Crime by the Book

One girls ongoing investigation of the crime fiction genre.

You know that feeling when you start reading a new-to-you author and suddenly cant believe you never made time to read their work sooner? That was me just a few short years ago when I first began exploring the work of New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger. Fast forward a few years, and Lisa has become a go-to psychological suspense author for meI always know that I can count on her books to deliver major entertainment value, twisty and original plotting, and psychologically-complex characters. If youre not reading Lisa Unger yet, consider this your official reminder that its time to do so! Today happens to be Lisas birthday (Happy Birthday, Lisa!!!), and its also officially Lisa Unger Day on CBTB! Over on Instagram today, Im so honored to be revealing the cover for Lisas 2022 release SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIXa locked-room mystery that centers around a group of friends who rent a luxury cabin the woods for a weekend getawayand soon discover that a killer might be in their midst. (Yes, this does in fact sound like my perfect thriller, and I simply cannot wait to read it.) Pop on over to Instagram for the inside scoop on the book, and then come back to todays blog post for an overview of my personal favorite Lisa Unger thrillers thus far!

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Book Review: INSOMNIA by Sarah Pinborough

Ive finally read my first Sarah Pinborough thriller, and it absolutely wont be my last. INSOMNIAavailable today in the USis one of the most genuinely unsettling and utterly gripping psychological thrillers Ive read in ages, and its sure to be one of my favorite books of 2022. In this twisty, paranoia-inducing tale, a woman anxiously awaits her 40th birthdaybut not for the reason you might think. When Emmas mother turned 40, she lost her mindand now, as Emmas own 40th birthday approaches, she begins to fear the very same thing might be happening to her. INSOMNIA is an unreliable narrator thriller done rightPinborough expertly draws readers into Emmas increasingly terrifying world, where no one and nothing can be trusted, not even Emmas own mind. This book will keep you on your toes, never quite sure who to trust, and who might be hiding dark secrets. INSOMNIA is a story about what we inherit from our family, and the pieces of those inheritances that we wish we could escape. Its also one of the most downright entertaining thrillers Ive read in ages. Clear your schedule andcheesy as it may be to say, its trueprepare to lose sleep over INSOMNIA.

Is it just me, or have the first few months of 2022 flown by?! I cant believe its already Aprilbut here we are, and its time to talk about the incredible crop of new crime fiction that Spring 2022 has in store for us!! 2022 is already shaping up to be an outstanding year for new crime fiction (then again, when is it not a great year for new crime books!), and in todays blog post, Im shining a spotlight on my most-anticipated new crime books publishing in April and May 2022! Whether youre in the market for a new detective novel, a twisty psychological thriller, a spine-tingling supernatural suspense novel, or just about anything in between, youll find it in this blog post. April and May 2022 will see the return of fan-favorite thriller writers including Sarah Pinborough, Tessa Wegert, and May Cobb, and they might just introduce you to some new-to-you voices, too! Ive been lucky enough to read advance copies of many of the books on this list, and others are on my to-read list as soon as they publish. Its going to be an incredible spring for new crime fiction, and I hope youll find a book (or two, or three!) to add to your to-read list in this blog post!

Most Anticipated BooksMost Anticipated Crime BooksTessa WegertAmy McCullochSarah PinboroughJanelle BrownJennifer McMahonHannah Mary McKinnonCarter WilsonMay CobbDervla McTiernanKiersten WhiteJaime HendricksSamantha BaileyIsabel CanasKimberly BelleLayne FargoCate HolahanVanessa LillieNora Murphy

Cover Reveal + Excerpt: YOURE INVITED by Amanda Jayatissa

If youve been around Crime by the Book since last year, you will no doubt remember how completely obsessed I was (and, lets be honest, still am!) with Amanda Jayatissas debut thriller MY SWEET GIRL. Ever since I devoured that outstanding book last fall, Ive been not-so-patiently waiting for more information on Amandas next bookand the wait is over!! I am so incredibly honored to reveal the cover for Amandas 2022 thriller YOURE INVITED, and to give CBTB readers an exclusive sneak peek into the book today. YOURE INVITED falls into a crime fiction subgenre that I have a particular soft spot for: the wedding thriller. In this book, Amanda Jayatissa invites readers to attend a lavish Sri Lankan weddingone which not every guest will survive. I simply cannot wait to see what Amanda does with this books instantly-appealing premise; based on how utterly original, dark, and gripping her debut MY SWEET GIRL was, I have no doubt YOURE INVITED will be another instant-hit! YOURE INVITED will hit US bookstores on August 9, but you can get an early glimpse into the book right here in todays blog post! Read on to check out the books stunning cover, learn more about its plot, and read an exclusive, early excerpt. Huge thanks to Amandas US publisher Berkley for allowing me to do this reveal todayI am a huge Amanda Jayatissa fan, and its an absolute honor to be able to share this reveal with the CBTB community today! Happy reading!

Nordic Noir fans, listen up: your new Danish crime fiction obsession is here! Last year, Anne Mette Hancocks debut crime novel THE CORPSE FLOWER was published in the US to tremendous acclaim, and this coming November, she returns with her newest dark, psychological crime story: THE COLLECTOR. Im so honored to be able to reveal the cover of THE COLLECTOR today, and to give you the opportunity to read an early, exclusive excerpt from the book! If youre a Nordic crime fiction fan like I am, youre going to love Anne Mette Hancocks gritty, intricate writingand if youve never tried a Nordic crime book before, Anne Mettes work would make a great entry point into the genre for you. Anne Mettes crime fiction exemplifies the qualities I love so much about the Nordic Noir genre as a whole. Her debut novel THE CORPSE FLOWER relied on vivid, complex character development, taking readers into the darkest corners of her characters lives, and introduced an unlikely investigative duoa journalist and a police officerwhose parallel investigations of a crime made for seriously engaging reading. I think its fair to say that Anne Mette Hancocks intricate and seriously dark plotting can rival that of many of the genres greats, and fans of books from the likes of Jo Nesbø, Lars Kepler, and Stefan Ahnhem will find much to love in her work.

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CBTBs Favorite Lisa Unger Thrillers

Book Review: INSOMNIA by Sarah Pinborough


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