4 Fabulous Summer Reads

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Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to stock up on some great beach reads.

Reclusive scribe Milan Kundera, 86, who penned the classic The Unbearable Lightness of Being, returns with his first novel in more than a decade, The Festival of Insignificance, examining issues both personal and political through his trademark existential lens.

Kevin Kwan follows up his smash 2013 debut Crazy Rich Asians with its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, delving into more absurdly opulent lifestyles.

And a trio of thrillers will keep you on the edge of your deck chair: Finders Keepers, the second instalment of Stephen King’s detective trilogy following last year’s Mr. Mercedes, centres on a novelist’s murder with echoes of King’s classic Misery; riches, scandal, mystery and the man behind it all who may or may not be alive – just what you expect from Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, in The Melody Lingers On; Gabriel Allon – who restores art when he’s not knee-deep in the espionage game – returns for another “killer” adventure in Daniel Silva’s The English Spy.