As we enter the new year of 2023, readers everywhere are eagerly anticipating the release of some of the most highly anticipated thriller books of the year. From gripping psychological suspense to heart-pounding action and mystery, these books are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you turning the pages late into the night. Here are 10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 that are sure to be must-reads for fans of the genre:

“The Blackhouse” by Carole Johnstone

10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 - “The Blackhouse” by Carole Johnstone
10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 – “The Blackhouse” by Carole Johnstone

“The Blackhouse” by Carole Johnstone is a thrilling tale that follows the story of Maggie MacKay, who has always been drawn to the remote island of Kilmeray. When she finally decides to visit the island, she discovers that the locals are not very welcoming and her investigation into a murder that she predicted as a child hits a dead end when she can’t find any records of the victim. As she continues to dig for answers, Maggie finds herself facing ominous threats warning her to stay away. But she is determined to uncover the truth and solve the mystery, even if it means putting her own life in danger. With pulse-pounding panic and an exciting plot, “The Blackhouse” is sure to be a must-read for fans of the thriller genre.

“Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica

“Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica
“Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica

In “Just the Nicest Couple,” Mary Kubica tells the story of two couples whose secrets come to a head when one husband disappears. Nina Hayes and her husband, Jake, have been having problems in their relationship, and after a heated argument, Jake disappears. Nina turns to her married friends, Lily and Christian, for help finding him, but it becomes clear that they may know more than they are letting on. Told from multiple perspectives, this gripping thriller follows the unraveling of two seemingly perfect marriages as the characters struggle to protect their secrets and themselves. With its simmering mystery and complex characters, “Just the Nicest Couple” is sure to be a must-read for fans of the thriller genre.

“City Under One Roof” by Iris Yamashita

10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 - “City Under One Roof” by Iris Yamashita
10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 – “City Under One Roof” by Iris Yamashita

In “City Under One Roof,” Iris Yamashita tells the story of the residents of a high-rise building in Point Mettier, Alaska. The building, which used to be a military base, is now a residence, and the only way in or out is through a tunnel. When a teenager’s body is found washed up on the shore, Detective Cara Kennedy travels to the icy tundra to investigate the murder. But she has her own reasons for wanting to visit Point Mettier and begins to suspect that the residents of the building are hiding secrets. As a powerful snowstorm blocks the tunnel and traps everyone inside, Cara realizes that the grudges among the neighbors run deep and that anyone could be in danger. Can she crack the secrets of this isolated city before it’s too late? “City Under One Roof” is a thrilling mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

“The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes

“The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes
“The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes

“The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes is a thrilling mystery that follows the story of Maya, who has been haunted by the sudden loss of her best friend, Aubrey, for almost eight years. When she discovers a video showing a woman dying in the same way that Aubrey did, Maya becomes convinced that something is amiss with Aubrey’s boyfriend, Frank. Determined to uncover the truth, Maya returns to her hometown in Massachusetts and begins to search for clues that will help her remember the events of that fateful summer. As she pieces together the past, Maya realizes that she and Aubrey were part of a larger plan, and the only way she can get answers is by finding the house where it all began. With its intriguing plot and haunting themes, “The House in the Pines” is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

“How to Sell a Haunted House” by Grady Hendrix

10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 - “How to Sell a Haunted House” by Grady Hendrix
10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 – “How to Sell a Haunted House” by Grady Hendrix

“How to Sell a Haunted House” by Grady Hendrix is a thrilling novel that follows the story of Louise, who unexpectedly finds herself returning to her childhood home after her parents pass away. As she deals with her young brother and the tension that fills the house, Louise begins to experience ominous warnings and ghastly occurrences that shake her to her core. Desperate to escape, Louise decides to sell the house, but it seems that the spirit of the manor has other plans. With its eerie setting and exciting plot, “How to Sell a Haunted House” is sure to be a hit with fans of the thriller genre.

