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Explore the most brilliant new thriller and mystery books from around the world. Read the most anticipated and must-read new thrillers, psychological thriller books, as well as suspenseful YA thriller novels.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers & Mystery Books

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Looking for the best thrillers and mysteries ? You’re at the right place. These splendid mystery and thriller books will take you on the most thrilling adventures of your life. You’ll find here all kinds of new mystery books and thriller novels from fiction to fantasy and everything in between.

No matter if you’re into cozy mystery books, dark psychological dramas, thriller romance books, or mysterious YA fantasy books you’ll find here something to fall in love with.

RELATED: Brilliant New Fantasy Books For Adults & Teens

We also included some pretty great YA mystery books that will be just as enjoyable for adults as it is for young adult readers. Of course, we also added the best gothic, horror, romance mystery, and new mystery books with shocking twists to make sure you’ll find here something exciting to read no matter what your reading mood is.

You’ll also find here new LGBT novels and books by the most popular authors and brilliant diverse writers who will take you on epic journeys and will surely give you chills.

If you want to check out even more book lists filled with some of the most new fiction books, fantasy, novels, classics, and lesser-known gems from around the world then check out our online book nook.

37. The Teacher by Freida McFadden

High School Scandal, Secrets, Revenge

The Teacher by Freida McFadden - modern thriller novel

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Publication Date: February 6, 2024
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Suspense


In Freida McFadden’s The Teacher, get ready for a wild ride through the scandal-ridden corridors of Caseham High. Eve, a math teacher with a life as organized as her lesson plans, finds herself in the middle of a juicy high school drama.

The talk of the town? Addie, the student who could give soap operas a run for their money with her lies and life-wrecking skills.

Eve’s gut tells her there’s more to Addie than her troublemaker label. As she digs into the gossip minefield, she hits some secrets that are dynamite-level dangerous.

And Addie? She’s playing her cards close to her chest, ready to do whatever it takes to keep her closet doors shut.

McFadden, the queen of psychological thrillers, really turns the screws in this one. It’s a maze of twists and turns, perfect for anyone who loves a good, suspenseful “whodunit” set in the echoey halls of high school.

36. One Last Breath by Ginny Myers Sain

Supernatural Thriller Novel, Cold Case Mystery, Paranormal Romance

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Publication Date: March 2024
Genres: Thriller, Supernatural, Romance


In One Last Breath, Ginny Myers Sain takes us to Mount Orange, Florida, a town that’s more haunted than a Halloween party. Tru’s living here, trying to shake off the ghost of her sister’s death and an unsolved double murder from 20 years ago.

Her chill spot? Hidden Glen Springs. But then Rio enters the scene, stirring things up like a summer storm, determined to crack the old murder case.

Tru and Rio team up and find themselves in a plot thicker than Florida humidity. As they get closer, not just to the mystery but to each other, things start getting real spooky.

They’re unearthing clues and maybe waking up something better left asleep. The killer might still be out there, turning their detective duo into a dangerous game.

One Last Breath? It’s a blend of ghostly chills and thrilling romance, set in a town that’s got more secrets than a diary. Perfect for anyone who loves a good supernatural mystery with a side of steamy summer romance.

35. Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Boarding School Mystery, Young Adult Suspense, Hidden Secrets Thriller

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Publication Date: March 2024
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller


Dive into Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s Where Sleeping Girls Lie for a twisty ride through the halls of Alfred Nobel Academy.

Imagine Sade Hussein’s first day at boarding school, saying goodbye to homeschooling, and hello to new adventures. But plot twist: her roommate Elizabeth goes missing after night one. Talk about a rough start!

Sade’s the new kid and already in the hot seat. She teams up with the ‘Unholy Trinity’, especially intrigued by the mysterious Persephone.

Juggling schoolwork and her new, somewhat complicated friends, Sade takes on detective duties with Elizabeth’s bestie to crack the case. But then, things get really wild with another student’s death.

Where Sleeping Girls Lie isn’t just a high school drama. It’s a deep dive into a world of secrets and lies behind the polished façade of a posh academy.

It’s all about trust, the weight of secrets, and Sade’s journey to find the truth amidst the whispers of high society. Perfect for those who love a good YA mystery with a side of elite school intrigue.

