Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book a Summer Date with a Hot Read; HANNAH STEPHENSON LEAFS THROUGH SOME OF THIS YEAR'S BEST BOOKS FOR THE BEACH

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book a Summer Date with a Hot Read; HANNAH STEPHENSON LEAFS THROUGH SOME OF THIS YEAR'S BEST BOOKS FOR THE BEACH

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ESCAPE into a different world with the best of bestsellers, women's fiction, debuts, historical epics and memoirs. Here's just a few you might want to pick up...

WOMEN'S FICTION | LISA JEWELL'S new novel I Found You (Century, PS12.99) sees a single-mother-of-three take pity on a strange man she finds on a beach in Yorkshire, who is suffering from memory loss.

Meanwhile, in Surrey, the new husband of a young Latvian girl goes missing and police find that he never fascinating as the storylines slowly merge.

Bestsell -novelist Lesley Pearse back with To Me Michael Joseph, PS18.99), a story two friends from very different backgrounds - one rich, poor - and how their paths divide as one goes up in the world the other encounters tragedy, matters come to a head in ACTION | CHRIS RYAN'S new actionpacked novel Bad Soldier (Coronet, PS18.99, out August 25), sees Islamic militants smuggling themselves into Europe on migrant It's down to Danny Black to a Christmas Day atrocity in London.

from Bear Grylls, in which hero Will Jaeger tackles germ warfare, jungle island overrun by primates, poaching, illegal arms dealing, conservation and a hunt for his wife and son.

HISTORY | THE 100th anniversary of Battle of the Somme has spawned a plethora of books.

Among the ones to watch are First Day Of The Somme by Andrew Macdonald HarperCollins, PS15.99), a top-to-bottom account of that tragic day as from both British and German perspectives; and Douglas Haig: From The Somme To Victory Gary Sheffield (Aurum Press, PSan updated version of the 2011 biography of Field Marshal shedding new light on the man, Somme and the First World ||Peter Ho Davies brings us Fortunes (Sceptre, PS14.99, out August 25), his second novel divided into four parts, set over years. It tells the stories of four characters of Chinese descent and their experiences in America, using both real and fictional figures in Chinese American history.

THRILLERS ||The Kept Woman Century, PS20) is the latest page-turner from investigating the murder of an ex-cop, whose body is discovered in a warehouse owned by Atlanta's most high-profile athlete. …

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