and its popularity is undeniable, there’s still nothing like the timeless allure of a good book. As the colder weather sets in, it’s the perfect time to light a candle, grab your comfiest blanket and snuggle up on the couch with a brand-new novel.

If this sounds like a dreamy way to spend an evening, take a look at these top book releases to keep an eye out for this July.

1. The It Girl, Ruth Ware

A new release from New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware, this mystery thriller follows main character Hannah as she tries to solve the killing of her college friends April a decade after the fact. This twisting story delves into the world of her old friends and the mystery of April’s deaths while uncovering hidden secrets.

Expected publication on 12th July.

The It Girl - Ruth Ware
Source: Goodreads

2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin

This exhilarating fiction novel is a story of fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. From best-selling author Gabrielle Zevin, this tale spanning 30 years follows childhood Sam and Sadie reconnecting to create a hit video game that changes their lives forever. 

Expected publication on 5th July.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow book cover
Source: Goodreads

3. The Retreat, Sarah Pearse

The novel’s highly anticipated sequel to The Sanatorium opens a new mystery case for the main character Detective Elin Warner. This time she investigates a string of deaths at an eco-wellness retreat on an island with a haunted past. 

Expected publication on 21st July.

The Retreat book cover
Source: Booklistqueen

4. Reputation, Sarah Vaughan

From the author of the bestselling novel and Netflix series, Anatomy of a Scandal comes another thriller about politician Emma who finds herself trying to protect her family and save her reputation.

Expected publication on 5th July.

Reputation book cover
Source: Goodreads

5. Upgrade, Blake Crouch

Written by bestselling novelist and screenwriter Blake Crouch, this new mind-bending thriller is a sci-fi story following the transformative journey of Logan Ramsay.

Expected publication on 12th July.

upgrade book
Source: Penguin Random House

6. What Moves the Dead, T. Kingfisher

This gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher follows retired soldier Alex Easton as he tries to unravel the secret of the House of Usher. Written by T. Kingfisher, the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones, this novella is a paranormal mystery for dark reading fans.

Expected publication on 12th July.

T. Kingfisher novella
Source: Goodreads

7. Mary: An Awakening of Terror, Nat Cassidy

Amongst CrimeReads ‘Most Anticipated Crime Books 2022,’ the debut horror novel from Nat Cassidy promises to blend Midsommar with elements of American Psycho. It tells the story of a middle-aged woman exploring her connection to an infamous serial killer.

Expected publication on 19th July.

Nat Cassidy novel
Source: Goodreads

8. The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II, Madeline Martin

A must-read for fans of historical fiction, this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author is inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II. The story follows two women who find themselves connecting through coded messages between the Library of Congress and German-occupied France.

Expected publication on 26th July.

new Madeline Martin novel
Source: Goodreads

9. The Last to Vanish, Megan Miranda

A new novel from New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda, this gripping thriller is filled with taut suspense and shocking twists telling the story of the disappearance of a journalist investigating a string of vanishings.

Expected publication on 26th July.

The Last to Vanish book cover
Source: Simon and Schuster

10. The Bodyguard, Katherine Center

This romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center is a fun-filled laugh from front to back. The story is about superstar Jack who needs a bodyguard to protect him from a stalker and needs Hannah to pretend to be his girlfriend.

Expected publication on 19th July.

the bodyguard book cover
Source: Goodreads

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