34. Radiant Heat by Sarah-Jane Collins

Wildfire Survival Story, Australian Mystery Novel, Thrilling Self-Discovery Journey

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Publication Date: January 2024
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Adventure


In Radiant Heat, we’ve got Alison, who’s just had a too-close-for-comfort brush with a bushfire. Things take a turn for the bizarre when she finds Simone Arnold, a not-so-lively visitor in her driveway, clutching a note with Alison’s name. Cue the mystery music!

What does Alison do? She jumps into detective mode, trekking through the crispy remains of the Australian bush.

It’s not just about dodging smoldering logs; she’s unraveling a mystery that’s got more twists than a kangaroo’s path. As she connects the dots, it hits her: her life’s somehow tangled up with the dead woman’s.

Radiant Heat isn’t your typical survival story. It’s a mix of adrenaline-pumping action and a brain-teasing puzzle, with a side of “how on earth are they connected?” Perfect for those who like a little mystery with their wildfire.

33. The Best Way to Bury Your Husband by Alexia Casale

Dark Comedy Novel, Empowerment and Justice, Women’s Friendship

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Publication Date: March 2024
Genres: Dark Comedy, Drama, Thriller


Alright, get ready for a hoot with The Best Way to Bury Your Husband. Imagine this: Sally, after two decades of a marriage that’s more rollercoaster than romance, ends up accidentally offing her hubby. Oops!

Next thing you know, she bumps into this bizarre support group – it’s like Fight Club but for women who’ve kinda, sorta killed their husbands.

There’s Ruth, a nurse with a husband from hell; Samira, fighting to protect her daughter; and Janey, tackling motherhood and a monster at home. They’re all in this wild, “I accidentally killed my husband” club.

It’s not just about covering up their tracks; it’s about finding laughs in the darkest spots and rediscovering life beyond the living room.

This book? It’s a mishmash of chuckles, thrills, and “you go, girl” moments. It’s like if dark comedy had a baby with empowerment and named it Hope. Buckle up for a ride through the crazy, the funny, and the fiercely feminine.

32. Society of Lies by Lauren Ling Brown

Elite College Mystery, Secret Society Thriller, Sisterhood and Secrets

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Publication Date: August 2024
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Drama


Hold onto your seats for Lauren Ling Brown’s debut, Society of Lies, dropping this August. Imagine Maya, a Princeton grad, all set for a fun reunion and her sister Naomi’s graduation. But bam! Tragedy strikes. Naomi’s gone, and it’s no accident, Maya’s gut screams.

She’s on a mission to unearth the truth, digging into Naomi’s life and her ties to the Sterling Club, Princeton’s elite and oh-so-secretive society. However, Maya’s own Princeton days weren’t all sunshine and rainbows either.

This thrilling novel is a deep dive into sisterhood, legacy, and the seductive power of secrets. Society of Lies skillfully intertwines suspense with a heart-tugging emotional journey.

31. Girls Who Burn by M.K. Pagano

Enemies-to-Lovers Thriller,  Murder Mystery Thriller, Familial Secrets

Girls Who Burn by M.K. Pagano - modern thriller novel

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Publication Date: August 2024
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Romance


Get ready for M.K. Pagano’s latest thriller, Girls Who Burn. It’s a wild ride! Picture this: Addie’s in a tangle, trying to make sense of her sister Fiona’s bizarre death.

She’s pointing fingers at Thatcher Montgomery, the rich guy next door who had a thing for Fiona. But plot twist! Thatcher ends up dead, just like Fiona. Now, Addie’s theories are all scrambled.

Enter Seth, Thatcher’s cousin and Addie’s long-time frenemy. Together, they dive headfirst into a world filled with lies, corruption, and those heart-racing, forbidden feels.

As they peel back layers of secrets, Addie’s past deeds and her simmering connection with Seth turn up the heat.

30| Hide (Detective Harriet Foster #1) by Tracy Clark – Crime Thriller, January 2023

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From acclaimed author Tracy Clark comes a page-turning mystery featuring hard-boiled Chicago detective Harriet Foster, who’s on the hunt for a serial killer with a deadly affinity for redheads.

When a young red-haired woman is found brutally murdered in downtown Chicago, one detail stands out: the red lipstick encircling her wrists and ankles.

Detective Harriet Foster is on the case, even though she’s still grieving the sudden death of her partner. As a Black woman in a male-dominated department, Foster anticipates a rocky road ahead acclimating to a new team—and building trust with her new partner isn’t coming easily.

