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Spring 2023 is going to be an amazing season for books—and it also might just be the best year for thrillers, mysteries and suspense so far, as well. If you’re looking to get lost in some stories and love thrillers, here are some you might want to pre-order in the new year.
Don’t miss the most anticipated thrillers of 2023>>
Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood (3/7)
Known for her incredibly visionary storytelling, Margaret Atwood, author of best-selling books The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, brings us fifteen extraordinary stories that explore the spectrum of human experience. In the story “Impatient Griselda,” Atwood puts a spin on a folklore classic while two sisters from the book’s title deal with alienation and miscommunication. In “My Evil Mother” we explore the mother-daughter relationship with a mother who admits to be a witch, and the heart of the story spans a couple’s life and death over the span of decades.
Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal (3/7)
When an explosive news story destroys the tranquility of Singapore, it causes a ripple of fear within the lives of the domestic workers, Corazon, Angel and Donita. A Filipina maid, Flordeliza Martinez, has been arrested for the murder of her female employer, and the women have heard the stories of domestic workers being accused and even executed for crimes they did not commit. Shocked and afraid, the women pull together their diverse backgrounds to solve the mystery of what really happened to Flordeliza’s employer.
The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell (3/7)
Every summer, celebrated baker Betsy Martin hosts a “Bake Week” competition at her Vermont childhood estate. Six contestants will have the chance to meet “American’s Grandmother,” as Betsy is hailed, although she is not as sweet off-camera as she is on. When a body is discovered everyone is a suspect, and solving the puzzle won’t be easy with shocking twists and surprising turns at every corner.
You Never Know by Connie Briscoe (3/14)
Alexis Roberts is scared and shaken after someone breaks into her home and attempts to assault her while she is asleep. Unable to find her cochlear implants during the invasion, Alexis, who is hearing impaired, has little details to share with the police during their investigation. A year prior, Alexis meets Marcus and believes she’s met the man of her dreams, but when they marry, Marcus becomes cold and distant. As Alexis digs up his past, she finds out his ex-wife is missing and presumably dead, and when she finds out? Marcus disappears. Trapped and vulnerable, Alexis beings to wonder what Marcus is really capable of as she wait for her intruder to return.
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto (3/14)
From best-selling author of Dial A for Aunties comes Vera Wong, a lonely shopkeeper living above her forgotten tea shop in San Fransisco’s Chinatown. She stays busy by keeping up with her Gen-Z son via a healthy dose of internet detective work. When Vera finds a dead man in her tea shop with a flash-drive in his hand, of course she calls the police! Does she hand over the flash drive? Well, no, but she’s sure she can do a better job. And who’s more capable than a Chinese mother with time on her hands? Every customer is a potential suspect, and Vera is determined to find out who the killer is.
Not So Perfect Strangers by L.S. Stratton (3/28)
Tasha Jenkins is finally leaving her abusive husband. Taking her teenage son, she drives to a hotel for the night, but finds out that escaping isn’t easy. Soon, she is driving back. When a woman pounds on her car door, begging to be let in, an angry man in pursuit, Tasha makes a decision that will change their lives forever, putting them on a collision course that ends with homicide. Can Madison Gingell and Tasha Jenkins help each other? Both have different stories, but similar realities—and marriages they need out of.
The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth (4/4)
Gabe and Pippa’s sleepy-town dream home sits on a cliff, overlooking the coast. But the tall cliffs symbolize something more sinister, as they have become a popular place for people to end their lives. Talking people off the ledge, literally, has become a nightly trend for Gabe. Except for one night. When Pippa discovers that Gabe knew the victim, questions begin to arise. Did she jump? Could she have been pushed? And would her soulmate…lie?
Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose (4/4)
Ciara Dunphy has the picture-perfect Instagram life. With a perfect home, husband and kids, making money online is easy money for Ciara, but things aren’t always so perfect without the filters. Ciara’s best friend is Mishti Guha, welcomed to the group for being “different” than the other mothers. But her envy of Ciara doesn’t set her apart, only her looks and arranged marriage. Lauren Doyle is often ridiculed in their village, but despite that and Ciara’s dislike of her, her family is mostly happy. When Lauren and Mishti become unlikely allies, Lauren decides she’s had enough. When Ciara is found dead, everyone seems to have something to gain, and something to say.
The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda (4/11)
A year after a tragic crash that claimed the lives of multiple high schoolers and teachers, one of the nine survivors committed suicide. Every year since, the survivors have come together on the anniversary of the crash to hold each other accountable, to protect each other, and to commemorate that night at the river. By the tenth anniversary, Cassidy Bent has worked on distancing herself from the tragedy and the other survivors. This year, she’s totally blocked them out, but on the day of the reunion, she receives a text with an obituary attached. Now, only seven survivors remain. As the group comes back together, will they manage to keep their pact, and always protect each other?
The Tip Line by Vanessa Cuti (4/18)
Virginia Carey is thirty-one, eager to get married, and certain that her job as an operator at a police tip line will give her plenty of opportunities to meet “the one.” She can almost picture the ring on her finger when Verona, a mysterious sex-worker, leaves a tip about four bodies at a remote local beach. Verona has interesting details about the cops Virginia works with, their raucous parties, and the most explosive tip of all: one may be a killer. But is Virginia willing to hear the truth in these tips, despite thinking these men are marriage material?
Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina (4/18)
Anna Horn is a young Native girl who is used to looking over her shoulder, and now that girls are going missing, the tribe is looking for answers. With a disembodied entity stalking her every move, Anna believes that the key lies in the legend’s of her tribe’s past, and not all horrors on the reservation are old. When her own little sister goes missing, she’ll stop at nothing to find her. The demons that plague her rez are strong, and soon Anna will find out the cost of forgetting tradition, and the courage it takes to become who you are meant to be.
With My Little Eye by Joshilyn Jackson (4/25)
Meribel Mills is an actress, so she’s used to unhinged fan mail. That’s why she isn’t fazed when she begins to receive creepy letters written in fruity-scented marker. Then things start to go missing in her house and the letters become more concerning—with drawings of Meribel tied up naked, or chopped up into pieces. When the police don’t take the stalking seriously, Meribel decides to move her and her daughter for L.A. to Atlanta. When she begins to feel someone watching her, Meribel wonders if Marker Man has followed her, and suddenly, every man in her life is a suspect.
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