Books I Can’t Wait to Read in 2023

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With the new year comes a whole new list of books to read! Here are some of the most anticipated titles you won’t want to miss.

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
Two childhood best friends take a girls trip to an Italian Villa with a complicated and sinister history. As the friends dig into the past, it looks like there just might be another murder before the summer is over.

According to Goodreads, The Villa is inspired by “Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the infamous summer Percy and Mary Shelley spent with Lord Byron at a Lake Geneva castle.”

This one is sure to be a page turner!

To be published on: January 3, 2023

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

While she and her husband were sleeping in the next room, Isabelle Drake’s son was stolen right out of his crib in the middle of the night. With no suspects or leads, the case went cold but Isabelle is determined to find her missing son.

When a true crime podcaster interviews her, the exchange turns uncomfortable and leaves her questioning what really happened that night.

Stacy Willingham’s follow up to “A Flicker in the Dark” is sure to be another intense read.

To be published on: January 10, 2023

Going Dark by Melissa De La Cruz
Amelia Ashley is one of the most popular influencers on social media. So when she goes missing, it creates an internet frenzy and a trending hashtag.

Of course her boyfriend is the prime suspect – they did find blood in his suitcase after all.

But what really happened to Amelia and what will investigators uncover about her very public life?

To be published on: January 31, 2023

The Only One Left by Riley Sager
Described as a “gothic chiller”, home-health aide Kit McDeere is assigned to work for a suspected killer.

In the 1920s, a Lizzie Borden like massacre shook a small Maine town. Now some 50-years-later, Lenora wants to tell the true story…with a little help from her nurse.

You’re always in for a wild ride with Riley Sager!

To be published on: June 20, 2023

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica
From Goodreads:
Two couples, two close friends, one missing husband…

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.”

Mary Kubica is somewhat of an underrated thriller writer, but all her novels are solid!

To be published on: January 10, 2023

Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson
A freak earthquake gives Ellie Engle superpowers and when a video goes viral that shows Ellie using her newfound powers and she’s suddenly in the spotlight. As if middle school isn’t hard enough the way it is!

Indiana author Leah Johnson’s first middle grade story already sounds like a winner.

To be published on: May 2, 2023

Revelations by Bella Higgin
In this sequel to “Belle Morte”, Renie Mayfield is dealing with the transformation into a vampire and still trying to find her sister. Will she be able to expose Belle Morte for what it really is and bring those responsible for her sister’s disappearance and change to justice?

To be published on: May 9, 2023

If You Would Have Told Me by John Stamos
Not much has been released about the forthcoming memoir from actor John Stamos, but it’s a hotly anticipated 2023 read that will dive into his career and personal life.

If You Would Have Told Me is the book I never planned to write,” Stamos said in a statement, “but after losing Bob, finally becoming a father, and wanting to honor all the colorful people who have made me who I am today, I figured if not now, when?”

To be published: fall 2023

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