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12 sure-fire book bestsellers of summer 2013

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Book bestsellers of summer 2013

Make sure to pack your e-reader with these most expected books of summer 2013.

From a crime novel by J.K. Rowling, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith to Oliver Pötzsch’s fourth book from The Hangman’s Daughter series, you’ll find on this list book bestsellers that guarantee that this summer you’ll get lost with a great book.

All the titles on this list are or will be summer 2013 bestsellers. They are a part of successful book series (like Sylvia Day’s Entwined with You) and/or are written by successful, recognized authors. It also applies to The Cuckoo’s Calling, after it was revealed the true author of the book was J.K. Rowling.

Most of the titles were already released for summer book-reading peak, but the novels from Lee Child (Jack Reacher #18) and James Patterson will be launched in late August – you can pre-order them already.

Books are presented with blurbs and direct links to Kindle Store, Nook Store, Kobo and iBookstore. Which one are you going to get to your e-reader or book reading app?

12 sure-fire book bestsellers of summer 2013

The Cuckoos Calling - JK Rowling

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike)

Robert Galbraith / J.K. Rowling

April 18, 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

A war veteran, wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger…

A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London – from the hushed streets of Mayfair, to the backstreet pubs of the East End, to the bustle of Soho – The Cuckoo’s Calling is remarkable Introducing Cormoran Strike, it is a classic crime novel unlike any other book you will read this year.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Inferno - Dan Brown

Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)

Dan Brown

May 14, 2013

‘Seek and ye shall find.’

With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.

A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon’s knowledge of hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.

With only a few lines from Dante’s dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance – sculptures, paintings, buildings – to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.

Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history’s most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown’s most compelling and thought-provoking novel yet, a breathless race-against-time thriller that will grab you from page one and not let you go until you close the book.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Entwined with You - Sylvia Day

Entwined with You (a Crossfire Novel)

Sylvia Day

June 4, 2013

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires…

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman

June 18, 2013

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Heist - Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Heist: A Novel

Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg

June 18, 2013

From Janet Evanovich, #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed.

And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Newcomer - Robyn Carr

The Newcomer

Robyn Carr

July 1, 2013

With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores letting go of the past—and finding something worth building a future on.

Single dad and Thunder Point’s deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he’s found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they’re feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can’t get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Bat - Jo Nesbo

The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel

Jo Nesbø

July 2, 2013

The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø’s detective, Harry Hole.

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home.

Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The English Girl - Daniel Silva

The English Girl

Daniel Silva

July 16, 2013

Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems…and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth…

Silva’s work has captured the imagination of millions worldwide; his #1 New York Times bestselling series which chronicles the adventures of art-restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon has earned the praise of readers and reviewers everywhere. This captivating new page-turner from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Poisoned Pilgrim - Olivier Potzsch

The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman’s Daughter Tale

Oliver Pötzsch

July 16, 2013

1666: The monastery at Andechs has long been a pilgrimage destination, but when the hangman’s daughter, Magdalena, her doctor husband Simon, and their two small children arrive there, they learn that the monks have far larger concerns than saying Mass and receiving alms. It seems that once again, the hangman’s family has fallen into a mysterious and dangerous adventure.

Two monks at the monastery experiment with cutting edge technology, including a method of deflecting the lighting that has previously set the monastery ablaze. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who better to investigate than the famed hangman Jakob Kuisl? But as the hangman and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with both the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks’ inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs.

This thrilling fourth entry of The Hangman’s Daughter series features scheming monks, murderous robots, and the action and intrigue that never seem to cease when the Kuisls are on a case.

⇢ Kindle

Second Honeymoon - James Patterson

Second Honeymoon

James Patterson

July 18, 2013

When FBI agent John O’Hara receives a call from a man desperate for his help, little does he know his whole life will turn upside down.

The man’s son and daughter-in-law have been found murdered on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. He wants justice, and will pay O’Hara handsomely to hunt down the killer.

Federal agents aren’t allowed to moonlight, but O’Hara is on suspension. The drunk driver who killed his wife in a car accident two years ago is soon to be released from jail, and O’Hara is battling some serious demons.

He takes on the case, but when another couple are murdered before boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that this investigation is far more complicated than it first seemed.

As O’Hara delves deeper, a past he thought was dead and buried soon comes back to haunt him.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

James Patterson - Mistress

Mistress

James Patterson, David Ellis

August 20, 2013

How well can you ever really know someone?

As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have been pushed.

Diana worked for the CIA, so the investigation into her death is kept tightly under wraps. But Ben is a political journalist, and can feel that something isn’t right.

Ben starts investigating for himself and soon discovers Diana was leading a double life he knew nothing about. But when more people involved die in questionable circumstances, it’s clear that someone doesn’t want the truth to be uncovered.

And unless Ben drops his investigation, he could be next.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Never Go Back - Lee Child

Never Go Back: (Jack Reacher 18)

Lee Child

August 29, 2013

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn’t a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?

What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn’t expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’

Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

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