This summer’s new releases are sure to top your book list


This summer’s must-reads are chock-full of mystery and intrigue, each one a page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very end. Read on to find out what should be in your beach bag this summer. 


Swift Vengeance
by T. Jefferson Parker

Returning hero and private investigator Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene. His troubled friend Lindsay Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life of her son after a fellow flight crew member is killed in brutal fashion. As the killer strikes again, Ford and tough-as-nails FBI Agent Joan Taucher dash into the fray, each desperate for their own reasons—each ready to risk it all to stop the killer from doing far more damage. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, August 21, 2018)


Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir
by Jean Guerrero

In this lyrical, haunting memoir, Jean Guerrero refuses to accept her father’s alleged schizophrenia diagnosis at face value, so she takes his dark paranoia seriously and investigates all his wildest claims. As she delves deeper and deeper into her family’s shadowy past, Jean begins mirroring her father’s self-destructive behavior. She risks death on her adventures, imperiling everything in her journey to redeem her father from the underworld of his delusions. (One World, July 17, 2018)


The Devil’s Half Mile
by Paddy Hirsch 

Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil’s Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father’s murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation. (Forge Books, June 5, 2018)


The Summer Wives
by Beatriz Williams

In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. As the summer winds to its end, Miranda’s caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. (William Morrow, July 10, 2018)

Grab your copy at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.454.0347 warwicks.com or La Playa Books, 1026 Rosecrans Street, San Diego 619.226.2601 laplayabooks.com