Prepare your TBR - here are 21 thriller and horror new 2022 releases you're going to need to read this year! When curating my most anticipated 2022 romances I knew there needed to be a separate list for thrillers too!
A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive more than one kind of monster, in a dread-inducing horror novel.
Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods, she realises that they’re not alone after all.
There's something in the woods that wasn’t there before, something that makes strange cries in the night, something with sharp teeth and claws.
When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.
Release date: January 11th
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice? Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. As Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?
Release date: January 20th
When Megan discovers photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband's phone, she wants answers.
Leah already has everything Megan has ever wanted. Fame, fortune, freedom to do what she wants. And when Megan confronts Leah, an argument turns to murder.
The only way Megan can get away with killing her twin is to become her.
But then lockdown hits. How can she continue living two lives? And what happens if someone else knows her secret too?
Release date: January 20th
Lyla has always believed that life is a game but her husband, Graham, takes the game to dangerous levels. The wealthy couple invites self-made success stories to live in their guesthouse and then conspire to ruin their lives. Demi has always felt like the odds were stacked against her. At the end of her rope, she seizes a risky opportunity to take over another person's life and unwittingly becomes the subject of the upstairs couple's wicked entertainment
In a twist that neither woman sees coming, the game quickly devolves into chaos and rockets toward an explosive conclusion. Because every good rich person knows: in money and in life, it's winner take all. Even if you have to leave a few bodies behind.
Release date: January 27th
An addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel.
When the YouTube-famous Ghost Gang--Chrissy, Chase, Emma, and Kiki--visit a haunted LA hotel notorious for tragedy to secretly film after dark, they expect it to be just like their previous paranormal huntings. Spooky enough to attract subscribers--and ultimately harmless.
But when they stumble upon something unexpected in the former room of a gruesome serial killer, they quickly realise that they're in over their heads.
Release date: February 1st
Finlay Donovan, floundering crime writer and accidental hit-woman, is once again struggling to finish her crime novel.
Ever since someone misinterpreted her talking about her new book, she has been busier than ever working as a hit-woman and taking on the life she usually reserves for her characters. On the bright side, the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet goldfish.
On the not-so-bright side, someone wants her ex-husband dead. And saving him is going to send her down a rabbit hole of soccer moms disguised as hit-women, with a little more involvement with the Russian mob than she'd like.
Release date: February 1st
The holiday of your dreams… When Lux and Nico get the chance to sail to a remote island off the coast of Hawaii, they’re thrilled. It’s the trip they’ve been dreaming of their whole lives.
A tropical paradise… Despite a dark history of shipwrecks and murder, the island is beautiful. But they’re not alone – another group is already there.
No one will hear your screams… It’s not long before cracks emerge, and someone goes missing. Then a body surfaces, and Lux starts to wonder if any of them are going to make it back to shore alive…
Release date: February 3rd
US cover: Book Depository
When her husband Harry walks out after just six months, a girls' weekend away with two friends seems like just what Sam needs.
But they aren't even halfway to their destination when things start to go wrong: car trouble that just happens to leave them stranded in the town where Harry lives.
And that's only the beginning.Because there are three things Sam doesn't yet know: One of her friends is lying about what happened. One is lying about who she is.
And one of them will never make it home.
Release date: February 3rd
If you're on the list you're marked for death.
The envelope is unremarkable. There is no return address. It contains a single, folded, sheet of white paper.
The envelope drops through the mail slot like any other piece of post. But for the nine complete strangers who receive it - each of them recognising just one name, their own, on the enclosed list - it will be the most life altering letter they ever receive. It could also be the last, as one by one, they start to meet their end.
Release date: March 3rd
The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They're artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica's dream girl.
The days are long and hot--full of adventure--and soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next. One fire. Two murders. Three drowning bodies. One suspect... one stalker. This is a summer they won't survive.
Release date: March 29th
Paperback pre-order: Amazon
It starts with a body - a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield. For Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations at the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, an already horrific crime takes on a personal edge when she discovers the victim is an old friend, from a dark past she thought she'd left behind.
Rumour travels fast in small towns, while sweltering heat and state-wide elections only add to the pressure-cooker atmosphere. When another body is found, Riley is in danger of being engulfed by the fear and the frenzy. Something deeply disturbing is out there - and it reaches far beyond Black Hawk County.
Release date: April 28th
Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has planned her triumphant return to Duquette University. Everyone is going to see the girl she wants them to see. Not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather Shelby's murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she'd been closest to. But not everyone left Duquette ten years ago, and not everyone can let Heather's murder go unsolved. Someone is determined to trap the real killer, to make the guilty pay. When the six friends are reunited, they will be forced to confront what happened that night―and the years' worth of secrets each of them would do anything to keep hidden.
Release date: May 19th
A pulse-pounding, high-concept new thriller from the author of the "propulsive and original" instant Sunday Times bestseller The Chain (Stephen King).
You should not have come to the island
You should not have been speeding
You should not have tried to hide the body
You should not have told your children that you could keep them safe
No one can run forever...