After another victim turns up with the same lipstick markings, Foster suspects she’s looking for a serial killer.

Through a tip from a psychiatrist, Foster learns about Bodie Morgan: a troubled man with a twisted past and a penchant for pretty young redheads with the bluest eyes.

As Foster wades into Morgan’s sinister history, the killer continues their gruesome assault on Chicago’s streets.

In her desperate race to catch the murderer before they strike again, Foster will have to confront the darkest of secrets—including her own.

Hide is one of the most popular new contemporary mystery thriller books for adults who love twisted crime stories and witty detectives.

29| How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix – Paranormal thriller novel, January 2023

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Your past and your family can haunt you like nothing else… A hilarious and terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group.

Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents.

When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get.

The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different.

Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home.

They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door.

Sometimes we feel like puppets, controlled by our upbringing and our genes. Sometimes we feel like our parents treat us like toys, or playthings, or even dolls. The past can ground us, teach us, and keep us safe. It can also trap us, and bind us, and suffocate the life out of us.

As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.

How to Sell a Haunted House is one of the most immersive new mystery thriller books for adults who love eerie and atmospheric paranormal stories.

28| The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz – New Horror thriller novel, January 2023

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Soon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz.

In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.

The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone—or something—they refuse to identify.

Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.

Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world.

The House at the End of the World is one of the darkest new thriller mysteries for adults who love unique and atmospheric horror stories.

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27| Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent – Mystery Thriller Novel, March 2023

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Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange. She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died.

Now Sally is the centre of attention, not only from the hungry media and worried police, but also a sinister voice from a past she has no memory of.

As she begins to discover the horrors of her childhood, recluse Sally steps into the world for the first time, making new friends, finding independence, and learning that people don’t always mean what they say.

But when messages start arriving from a stranger who knows far more about her past than she knows herself, Sally’s life will be thrown into chaos once again . . .

Strange Sally Diamond is one of the most anticipated new mystery thriller books for adults set in Ireland.

26| The Whispering Muse by Laura Purcell – Gothic Thriller Book, February 2023

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a gripping tale of obsession, superstition and ambition, set against the atmospheric backdrop of Victorian London. Be careful what you wish for it may just come true.

At The Mercury Theatre in London’s West End, rumours are circulating of a curse. It is said that the lead actress Lilith has made a pact with Melpomene, the tragic muse of Greek mythology, to become the greatest actress to ever grace the stage.

Suspicious of Lilith, the jealous wife of the theatre owner sends dresser Jenny to spy on her, and, desperate for the money to help her family, Jenny agrees.

What Jenny finds is a woman as astonishing in her performance as she is provocative in her nature. On stage, it’s as though Lilith is possessed by the characters she plays, yet off stage she is as tragic as the muse who inspires her, and Jenny, sorry for her, befriends the troubled actress.

But when strange events begin to take place around the theatre, Jenny wonders whether the rumours are true and fears that when the muse comes calling for payment, the cost will be too high.

The Whispering Muse is one of the most atmospheric new gothic thriller books for adults with an immersive and eerie mystery story.

25| The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei – Science fiction thriller novel, July 2023

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Yume Kitasei’s The Deep Sky is an enthralling sci-fi thriller debut about a mission into deep space that begins with a lethal explosion that leaves the survivors questioning the loyalty of the crew.

To save humanity, they left everything behind—except their differences.

It is the eve of Earth’s environmental collapse. A single ship carries humanity’s last hope: eighty elite graduates of a competitive program, who will give birth to a generation of children in deep space.

But halfway to a distant but livable planet, a lethal bomb kills three of the crew and knocks The Phoenix off course. Asuka, the only surviving witness, is an immediate suspect.

Asuka already felt like an impostor before the explosion. She was the last picked for the mission, she struggled during training back on Earth, and she was chosen to represent Japan, a country she only partly knows as a half-Japanese girl raised in America.

But estranged from her mother back home, The Phoenix is all she has left.

With the crew turning on each other, Asuka is determined to find the culprit before they all lose faith in the mission—or worse, the bomber strikes again. Now, in order to survive, she must burn brighter than the stars that surround her.

The Deep Sky is one of the most exciting new sci-fi thriller books for adults who love twisty mysteries and dark space adventure stories.

