July's book

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Happy Birthday to us! We are celebrating the first anniversary of Books on the Go. Over the past year we have had some great books, good discounts, fun events, amazing competition prizes and a host of goodies. We hope you have enjoyed the offers and thanks for getting involved.

This month we have a psychological thriller to grip you, an amazing holiday to relax you and some great goodies to give you!

This month's book is Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon, an emotionally charged psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages, just remember to breathe and don't miss your stop!

Book Synopsis

Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she's cut herself off from everything but her one true love - drink. Until she's forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy.

Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She's as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands.

Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma...

Just for our customers we have an exclusive extract from the book, ahead of its publication, with a behind-the-scenes Q&A from the author. Have a read and if you like it we have a special discount courtesy of our partners at WHSmith Travel.

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WIN a villa holiday to Tuscany, Italy

To celebrate Try Not to Breathe being our Book Club choice and the one year anniversary of Books on the Go, we're giving you the chance to win a trip to a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy thanks to our partners at Tuscany Now & More.

Tuscany Now & More have put together an amazing holiday for two people which includes return flights and a 7 night self-catering stay in a beautiful country villa. Casetta Termine is set on a hilltop in the heart of the wild Maremma region of Tuscany, midway between the coast and southern Tuscany's highest point, Monte Amiata. A small but very pretty stone farmhouse with private swimming pool, it boasts wonderfully cosy interiors with high beamed ceilings, old terracotta floors and hand-painted wall finishes. Although well off the beaten track with lovely, sweeping views, the house is only minutes away from two quite spectacular hilltop villages, Scansano and Magliano-in-Toscana, and surrounded by several up-and-coming wine-producing estates.

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The competition is now closed.

Book reviews

'You'll be fully hooked from page one…a brilliant, gripping, must-read.' Glamour

'Such a GRIPPY book' Marian Keyes

'A top-notch psycho-drama' Independent

'Brilliantly readable, fast-paced stuff' The Sun

'Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated' Tess Gerritsen

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About Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon is a freelance journalist and blogger. As a mother of four, Holly divides her time between writing, walking her miniature schnauzer and chasing homework-evaders around the room. And then doing some more writing when night falls.

TRY NOT TO BREATHE is Holly's first novel, published to great acclaim in the UK, US, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Poland and Taiwan. She is currently writing her second novel.