New books to look out for in May 2018

New books to look out for in May 2018

With so many books being published all the time it can sometimes be difficult to decide what book to read next and that is where we come in.We are here to help make that difficult decision much easier by sharing our choice of great upcoming books with you. Whether you are looking for a new book for your book club, or a holiday read, we have the book for you.

The Brighton Mermaid

Dorothy Koomson
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Publication Date      17th May 2018

Published by:     Random House UK, Cornerstone

ISBN:   9781780896007

Genre:  Mystery, Thriller


Brighton Beach, 1993

Nell and Jude are just teenagers when they find a body on the beach. When nobody comes forward to claim the young woman's body she becomes known as 'The Brighton Mermaid.'  Three weeks later Nell is finding it difficult to move on when Jude goes missing. 

Twenty five years later Nell quits her job to looking into the events of that summer - who was The Brighton Mermaid and why did Jude disappear? As Nell edges closer to the truth she begins to suspect someone is watching her and to wonder who in her life she can really trust. 

Found at: Author's Website

The Burning Chambers

Kate Mosse
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by:   Pan Macmilan

​ISBN: 9781509806836

Genre:  Historical Fiction


The Burning Chambers by renowned author Kate Mosse is set in 1562 Carcassonne. Minou Joubert receives a letter simply saying SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.

Before she can understand the message Minou is recruited by Piet to go on a dangerous mission but first he needs to get out of La Cite alive. 

As religious divides deepen and old friends become enemies a long-hidden document is about to surface once again.

Found at: Author's Website

Cross Her Heart

Sarah Pinborough
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Publication Date:  14th May 2018

Published by: Harper Collins

ISBN: 978008132033

Genre: Thriller, Mystery


'Cross my heart and hope to die.' 

Promises last only if you trust each other so what happens when one of you is hiding something? 

Is it Lisa? Her daughter Ava? or her best friend Marilyn?

Found at: Publisher's Link

Dear Martin

Nic Stone
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471175565

Genre: Young Adult


Justyce McAllister is top of his class in school and Ivy League bound. Justyce is interested in the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but is unsure if they are relevant anymore so to find out he starts a journal to him. 

Then one night he and his best friend are driving round with the music turned right up and they provoke the ire of a white off-duty policeman. Shots are fired and in the aftermath Justyce find himself villified by the media. 

Found at: Author's Website

The Language Of Kindness

Christie Watson
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by: Random House UK

ISBN: 9781784741976

Genre: Memoir


The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson takes us through her 20 year career as a nurse and in doing so illustrates her care, kindness and compassion.

Found at: Publisher's Link

White Houses

Amy Bloom
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by: Granta Publications

ISBN: 9781783784929

Genre: Historical Fiction


In 1933, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt moved into the White House and with them moved journalist Lorena Hickock. Known as Hick to her friends, Lorena tells the story of her passionate relationship with the First Lady, a relationship that shaped the rest of their lives. 

Found at: Author's Website

Oh My God What A Complete Aisling

Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by: Penguin UK - Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241361726

Genre:  General Fiction


The book hailed as the next Bridget Jones.

Everyone knows an Aisling:

Loves going out out, but secretly scared of liquid eyeliner. Happy to drink the bar dry, but will bring her own coaster if necessary. Would rather die than miss a cooked hotel breakfast, but can calculate the Points in a Snickers at fifty paces.

Aisling's the girl with a heart of gold, but a boyfriend who still hasn't made a peep about their Big Day even after seven years. But then a disastrous romantic getaway shows Aisling that it's time to stop waiting around and leave John behind for the bright lights of Dublin.

After she's wailed her way through Adele's Greatest Hits, that is.

Between glamorous new flatmates, a scandal at work and finding herself in a weird love square, Aisling is ready to take on the big city. So long as she has her umbrella with her.

Found at: Publisher's Link

The Craftsman

Sharon Belton
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Publication Date: 3rd May 2018

Published by: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781409174110

Genre: Mystery, Thriller


Florence Lovelady's career was skyrocketed when she convicted coffin maker Larry Glassbrook, a serial killer convinced of burying a number of children alive. 

Now he's died and Florence begins to wonder did she even get the right man? 

Found at: Author's Website

The Wooden King

Thomas McConnell
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Publication Date: 1st May 2018

Published by: Hubcity Press

ISBN: 9781938235375

Genre: Historical Fiction


A book about life in occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. A man torn between protecting his son and the possible dangers of leaving his homeland. A book about denial, desire and family drama against the background of war.

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Martin Suter
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Publication Date: 31st May 2018

Published by: Harper Collins Uk

ISBN: 978008264291

Genre: Fiction


Schoch lives on the streets of Zurich, he drinks and hallucinates, in particular he sees a pink elephant. What if the elephant is still there when he is sober?

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