24| Don’t You Dare by Jessica Hamilton – Thriller novel, May 2023

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For fans of Riley Sager and Wendy Walker, Jessica Hamilton’s Don’t You Dare is a searing look at the things we are willing to do in the name of friendship; a spine-tingling suspense filled with secrets and lies.

When best friends Hannah and Scarlett meet Thomas in college—the chemistry is instantaneous. They grow closer while playing the Daring Game, where each dare is riskier than the last.

As the trio’s friendship begins to cross boundaries between the platonic and the illicit, jealousy and secrets quickly develop.

As tensions between the three grow, so do the stakes in the Daring Game, resulting in tragedy with Scarlett’s final dare to Thomas. When Thomas gets expelled from school and leaves without a trace, it seems like the Daring Game has finally ended.

Sixteen years later, Hannah is unhappy in marriage and in life. That is, of course, until she gets a mysterious letter about the Daring Game from none other than Thomas himself.

With Scarlett out of the picture, and a renewal of the dangerous game, the sparks begin to fly between them once more.

Until the day Hannah and Thomas are called to the secret meeting place of the Daring Game, where they’re welcomed by a single dare—“to tell the truth.”

Someone else has joined the game and knows about their affair, going as far as leaving a cryptic message in Hannah’s house: Don’t You Dare. Hannah’s list of suspects is long: Could it be her nosy neighbor, Libby, who has a few secrets of her own?

Or did her husband plan this as revenge for the torrid affair? Is Scarlett back and ready to play again?

The truth may set Hannah free—but only if she dares to risk everything she knows and loves.

Don’t You Dare is one of the most shocking thriller books for adults who love dark romance stories and psychological thrillers.

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23| The Stay-at-Home Mother by Nicole Trope – Crime Thriller Novel, January 2023

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Her chest tightens, her heart speeding up. The kitchen is chaos. She steps on something hard, and looks down. Toy dinosaurs are scattered everywhere. But her son is nowhere – her baby boy is gone.

The police arrive. She can’t look at her husband. Instead, she studies the network of lines on her shaking hands.

Then her phone beeps with a voice message. ‘Listen to it on speaker,’ says the detective.

A woman’s voice fills the air.

‘I’m assuming this is the Andrea Gately listed as a contact on the Missing Children of the World website. I’m calling to let you know that I’ve given your details to the police. Why are you using a picture of my son on a missing children’s website? Why are you using it and where did you get it?’

The Stay-at-Home Mother is one of the twistiest new crime thriller books for adults who love suspenseful mysteries.

22| All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham – Psychological Thriller novel, January 2023

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One year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room.

With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her—literally.

Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track of time, she hasn’t slept in a year.

Isabelle’s entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster—but his interest in Isabelle’s past makes her nervous.

His incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust… including herself.

But she is determined to figure out the truth no matter where it leads.

All The Dangerous Things is one of the best new psychological thriller books for adults who love dark mysteries and suspenseful stories.

21| Into Shadow – amazon original stories – New Dark Fantasy Short Story collection

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This eerie new dark fantasy anthology collection has seven brilliant short stories by acclaimed and popular authors, namely Alix E. Harrow, Garth Nix, Lev Grossman, Nghi Vo, Tamsyn Muir, and Veronica G. Henry, and Tomi Champion-Adeyemi.

Readers can enjoy a wide range of stories and explore atmospheric dark fantasy worlds while also getting to know female knights and bodyguards, mediums, and ghouls among many other fascinating characters human and supernatural characters.

The settings also vary and readers can get immersed in modern and historical dark fantasy worlds as well as travel around the world and visit all sorts of places from small US towns to the magic-filled streets of Brazil.

You’ll be able to find all types of dark fantasy stories in this collection so you can actually enjoy modern, historical, mystery, and epic dark fantasy tales all in one. These spooky stories were designed to be read or listened to in a single sitting so they make perfect companions for those who are looking for quick but chilling bedtime reads.

Into Shadows is one of the most exciting new dark fantasy anthology collections with thought-provoking and imaginative stories that are perfect for adults and YA readers who are looking for short but complex and thrilling reads.

20| A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson – New Fantasy Thriller/Mystery Book, March 29, 2022

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One of the most exciting new thriller books is Jessica S. Olson’s A Forgery of Roses. Prepare for a truly unique and exciting read as we follow Myra’s adventures.

Some of the gifts are rather courses and Myra knows it very well. Being able to modify living people’s bodies or even bring the dead back with her art is a much-needed ability in the underworld.

