Most-Anticipated Thriller Books of Winter 2021

I am so pumped about 2021’s new releases lineup! Today, I want to share my most-anticipated thriller books of winter 2021, including January, February, and March.

Mysteries/thrillers have always been a favorite genre of mine. There’s something utterly exciting about following clues to solve a crime, watching a cat-and-mouse chase unfold, or waiting for hidden secrets to come to light. Here are some books that are sure to delight my fellow thriller lovers!

For young adult mysteries/thrillers, check out my post on the most exciting YA books in winter 2021.

Most-Anticipated Thriller Books of Winter 2021

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Thriller Book Releases Winter 2021

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

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I enjoyed Jane Eyre, so when I heard The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins was a loose retelling – but set in the South during modern day – I was sold.

Check out my review here.

Release date: January 5th, 2021

Shiver by Allie Reynolds

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“How far would you go to win? Hyper-competitive people, mind games and a dangerous natural environment combine to make the must-read thriller of the year. Fans of Lucy Foley and Lisa Jewell will be gripped by spectacular debut novel Shiver.”

Release date: January 19th, 2021

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

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“Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano’s adult debut Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a witty, fast-paced mystery series, following struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan, whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth as she becomes tangled in real-life murder investigations…”

Release date: February 2nd, 2021

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

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“Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger.”

Release date: February 2nd, 2021

The Survivors by Jane Harper

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“Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…” From the bestselling author of The Dry.

Release date: February 2nd, 2021

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

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“An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present–and intent on keeping its dark secrets–in this explosive, unsettling thriller from acclaimed author C. J. Tudor.”

Release date: February 9th, 2021

Do No Harm by Christina McDonald

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“Determined to save [her son], Emma, a doctor, makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh?”

Release date: February 16th, 2021

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

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“Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband. Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and the Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. The Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride, perfect for readers of Big Little Lies and enthusiasts of Killing Eve and Westworld­.”

Release date: February 16th, 2021

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

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“From Carola Lovering, the author of Tell Me Lies, comes Too Good to Be True, an emotionally nuanced psychological suspense, and an obsessive, addictive love story, for fans of Lisa Jewell and The Wife Between Us.”

Release date: March 2nd, 2021

Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

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“For readers of The Silent Patient – a taut, twisty, character-driven suspense novel about a famous novelist and a small-town striver locked in a struggle for fortune and fame.”

Release date: March 2nd, 2021

Every Last Fear by Alex Findlay

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“In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days.”

Release date: March 2nd, 2021

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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“Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it—in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship, and deadly desire.”

Release date: March 9th, 2021

There you have it: some of the most-anticipated thriller books of winter 2021! If you’re looking for more awesome books to read, check out my list of the best thriller books of 2020.

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