6 Sizzling New Beach Reads

You want the perfect beachside, poolside, curl-up-in-the-cabana-and-forget-time-exists kind of novel? Here are a half-dozen, all with sun-kissed summer attitude.
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns

400 pages; Liveright
In The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, by Elizabeth Kelly, Riddle is the privileged only daughter of a politician and an icy, self-centered former actress—parents who never put her first. The plot unfolds like the Cape Cod season itself—beginning lazily, languidly, before heating up and morphing into a fast-paced thriller.
— Abbe Wright