Our heroine has one motivation; keeping her little sister safe, and sometimes it comes with great sacrifices. Just when you would sit back thinking this story cannot get more exciting and mysterious, dark secrets stir everything up.

A Forgery of Roses is one of the most captivating dark fantasy thrillers that is full of mysteries and suspense.

368 Pages

19| Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert – New Fantasy Mystery Book, June 28, 2022

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Melissa Albert’s name rings a bell for many fantasy lovers thanks to her bestselling series The Hazel Wood. This year is certainly going to be strong for her as well. Our Crooked Hearts is deservedly mentioned among the best new mystery books.

If you are always on the lookout for a gripping YA mystery book or thriller, this magical and curious mother-daughter story will certainly be a good fit.

Teenage Ivy is about to have the most peculiar and eventful summer in her life. In the meanwhile, we get to explore her mother’s secret that binds the two even closer.

If you’re looking for new books about witches to read then check out Our Crooked Hearts.

Our Crooked Hearts is among the best urban fantasy mysteries in 2022 filled with witchy secrets.

352 Pages

18| Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus – New Thriller/Mystery Book, 2022

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Fortunately, this year is going to be a great year for mystery books of all types. Nothing More to Tell is a cozy mystery book packed with twists all around.

The disturbing case of a murder in the woods is now reopened by Brynn, whose passion is true crime. If you’re looking for new true crime books and thrilling fiction mysteries then you’ll love this read.

Four years ago, when her favorite teacher was murdered, she had to leave Saint Ambrose School behind, but now she is ready to find out what really happened. It seems there is much more to tell, Brynn learns much more than she would have ever expected.

Karen M. McManus’ Nothing More to Tell is one of the most fun and surprising fiction mystery books.

368 Pages

17| These Deadly Games by Diana Urban – New YA Thriller Book, February 2022

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Diana Urban is extremely talented when it comes to suspense and making her readers’ hearts beat faster. Prepare for a truly shocking ride, because it is not going to be easy. High schooler Crystal has to play a cruel game that cannot end on a positive note.

Upon receiving a message from her sister’s kidnappers, she has to make some tough choices. In order to save her, Crystal has to complete tasks that turn out to be at the expense of her friends’ life. Can she figure out who is making her do all these terrible things before it’s too late?

These Deadly Games by Diana Urban is definitely among the most gripping new thriller novels in 2022.

416 Pages

16| My Wife Is Missing by D.J. Palmer – New Psychological Thriller Book, May 10, 2022

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Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions and twists. There is no doubt, My Wife is Missing never lets its readers rest for a short moment. Meet the Hart family, who seem to have more problems than one could cope with.

Natalie is an insomniac and Michael is not cut out for all the difficulties it causes. But when their children and Natalie disappear during their trip to New York, Michael sets out to find his family. However, there is much more to explore, decades of secrets are about to come to light.

My Wife is Missing by D.J. Palmer is full of unanticipated secrets and twists, making it one of the best adult thrillers.

384 Pages

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15| The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz – New Psychological Thriller / Mystery Book, January 25, 2022


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In case you enjoy psychological thrillers, then The Accomplice is a must-read for sure. Lisa Lutz created a magnificent setting and story that will keep you second-guessing every relationship for a while.
Luna and Owen have been best friends since college despite their differences.

Something isn’t right, a little too many people die in their circles, and when Owen’s wife is gruesomely murdered Luna begins to investigate. It looks like there is much more to the man than she would have ever imagined. Expect the unexpected, your world is about to be shaken for good.

The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz is among the most suspenseful new adult thrillers with a surprising friendship.

368 Pages

14| Hot and Sour Suspects (A Noodle Shop Mystery #8) by Vivien Chien – New Cozy Mystery Book,  January 25, 2022

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There is no better setting for a fun, cozy mystery book than a Noodle Shop. Vivien Chen has proved that in the previous seven books of the mystery series. Lana Lee wouldn’t have imagined that helping her friend with a speed dating event will change her life forever.

One of the participants is murdered at the event, and it is up to Lana and her friend to find the perpetrator. Full of interesting, but utterly suspicious characters, you are in for a truly entertaining read. Can you guess who the murder is?

Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien is deservedly on the list of most anticipated new mystery novels set in Cleveland.

