5 Perfect Beach Reads with a Jersey Hook

Curl up with a good book while you bask in the sun this summer.

Covers courtesy of their publishers.

The Fraud By Brad Parks
Newark is being terrorized by carjackings in this latest thriller by former Star Ledger reporter Brad Parks. When one attack ends in murder, reporter Carter Ross is assigned to cover the story. As he delves into the case, he has to make an unthinkable choice: who will survive, he or his unborn child?—KK

Jersey Yogi: The Unintentional Enlightenment of An Uptight Man by Jim Starr

Matawan author Jim Starr was a “stressed-out, cynical man” until a back injury led him to try yoga and New Age healing. In this inspiring memoir, Starr travels to India, where he splits coconuts, bathes in the Ganges, hikes the Himalayas, and learns to stop worrying and just let go.—JB

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Jersey Shore native Lucy has always had feelings for her summer neighbor, Connor, but never thought she had a chance. After Hurricane Sandy, Lucy finds comfort in her childhood best friend, but Connor is back for the summer, and everything is about to change in this young-adult coming-of-age story. —KK

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
A newborn is found dead in a creek near a prestigious college campus in the fictional Jersey town of Ridgedale. Local reporter Molly Sanderson must get past the trauma of her own infant’s death to uncover what happened to the newborn before the local residents turn on each other.—KK

Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble
Fifteen years ago, Vanessa Moran fled the small Shore town of Whisper Beach, New Jersey, heartbroken, pregnant and vowing never to return. But when circumstances bring her back to her home, she realizes the problems of her past have yet to be resolved in this story about the bonds of friendship and loyalty.—KK

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