10 Most Anticipated Thriller Novels in 2023 | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Looking for the most anticipated thriller novels in 2023 can be exciting, giving you a chance to catch up on new releases from your favourite authors or discover new ones. We are almost halfway through the year, and some great thrillers will be hitting shelves that you won’t want to miss. We’ve combed through the archives to find 10 of the hottest releases you really want to have on your radar going forward. Without further ado, we reveal our 10 most anticipated thrillers in 2023.

Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang

Release Date: May 25th 2023  

Athena Liu is a literary darling while June Hayward is a no-one, but when Athena dies, June gets her manuscript. The author of the Poppy War trilogy and Babel brings you this new hard-hitting yet darkly funny literary thriller.

This novel is not only an insight into the publishing industry but gives a good insight into the dark aspects of social media and its relationship with authors and the writing world.

The Other Couple by Diane Jeffrey

Release Date: June 14th 2023 

The Other Couple follows two couples, Kristen and Nick, and Amy and Greg. Following an enjoyable weekend, an accident and dark secret threaten to tear their lives apart.

A gripping, dark, and suspenseful thriller filled with revenge that is tense and unpredictable. This one’s perfect for those who love domestic thrillers.

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Release Date: July 4th 2023

From the mind of Riley Sager comes a new gothic thriller. After the murder of her family leaves her as the sole survivor, Lenora Hope is labeled a mass murderer. Muted, paralyzed, and confined to a wheelchair, Lenora has never uttered her side of the story.

That is until her new live-in carer Kit gives her a typewriter. With one finger Lenora types, ‘I want to tell you everything’. If you were a fan of Home Before Dark, or The House Across the Lake, keep an eye out for this new thriller from Riley Sager.

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Release Date: July 20th 2023

None of This is True is a suspenseful thriller about podcaster Alix Summers after she meets and agrees to interview Josie Fair. At first, Josie seems to be an unassuming woman with a strange but interesting life. As Alix continues to dig, she begins to realize that Josie is hiding a few dark secrets and it isn’t long until Josie begins to integrate herself into Alix’s life. Lisa Jewell brings you a twisty and complex novel that will pull you into its world.

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Release Date: Jul 20th 2023

Perfect for readers who love Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley, The Villa follows two friends as they take a trip to Villa Aestas in Italy. The villa is breathtaking but has a dark past; a famous rockstar Pierce Sheldon was found dead. Intrigued by this mystery, the women begin to investigate this interesting part of the Villa’s history. However, the search for the truth may cost them their friendship. A gothic suspense that will keep you reading late into the night.

Zero Days by Ruth Ware

Release Date: August 16th 2023 

Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. After a routine assignment goes wrong, Jack comes home to find her husband dead and herself the main suspect in his murder. On the run and out of options, she must decide whom she can trust as she searches for the truth of Gabe’s murder. The best-selling author Ruth Ware brings you this impeccably crafted and exciting thriller – you won’t be able to put it down.

The Confession Room by Lia Middleton

Release Date: August 21st 2023

The Confession Room is an online forum for anonymous atonement. Some people confess to affairs, and others confess to stealing. Some express their deepest and darkest wishes. But one day someone confesses to murder, and it isn’t just one victim or two. There are a lot of bodies and the more they confess, the more bodies are discovered. This tense thriller will have you guessing from start to finish.

The Death I Gave Him by Em X Liu

Release Date: Sept 12th 2023

In this retelling of Hamlet, Hayden’s life is ripped apart after he finds his father dead in their lab with the security camera logs erased. The killer can only be after one thing, a formula they were developing together. The formula could be the answer to reversing death itself, and in order to protect their research, Hayden steals it and, in the process, discovers a recording from his father with one simple request: Avenge me.

Let Him In by William Friend

Release Date: October 3rd 2023 

In this creepy gothic psychological suspense thriller, Alfie wakes to find his twin daughters at the foot of his bed. They tell him that there is a shadowy figure in their bedroom. When he checks their room and finds nothing, he assumes that the girls just had a nightmare. He thinks this is just another sign of them missing their mother. After all, it’s just been a few months since she died.

Soon after, the girls start to mention an imaginary friend, but Alfie ignores it believing that it’s just a coping mechanism. But when things start to take a violent turn, Alfie needs to protect his girls before it’s too late. This haunting debut by William Friend is a suspenseful thriller that will coil around readers, refusing to let you go.

The Nestling by Nat Cassidy

Release Date Oct 31st, 2023 

After complications with the birth of her child leaves her paralyzed, Ava is left bitter and struggling with her mobility. Her bitterness and resentment towards her child begins to affect her relationship with her husband. But after they win an affordable housing lottery, they move into an apartment in one of Manhattan’s most revered buildings near Central Park.

However, it isn’t long before disturbing events and Ana’s paranoia has Reid worried about his family, especially when he begins to notice needle-like bite marks on the baby. Mary author Nat Cassidy returns with The Nestling, harnessing the creeping paranoia of Rosemary’s Baby to bring in this horror thriller.


If you’re looking for a new read for the rest of the year, why not keep an eye out for these upcoming thrillers to add to your reading list! Do you agree with our picks? Should we have included another in this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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