New Book Releases October 2020

We’re getting into spooky season, which means it’s time for another new releases list! Here are some of my most-anticipated new book releases for October 2020 – some of which are PERFECT for Halloween.

In this list, I’m focusing on fiction books only. (Sorry non-fiction lovers!)

Exciting new book releases October 2020

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October 2020 New Book Releases

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Genre: Historical Mystery

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This follow up from the author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle features a detective duo that has to solve a murder mystery on board a ship while they sail to Amsterdam (set in 1634). I loved the author’s first novel, so I can’t wait for this book!

Release date: October 6th

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Genre: Horror

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From Goodreads: “A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the ‘innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling’ The Twisted Ones.

Release date: October 6th

Every Now and Then by Lesley Kagen

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Every Now and Then is a coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1960, centering around three young girls in a small town and the events that change their lives forever.

Release date: October 6th

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Genre: Literary Thriller

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From Goodreads: “A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. Suspenseful and provocative, Rumaan Alam’s third novel is keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class.”

Release date: October 6th

The Searcher by Tana French

Genre: Crime/Mystery

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Set in a remote town in Ireland, a retired detective (who’s new in town) is dragged into a missing persons case. No one in the community – including the cops – seems to care that a young boy is missing.

Release date: October 6th

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Genre: Historical Fantasy

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From Goodreads: “France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.”

Release date: October 6th

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Genre: Romantic Comedy

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From Goodreads: “One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners.

Release date: October 6th

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

Genre: Thriller

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They Never Learn is like a feminist Dexter, where an English professor uses her unique knowledge and skills to exact murderous revenge on very bad men.

Release date: October 13th

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

Genre: Thriller

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Annie and Sam are newlyweds. Sam is a therapist, working out of his home with a mostly-female clientele. Little does he know, Annie can hear everything that goes on through a vent in the ceiling. When Sam disappears (seemingly on purpose), their perfect marriage is shattered. But what really happened?

Release date: October 13th

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Genre: Gothic Horror/Comedy

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From Goodreads: “The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.”

Release date: October 20th

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Genre: Thriller

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From Goodreads: “Written with the chilling, twisty suspense of The Wife Between Us and Something in the Water, a seductive debut thriller about greed, lust, secrets, and deadly lies involving identical twin sisters.”

Release date: October 20th

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Set in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s, The Cold Millions follows two brothers – and the passionate, feminist women they meet – as they seek adventure and learn to fight for a better world.

Release date: October 27th

In the Deep by Loreth Anne White

Genre: Thriller

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In the Deep is a twisty psychological thriller set on the Australian coast, where a woman who’s been framed for her husband’s murder has to prove her innocence.

Release date: October 27th

Click here to view my full list of new book releases in October 2020.

I hope this list has helped you narrow down which new book releases you’re most excited about this month! Stay safe and keep on reading, friends.

If you’re looking for more awesome books to read, check out my list of the best thriller books of 2020 (so far)!

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