Happy 2020! To ring in the new year, today I want to share some of the books I’m excited for in the upcoming months.
This list is VERY heavy on thrillers, a handful of which are from authors I’ve read and loved before. And the remaining thrillers just sound so interesting! There is one contemporary novel and one young adult fantasy to round out the list.
Regardless of genre, I have high hopes for all of these books! Ready to see them?
In Behind Every Lie, Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Eva is determined to clear her name and heads to Kat’s home for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.
Expected publication date: February 4, 2020 The third book in the Ellery Hathaway series, All the Best Lies follows FBI agent Reed Markham, who is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother Camilla more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib? When a shattering family secret changes everything he knows about his origins, Reed wonders if his mother’s killer is uncomfortably close to home. Unable to trust his family with the details of his personal investigation, Reed enlists his friend Ellery to join his quest. Together they start tracing his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer.
Expected publication date: February 11, 2020 In Dead to Her, Marcie Maddox knows what it’s like to be the second wife, and she’s worked hard to get where she is after the illicit affair that started her new life. Then her husband Jason’s boss brings home Keisha, his new wife he met during a trip to London. And when Marcie sees the extra spark in the room when Keisha and Jason are together and their obvious, magnetic attraction, it’s time for the gloves to come off.
Expected publication date: February 11, 2020
Follow Me tells the story of Audrey, who has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. But Audrey’s faulty door may be the least of her security concerns. Unbeknownst to her, her recent move has brought her within striking distance of someone who’s obsessively followed her social media presence for years. No longer content to simply follow her carefully curated life from a distance, he is determined to make Audrey his and his alone. In his quest to win her heart, nothing is off-limits—and nothing is private.
Expected publication date: February 25, 2020
You Are Not Alone is the third novel by bestselling duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. In this book, Shay Miller is an average woman trying to fit in but whose life is lonely. Until she meets the Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane, who live a life of glamorous perfection. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better, and Shay thinks she wants their life. But what they really want is hers.
Expected publication date: March 3, 2020
In Eight Perfect Murders, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders. Years later, an FBI agent comes knocking on his door looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on his old list. But the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in him. The killer also knows way too much about Malcolm’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone.
Expected publication date: March 3, 2020 Darling Rose Gold tells the story of a complicated mother-daughter relationship. For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill, and no one could figure out what was wrong with her. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. Rose Gold says yes, but she’s no longer her mother’s weak little darling…
Expected publication date: March 17, 2020
If I Had Your Face is a debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea. It tells the story of four young women, Kyuri, Miho, Ara, and Wonna, who are all just trying to make it in this world in their own ways. Together, their stories tell a gripping tale that’s seemingly unfamiliar, yet unmistakably universal in the way that their tentative friendships may have to be their saving grace.
Expected publication date: April 21, 2020
The sequel to Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves, The Silvered Serpents continues the story of Séverin and his team of thieves. Now they are on the hunt for a long lost artifact rumoured to grant its possessor the power of God, taking them from Paris into the icy heart of Russia. As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves as they risk their lives for one last job.
Expected publication date: September 22, 2020
There you have nine books I’m excited to read in 2020! I’d love to hear from you if any of these books are on your TBR. What are you excited to read in the upcoming year?