As bibliophiles, we’re always looking for what’s next. From social media cover reveals to pre-order announcements of the hottest upcoming reads, there’s always something to look forward to. Although summer has finally arrived, it’s hard not to look forward to the books that fall has to offer. From chilly weather to the anticipation of Halloween, fall is the perfect time to dive into a spine-tingling thriller. Here are some of the most anticipated thrillers coming to you in fall 2022.
How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie (Aug 2, 2022)
When Grace discovers that her absentee millionaire father has rejected her dying mother’s pleas for help, she coldly sets out to get her revenge—by killing them all, one by one. How to Kill Your Family is driven by a captivating first-person narrator who talks of “self-care” and social media while calmly walking the reader through her increasingly baroque acts of murder. But then, Grace is imprisoned for a murder she didn’t commit.
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney (Aug 30, 2022)
Daisy Darker’s entire family reunites after years of avoiding each other. Its Nana’s 80th birthday party at her gothic, decaying home on a tiny island, accessible only during low tide. Everyone’s back together for the last time, cut off from the world for eight hours. As the clock strikes midnight, Nana is found dead. An hour later, another family member follows. The Darkers are trapped with a murderer amongst them and are forced to confront their darkest secrets in order to make it through the night.
Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford (Sept 1, 2022)
There are a lot of men at the bottom of the Arkansas River. And Jane Mooney’s drunk and violent stepfather, Warren, might be one of them. Jane confessed to his murder, but escaped jail as the police couldn’t charge her without a body. Now, twenty-five years later, Jane is returning to Maud Bottoms when a body surfaces after the river floods and rumors swirl about Warren’s murder. What Jane doesn’t know is that the minute she came back to this small town, danger set its eyes on her.
Always the First To Die by R.J. Jacobs (Sept 13, 2022)
Lexi can’t bring herself to return to the Pinecrest Estate on the Florida Keys after her husband’s death, where they once met on the set of a horror movie. This place has haunting memories, including Lexi filming her own death scene and witnessing a cast member die. After her daughter sneaks off to visit her grandfather—the legendary horror movie director Rick Plummer—Lexi is forced to return at the same time as a Category Four hurricane hits the Florida Keys. When Lexi finds herself on an island with no escape and a handful of cast members, it appears her slasher movie past is about to catch up to her as someone begins killing them one by one.
The Butcher and The Wren by Alaina Urquhart (Sept 13, 2022)
This tale comes from the co-host of the true crime podcast, Morbid: a killer is hunting the Louisiana bayou, taunting the police who are trying to stop the psychopath from killing people and performing medical experiments on them. When forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller and her knowledge of historical crimes arrives on the scene, she finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a killer who refuses to let her get in their way.
Curse of the Reaper by Brian McAuley (Oct 4, 2022)
Howard Browning became popular for playing the killer in an ’80’s horror franchise called Night of the Reaper, but has since been forgotten. When the film studio announces a reboot of the movie, Howard is crushed to find he’s been replaced by the dreamy Trevor Man, a child-actor fresh out of rehab, looking to revamp is image. As Howard fights for the role he was meant to play, he summons an alter ego that will stop at nothing to get back behind the camera.
Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris (Oct 25, 2022)
In the summer of 1964, three innocent men were murdered trying to help Black Mississippians with the right to vote. Twenty-two-year-old Violet Richards has just killed the man responsible for her brutal attack and is now on the run with the help of her white boyfriend. Marigold, Violet’s sister, just wants to go to law school, then finds herself pregnant and unmarried. When a murder bring the police to her door, Marigold finds herself on the run as well. Now, both sisters are fleeing from their lives—and unbeknownst to them, there’s a man who is not far behind.
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz (Nov 1, 2022)
Alice Lee was looking for a fresh start in New York City when she arrived on her eighteenth birthday. And a month later, she would be just another Jane Doe. Ruby Jones is also looking to reinvent herself in NYC—but then she finds a dead woman. Ruby is the key to finding the truth about what happened to Alice and to finally give this Jane Doe the closure she deserves.
The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey (Nov 1, 2022)
The summer of 1977, in a small community in Minnesota, Heather and Brenda are two friends that have a secret. When one of their friends vanishes and is the second girl to do so in a week, Heather begins to question if the disappearances are related to what she and Brenda saw in the dark that night. When the police don’t take the disappearances seriously, Heather takes the investigation into her own hands and realizes that everyone in the town—even her own family—are hiding secrets of their own. And Heather finds if she doesn’t get answers quickly, she could be the next to disappear.
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger (Nov 8, 2022)
As a birthday gift, Hannah’s brother has just rented an isolated luxury cabin including spectacular views and a personal chef for them, their spouses, and another couple. When a terrible storm starts brewing, the chef reveals the cabin has a terrifying history—and Hannah begins to question how well she knows everyone in her group.
Blue Like Me by Aaron Philip Clark (Nov 8, 2022)
Trevor “Finn” Finnegan became a private investigator with one goal in mind: to catch the LAPD’s dirtiest cops in action. Two of his suspects are Detective Martin Riley and Finn’s former partner Sally Munoz. When Finn follows them he witnesses an attacker kill Riley and injure Munoz. Finn is unsure whether Munoz can be trusted, and if she’s a good cop or a bad one. Finn’s hesitation to help her disappears when his “uncle”, a former LAPD detective, is killed and there’s a chance it’s connected to Riley’s murder. Finn and Munoz have to team up and put their pasts aside in order to save more potential victims- and themselves.
The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle (Nov 29, 2022)
Alex has become an overnight sensation and is now an influencer after posting motivational things online and showing the internet her picture perfect family. Now this is her full-time job and she couldn’t handle it all without her personal assistant, A.C. When a controversial post goes viral, Alex is in danger of being cancelled and turns to A.C. for help—only to find she’s gone missing and the police are looking into Alex and her husband for answers. When a young woman is found murdered, Alex finds that danger could be closer to home than she thought.
The Widow by Kaira Rouda (Dec 1, 2022)
Jody Asher had a plan for her future. Her charming husband, Martin would become a political icon and she would play the role of the sweet, supportive wife. And for fifteen congressional terms, Jody’s life has gone according to that plan. Until Martin has an affair with a young staffer. Jody doesn’t care about the affair in a personal sense, but professionally, it has the potential to ruin everything. When a reporter hears of the scandal, Jody fears losing the life she’s built up. When Martin suddenly dies, Jody has the power to change the narrative. Except, that reporter won’t stop investigating his lead. But there’s nothing Jody won’t do to ensure the future she wants, even with her own secret hiding in the shadows.
The Den by Cara Reinard (Dec 13, 2022)
Stefan Fox raised his children to be competitors, even if it meant cruel lessons. So nothing brings the four siblings together like their detestable father’s heart attack and a hefty inheritance to be divided equally. At his deathbed is his oldest daughter, Valerie; her irresponsible sister, Lucy; and their two embattled brothers, Christian and Jeremy. All Valerie hopes for is an amicable reunion, but after a suspicious accident, Valerie knows the worst is yet to come. When it comes to the family fortune, the rules are simple: fewer siblings means a bigger share.