320 Pages

13| Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier – New Psychological Thriller Book, July 19, 2022

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Jennifer Hillier fans are restlessly waiting for her new thriller book that is definitely going to give you goosebumps. If you are new to her novels, you are going to be blown away. Things We Do in the Dark is a ride no reader is going to forget.

When Paris is arrested for the murder of her husband, surprisingly this is the least of her problems.

It seems her dark past is creeping up on her and now she has very little chance to run away from it. Someone knows much more than Paris would anyone would allow to, but is there a way for her to carry on like this?

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier is an adult mystery novel that is packed with twists and secrets.

352 Pages

12| Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman – New Historical Mystery Book, June 7, 2022

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We love Katherine Schellman’s new LGBT+ mystery thriller. Explore New York during the prohibition through the eyes of the free-spirited Vivian Kelly, who saws during the day and enjoys life at The Nightingale during the night.

Everything seems to be fine and careless as Vivian enchants everyone in the club with her dancing. However, it all goes south when a body is found at the back and everyone seems to suspect Vivian. She has to up her game and be a step ahead of the police and the city’s cruel figures.

Last Call at the Nightingale is a truly enthralling jazz age historical fiction mystery set in prohibition-era New York.

320 Pages

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11| I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston – New YA Mystery Book, May 3, 2022

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Chloe Green is an admirably motivated teenager, whose plans weren’t derailed even when her moms moved her to another high school. Four years of hard work to be valedictorian is about to pay off, when Shara kisses her and disappears. In the attempt to find out what had happened to Shara, she crosses paths with two boys.

She has only one thing in common with them; they were all kissed by Shara. Casey McQuiston’s entertaining and gripping romance mystery book is a great read for adults and young adults as well. If you’re looking for new dark romance books make sure to pick this one up.

I Kissed by Shara Wheeler is an exciting LGBT+ YA mystery book set in Alabama for all ages.

320 Pages

10| My Summer Darlings by May Cobb – New Psychological Thriller/Mystery Book, 2022

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There is no doubt, May Cobb’s My Summer Darling is among the most anticipated new mystery novels in 2022. A classic story of a stranger coming to town with a mysterious twist we are anxious to find out about.

When Will Harding moves there, three best friends Jen, Cynthia, and Kittie cannot resist him. As all of them get closer to Will, the three ladies slowly turn against each other.

Are they going to be able to keep their friendship alive and resist the mysterious men’s charm? Get ready to unravel mysteries that will shake your world.

My Summer Darlings is a twisted adult fiction set in Texas with plenty of surprises.

368 Pages

9| Homicide and Halo-Halo (Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery #2) by Mia P. Manansala – New Cozy Mystery book, 2022

Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala - New Cozy Mystery Books 2022

If you are looking for cozy and humorous adult mystery novels, Mia P. Manansala’s new book is a great pick. Lila is a smart, independent woman, who is very good at sticking to her priorities.
When she is asked to be a judge at a beauty pageant she won many years ago in her hometown, things change dramatically.

One of the judges is her cousin, Bernadette, who appears to have some grudges towards her. The show has barely begun, when the head judge is murdered, and Lila has to team up with her main suspect cousin to find the real murderer before they end up in the morgue.

If you’ve been looking for mysterious new funny books to read then put his cozy-mystery on your TBR.

Homicide and Halo-Halo is one of the most entertaining new mystery novels that will make you laugh.

304 Pages

8| The Joy of Hex (Moonstone Bay #9) by Amanda M. Lee – New Cozy Mystery Book, 2022

The Joy of Hex by Amanda M. Lee - New Cozy Mystery Books 2022

Amanda M. Lee’s cozy paranormal mysteries are always delightful and it seems she still hasn’t lost her mojo. This being the ninth book of the Moonstone Bay series, we were excited to see what adventures await this time.

Get ready for a ride that is full of thrilling mysteries, otherworldly creatures and plenty of unlikely adventures. Hadley Hunter’s relaxed life is turned upside down, when a few authors arrive at Moonstone Bay. Her curiosity leads her to a murder scene, but there is much more to it than a simple crime.

The Joy of Hex is a great addition to the entertaining supernatural mystery books of the Moonstone Bay series.

325 Pages

7| The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen – New Psychological Thriller Book, March 3, 2022

The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen- New Psychological Thriller Books 2022

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After reading the book you are going to think Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the golden couple. This outstanding story keeps every reader on the edge of their seat as unexpected twists shake their world.

