From your favorite authors who write a book a year to the plethora of debut authors telling their own criminally addictive stories, every month there’s more and more thrillers and crime fiction books begging to be added to your TBR. Are you dying to know what books will be trending on BookTok and Bookstagram in February? Here are some of the ones you won’t want to miss out on, and there’s at least one book for everyone on  this list!

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The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2/7)

When Alyssa Macallan’s rich and powerful husband decides to call it quits on their marriage, Alyssa is worried that the manipulative man could be coming up with a plan to leave her with nothing after their divorce. Now, the FBI is at her door just around the time she meets Bree Lorrance, a woman on the run from a toxic relationship. Should Bree be trusted, or is she an enemy? Alyssa thinks she knows the answer when Bree mentions that perhaps the women can eliminate each other’s problems.

On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel (2/14)

Arcade and Daffodil are twins who are inseparable and often are in a world of their own, even though they are living in rural Ohio. As an adult, Aracade battles demons from her past when a local woman is found drowned in a river, and she’s not the only one. As more women are found, Arcade must confront her past as a killer looms around the small town.

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai (2/21)

Successful podcaster and film professor Bodie Kane just wants to leave some memories in the past. Memories like a family tragedy and the four years she spent at a New Hampshire boarding school and the murder of a classmate. Then, the school offers Bodie a chance to teach a two-week course, she feels like it’s the perfect time to revisit this murder as the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, always did seem rushed. As Bodie investigates, she finds she may have been more connected to this crime than she originally thought.

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz (2/21)

Alex has always wanted to be a published author and she’s just received the opportunity of a lifetime. Alex has been invited to a month-long writing retreat hosted by feminist horror author Roza Vallo. Wren – Alex’s ex-bestie and rival – is also going to be in attendance, but this is too good to pass up. After arriving, Alex and the other attendees are hit with a major reveal – each one must finish an entire novel in the month they are here and whoever has the best one wins a seven-figure publishing deal. As a snowstorm approaches, one of the other authors goes missing and Alex believes something sinister could be going on as her deadline approaches.

It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison (2/28)

Olivia and her husband, Park, are struggling to get pregnant and have had no luck with fertility treatments and IVF. When the police show up at their door, they let Park know that his son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation, which must be a mistake. Park and Olivia don’t have children. Then, Olivia finds out that Park had previously donated his sperm to a clinic and ultimately has no idea how many times it was sold. As Olivia struggles to deal with this, she also has to finally admit to herself that Park isn’t the only one with secrets.

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