InBrief: Books June [UK]

By Charis Hill

Welcome to the next instalment of our Monthly InBrief Books!

As the summer season is vast approaches so are the most anticipated reads to keep you entertained while you top up your tan! June 2018:

What: The President is missing: A novel
Who: Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Release date: 4th June 2018
Publisher: Cornerstone
Genre: Fiction / Thriller

A fictional thriller that depicts the dramatic aftermath of sitting U.S Presidents disappearance, amidst an international crisis. As an unprecedented plan of attack on the U.S plan forms, rumours of cyberterror, reconnaissance and a treachery unfold. As terror and turmoil rise in Washington, suspicions are raised about The President himself, and then goes missing… More info about the book here.

About the Author:
Best-selling novelist James Patterson has sold over 375 million books globally and is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. James Patterson is best known for his thriller novels, but he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction. Bill Clinton was the forty-second President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is new to fiction writing having only ever written biographies and politics.

What: The Perfect Couple
Who: Elin Hilderbrand
Release date: 19th June 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Fiction

It is summer in Nantucket and wedding season is in full flow. One wedding in particular, the Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be a most memorable lavish extravaganza as no cost is spared. But as hours before the wedding is set to begin tragedy strikes, and a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash seeks to discover the truth behind the death everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect and he soon discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. More info about the book here.

About the Author:
Originally from Collegeville, Pennsylvania Elin Hilderbrand now lives on Nantucket with her beloved family. Elin clearly gains inspiration from her habitual residence as the majority of her romantic fiction is set in Nantucket. Elin graduated Johns Hopkins University and graduated in fiction from the University of Iowa.

What: Providence
Who: Caroline Kepnes
Release Date: 19th June 2018
Publisher: Lenny
Genre: Thriller

The intensifying relationship between best friends is compelled to disruption following a disturbing kidnapping. The kidnapping provides the springboard for Providence promises to delve into the obsessive nature of love which follows. Kepnes explores the relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction in all of its complexity. More info about the book here.

About the Author:
Alongside writing Caroline Kepnes enjoys her splitting her time between Los Angeles, California and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is a keen thriller/fiction writer who has previous hits with You and Hidden Bodies.

What: Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Who: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Release Date: 1 June 2018
Publisher: Allen Lane
Genre: Non-Fiction /Philosophy
A book that promises to challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility. Taleb redefines what it means to comprehend the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. What is more, Taleb shows how our own inclination to accept risk is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people. More info about the book here.

About the author:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb now Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and researcher in philosophical, mathematical and practical problems with probability, previously spent 21 years as a quantitative trader. Taleb formerly writes about his trader life, but has also written more than 50 scholarly papers in statistical physics, statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and quantitative finance, all around the notion of risk and probability.

What: Save the Date
Who: Morgane Matson
Release Date: 5 June 2018
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Fiction

This book sees protagonist Charlie Grant’s eagerly anticipate the weekend of her older sister’s wedding, as it will be the first time in years that all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Before their family home is sold on and everything changes for good Charlie is keen for one last perfect weekend all together. However, it is not long before problems rise and the perfect weekend becomes the perfect disaster. Amidst the chaos Charlie learns more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew. More info about the book here.

About the Author:
American author Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and attended Occidental College in Los Angeles. Halfway through a theatre degree Matson threw herself into work at the children’s department of Vroman’s Bookstore: it was here that her deep rooted love for young fiction began to flourish. Matson later received her M.F.A in Writing for Children and has since inspired children worldwide with her fiction.

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