Five Books To Enjoy On The Beach In 2013

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The holiday season is very much upon us. Thousands of Brits are likely to be preparing their suitcases for a trip abroad in the next few weeks and, for many of them, this will probably include a brand new book to enjoy on the beach.

Here are five of the best new books set for release in the summer of 2013…

Dan Brown – Inferno

The author, most famous for penning The Da Vinci Code, is back with a new apocalyptic thriller, wherein historian hero Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital bed in Florence with amnesia after having been shot by a villain.

Soon enough, Langdon finds himself in another wild goose chase throughout the streets of Italy, and later Turkey, in an effort to foil a group of scientists hell-bent on making serious dent in the world’s population. In order to fool the scientists with this weapon of mass-destruction, Langdon must unwind a series of clues alongside his new acquaintance, the blonde doctor Sienna Brooks.

The book has received mixed reviews but sold more than 200,000 copies in its opening week in the UK.

Iain Banks – The Quarry

Iain Banks died in June after he had been told he had terminal cancer months before. His final book is also a tale of a middle-aged man, Guy, who was told that he was dying of cancer. It all sounds rather morbid, but in true Banks style, it is actually a very fun and easy-to-read tale.

This partly down to the character of the narrator Kit, who is Guy’s son and describes himself as “highly gifted” as well as being somewhat of a “nutter”.

Khaled Hosseini – And The Mountains Echoed

This is a moving and emotional tale, which focuses on how the actions of our loved ones can have such an effect on our own decisions in life and who we grow up to be.

Khaled Hosseini, most famous for writing 2003 best-seller The Kite Runner, absolutely loves to explore how the past can haunt people’s futures and does so with incredible triumph in this must-read tale.

Liza Kluassman – Tigers in Red Weather

An enthralling story of Nick and her cousin Helena who always enjoy sultry summers at their glorious island family estate. The tale takes a sinister turn when two of their children make a discovery that puts the family’s entire history into disarray. Told from five different perspectives, this is a fun yet intriguing page-turner.

Hilary Mantel – Bring Up The Bodies

This Booker Prize winner is the second of a projected historic fiction trilogy exploring the life of Oliver Cromwell. In this book, Cromwell is older and his personality is wildly different, but the charm and insight with regards to being a figure in power remains the same. It would be no surprise if Mrs Mantel’s book wins more awards before the year is out.

It looks set to be a stunning summer for fiction books. Any one of these five thrillers could make it tough to remove yourself from the beach or whatever spot you choose to enjoy them.

About The Author:

Foyles ( is one of the UK’s biggest book sellers and has its flagship store in Charing Cross, London.