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Best Beach Reads and Other Vacation Book Finds

08/01/2013 at 05:30 PM EDT

Best Beach Reads and Other Vacation Book Finds
The Other Typist, Suzy’s Case, The Good House
Time to let your mind unwind with a "thrilling" taste of mystery and fiction.

Tell us what you think of the books that have our staffers hooked – and let us know what you're reading.

Best Beach Reads and Other Vacation Book Finds| Books, What We're Reading, Ann Leary

Mary Margaret, Staff Editor
Her Pick: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

It's the July pick for my book club and I couldn't be happier: With a heavy dollop of mystery, and set in the always-alluring 1920's New York, it follows the story of a police precinct's lonely typist whose friendship with her beguiling new co-worker leads her on a potentially troubling – and riveting – path. Plus, for cinephiles, it's being adapted into a movie starring Keira Knightley!

Best Beach Reads and Other Vacation Book Finds| Books, What We're Reading, Ann Leary

Leila Golding, Mid West Director, People Stylewatch
Her Pick: Suzy's Case by Andy Siegel

Fabulous page-turner thriller! A young African-American girl named Suzy and her fate at a Brooklyn hospital are at the heart of a seemingly unwinnable case, and New York City personal injury attorney, Tug Wyler, is seeking justice. Boasting a combination of street smarts, legal brinksmanship, and no small amount of charm, Wyler discovers the truth behind her condition – and the conniving doctors and hospital administrators who went to great lengths to cover it up.

As he seeks to win millions for Suzy – and her long-suffering mother – Wyler takes readers on an electrifying journey into the aggressive, high-stakes world of personal injury law, where everyone cuts corners, cuts throats, and cuts deals to win big.

Best Beach Reads and Other Vacation Book Finds| Books, What We're Reading, Ann Leary

Rennie Dyball, News Editor
Her Pick: The Good House by Ann Leary

There's nothing like losing yourself in a world that an author creates, and Leary constructs one that won't soon leave your psyche. Set on Boston's North Shore, her second novel follows Hildy, a real-estate broker stuck somewhere between alcoholism and recovery. The plot, full of town gossip and secrets, meanders at times and races at others, but for me, the true appeal lies in Leary's writing style. Any lover of words will appreciate her knack for rich description and delicious turns of phrase. The edge-of-your-seat ending is a bonus extra.

Check back every Thursday for another round of staff picks, and see more book reviews each week in PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands now. See last week's crime fiction and the prior week's love stories.

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