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10 Exciting Mystery and Thriller Books Coming Out in April 2023

Get ready for some hotly-anticipated new reads!

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Spring has sprung, and with it, a fresh batch of mystery and thriller books! The sizzling titles coming out in April are sure to give you that just one more chapter! feeling you crave. Complete with bestselling authors, heart-stopping thrills, and unpredictable mysteries, the 10 books on this list will become your new favorites. 

Read on to get the scoop on the hot new releases we’re excited about this April!

before we were innocent by ella berman

Before We Were Innocent

By Ella Berman

April 4, 2023

Two friends, Bess and Joni, are destroyed by the media after a sun-soaked vacation in Greece ends with the death of their friend Evangeline. They decide to handle this infamy in different ways, with Joni becoming a motivational speaker and Bess resolving to make her life as controlled and quiet as possible. But when Joni gets tangled up in a crime similar to what went down in Greece and asks Bess for her help, Bess must choose whether it's time to expose what really happened that night, 10 years ago… 

dirty laundry by disha bose

Dirty Laundry

By Disha Bose

April 4, 2023

It seemed like Ciara Dunphry had it all with her perfect husband, well-mannered children, and enviable lifestyle. But when Cara is found murdered in her home, the perfectly-manicured story of her life comes tumbling down. Everyone in her close-knit mommy group seems to have something to gain from her death, and to avoid getting blamed for the crime, the mothers turn to the only defense mechanism they know: airing each other's dirty laundry.

homecoming by kate morton


By Kate Morton

April 4, 2023 

On Christmas Eve of 1959, a body was discovered in the small town of Tambilla, Australia. Many years later and thousands of miles away, an English journalist named Jess is visiting her grandmother's house when she discovers a true-crime book chronicling the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. And when Jess discovers a connection between her family and this sinister event, she is forced to ask herself how far is too far when protecting the ones we love most.

the soulmate by sally hepworth

The Soulmate

By Sally Hepworth

April 4, 2023

Gabe and Pippa are delighted when they move into their dream home, an adorable little cottage on the cliff of a charming coastal town. But when they discover that the cliff is a popular place for local citizens to end their lives, Gabe is forced to spend night after night coming to the jumpers' rescue… Until one night, he doesn't. And when Pippa finds out that Gabe knew the victim personally, the gilded exterior of their "perfect" marriage begins to crack…

you know her meagan jennett

You Know Her

By Meagan Jennett

April 4, 2023 

Officer Nora Martin is new to the police force when a man named Mark Dixon turns dead outside a bar. As Nora questions the bartender, Sophie Braam, about what she knows, they find they have a lot in common. But as the seasons progress and their friendship grows, more and more bodies are being found…. and Nora, herself, begins to find that there's something not quite right with the smooth-talking, charismatic bartender.

the only survivors by megan miranda

The Only Survivors

By Megan Miranda

April 11, 2023 

This "thrilling mystery" from the New York Times–bestselling author of All the Missing Girls tells the story of a group of students who survived a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of their teachers and classmates. Although there were technically nine survivors, one died by suicide on the first anniversary of the crash. Since then, the group has organized an annual meeting to honor their classmates' memory. 

After nine years of meetings, Cassidy Bent distances herself from the traumatic event and the other survivors. But although she changed her number and blocked their email addresses, on the 10th anniversary of the crash, she receives a text with the obituary of another survivor. Cassidy decides that she must attend the reunion. But when one of the survivors finds herself in grave danger, Cassidy watches in shock as the group veers towards breaking their promise of doing whatever it takes to keep each other safe…

simply lies by david baldacci

Simply Lies

By David Baldacci

April 18, 2023 

Retired detective Mickey Gibson already has a busy life balancing being a single mom and her demanding job working for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit frauds. But when Mickey's colleague makes an unusual request for Mickey to inventory the vacant home of one of ProEye's targets, an arms dealer who cheated ProEye's clients and fled, everything gets turned upside down. Mickey discovers a dead body in a secret room, and it turns out that nothing she was told about the arms dealer is true. Now the investigation's prime suspect, Mickey must prove she was set up before it's too late.

symphony of secrets by brendan slocumb

Symphony of Secrets

By Brendan Slocumb

April 18, 2023 

Bern Hendricks is a music professor who thinks he's getting the opportunity of a lifetime when asked to assist the direct descendant of a famous American composer with authenticating a newly discovered piece. But when Bern and his research partner Eboni find that the composer's beloved music may have been stolen from a Black Jazz Age musician named Josephine Reed, they must fight to bring the truth to light against a powerful organization that will stop at nothing to keep it hidden.

small mercies dennis lehane

Small Mercies

By Dennis Lehane

April 25, 2023 

Mary Pat Fennessy is a lifelong resident of "Southie," a Boston housing project full of Irish Americans who refuse to veer from their old tradition. When Mary Pat's daughter goes missing the same night a young Black man is found dead, Mary knows these seemingly coincidental events must be related and takes the investigation upon herself. 

But Marty Butler, the chieftain of the Irish mob, and his cronies don't take kindly to her questions. In this "brutal depiction of criminality and power," Mary Pat seeks to find her missing daughter amidst "festering hate and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston's history.” 

with my little eye by joshilyn jackson

With My Little Eye

By Joshilyn Jackson

April 25, 2023 

Meribel Mills is a famous actress, so disturbing fan mail isn't much out of the ordinary. But when one man's fruit-scented marker letters become more perverse as strange things begin happening in her house, Meribel moves herself and her daughter to Los Angeles for a fresh start. It turns out no distance is great enough to escape this stalker, who could be a stranger or a man from her past. Meribel soon finds herself alone in the fight for her life from a man convinced that "if he can't have her, no one can"...