Something for the sunbed
If you have an e-reader, here are a few summer e-books which may take your fancy:
n The Tattooist, by Louise Black (Cutting Edge, Kindle edition 77p): If you liked Fifty Shades, you may want to try this disturbing, erotic tale of three women falling under the spell of Fabrice, a tattooist who will leave his mark on them forever.
n Broken Harbour, by Tana French (Hodder, Kindle edition £6.99): Page-turning psychological thriller from the Irish novelist. When a father and his two children are found dead and the wife is taken to hospital it initially seems the father is responsible. But Irish detective Mike 'Scorcher' Kennedy finds pieces of the puzzle just don't fit.
n The Fear Index, by Robert Harris (Cornerstone Digital, e-reader edition around £3.49): Alex Hoffman, a legend among the secretive ultra-rich, has destroyed a system that can manipulate financial markets. Then an intruder breaches the security of his lakeside home.
n The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler, (Blue Door, e-reader edition around £3.99): The Scandinavian crime writer's latest story sees Detective Inspector Joona Linna faced with a boy who saw the gruesome murder of his family. Linna enlists a disgraced hypnotist to help.
n In One Person, by John Irving (Transworld Digital, e-reader edition around £9.49): This novel of sexual identity sees Billy, the bisexual narrator, telling the tragi-comic story of his life as a 'sexual suspect'.
n Heft, by Liz Moore (Cornerstone Digital, e-reader edition around £6.07): This gentle tale focuses on a reclusive academic and a 17-year-old student who pins his hopes on what seems a promising sporting career.
n Gold, by Chris Cleave (Sceptre, e-reader edition around £8.49): Cycling rivals and unlikely friends Kate and Zoe battle for a place in the Olympics. The story examines the values at the heart of our friendships and the choices we make when all is on the line. hs