“The Villa” by Rachel Hawkins

“The Villa” by Rachel Hawkins
“The Villa” by Rachel Hawkins

In “The Villa,” Rachel Hawkins tells the story of childhood friends Emily and Chess who reconnect during a trip to an Italian villa. While there, Emily becomes fascinated with the history of the villa, particularly a famous rock star who was murdered there. As she investigates the case, she discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye, and her pursuit of the truth causes tension between her and Chess. As she delves deeper into the case, Emily realizes that the villa has a history of secrets and murder, and she must be careful not to become the next victim. With its twisty mystery and intriguing plot, “The Villa” is sure to be a must-read for fans of the thriller genre.

“You Must Remember This” by Kat Rosenfield

10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 - “You Must Remember This” by Kat Rosenfield
10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 – “You Must Remember This” by Kat Rosenfield

“You Must Remember This” by Kat Rosenfield is a clever mystery centered on a wealthy family fighting over an inheritance. When the elderly matriarch of the family, Miriam Caravasios, gathers her family at their ancestral home for a reunion, tensions run high. But things take a turn for the worse when Miriam falls through the ice on a frozen lake and dies. As the will is read, it becomes clear that Miriam’s granddaughter, Delphine, will be the sole heir to her inheritance, which causes outrage among the rest of the family. As Delphine tries to come to terms with her unexpected inheritance, she begins to wonder if Miriam’s death was truly an accident or if someone in her family was willing to kill her to get their hands on the inheritance. With its cutthroat plot and intriguing characters, “You Must Remember This” is sure to be a hit with fans of the Knives Out franchise and the thriller genre.

“The Hunter” by Jennifer Herrera

“The Hunter” by Jennifer Herrera
“The Hunter” by Jennifer Herrera

“The Hunter” by Jennifer Herrera is a generational mystery that follows the story of NYPD detective Leigh O’Donnell, whose career is ruined when she turns her gun on her partner instead of a suspect. To recover and rebuild her reputation, Leigh takes a job in her brother’s department in Ohio, where she begins to investigate a case involving the murders of three men that bears a striking resemblance to a case from years ago involving the suicides of three teenagers. As Leigh delves deeper into the case, she becomes convinced that the two cases are connected, but she faces resistance from the community and uncovers long-held secrets and wounds. With its pulse-pounding plot and themes of unease and mistrust, “The Hunter” is sure to be a hit with fans of the thriller genre.

“Liar, Dreamer, Thief” by Maria Dong

10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 - “Liar, Dreamer, Thief” by Maria Dong
10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels of January 2023 – “Liar, Dreamer, Thief” by Maria Dong

“Liar, Dreamer, Thief” by Maria Dong is an unpredictable thriller that follows the story of Katrina Kim, a woman who is struggling to maintain a grip on reality while working a soul-sucking job and being looked down on by her family. When she finds evidence that someone is aware of her actions, Katrina escapes to her ritual spot at a bridge to calm herself, but she finds Kurt, her co-worker, there instead. Kurt accuses her of something horrifying before jumping to his death, leaving Katrina spiraling. As she begins to investigate Kurt’s life, she uncovers shocking revelations about her own past and realizes that she may not have left it as far behind as she thought. With its twists and turns and gripping plot, “Liar, Dreamer, Thief” is sure to be a hit with fans of the thriller genre.

“What Lies in the Woods” by Kate Alice Marshall

“What Lies in the Woods” by Kate Alice Marshall
“What Lies in the Woods” by Kate Alice Marshall

In “What Lies in the Woods” by Kate Lice Marshall, the dynamics of friendship are tested when someone threatens to reveal a long-held secret. When Naomi was 11, she spent all of her time with her best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, exploring the woods in Washington. But their adventures took a tragic turn when they stumbled upon a suspected serial killer and their testimony helped put him behind bars. More than 20 years later, the news of the killer’s death in prison does little to ease Naomi’s doubts about that night. When Olivia threatens to reveal the secret that the friends have kept for so long, Naomi is forced to return to the scene and confront the past to protect her friendships and secrets. With its gripping plot and complex characters, “What Lies in the Woods” is sure to be a must-read for fans of the thriller genre.

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