Six Page-Turning Thrillers to
Look Forward to in 2023
Guest Post by Marie Still, author of
We're All Lying
Thrillers are my genre, I read in it, I write in it, I can’t get enough of those twisty plots, unreliable narrators, murder, everyday people doing bad, bad things. And oh, the drama. I’ve had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at many of the hottest thrillers hitting shelves in 2023, and it is going to be a great year for all those thriller readers out there. Get ready for your jaw to hit the floor, your TBR to grow (more than it already has), and to lose many hours of sleep because these page-turners are sure to keep you up way past your bedtime for just one more chapter…or maybe ten. Here are some of my top picks.
The Villa Rachel Hawkins
Two best friends spend the summer in an Italian villa to re-connect, write, and take a break. The novel interweaves a story from previous villa tenants, a book connecting the past and present. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, the last bit had my jaw on the floor.
I Love It When You Lie Kristen Bird
Release Date: March 14, 2023
I Love It When You Lie is a thriller with heart. I felt so emotionally connected to this story about sisters reuniting for their grandmother’s funeral. Each sister felt so realistic and unique, their personalities jumped off the pages. Bird’s writing is engaging and drew me in immediately, I can’t wait until March when I can make all my friends read this!
All The Dangerous Things Stacy Willingham
From page one the writing drew me into this intense page-turner about a mother desperate to find her missing child. I listened to the audiobook of this one, and the narration was perfection. I enjoyed this book so much I plan on doing a re-read of the printed copy when it releases.
The Soulmate Sally Hepworth
US Release Date: April 4, 2023
After reading the opening scene of The Soulmate, I knew it was going to be one of my favorite reads. It left me so unsettled, in the best possible way. I had cliff nightmares for days! Books that stir emotions like that in me are my favorite. Whiplash-inducing twists, and a propulsive plot, this is one you don’t want to miss.
I Know What You Did Cayce Osborne
Release Date: July 18, 2023
Buried secrets always make for a juicy propulsive read, I Know What You Did is a fun twist on a classic trope. When a book brings our MC Petal’s past roaring into the spotlight, she’s forced to confront her buried secrets head on.
We’re All Lying Marie Still
Release Date: March 14, 2023
Last but not least, my debut domestic thriller We’re All Lying. Cass has curated a (mostly) perfect life for herself, successful ad agency owner, two kids, and a doting husband. That all comes crashing down when she receives an email from her husband’s mistress. Things go from bad to worse when the mistress starts stalking her, then disappears.
MARIE STILL grew up obsessed with words and the dark and complex characters authors bring to life with them. Now she creates her own while living in Tampa with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a very grumpy hedgehog. Her debut novel, “We’re All Lying” will be released March 14, 2023, from Rising Action Publishing. “Beverly Bonnefinche is Dead” “My Darlings” will follow in late 2023 and 2024, respectively. She also writes under Kristen Seeley. Find out more about Marie at mariestill.com.