A Man by Keiichiro Hirano
Award winning Japanese author, Keiichiro Hirano, features his first translated novel.
Hirano’s novel, ‘A Man’ is based on divorce attorney (Akira Kido) whose is trying to save his marriage. On the cusp of a mid-life crisis, Kido’s life is yet to spiral as her husband is crushed to death by a tree. When she informs his brother of the death, she discovers she was married to an imposter using her “husbands” name. Typically, Kido wants to get to the bottom of the case and learns the path on how the imposter erases the life of the old and begins with the new.
Hirano’s novel has been critically compared to the works of Raymond Chandler or Haruki Murakami as it questions the meaning of yourself and what you stand for. His thrilling noir is a great way to introduce himself to the stateside. In 2005, he was branded as a cultural ambassador and is a highly regarded writer in Japan.
‘A Man‘ will be available on Amazon 1st June 2020.
The Lies That Bind by Emily Griffin
Get your tissues out because The Lies That Bind is going to emotionally blind you through the soul searching truth that lies deeply within our hearts in relationships and careers but mainly ourselves. Emily Griffin is a best selling author among the New York Times charts and is publicly known for her honesty that each of her characters bring to the book.
In bar on a Saturday night on the Lower East Side, twenty-eight-year old Cecily Gardner questions her life feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest. Her breakup with Matthew, and a half empty glass, makes her wonder if she made the right choices in coming to the big city for a successful career as a reporter. Cecily reaches for the phone to call him but the guy next to her (Grant) warns, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Taking his advice, the two wallow over tequila and make a connection. The next morning it dawns on Cecily she is better off and they both mutually agree there was nothing more to the one night stand.
But … The timing couldn’t be worse! Grant prepares to quit his job and move overseas. The couple find it too intense to say their goodbyes. Cecily realises that she has fallen head over heels for Grant, realising it is now too late. Grant continues with his plans to move overseas but is not aware of the fate ahead…
Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing person poster. She can’t help but notice she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative instincts kick into action as she uncovers the truth. Naturally, sub-conscious questions swarm her mind: How well did she really know Grant?
The Lies That Bind release date is 2nd June 2020!
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Twin Sisters, The Vignes, grew up in the Deep South of California in a small, southern black community. They ran away at the age of sixteen separating into different lives. The sisters will always remain identical and family to each other so although they live separate lives, separated by many miles, they will always have the same blood, same looks and same lies…
Ten years later, One sister finds herself back at their hometown living with her daughter. The other sister secretly passes for white and her white husband doesn’t have a clue about her past. What is so secretive? Again, the sisters are so intertwined that fate brings them closer each time and the powers work for the children also.
Bennett explores the expectations, desires and rationale behind the issues of race. ‘The Vanishing Half‘ unveils the emotional family story and the American History of passing. The book has been complemented for significant psychological insight handling provocative issues with intelligence and dark humour (According to the New York Times). The plot is mesmerising before you even read it and BookPub firmly believes she is an author to keep watch for more outstanding books like this.
‘The Vanishing Half‘ will be out on 2nd June 2020.
Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle
Charlotte is married to her dear husband Paul. His first wife tragically downed in the lake behind Charlotte’s home. One day she found a young woman’s body floating in the lake in the very same spot his first wife died.
This woman is no stranger either! Charlotte saw her husband Paul talking to her the day before. So why does he tell the police he’s never met her?
Charlotte instinct drives her to look into this one lie unveiling a dark secret about her husband. As the secrets come out, she spends most of the time curious, betrayed and afraid. The question she asks herself most is whether or not she can trust her husband.
Kimberly Belle is well known for best seller The Marriage Lie. She was been nominated in 2017 for the Goodreads Best Choice Awards for “Best Mystery and Thriller”.
Her release will be available on Amazon 9th June 2020.
The House Guest by Mark Edwards
Young Brits, Ruth and Adam, get offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York. Who wouldn’t say no?! It is the luck they have been waiting for. Their love life is blooming and their careers are booming. Now is the perfect chance to take a trip of a lifetime…
When they arrive and get settled, the summer weather turns into a storm. Under the dark clouds that are gushing with rain and lightening torching up the streets. A drenched Eden turns up on the doorstep, naïve and love struck the couple think it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York. Sounds fair, she could show them around the city and they could be friends maybe they thought?
You’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her. Right? As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…
Doors will be opening from 3rd June 2020. Beware!