This post was inspired by A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight – which would be on this list if I hadn’t already picked it up. Apparently these days, I need to be ‘thrilled’ if something is going to hold my attention. If you check out my ‘currently reading’ shelf on Goodreads, you’ll see that there are oodles of books on it. And through no fault of any of those books; I just seem to be having a hard time focusing on anything. And if you’re a reader and are having similar issues, you know where I’m coming from. For a lot of us, reading is our escape. And if ever there was a time to escape, this is it! Thrillers seem to be it for me, which makes me chuckle. My mom has always been a big reader, and she’s been reading Mystery/Thrillers for as long as I can remember. I even went to her house recently, and she had checked The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware out from the library. When she found out that I had already read it, she couldn’t wait to discuss it with me! All this to say, Thriller seems to be the genre that I’ve been gravitating too, and there are some coming out later this year that I cannot wait to read! This list is by no means comprehensive – or it would be never ending. Clicking the book cover images will take you to Goodreads – until I’ve reviewed them. At that point, the cover will take you to my review. As always, any spoilers will be marked.
| May Releases |
What Lies Between Us: This blurb is EVERYTHING! It already sounds creepy, and that cover is freaking fantastic. Also, I read a spoiler for this that only makes me want to read it more.
Sister Dear: My favorite place in literature for a woman scorned is in the Thriller genre. I love a woman who is angry and motivated to ‘take back what’s hers.’ It usually unearths so many juicy secrets, and it speaks to the younger soap opera addict in me. I have a feeling this is going to be one fast read!
| June Releases |
The Choice: It was the Sliding Doors comparison that pulled me in with this one. I do love a look at the repercussions (good or bad) of choices we make, and when you get to see where two roads might take you? Well…sign me up!
The Guest List: Apparently everybody in this book has a motive for murder, and I imagine that there will be a lot of theorizing going on while I’m reading this one. I love that the setting is a wedding. What should be a cozy, loving event is torn apart by murder. Does juxtaposition get much better than that?
The Girl from Widow Hills: Lightning essentially striking twice for a woman haunted by her past? Yes, please! This book sounds so gripping, and this author has been on my radar for so long! This could open up some backlist titles for me to add to my TBR. And I can’t wait!
Nothing Can Hurt You: There seem to be a lot of players in this story, and I’m guessing, lots of agendas. I think this is going to be a whodunnit until the 11th hour, and I want to be there for the big reveal. Also, serial killer. Those words are my candy. (Albeit begrudgingly. This is a fascination that I feed, but have never been able to fully embrace.)
The Request: OK – I know I already said that one blurb was everything, so I guess the only route to go is that this blurb is everything else! This sounds like it’s going to be a cluster…mess from the get-go, and I’m here for it. Like I mentioned before, I love it when secrets abound, and it seems like there’ll be plenty here!
Home Before Dark: If you read my review for Lock Every Door by Riley Sager, then you know I’m on the bandwagon. I was going to pick up this next release no matter what, but the fact that this feels like it could have happened to Stephen King when he was writing The Shining…yeah. I’m in.
As you can see June is going to be a very busy reading month for me!
| July Releases |
He Started It: Is there a Mystery/Thriller fan that doesn’t have Samantha Downing’s next release on their radar? I don’t think so. I’m going to be honest, this book sounds hilarious as well as thrilling, and anytime you have messed up sibling relationship, sparks are sure to fly. And I want to see that!
His & Hers: I read Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney in 2019, and there were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. It has me excited for this release, and the fact that both of our main charaters are thrust into a murder investigation in very different ways and then end up as suspects makes me think I’ll have to buckle up. And that’s fine. If that’s what I have to do to ride shotgun on this one, I’ll do it!
The Silent Wife: Confession – I have never read a Karin Slaughter book. And I honestly don’t know why. From what I hear, she’s descriptive with gore, which is something I like in Thrillers. (If, of course, it fits the plot.) And the premise for this one, with past and present colliding, is something I know I’ll enjoy. So it seems I’ll be jumping on the Slaughter-train here!
| August Releases |
Behind the Red Door: I love that this woman has a connection to a major event from years ago, but doesn’t know the specifics. And that it’s coming into play in her present. It just sounds so interesting, and I can’t wait to see how this one plays out and how she’s involved.
The Night Swim: I do love a good small town mystery, and one from the past rears its ugly head, it makes it even more alluring. That this revolves around a woman who does a podcast makes me excited to see what the format is going to be. And with the letters popping up everywhere, I think this one is going to be pretty gripping.
Little Disasters: The blurb for this book reveals very little, playing it pretty close to the vest. What I pretty much get from it is some mama drama and cracks in the foundation, and it’s definitely piqued my interest.
| September Releases |
Before She was Helen: Caroline B. Cooney will always be the woman who wrote ‘The Face on the Milk Carton’ to me. And I’ve never read anything else by her. But this book sounds like it’s going to be twisted in the most delicious way, so I’m not about to let it pass me by!
One by One: After reading The Turn of the Key, Ruth Ware became an autobuy for me. So it’s not a surprise that One by One is on my most anticipated list. I do love the forced proximity and the idea of the office dynamics that are sure to come into play already have me hooked.
Don’t Look for Me: I do love a good disappearance, especially when not everyone agrees that it was by choice. This is another vague blurb, but it’s done it’s job and reeled me in! Did the family woman truly ‘walk away’ or is something more sinister at play? I NEED TO KNOW!
| October Releases |
Only Truth: This blurb has a Gothic feel to it that has me wanting to read it now. The fact that this woman can’t remember the events surrounding a violent assault already gives me chills, and that she moves into a home she has odd feelings about…suffice it to say I need this story now!
This list is by no means comprehensive; I’m sure there are books coming out that aren’t even on my radar yet, and I look forward to discovering them! If there’s an upcoming title I haven’t included but you think I should have, let a gal know so she can check it out. And don’t hold back on those backlist recs, either! Also, if you’ve added any of these books to your TBR, please let me know! We can stalk each other upon release to discuss!