Amazon Books: August 2019 releases to check out

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SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 4: Customers browse books at the newly opened Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The online retailer opened its first brick-and-mortar book store on November 3, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

Soak up the sun of the last month of summer with some of August’s most anticipated new books on Amazon, like Ruth Ware’s latest thriller and more.

We’re headed into the final bow of summer and that means there is still plenty of time for you to head to the beach and relax with a brand new book. Here’s a handy guide to some of the most anticipated new releases on Amazon for the next month!

August 1

What You Did by Claire McGowan

A university reunion takes a terrible turn when Ali is confronted by her bleeding best friend who claims Ali’s husband, Mike, assaulted her. Who will Ali believe?

A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean 

This historical fiction novel follows Gillian on a whirlwind of discovery after she is betrayed by the man she loves. She then finds a photo of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi and feels inclined to get to the truth.

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August 6

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware 

Accomplished thriller writer Ruth Ware returns for her fifth novel after In a Dark, Dark Wood, and The Woman in Cabin 10.

Her new book follows a young woman who accepts a live-in nannying job. It all seems perfect, at first. But then a child winds up dead and she is arrested on suspicion of murder.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

In this young adult fantasy story, a young girl must unravel the curse of her family when her sisters begin dying one by one on their isolated island estate.

The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai 

If you’re looking for a hot new contemporary romance then look no further than Alisha Rai’s book, The Right Swipe. Rhiannon Hunter is queen in the digital world with strict rules when it comes to dating.

Then she meets a hunky guy who sweeps her off her feet in the bedroom, before disappearing. By the time she sees him again, he claims he’s ready for another shot, but will Rhiannon give it to him?

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The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney 

Abbie awakens with no memory of who she is or where she came from. However, her husband, who is a tech titan in Silicon Valley, claims she is a medical marvel. He fills her in on her life and claims she has been saved by a technical invention. But should she believe him?

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker 

Sink your teeth into this romantic story of a businesswoman who finds herself unable to concentrate on her work when the first love of her life resurfaces – claiming he doesn’t even remember her name.

Her crush comes roaring back anyways and she must try and navigate the business world as a woman while battling against her emerging feelings.

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Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood

T. Greenwood last broke our hearts with the tragic book, Rust & Stardust. In her latest book, Ginny Richardson must cope with her daughter, who has Down Syndrome, being taken from her. Ginny was forced to send her daughter away to a “special school.”

She is coaxed into moving on but then years later, she learns that the school has been exposed as a squalid, awful place. Ginny decides to do whatever it takes to save her daughter before it’s too late.

August 13

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center 

Cassie’s entire world is shaken to the core when her ailing mother asks her to move to Boston to help out. As a female firefighter, she is forced to tackle the world of Boston head-on at a firehouse full of hazing, poor funding, and a “man’s world” attitude.

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel 

Consider checking out the latest book by Kristin Harmel. It’s a sweeping historical fiction set in the WWII era. Inès is newly married to the owner of a champagne house when the Germans invade.

Céline, the half-Jewish wife of the store’s chef, takes a great risk to find happiness while Inès makes a terrible mistake. They risk everything, including the champagne house that keeps them all connected.

Inland: A Novel by Téa Obreht

From the woman who gave us The Tiger’s Wife comes a new story about the drought-ridden lands of Arizona in 1893. Nora is a frontierswoman awaiting her husband and her sons. Lurie is a former outlaw.

He sees lost souls and tries to help them move on. Nora and Lurie’s paths eventually cross in a brilliant and surprising way. The book is a reimagining of the myths of the American West.

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August 20

The Last Widow (Will Trent #9) by Karin Slaughter 

Acclaimed mystery writer, Karin Slaughter, returns with her ninth book in the Will Trent series. This time the case is of a missing scientist snatched from the parking lot of the Center for Disease Control.

Will you be picking up any of these books when they hit Amazon? Let us know on Twitter @AmazonAdviser!