September’s must-read books

Four new books you won’t want to put down...

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Luxuriate in the last of the soft summer sunshine. It’s the perfect time to think about the books you’re going to curl up with outdoors while you still can. Whether it’s a heart-pounding psychological thriller, a touching tale of loss or an unconventional romance, the latest books to hit the shelves are sure to keep you engrossed.


Fresh from the pen of Number One New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin, First Comes Love is a story of what happens when love, marriage and children don’t arrive in the expected order.

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Elizabeth Heathcote’s Undertow will keep you guessing ’til the end as you follow Carmen unravel the mystery behind the death of her husband’s mistress. Not only does she live in Zena’s shadow, she starts to suspect that Tom might have been the person who killed her…

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Forty years ago, Mary made a choice that would change her world forever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beautiful and uplifting, The Secret is the second novel from Number One Kindle bestseller Kathryn Hughes – and one you won’t want to put down.

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Set Me Free
by Hina Belitz depicts the powerful relationship between a brother and a sister forced to flee their home in fear of their lives. This moving tale shows how sometimes reaching out is all it takes to set you free.

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Win all four books in our edit of new reads! We’ve teamed up with women’s fiction community Bookends to give away 50 bundles of these four brilliant novels to make sure you’re never without a good book. For your chance to win, enter here

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In association with Bookends, Marie Claire has selected its favourite books to read this autumn. Find more good reads here

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