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Summertime means grabbing a cold drink at the beach or by the pool and dipping into the latest book. If you’re looking for a few reading suggestions before you head out, we think these highly anticipated books will have your jaw dropping before your SPF dries!

Take a trip to Nantucket where a well-known author is gifted three “nudges” that will change the destiny of her family; all the while they grieve her death in a mysterious accident. Golden Girl, Elin Hilderbrand’s latest book takes you on a ride to life-changing wishes and big family secrets.

What do you get when you mix a Ouija board, buried treasure and séances? We call it a prison camp escape like no other! Margalit Fox’s The Confidence Men is a true story about two prisoners during World War I who run for their lives while held prisoner in Turkey.

If The Confidence Men leaves you thirsty for more historical wartime stories, then Sisters in Arms by Kaia Alderson is another new book you should check out. This historical fiction story follows two World War II heroes of the Women’s Army Corps all-Black battalion Six Triple Eight. Based on a true story, it shows how sometimes friendship is all you have keeping you alive.

A famous hit man and sniper sounds like the latest blockbuster movie. Meet Billy Summers, this summer’s most awaited thriller by Stephen King. Just when he is ready to leave it all behind, Billy is offered a job so big it would mean retiring into a comfortable life. It would be a shame if the assignment gets out of hand.

Although reality shows are ending for the summer, one Hollywood-like book is hot off the press - Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Take a trip to 1983 California where famous singer Mick Riva hosts his annual end-of-the-summer party. It is a party like no other when Riva’s four children become tangled in family secrets and the night ends in fire. This book is hotter than a Los Angeles summer day.