8 Books to Add to Your Holiday Reading List

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There is nothing better than relaxing with a good book, whether that be on the beach, by the pool or just relaxing at home in the garden. Here are our top 8 books we are loving at the moment. 

 

1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz- Heather Morris 

A heart-breaking true story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. One of our favourite books to date, this heartbreaking true story is one you cannot put down, definitely one to add to your holiday reading list. 

 

2. Pieces of Her- Karin Slaughter

It takes a split second for your life to change forever. And for Andrea Oliver that split second is a mass shooting in her local mall. A woman whose life is built on a lie... But this shocking act is only the start. Because then, as the bodies fall around them, Andy's mother Laura takes a step forward into the line of fire. A fight for survival... Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now Andy must embark on a desperate race against time to uncover the secrets of her mother's past before any more blood is shed... If thrillers are your thing you will love Pieces of Her.

 

3. Now You See Her- Heidi Perks

Charlotte is looking after her best friend's daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second. Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching. Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again. Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface. Someone is hiding the truth. So what really happened to Alice? A psychological thriller we couldn't put down!

 

4. Lethal White: Cormoran Strike Book 4- Robert Galbraith

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that . Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling,  well worth adding to your holiday reading list! 

 

5. Forever and a Day- Anthony Horowitz

A British agent floats in the waters of the French Riviera, murdered by an unknown hand. Determined to uncover the truth, James Bond enters a world of fast cars, grand casinos and luxury yachts. But beneath the glamour, he soon encounters a dangerous network of organised crime. It's time for Bond to earn his licence to kill. He must find those responsible and unravel their devastating plan - before he becomes their next victim... The exhilarating prequel to Casino Royale. For fans of James Bond, fast cars and thrillers this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

 

6. You Were Gone-Tim Weaver

buried you. I mourned you . . . But now you're back. A woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper that reads 'David Raker'. She says she's his wife. She looks just like her. She knows everything about him. But David buried his wife eight years ago. Is this really the woman he loved? Did he really say goodbye? Or is he losing his mind? Raker needs to find out the truth before it's too late, because he is now the prime suspect in her disappearance. Packed full of twists and turns You Were Gone will have you guessing until the last page. 

 

7. Queenie-Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there's her boss who doesn't seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested). She's trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her. It's no wonder she's struggling. She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life? A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family. If you are a fan of the TV series Fleabag you will love Queenie, a funny and heartbreaking story that will leave you wanting more. 

 

8. Nine Perfect Strangers-Liane Moriarty

Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies. From the author of Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers is a real page turner, full of suspense and unexpected twists. 

Have we missed one of your favourite books of? Let us know your recommendations in the comments! We would love to check them out!.

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