Caution: The best new thriller books are so addicting you’ll find yourself glued to the page. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
A new year brings new books, and the list of new thriller books in 2023 is particularly long.
Of course, my 2023 reading list is full of all the best new thriller books I could find.
If you are a fan of page-turning mysteries, you’ll love this list of all the best new thrillers of 2023. In my search for the best thrillers books of the year, I’ve included all the best thriller books I could find.
Whether you are looking for the best new psychological thriller books or prefer a good domestic mystery, there’s something for everyone!
New Psychological Thriller Books
Although they were inseparable growing up, Emily and Chess have begun to grow apart in their 30s. Now Chess is a bestselling self-help author and influencer while Emily is going through a nasty divorce. They hope to reconnect on a girls’ trip to a gorgeous Italian villa that was the setting of a celebrity murder and the inspiration for a bestselling horror novel and a platinum album. The further Emily tries to solve the long-ago murder, the more Chess becomes uncomfortable and their hidden secrets come spilling out.
Twenty-five years ago, five teenagers formed an unbreakable bond while living at Savior House, an abusive group home for wayward teens. Although they didn’t keep in contact, they’ve all gone on to lead successful lives. When members of the group begin dying, they are forced into a reunion no of them wanted to find the killer.
As an actress, Meribel Mills is used to getting creepy fan mail. However, when she begins to receive increasingly disturbing letters in fruit-scented markers, Meribel is beyond freaked. After realizing someone has been in her home, Meribel moves her and her daughter from LA to Atlanta to get a fresh start. But Meribel can still feel eyes on her, suspecting every man she encounters is her crazy stalker who refuses to give her up.
Ten years after a tragic accident, a group of former classmates reunites to remember the anniversary. But when one of them disappears, everyone begins to suspect that maybe there was more to the accident than they realized.
When Alex is invited to attend a month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo, she knows it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Upon arrival, Roza explains that each attendee has a month to write a novel from scratch and the winner will receive a large publishing deal. As strange things begin to happen and one of the writers vanishes in a storm, Alex goes from wanting to be published to wanting to make it out alive.
Estranged siblings Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated when their parents die at the end of the pandemic. With their bank accounts ravaged by the economic uncertainty, their only hope is to sell their childhood home. Yet when strange things begin to happen in the home, they worry the only way to get away from their past is to burn it all down.
ICYMI: Psychological Thrillers From Fall 2022
New Mystery Thriller Novels
When Bodie Kane, a film producer and podcaster, is invited back to teach a two-week course at her high school boarding school, she is reluctant to accept. Bodie has mostly tried to forget her miserable four years and the murder of a classmate. Yet, when she returns, Bodie can’t seem to wonder if the police actually arrested the correct person … or if the killer is still out there.
Five years after a tragedy, David Burroughs is serving a life sentence for the murder of his son, and his ex-wife Cheryl has since remarried. Yet, one day Cheryl’s sister shows up at the prison with an impossible claim – a current photo of David’s son in the background. Now David must break out of prison to discover the truth of what really happened that night.
A year ago, Aaron Falk traveled to the South Australian wine country to celebrate the christening of his godson, his friend sheriff Raco’s son. But the event was canceled when Raco’s sister-in-law vanished that weekend, leaving her baby asleep in the stroller. Now Falk has returned for the rescheduled christening, noticing cracks in this once well-knit group prompting the disclosure of long-kept secrets.
Ten years ago during a blissful summer in Greece, Bess and Joni were cleared of any involvement in the death of their friend Evangeline. After being attacked in the media, Bess has kept the lowest profile possible. On the other hand, Joni has basked in the infamy, becoming an outspoken motivational speaker. When Joni is implicated in an eerily similar crime, Bess must come out of hiding and face what really happened all those summers ago.
Haunted by the violent attack of her brother Chris years ago, Katie Shaw sees threats everywhere. When her brother disappears, Katie leaps into action to help her brother once more. Meanwhile, Detective Laurence Page’s investigation of a brutal murder of a professor leads her to suspect the case is connected to Chris’s attack .. and to a serial killer said to be able to predict the future.
ICYMI: Mystery Thrillers From Fall 2022
New Domestic Thriller Books
A year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life was dramatically changed when her toddler was taken while she and her husband slept in the next room. Once a sleepwalker but now suffering from crippling insomnia, Isabelle is obsessed with finding Mason. When she turns to a true crime podcaster for help, Isabelle begins to doubt her memories and worries that she might have been responsible.
Gabe and Pippa love their perfect little cottage on the edge of a sleepy coastal town. Yet the tall cliffs bordering their property are a magnet for jumpers. Usually, Gabe talks them off the edge, until one woman falls to her death. Was she jumped or was she pushed? When Pippa realizes the victim was Amanda, the wife of Gabe’s former boss, she begins to question everything about her marriage.
During the pandemic, Grace invites her newly widowed mother to come live with her. They’ve never had a great relationship, but then Grace starts having nightmares of her disabled twin sister who died as a child and Jackie discovers Grace catfishes people online. When Jackie makes a horrible accusation against her, Grace’s sleep-deprived state of mind sees her mother as a threat.
In a wealthy New England neighborhood, the death of Eden Perry puts the residents under the spotlight. Quickly, suspicions fall upon the three teenagers Eden was partying with – sweet but unstable Hannah, popular bully Jack, and outsider Christopher. When Christoper is arrested, the parents turn on each other, willing to risk anything for their kids.
Joyce Carol Oates
In a small upstate New York town, the beautiful Marguerite mysteriously vanishes one day. As the police debate whether she disappeared or just finally left the sleepy town, Marguerite’s sister Gigi looks for clues. Yet, the more you learn about Gigi, the not-so-pretty sister, the more you realize that sisterly love might not be her driving motivation in this twisted thriller.
ICYMI: Domestic Thrillers From Fall 2022
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Upcoming Thriller Books of Summer 2023
The Senator’s Wife by Liv Constantine
While recovering from hip surgery, a senator’s wife begins to suspect her home health aide has ulterior motives.
The Whispers by Ashley Audrain
A young boy is critically injured after falling out a window. His mother refuses to speak and her friendship with the neighbors quickly unravel.
The Only One Left by Riley Sager
An elderly woman whose family was murdered decades ago promises to tell her home health aide the whole story.
Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker
When a class of preschool children starts craving blood, they and their mothers are the prime suspects after the preschool teacher is killed.
Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena
A girl goes missing hours after a fight with her father and all the neighbors want to spill the beans, but not all are telling the truth.
None of This is True by Lisa Jewell
After befriending a mysterious woman, a popular true crime podcaster unexpectedly finds herself the subject of her own podcast.
Dark Corners by Megan Goldin
The Night Swim sequel. Podcaster Rachel Krall searches for a true crime podcaster who disappeared after interviewing a serial killer.
Which of the Best New Thriller Books are You Most Excited to Read?
What do you think? What best new thriller books did I forget to add to my list? Did I include any overhyped authors? As always, let me know in the comments!
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