2022 is set to be another amazing year for book releases, especially thrillers and suspense novels! My 2022 wishlist is already filling up and we still have two months of 2021 left. The first quarter of the new year has so many releases coming out from Nordic Noir to chilling serial killer tales. Hold on to your Christmas gift cards, once you see this list, you’re going to need them!
Here are some of the most anticipated releases for January to March 2022.
The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler (Jan 18, 2022)
After disappearing at sixteen and being held captive for five years, a young girl named Jenny is found dead. Detective Joona Linna discovers the murder is connected to a death that was declared a suicide years ago. When a seventeen-year-old goes missing shortly after Jenny is found murdered, Joona Linna soon finds out that these abductions and murders are the work of a serial killer.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulker (Jan 25, 2022)
When Helen meets Rachel at her first prenatal class, she is immediately drawn to the woman who is so opposite of her. Where Helen has a gorgeous husband and a beautiful home, Rachel doesn’t seem to care at all that she is expecting a baby. As Rachel’s behavior becomes concerning, Helen finds that the two could be connected through a terrible crime that could destroy them both if the truth came out.
Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka (Jan 25, 2022)
Serial killer Ansel Packer is set to be executed in twelve hours for the murders of the young women he murdered years ago. Through the eyes of women in Ansel’s life, Kukafka gives the reader a biography of the killer from his mother, his wife’s twin sister, and the homicide detective who hunted him down.
Catch Her When She Falls by Allison Buccola (Feb 1, 2022)
When Micah Wilkes was a senior in high school, her boyfriend was convicted of murdering her best friend, Emily. Now, a decade later, Micah is the owner of a coffee shop and in a happy relationship with another former classmate. Upon seeing information shared on a true crime blog about Emily’s case about other suspects that could have killed Emily, Micah begins to question the truth about what happened the night Emily was killed.
Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel (Feb 1, 2022)
After her best friend’s murder, art student Zoe Beech travels to Berlin to study abroad. In Berlin, Zoe and fellow exchange student Hailey find a sublet by a famous thriller-author, Beatrice Becks. As the two girls spend their evenings partying and their days sleeping off hangovers, Hailey becomes convinced Beatrice is watching them and insists on giving an award-winning performance. Hosting weekly nightclub parties in Beatrice’s apartment, the two friends find themselves walking a thin line between who they are and who they are portraying themselves to be.
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (Feb 22, 2022)
Jess is broke after recently leaving her job, so she is set to start over in Paris to stay with her half-brother Ben. Upon arriving to his luxurious apartment, Jess finds that Ben is nowhere to be found. As the days go by, Jess becomes suspicious and finds herself suspecting that one of Ben’s neighbors could have something to do with Ben’s disappearance. With every neighbor being a suspect and hiding their own secrets, Jess must find out what happened to Ben as she tries to escape her past.
The Night Shift by Alex Finlay (Mar 1, 2022)
On New Year’s Eve in 1999, four teenagers working at Blockbuster are attacked, leaving only one survivor. The police identify the boyfriend of one of the victims as the prime suspect and he flees, only to be never seen again. Fifteen years later, more teenage employees are attacked at an ice cream shop with only one survivor. As the lives of three people intersect including the survivor from the Blockbuster attack, the brother of the accused, and an FBI agent who is investigating both crimes, are the two cases connected or simply isolated incidents?
The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Mar 8, 2022)
Avery Chambers will not take on a new client unless she knows she can fix them in ten sessions. Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple, until Marissa cheats and wants to mend their relationship for them and their young son. Upon hearing about Avery from a friend, Marissa decides to take a chance on the therapist, who has recently lost her license. But, when the three meet and Marissa confesses her secret, she finds that they are all hiding something, and her marriage isn’t the only thing in danger.
Nine Lives by Peter Swanson (Mar 15, 2022)
Nine people receive a single sheet of paper with nine names on it, including their own. None of these people have anything in common nor do they know each other, so they dismiss it as random junk mail. Then, people on the list begin to be violently attacked and it is up to FBI agent Jessica Winslow, who is also on the list, to find out what links these nine people and who has a vendetta against all of them.