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Best Mystery & Thriller Books for 2022 (New & Anticipated)


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By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 2nd, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 2nd, 2021)

2022 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon

A bunch of great and new mystery and thriller titles are slated for 2022 release. If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I love a good mystery-thriller. I’m really excited for what’s in store.

This is a list of the best New and Anticipated 2022 Mystery & Thriller New Release Books, based on early reviews and buzz and what I’ve read. I’ll be updating this list as new titles are released or announced, as I read more of these books, etc. — so check back later for more!

The Paris Apartment
Lucy FoleyWhat It’s About: Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there…Publication Date: February 22, 2022
  3.86 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Maid
Nita ProseWhat It’s About: Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself…

Publication Date: January 4, 2022
  4.19 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Family Remains (The Family Upstairs #2)
Lisa JewellWhat It’s About: A woman stops at nothing to find her husband’s murderer in this psychological thriller about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “brilliantly chilling” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs…Publication Date: August 9, 2022
  3.64 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Younger Wife
Sally HepworthWhat It’s About: Stephen Aston is getting married again. The only problem is, he’s still married to his first wife, even though she is in a care facility for dementia. But he’ll take care of that easily, by divorcing her–even if his adult daughters protest.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon Heather as nothing but an interloper…

Publication Date: October 26, 2021
  4.05 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Book of Cold Cases
Simone St. JamesWhat It’s About: A true-crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind…

Publication Date: March 15, 2022
  4.11 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Golden Couple
Greer HendricksWhat It’s About: If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. Her successes are phenomenal–she helps people overcome everything from domineering parents to assault–and almost absorb the emptiness she sometimes feels since her husband’s death.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple–until Marissa cheats…

Publication Date: March 8, 2022
  4.22 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Reckless Girls
Rachel HawkinsWhat It’s About: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.

When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime…

Publication Date: January 4, 2022
  3.88 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Nine Lives
Peter SwansonWhat It’s About: If you’re on the list, someone wants you dead.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Eight Perfect Murders comes the heart-pounding story of nine strangers who receive a cryptic list with their names on it–and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances.

Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail…

Publication Date: March 15, 2022
  4.08 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Insomnia
Sarah PinboroughWhat It’s About: In this twisty, mind-bending thriller from the bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes, Emma Averell worries that her crippling insomnia is a sign that she’s slowly going insane—like the mother she’s worked so hard to leave in her past.

Emma Averell loves her life—her high-powered legal career, her two beautiful children, and her wonderful stay-at-home husband—but it wasn’t always so perfect…

Publication Date: April 12, 2022
  4.05 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Last House on the Street
Diane ChamberlainWhat It’s About: From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes an irresistible new novel that perfectly interweaves history, mystery, and social justice.

When Kayla Carter’s husband dies in an accident while building their dream house, she knows she has to stay strong for their four-year-old daughter. But the trophy home in Shadow Ridge Estates, a new development in sleepy Round Hill, North Carolina, will always hold tragic memories…

Publication Date: January 11, 2022
  4.40 out of 5 on Goodreads
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I’ll Be You
Janelle BrownWhat It’s About: Two identical twin sisters and former child actors have grown apart–until one disappears, and the other is forced to confront the secrets they’ve kept from each other in this twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things.

“You be me, and I’ll be you,” I whispered…

Publication Date: April 26, 2022
  4.04 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Alafair BurkeWhat It’s About: The disappearance of a young woman leaves her closest friend reeling and an NYPD homicide detective digging into her own past in this thrilling mystery full of twists from the New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister and The Wife.

Some pasts won’t stay forgotten . . .

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is…

Publication Date: January 11, 2022
  3.89 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Children on the Hill
Jennifer McMahonWhat It’s About: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Drowning Kind comes a genre-defying new novel, inspired by Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein, that brilliantly explores the eerie mysteries of childhood and the evils perpetrated by the monsters among us.

1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr…

Publication Date: April 26, 2022
  4.30 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Night Shift
Alex FinlayWhat It’s About: It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in Linden, New Jersey, four teenage girls working the night shift are attacked. Only one survives…Publication Date: March 1, 2022
  4.24 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Fields (Riley Fisher #1)
Erin YoungWhat It’s About: A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest.

Some things don’t stay buried.

It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture…

Publication Date: January 25, 2022
  3.89 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Stephanie WrobelWhat It’s About: From the USA Today bestselling and Edgar-nominated author of Darling Rose Gold comes a dark, thrilling novel about two sisters–one trapped in the clutches of a cult, the other in a web of her own lies.

Welcome to Wisewood. We’ll keep your secrets if you keep ours.

Natalie Collins hasn’t heard from her sister in more than half a year…

Publication Date: February 22, 2022
  3.82 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Long Weekend
Gilly MacmillanWhat It’s About: Three couples. Two bodies. One secret.

Dark Fell Barn is a “perfectly isolated” retreat, or so says its website when Jayne books a reservation for her friends. A quiet place, far removed from the rest of the world, is exactly what they need.

The women arrive for a girls’ night ahead of their husbands…

Publication Date: March 29, 2022
  3.82 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Accomplice
Lisa LutzWhat It’s About: Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question…Publication Date: January 25, 2022
  4.10 out of 5 on Goodreads
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A Flicker in the Dark
Stacy WillinghamWhat It’s About: From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.

When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison…

Publication Date: January 11, 2022
  4.16 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Wendy Corsi StaubWhat It’s About: New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub makes her trade paperback debut with a fast-paced thriller in the vein of Lisa Jewell’s The Family Upstairs and Megan Collins’ The Winter Sister. Here, a family making a fresh start moves into a house which was the site of an unsolved triple homicide–and are watched by an unknown person…Publication Date: January 18, 2022
  3.82 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Caretakers
Amanda Bestor-SiegalWhat It’s About: “Thrilling and deeply moving, gorgeously written and intricately plotted . . . bold and brilliant. -ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN

Set in a wealthy Parisian suburb, an emotionally riveting debut told from the point of view of six women, and centered around a group of au pairs, one of whom is arrested after a sudden and suspicious tragedy strikes her host family–a dramatic exploration of identity, class, and caregiving from a profoundly talented new writer…

Publication Date: April 12, 2022
  3.86 out of 5 on Goodreads
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These Deadly Games
Diana UrbanWhat It’s About: Let’s play a game.

You have 24 hours to win. If you break my rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies.

Are you ready?

When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game…

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
  4.13 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Cherish Farrah
Bethany C. MorrowWhat It’s About: Seventeen-year-old Farrah Turner is one of two Black girls in her country club community, and the only one with Black parents. Her best friend, Cherish Whitman, adopted by a wealthy white family, is something Farrah likes to call WGS–White Girl Spoiled. With Brianne and Jerry Whitman as parents, Cherish is given the kind of adoration and coddling that even upper-class Black parents can’t seem to afford–and it creates a dissonance in her best friend that Farrah can exploit…Publication Date: February 8, 2022
  3.79 out of 5 on Goodreads
2022 horror contemporary Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead
Elle CosimanoWhat It’s About: Finlay Donovan is—once again—struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she’s dealt with lately is that of her daughter’s pet goldfish.

On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture…

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
  4.26 out of 5 on Goodreads
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2022 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon

2022 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon



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