What’s new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what’s on offer and chooses three good reads for June. The Sight of You, The Catch and The Phone Box at the Edge of the World are all published this month.
The Sight of You
Holly Miller asks the following question in The Sight of You: Would you choose love if you knew how it would end? We meet Joel, who is afraid of the future. Ever since he was a child he has had good and bad visions of people’s lives, and the only way to prevent those visions is to not let anyone close to him. Then he meets Callie, who can’t let go of the past. Together they start a love story and when their lives are about to change, Joel gets one of his visions.
Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare, said it’s “Exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down”.
The Sight of You has sold worldwide and film rights have gone to a major Hollywood studio. Look out for its publication date on 11 June.
The Catch is another unmissable thriller by T.M. Logan, author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Holiday. Logan was a national newspaper journalist before he started writing full-time. His debut, Lies, was on of Amazon’s biggest e-books in 2017.
The Catch features Ed, who meets his daughter Abbey’s fiancé for the first time. Her mother thinks Ryan is smart, successful and handsome and he seems to be the perfect son-in-law. But Ed has doubts about him. There is something dark in Ryan and Ed is the only one who sees it; Abbey and her mother are both charmed.
Ed tries to dig up Ryan’s past but, at the same time, he has to cover up his own. Can Ed convince his own family that Ryan is dangerous before it’s too late? The Catch is full of twists and turns, and it will keep the reader on edge until the end. Published by Zaffre Books on 11 June.
The Phone Box at the Edge of the World
The Phone Box at the Edge of the World is based on a true story, written by Laura Imai Messina.
After Yui looses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, life feels unbearable. But when she hears about a man who has an old phone box in his garden, she is intrigued: he uses it to speak to his late wife. When the news of the phone box spreads, people travel from far to call loved ones whom they have lost. Yui finally makes her way to the phone box, where she finds someone she did not expect to meet.
The Phone Box at the Edge of the World is tremendously gripping and perhaps a well needed read after this year’s tragic events. It’s published by Manilla Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books, on 25 June.
Anna is a literary agent based in Chiswick who is keen to hear from authors trying to get their books published. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org. She used to run the Waterstones bookshop in Chiswick. You can read more about her and Intersaga here.
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