Mystery Books: In the blink of an eye, it is July and most mystery books have already been read by mystery lovers. Are you out of books already? If you want to fill your to-read list with some new mystery books, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to read about the 9 most anticipated mystery books of August 2022.
9 Most Anticipated Mystery Books of August 2022
- The Rule of Three by E.G. Scott (August 2)
- Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose (August 2)
- Alias Emma by Ava Glass (August 2)
- The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell (August 9)
- Stay Awake by Megan Goldin (August 9)
- All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers (August 16)
- Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter (August 23)
- The Hunt by Faye Kellerman (August 23)
- Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney (August 30)
The Rule of Three by E.G. Scott (August 2)
Once a week, three women gather in Kingsland for book club. It is a private gathering. On the very same night, their husbands gather to play poker, where the unimaginable is planned. Something horrific happens, all three husbands ended up dead or hospitalized. The entire town is under suspicion and no one seems to know what went wrong.
Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose (August 2)
After ending the tours in Iraq with the Marines, Molly Sutton realizes that can take down any bad guy she wants. However, when her law enforcement agency turned against her, she teamed up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigation agency for people who could not find justice anywhere else.
Gabe Herbert decided to make name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. When his father’s death is ruled as a suicide, after an intentionally botched investigation, he knows that his father got to know about some truth that someone intends to keep a secret. Gabe reaches out to his father’s best friend, Burke. This task is assigned to Molly who is certainly attracted to this young chef.
Alias Emma by Ava Glass (August 2)
Emma is on her first task with an undercover organization named ‘The Agency’. She is assigned to save an innocent man wanted by the Russian government. Emma has to bring this man to M16 before sunrise. The Russians have managed to hack the city’s CCTV cameras. Russian spies are all over London looking for these two. Emma’s target Michael Primalov doesn’t want to be rescued. The question is what sort of receptions is being expected when they reach M16?
The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell (August 9)
Early morning, on the shore of Thames – DCI Samuel Owusu is summoned to the scene of a ghastly discovery. When he sends the evidence for the investigation, he gets to know that the bones are associated with a cold case that left three people dead some thirty years ago.
Another character Rachel Rimmer has also received the shocking news of her husband’s death in his house in France. The French Police want Rachel to visit as soon as possible. Officers are looking for his history of Michael, and Rachel certainly doesn’t want to answer those questions.
Lucy Lamb fled from London thirty years ago after a terrifying incident. She is coming back home. While she finally took a sigh of relief to have settled in a new house with her children, her brother leaves. He is off to find the boy from their past who still manages to haunt their present. With the advancement of the novel, the characters will get to know that the cases are very much associated.
Stay Awake by Megan Goldin (August 9)
Liv Reese wakes up clueless in the back of a cab. She doesn’t know where she is and she even got here. When she is dropped off at her apartment some stranger answered and let her out in the cold. Liv reaches for her phone only to find out that it’s missing, instead, there is a bloodstained knife. Her hands are covered with black ink that was Graffiti art – Stay Awake. Liv will go to extremes to find out the answers to her questions.
All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers (August 16)
An incident that happened in Wakarusa, Indiana is still fresh in everyone’s mind. January Jacobs was found dead in ditch hours after her family woke up to find her gone. During the time of this incident, neighbor Margot Davies was just six. It’s been twenty years since that incident happened, albeit Margot is a big journalist now, she is still haunted by the fear that it could have been her. Margot returns to Wakarusa to take care of her sick uncle. She found that nothing has changed, especially when the news break-in of a similar incident to that of January, This time Margot vows to find out the five-year-old victim Natalie Clark and solve the murder case of January.
Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter (August 23)
1982, Longbill Beach – It was prom night and Emily Vaughn dresses discreetly as this night is a highlight of any high school career. Emily is hiding a secret, and for that very secret, she will die today. About forty years later, freshly qualified US Marshal, Andrea Oliver, receives her first task. The task was to visit Longbill Beach and protect a judge who’s been receiving death threats. Andrea’s interest doesn’t lie in protecting the judge. Her focus is on the 1982 incident of Emily Vaughn.
The Hunt by Faye Kellerman (August 23)
Peter and his detective partner Tyler McAdams are assigned to an unsolved case when a body is found in the same place where previously a man went missing in the very woods in upstate New York. But this is not the only case Peter is dealing with. Peter’s mother, Teresa McLaughlin, and his wife Rina’s foster son Gabe have fled to LA to avoid a messy divorce situation, and align with two children. Teresa is beaten ruthlessly by men and when she wakes up she realizes that both of her children are gone and called Gabe for help. Gabe contacted not only Peter and Rina but also his biological father named Christopher Donatti. Donatti is a former hitman coming from a criminal family who is now a millionaire in Nevada. With Donatti in the picture, all of them have to make a deal with the devil.
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney (August 30)
After several years of ignoring each other, the entire family of Daisy Darker is gathering for Nana’s 80th birthday party. Nana’s gothic home is on a small tidal island. When the tide comes, the family will be cut off from the entire world for about eight hours. The family gathered with their secrets. At midnight with the arrival of a storm, Nana is found dead. And another family member was also found dead, after an hour. They must all come to terms with their past and present before the tide arrives and everything is disclosed.