August 2017 Book Releases

A long (but certainly not definitive!) list of August 2017 book releases, including books published both here in Australia and in America. Click on the clickable GR to view the book on Goodreads!

Crime and thrillers

Paradise Valley by C J Box [GR]

The List by Michael Brissenden [GR]

The Spy’s Daughter by Adam Brookes [GR]

A Nest of Vipers by Andrea Camilleri [GR]

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave [GR]

Off Reservation by Bram Connolly [GR]

Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas [GR]

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein [GR]

Fifty Fifty by Candice Fox and James Patterson [GR]

Safe by Ryan Gattis [GR]

I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen [GR]

After I’ve Gone by Linda Green [GR]

The Driver by Hart Hanson [GR]

Beneath the Skin by Melissa James [GR]

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc [GR]

The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones [GR]

A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang [GR]

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena [GR]

Light Touch by Stephen Leather [GR]

Friend Request by Laura Marshall [GR]

Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath [GR]

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed [GR]

The Walls by Hollie Overton [GR]

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy [GR]

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun [GR]

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond [GR]

Three Minutes by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom [GR]

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon [GR]

House of Spies by Daniel Silva [GR]

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter [GR]

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh [GR]

Colombiano by Rusty Young [GR]


The Windfall by Diksha Basu [GR]

Common People by Tony Birch [GR]

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland [GR]

Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion [GR]

The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton [GR]

The Address by Fiona Davis [GR]

Whip Bird by Robert Drewe [GR]

The Lone Child by Anna George [GR]

Eastman Was Here by Alex Gilvarry [GR]

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green [GR]

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory [GR]

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig [GR]

Runelight by Joanne M. Harris [GR]

The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker [GR]

Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian [GR]

Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives [GR]

The Making of Christina by Meredith Jaffé [GR]

The Way Back by Kylie Ladd [GR]

The Children by Ann Leary [GR]

Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary [GR]

The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick [GR]

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty [GR]

Under the Sun by Lottie Moggach [GR]

The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne [GR]

Mrs Fletcher by Tom Perrotta [GR]

The Town by Shaun Prescott [GR]

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley [GR]

The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose [GR]

Waiting for Monsieur Bellivier by Britta Rostlund [GR]

Taboo by Kim Scott [GR]

New People by Danzy Senna [GR]

On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong [GR]

Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward [GR]

The Zoo by Christopher Wilson [GR]

Tin Man by Sarah Winman [GR]

The Idiot Gods by David Zindell [GR]

Short stories

Pulse Points by Jennifer Down [GR]

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang [GR]


In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black [GR]

Tell it to the Moon by Siobhan Curham [GR]

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody [GR]

Sparrow by Scot Gardner [GR]

Exchange of Heart by Darren Groth [GR]

Because of You by Pip Harry [GR]

500 Minutes of Danger by Jack Heath [GR]

The Build-Up Season by Megan Jacobson [GR]

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor [GR]

The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda [GR]

Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu [GR]

The Undercurrent by Paula Weston [GR]

Now I Rise by Kiersten White [GR]


Elsa’s Wholesome Life by Ellie Bullen [GR]

One Halal of a Story by Sam Dastyari [GR]

Taming Toxic People by David Gillespie [GR]

Healthy Made Easy by Luke Hines [GR]

Last King of the Cross by John Ibrahim [GR]

Dragon and Kangaroo by Robert Macklin [GR]

Pause: How to press pause before life does it for you by Danielle Marchant [GR]

Tex by Tex Perkins [GR]

Aussie Aussie Aussie by Ben Pobjie [GR]

Every Lie I’ve Ever Told by Rosie Waterland [GR]

Smaller formats

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Never Never by Candice Fox and James Patterson

American Assassin (film tie-in edition) by Vince Flynn

Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

It (film tie-in edition) by Stephen King

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Script Book 

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

The Last Song and A Walk to Remember (bind-up) by Nicholas Sparks

Hack in a Flak Jacket by Peter Stefanovic

Dunkirk (film tie-in edition) by Julian Thompson

Hillbilly Elegby by J.D. Vance