August is over and now we have a new set of mystery novels for this month. Are you a mystery, thriller, or suspense fan? Then you are up for an excellent ride. In this article, we are going to read about the 10 most anticipated mystery/thriller novels of September 2022. So, if you are perplexed about your next read, here are several options.
10 Most Anticipated Mystery/Thriller Novels of September 2022
- Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford (September 1)
- Broken Summer by J. M. Lee (September 1)
- Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (September 6)
- Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King (September 6)
- Murder Out of Character by Olivia Matthews (September 13)
- I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers (September 13)
- Always the First to Die by R.J. Jacobs (September 13)
- The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman (September 15)
- The Killing Code by Ellie Marney (September 20)
- Creep by Lygia Day Penaflor (September 27)
Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford (September 1)
Jane Mooney’s violent stepfather named Warren disappears. Most of the people in Maud Bottoms, Arkansas guessed that he must have got drunk and drowned. Well, the river had claimed its share over all these years. When Jane admitted to his murder, she should have been inside the jail. However, the police didn’t charge her with any crime as they didn’t find a body. So, Jane left for Boston with her secrets. After twenty-five years the river floods and the body surfaces and now soon everyone in Maud Bottoms realize some facts are better undisturbed.
Broken Summer by J. M. Lee (September 1)
Lee Hanjo is an artist at the peak of his fame, both celebrated and envied. On his 43rd birthday, he finds out that his devoted spouse is missing. She has left behind a novel that she has secretly written about an artist and his questionable morality and sordid past. This artist has a trajectory similar to Hanjo’s. But why did his wife do it now? This book compels Hanjo to reflect on that summer of his youth when a lethal lie disastrously determined the fates of two families.
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (September 6)
Billie, Helen, Mary Alice, and Natalie have worked for the Museum for forty years. The Museum is an elite network of assassins. Now their skills are referred to as old school and no one appreciates what they have to offer. In this age, people care more about technology than personal skills. When these four people are sent on a paid vacation to mark their retirement they are targeted by one of their own.
Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King (September 6)
The 20th century Eden, the Gardener Estate is preparing to move into a new future and the restoration of some art digs up certain history – a human skull concealed for decades. Inspector Raquel Laing is aware of some history. About fifty years ago, Rob Gardener, the young heir of the Estate turned his home into a counterculture commune of love, peace, and equality. However, during that same time a serial killer hunt for innocents. Does that skull belong to one of the victims of those hunts? The dark aspect of this is, that every time Raquel finds some clue; it brings her back to Rob Gardener himself.
Murder Out of Character by Olivia Matthews (September 13)
Marvey is still trying to cope with life in Peace Coast, Georgia. She is at a library fundraising event when she stumbles upon a list of four names. One of the names is of the charming newspaper owner Spencer Holt. He soon becomes Marvey’s best friend. The four names on the list have nothing in common with each and Spencer dismisses it initially. Soon he admits he is in danger. Will Marvey, Spencer, and their librarian friend stop the murderer from acting upon overdue revenge?
I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers (September 13)
When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avia finds the dead body of Ashley James, a thirteen-year-old girl, she decides to do something about it. She teams up with Nora, who is Ashley’s older sister to find the killer before he takes some action again. Soon this investigation throws Georgia into a spiral world of wealth and privilege. There is no consequence or conscience. And, when the killer closes in, Georgia will discover when power, money, and beauty rule, the question is who is the guiltiest, not who is guilty.
Always the First to Die by R.J. Jacobs (September 13)
Lexi has refused to return to the Pinecrest Estate after her husband’s death. There are too many memories – memories of meeting her husband, of being featured as an extra, and denying rumor of the Estate’s curse until a cast member die that summer. However, when Lexi’s daughter sneaks away to visit her grandfather, she has no alternative but to confront her past. Lexi’s life soon finds resemblance with her father, director Rick Plummer’s most popular horror film.
The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman (September 15)
A local news legend is on the hunt for a breathtaking headline. Soon the gang is on the track of two murders that happened ten years apart. The matter gets worse when a new nemesis visits Elizabeth with a lethal mission to kill or be killed. While Elizabeth struggle with her conscience and a gun, the gang and their unlikely new friends unravel a new mystery.
The Killing Code by Ellie Marney (September 20)
Virginia, 1943 – Europe raged with the Second World War. On the Pacific front, Kit Sutherland is recruited to help the war endeavor as a codebreaker at Arlington Hill. Arlington Hill is a former girls’ college now serving at the site of an underground US Signals Intelligence facility. However, Kit gets involved in a separate kind of war against women. She stumbles upon a homicide incident and is drawn into the hunt for the killer who is murdering government girls in Washington DC.
Creep by Lygia Day Penaflor (September 27)
Nico Fiore and Laney Villanueva are the talented, popular, hopelessly in love with each other kind of perfect couple. People look up to them as the Holy Family High School. However, Rafi does not only admire them. She watches them and in every sense drawn to them. Rafi wants to become their closest friend. She weaves her way into their existence by babysitting Nico’s sister and joining Laney’s club. Soon they invite Rafi to their parties and ask her for help. On the other hand, Rafi’s action swiftly turned all-encompassing until she gets familiar with their most intimate secrets. When this perfect couple faces trouble, Rafi is ready to deal with anything to keep them together.