Thrills and Chills in 2019: 7 Books for your TBR List

2019 will be a good year for fans of thrillers and suspense novels: from exciting debuts to new releases from best-selling authors, there are surprises in store all year long. The popularity of domestic thrillers continues into the new year and the unreliable narrators are just waiting to tell you their version of the story. The coming months will also take readers to some new, unexpected places and hit readers with more twists and turns than a mountain highway. So take a sneak peek at seven of the thrillers coming in 2019—and make some room on your to-be-read list.

 

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

coming January, 2019 (Canada), March 2019 (US)

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants. True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain.

 

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

coming February, 2019

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson is a famous painter married to a fashion photographer and life seems perfect—until one night when her husband returns home late and Alicia shoots him dead and never speaks another word again. Her notoriety causes the demand for her art to skyrocket, even as she is institutionalized and put under the care of a criminal psychotherapist—who becomes consumed with discovering the motive for Alicia’s crime.

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

coming March, 2019

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears—about Ian’s PTSD; the safety of their young son, Charlie; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

 

The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath

coming April, 2019

The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath

On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames – and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all?

 

Temper by Layne Fargo

coming July, 2019

Temper by Layne Fargo

Kira Rascher is a struggling stage actress but when she finally lands the role of a lifetime, it is under the direction of Malcolm Mercer, a director known for pushing his performers past their limit. Kira thinks she can handle Malcolm, but when the theater’s co-founder threatens to upend all the Kira has worked for, they both become entangled in a struggle for survival on and off the stage.

 

Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault

coming July, 2019

Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault

Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties still living in the home they grew up in, when the stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia feels an immediate connection with him and Lucas is convinced this man is the reincarnation of Colin, their triplet that died as a baby. Lydia is suspicious, but to discover his identity, she must face the truth about her family, confront her anxiety about leaving the island and risk losing her closeness with her brother.

 

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

coming August, 2019

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

When four employees of a high-pressure Wall Street firm are forced to participate in a corporate team-building exercise at an escape room, the tactics they use in the boardroom soon come into play during the game. But their ambition, competitiveness and deception only fuel the tension as the game reveals dark secrets. Soon the biggest puzzle to solve becomes apparent when the four must to discover what happened to a bright young colleague that disappeared—and escaping the room with their lives may depend on the answer.

 

 

What’s on your 2019 reading list? Let us know!

    Karen Green

    Karen Green is a freelance writer and big city ex-pat now living in rural Ontario. She writes for numerous print and online publications, and considers her library card to be one of her most valuable possessions.

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