Avery Chambers is a renowned therapist, who lost her license due to her unique approach. Still, if there is an issue you need to process, she is your best bet.

Marissa Bishop desperately needs her help to save her marriage after she cheated on Mathew. Who would have thought that entering the therapy room is just going to further complicate things?

The Golden Couple is a tense psychological thriller book that has much more surprises than anyone could imagine.

336 Pages

6| Road of Bones by Christopher Golden – New Thriller Book, January 25, 2022

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There are no words to what the mysterious Siberian Kolyma Highway had seen over the past century. During the rise of the Soviet Union, millions of people were sent to labor camps and there were five of these horrible places along the famous route.

Many simply call it the Road of Bones as all those who died in these gulags are buried right under the highway.

When documentary producer Felix Teigland sets out to explore the Road of Bones, he encounters many interesting mysteries, but he may also upset things that are better to be left undisturbed.

If you’re looking for really creepy new horror books you should check this one out.

Road of Bones is a bone-chilling supernatural horror mystery book set in Russia’s Siberia.

240 Pages

5| The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James – New Thriller Mystery Book, 2022

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Simeone St. James’ new crime mystery, The Book of Cold Cases is a true hair-raiser that is full of tension. In 1977 there were two ruthless murders in Claire Lake, Oregon.

While the case sounded like a slam dunk, no one was arrested.

The rich, eccentric Beth Greer got away with murder. Forty years later Shea Collins, a true crime enthusiast, decides to investigate this cold case a little further. Upon interviewing the mysterious woman, she cannot decide if she is making a new friend, or just being manipulated by a vicious killer.

The Book Of Cold Cases is definitely one of the scariest new mystery books in 2022.

352 Pages

4| Stay Awake by Megan Goldin – New Psychological Thriller Book, August 9, 2022

Stay Awake by Megan Goldin - New Psychological Thriller Books 2022

Readers won’t struggle with staying awake when reading Megan Goldig’s mystery thriller. This incredibly suspenseful thriller is packed with action as Liv Reese tries to figure out why her life turned upside down and why “stay awake” is scribbled on her arm.

Nothing is the same as it used to be, one moment to another she has no home or anyone to talk to. Did she commit the crime she is wanted for? Nothing is a coincidence; someone is pulling all the strings to keep Liv away from the truth.

Stay Awake by Megan Goldin is among the most electrifying adult thrillers in 2022.

352 Pages

3| The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson – New YA Mystery Book, 2022

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson - New YA Mystery Books 2022

If you cannot have enough of YA mystery books that pull in their world, The Agathas is a great choice. Once you start reading Alice Oglive’s captivating story, you won’t be able to put it down.

Alice’s boyfriend broke up with her and what happened after that, is very difficult to make sense of. The girl disappeared for five days and no one knows what happened.

A bit later, when another girl disappears and is never seen again, the police suspect Steve, however, Alice knows he has nothing to do with the case. An epic investigation begins that unearths many dark secrets.

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson is definitely one of the most exciting new YA thriller books.

416 Pages

2| A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham – New Psychological Thriller Book, January 11, 2022

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Stacy Willingham’s name is definitely going to be very well-known in the coming years. Her debut book, A Flicker in the Dark suggests a really bright future.

Chloe Davis is finally happy, getting ready for her wedding while running her own psychology practice. Things get dark in no time as teenagers begin to disappear just like twenty years ago.

Chloe’s trauma doesn’t let her rest, all the dark feelings are back. Although no one agrees with her, Chloe tries to find the killer and put their terror to an end.

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham is a hair-raising adult thriller set in Louisiana.

368 Pages
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1| Belladonna by Adalyn Grace – New YA Mystery Book, August 23, 2022

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace - New YA Mystery Books 2022 (Small)

YA mystery book lovers definitely know Adalyn Grace’s name as her bestselling book All the Stars and Teeth was named “2020’s biggest YA fantasy”. Her new piece is not going to disappoint either.

Signa hasn’t experienced much kindness in her life. After her parents died when she was a baby, many people took care of her in hopes of laying their hands on her family fortune.

She only felt safe with the Hawthornes, her distant relatives. It turns out the family is in extreme danger and only Signa can save them, but can she?

If you’re looking for new gothic books with a great fantasy vibe then don’t miss Belladonna.

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace is deservedly among the most anticipated gothic mystery books in 2022.

416 Pages
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