If you are wondering what to read next or simply want a great summer read, why not try one of the debut novels released this summer. You are sure to find a great book and may even discover a new favorite author.
Bradstreet Gate: A Novel by Robin Kirman
This is a relentless and provocative debut novel about promise, disappointment and the tenuous bonds of friendship.
Pretty is: A Novel by Maggie Mitchell
A fiercely imagined debut novel that seems ripped from today's headlines. Two young girls are abducted by a stranger and held for two months. Everyone thought they were dead. When a movie is released that seems like their story they must face their past to survive.
Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
This is a dazzling first novel, a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable change, and a startling story of love and time lost.
The Ambassador's Wife by Jennifer Steil
A harrowing debut novel about the kidnapping of an American woman in the Middle East and the heartbreaking choices she and her husband must make in the hope of being reunited.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
If you are a foodie this book is for you. This is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life and missed opportunities. Eva Thorvald is a renowned chef. This is the story of her journey from home cook to chef extraordinaire.
Here are a few great debut novelists who have their second book being released this month.
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
This was a fantastic debut novel filled with mysteries, betrayals and treacherous battles. If you enjoy the Game of Thrones you are sure to love this series. I personally can't wait to read the next book in the series, The Invasion of the Tearling.
Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson
This is a great suspenseful thriller that will give you an ending you don't see coming. Second Life, Watson's second novel is a tense unrelenting novel that explores the secret lives people lead and the dark places they can find themselves. Julia Wilding is distraught when her sister is murdered. She sets out to investigate and begins leading a double life risking everything and everyone she loves.