It turns out this Juneis a great month for fiction: From crime to historical romance, with exciting new titles like Book Ninja and Boy Swallows Universe, this is a special list.
Click on the titles for more information on these fantastic new releases. What are you excited to read this June? Let us know!
Into the Night
Sarah Bailey’s acclaimed debut novel The Dark Lake was a bestseller around the world. Into the Night is her stunning new crime novel featuring the troubled and brilliant Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock. This time Gemma finds herself lost and alone in the city, broken-hearted by the decisions she’s had to make.
April in Paris, 1921
It’s 1921, and after two years at home in Australia, Katherine King Button has had enough. Her rich parents have ordered her to get married, but after serving as a nurse during the horrors of the Great War, she has vowed never to take orders again. She flees her parents and the prison of their expectations for the place of friendship and freedom: Paris.
This collection of stories centres on the idea of ‘accidental death’, and the upheaval caused in the lives of those who lose a loved one in this way. Several of the cases examined here turned out, on investigation, not to be accidents at all. Some were crimes. Some remain unexplained; others were shown to be just what they appeared to be.
When Life Gives You Lululemons
Emily Charlton is back. Bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a deliciously entertaining new novel starring fan favourite from The Devil Wears Prada.
1948 – The world is struggling to regain a sense of balance after the devastation of World War II, and the sugar cane–growing community of Piri River in northern Queensland is no exception. As returned servicemen endeavour to adjust to their pre–war lives, women who had worked for the war effort are expected to embrace traditional roles once more.
International bestselling author, Nikki Gemmell bring us an essay on the power of quiet in a shouty world. Gemmell makes the case for why quiet and its companion, a calm acceptance of things as they are, is quietly doing the rounds in this belligerent age.
Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons. Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person will do. Inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Street Bookshop, Frankie decides to take fate into her own hands and embarks on the ultimate love experiment.
The Upside of Over
Olivia Law had always been the good girl. Great grades, perfect career, husband, house and hairdo. She’d learnt image was everything so she refused to look below the surface of her life. Then she turned 45.
When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most?
The Nowhere Child
‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’
On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl.
The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don’t appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.
The President is Missing
There are things only a President can know. There are things only a President can do. And then there are times when the only option is unthinkable- The President Is Missing. The thriller only a president could write.
Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.
The Quiet Side of Passion
The latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series, which have sold over 1.7m copies. The nursery gate is a good place for parents to meet one another. As the mother of two small children, Isabel finds herself enlarging her circle of friends to include other parents.
Boy Swallows Universe
An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane’s violent working class suburban fringe – from one of Australia’s most exciting new writers.
In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
Smoke in the Sun
The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist – an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn
The Year is 2454. The sun is setting on a hard-won golden age. For three centuries, humanity has enjoyed peace and prosperity fuelled by technological abundance, oracular data analytics, careful censorship… and just a little blood.
When recent college graduate Imogene Abney takes a job as a teacher at The Vandenberg School, full of the the most privileged boys in America, she is plunged into an unfamiliar world. As new friend Adam starts taking things too far, she crosses a line that could result in disaster – losing her job, jail, and the total ruin of her reputation.
The Cliff House
Cornwall, summer of 1986. The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea. If only her life was as perfect as theirs. If only Edie Davenport would be her friend. If only she lived at The Cliff House…
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