12 Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020

Seems like we won’t have fun on the beach this summer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t escape to a far away land. This post is all about 12 Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020 that have caught my attention and I’m excited to read them this July!

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12 Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020


He Started It by Samantha Downing

Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020
  • Publication Date: July 21, 2020
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Genre: Thriller & Suspense

For all the thriller fans, this dark and twisting road trip crime fiction is a must read! Three siblings Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t been together in years. After their grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

It becomes tough as all of them are keeping secrets, also one of them is a killer with a body in the trunk! But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.

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One to Watch  by Kate Stayman-London

Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Genre: Romance

Real love…as seen on TV

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger with a huge fan base–and a broken heart. She indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show writes a scathing review on her blog about “Main Squeeze”.

Few months later, Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after. Will Bea find true love?

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Hurry Home by Roz Nay

Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Genre: Mystery & Thriller

From the bestselling author of Our Little Secret comes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs–in the past.

Alexandra Van Ness is a social worker who dedicates her life to saving children. She has a perfect life living in the mountains with her model boyfriend, Chase. Alex prides herself on the fact that she has been able to start over, rebuilding her life after the tragic death of her brother as a child. When Alex’s sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep one day, desperate and pregnant, Alex is forced to face those horrifying memories once again. As the family secrets slowly reveal themselves, Alex and Ruth are forced to uncover the lies, memories and secrets of their past before one, or both, of their lives are destroyed forever.

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The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Genre: Mystery & Thriller

A chilling murder in a prestigious prep school is at the heart of this riveting new novel from acclaimed author Charlie Donlea, featuring forensic reconstructionist Rory Moore and her psychologist partner, Lane Phillips.

“The Suicide House” is a hit podcast that focuses on the grisly murders of two students at Westmont Preparatory School-an elite boarding school. Though a teacher was convicted of the murders, mysteries and questions remain. The most urgent among them is why so many students who survived that horrific night have returned to the boarding house–to kill themselves.

Rory, an expert in reconstructing cold cases, is working on The Suicide House podcast with Lane, recreating the night of the killings in order to find answers that have eluded the school, the town, and the police. But the more they learn about the troubled students, the chillingly stoic culprit, and a dangerous game gone tragically wrong, the more convinced they become that something sinister is still happening. Inside Westmont Prep, the game hasn’t ended. It thrives on secrecy and silence. And for its players, there may be no way to win–or to survive.

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How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister

Anticipated Book Releases Of July 2020
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2020
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Genre: Thriller

The gripping new psychological suspense from the Sunday Times bestselling author of No Further Questions and The Evidence Against You.

You can run, you can hide, but can you disappear for good?

Lauren’s daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime.But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara’s identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back. The only choice is to disappear. From their family, their friends, even from Lauren’s husband. No goodbyes. Just new names, new home, new lives. One mistake – a text, an Instagram like – could bring their old lives crashing into the new. As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy. Staying hidden is much harder.

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The Bright Lands by John Fram

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  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Hanover Square Press
  • Genre: Horror & Thriller

The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas.

Joel Whitley was shamed out of conservative Bentley ten years ago, and while he’s finally made a life for himself as a gay man in New York, his younger brother’s disappearance soon brings him back to a place he thought he’d escaped for good. Meanwhile, Sheriff’s Deputy Starsha Clark stayed in Bentley; Joel’s return brings back painful memories—not to mention questions—about her own missing brother. And in the high school hallways, Dylan’s friends begin to suspect that their classmates know far more than they’re telling the police. Together, these unlikely allies will stir up secrets their town has long tried to ignore, drawing the attention of dangerous men who will stop at nothing to see that their crimes stay buried.

But no one is quite prepared to face the darkness that’s begun to haunt their nightmares, whispering about a place long thought to be nothing but an urban legend: an empty night, a flicker of light on the horizon—The Bright Lands.

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The Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson

  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Genre: Horror

In this reverse Cinderella story, a poor farmer’s son, who dreams of using his talent as a woodcarver to make a better life for himself, falls in love with a duke’s daughter and must fight for a chance to win her heart.

Adela is the youngest daughter of Duke Wilhelm of Hagenheim and is never allowed outside of the castle walls. She loves her family, but she sneaks away one day to the market in the town center. There she meets a handsome young man and wonders what it might be like to fall in love with a poor farmer with a kind heart instead of marrying the man her family is suggesting for her.

Frederick earns the income for his family and defends his mother from his father’s drunken rages. He also uses his talent and creativity to carve figures, animals, and scenes into wood, and he’s asked to carve these scenes into cathedral doors when his talent is noticed. Frederick is inspired by the sweet and beautiful Adela, but he has no knowledge of her true identity. When he gets swept up into a plan to kidnap the duke’s daughter, both are shaken by what they learn about the other.

With the heartbroken Adela resigned to an arranged marriage with her noble suitor, Frederick must decide what he’s willing to risk for love.

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Malorie by Josh Malerman

  • Publication Date: July 21, 2020
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller

In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life.

The film adaptation of Malerman’s first novel, Bird Box, was watched by over forty-five million Netflix accounts in the first week, the best first seven days ever for a film on the platform. Countless more came to know the story through social media. The image of Sandra Bullock’s character, Malorie, blindfolded—as she’s led through a terrifying near-future apocalypse by the trained ears of her children—has become synonymous with a new generation of horror.

Now from the mind of a true master of suspense comes the next chapter in the riveting tale. This time, Malorie is front and center, and she will confront the dangers of her world head-on.

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All These Monsters by Amy Tintera

  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • Genre: Young Adult & Science Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance.

When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.

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Accidental by Alex Richards

  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
  • Genre: Contemporary & Young Adult

This timely, emotionally-resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is a must-read from an exciting new YA talent.

Johanna has had more than enough trauma in her life. She lost her mom in a car accident, and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby. At sixteen, life is steady, boring . . . maybe even stifling, since she’s being raised by her grandparents who never talk about their daughter, her mother Mandy.

Then he comes back: Robert Newsome, Johanna’s father, bringing memories and pictures of Mandy. But that’s not all he shares. A tragic car accident didn’t kill Mandy–it was Johanna, who at two years old, accidentally shot her own mother with an unsecured gun.

Now Johanna has to sort through it all–the return of her absentee father, her grandparents’ lies, her part in her mother’s death. But no one, neither her loyal best friends nor her sweet new boyfriend, can help her forgive them. Most of all, can she ever find a way to forgive herself?

In a searing, ultimately uplifting story, debut author Alex Richards tackles a different side of the important issue that has galvanized teens across our country.

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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Genre: Young Adult & Horror

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before or relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there? The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

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The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn

  • Publication Date: July 14, 2020
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads
  • Genre: Contemporary & Young Adult

A teenage girl gets the chance to redo her past in this smart and charming YA novel by the author of When Life Gives You Demons.

Emilia has always wanted to fit in with the A crowd. So, when Ben, the hottest guy in school, asks her out, she chooses him over Alistair, her best friend—even after he confesses his feelings to her.

Six months later, Emilia wonders how her life would have been different if she’d chosen Alistair instead. Haunted by her mistake, she finds a magical solution that promises to rectify the past. As a result, everything in her life is different. What happens if her second chance is her only chance to make things right?

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So these were the 12 Anticipated Book Releases Of July that I’m excited to read. What are your picks for this July?

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