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The Write Stuff: Our picks for Best Beach Books, Part Two

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HarperCollins has so many must-read tomes while tanning.
We decided to make our suggestions fast and quick so you can get to page one.
Ready, set . . .

Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes ($25.99) P.D. James meets E.L. James in this exciting new crime series featuring Detective Inspector Louisa Smith—from the sensational, new suspense talent behind the bestselling Into the Darkest Corner.

50 Children by Steven Pressman ($26.99) The astonishing and inspiring true story of one American couple’s 1939 rescue mission of fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to the U.S.—the single largest group of children allowed into the Country during that period.

The Book of You by Claire Kendal ($25.99) A literary debut thriller filled with tension and page-turning suspense, following one woman’s struggle to escape her terrifying stalker. The novel is homage to Samuel Richardson’s 18th-century novel Clarissa and it’s filled with classic fairy tale references.

Closed Doors ($26.99) - From Lisa O'Donnell, bestselling author of The Death of Bees, winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize, comes a brilliant second novel, set on a small Scottish island, where everyone knows everything about everyone else, and where a secret is a dangerous thing. We love all the referecnes to '80s pop culture and political touchstones.

Abduction by Jonathan Holt ($26.99) On the heels of The Abomination, the first novel of the Carnivia Trilogy that takes place in Venice, Italy comes the even more heart-hammering, adrenaline-fuelled second installment, a thriller that blurs the boundary between dark mystery and even darker reality.

All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke ($26.99) - A murder strikes dangerously close to home in the fifth book of the bestselling Ellie Hatcher series, the latest from the guy. Love Madhattan? NYC is always an atmospheric character in Burke’s books.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen ($26.99) This is HC's big summer winner. How big? Movie rights have been sold and Emma Watson is to star in the film. Gregory meets Game of Thrones in this epic debut, in which a young princess raised in secret returns to her belated mother’s kingdom, The Tearling, to reclaim the throne from her uncle, a puppet of The Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighboring Mortmesme, and redeem The Tearling from forces of corruption and dark magic. Although readers will think they are reading a book that takes place in Medieval times, they quickly learn that the novel actually takes place in the future after cataclysmic events on Earth.

The Angel of Losses ($25.99) by Stephanie Feldman Blending mythology with modern life, this debut novel explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. A stunning family story of what lasts, and of what we can-and cannot-escape.