Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Since I’ve been working furiously on multiple, upcoming blog tours and author interviews to be posted at a later date, it feels as though I haven’t been able to post here as regularly as I’d like. I thought in the meantime I’d compose a list of my top 10 most anticipated books for the remainder of 2016! Yes, I had to limit it to 10 (even though I have many more I’d like to include), but here’s the catch; these are all books that I currently DO NOT have my hands on. These are all books that have yet to be published in the US and are in no particular order of desire- I WANT THEM ALL! 🙂 I’ve included links to the summary/blurbs for you so that I don’t waste time just retyping that information out.

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Link to Goodreads HERE. This is one that MIRA contacted me about to be published 12/27/16. I don’t want to quote the description they gave me as it might slightly change, but the gist of the storyline is that seventeen-year-old Haley Cooke has left a cryptic note behind stating “If you’re reading this, I’m already dead” and has disappeared from inside her high school. FBI profiler Evelyn Baine has been called in to figure out who had it out for her; turns out everyone involved has something to hide and is a suspect. I’m really excited to get my hands on this one as December will be here before we know it! This is a new author for me, but she sounds right up my alley.

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. This is one I just jumped on the wagon a little too late, so it has promptly gone on my Amazon Wishlist. I don’t (yet) have much of a working relationship with Amy Gentry’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, but there’s always a first time for everything! I love this cover and the blurb drew me in immediately. This one is published soon- 07/26/16. I always like a good psychological suspense, and based on some of the early reviews, it looks like this one will be a winner for sure. And look at that cover! Gorgeous.

 

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. Ah! So I came across Matthew Fitzsimmons’ first Gibson Vaughn novel, The Short Drop, back in December 2015 and it was one of my first NetGalley books I received (you can find my review HERE). I was absolutely blown away by its excellence as a debut novel and told everyone I know to buy the dang book. It was received very well on Goodreads and word traveled quickly, resulting in high ratings and much buzz. I’m not one to typically be into political thrillers, but this series is too good to pass by. I’m planning on posting an author interview with Matthew here on the blog closer to pub day (which is slated for 10/4/16), so go ahead and preorder your copy from Thomas & Mercer so that you can join into the discussion!

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. It always seems like too long between Tana French novels. If you’re new to her books, this is book 6 in the Dublin Murder Squad series and book 1 is titled In the Woodsand you’ll want to start there if character development is important to you. These books technically can be read as stand alones since the mysteries are singular and not spoiled, but the format she has used is building characters from one book to the next. For example, Rob is the “main” character and central focus of book 1, with a strong supportive character in Cassie, his sidekick. In book 2, the focus is on Cassie, with a side of Frank. Book 3, Frank is the focus, and so on… So here we are at book 6, and the focus is on Detective Antoinette Conway, which I am thrilled for! I was hoping for the cover to be more of a stunner, but I know this will be another fantastic entry in the series. Look for this to be published in the US by Viking 10/4/16, but will be published sooner in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton (you lucky dogs).

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. Harlan Coben really is a master. I’ve been enjoying his books for about 7 years now and am hooked. My first stand alone favorite of his was Hold Tight, but I was truly hooked once I started his Myron Bolitar series. I think we all shed a few tears when we realized Myron would be gone for awhile, but once I saw he had a new book in the series coming after so many years, I knew I had to get my hands on it! I’ve missed Myron and Win and cannot wait to see what they’ve been up to. The publishing department said they should have review copies in next month, but if not that it should be up on NetGalley sometime in August (YAY!). Pub date in the US (Dutton Pub) is 9/20/16 (9/22 in the UK by Century).

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read a Carl Hiaasen novel, but they are always so satisfying. His wacky, zany casts are always memorable as well as laugh out loud hilarious. The underlying mystery somehow always engages me, but we all know by now the true message throughout his books is much deeper and consistently revolves around environmental issues in his home state of Florida. The setting in his books always makes me want to go on vacation, so I think this would a perfect read for my beach trip this year! Pretty please? This one is released beginning of September by Knopf Publishing House.

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. Oh, I love a good creepy book. This one has terrifying written all over it! The cover, the description, CREEPING TREES THAT SEEM TO MOVE CLOSER… I’m there! This is another new author for me, but after twitter chatting with her, I’ve realized she’s awesome. This is another publisher I’m not super familiar with (Little, Brown books for Young Readers), so I’m crossing my fingers that either they will come through, or that I’ll snag a copy via Goodreads Giveaway (or perhaps NetGalley?) 😉 Either way, this is a must read for me as I’m too sucked in to not find out what it’s all about now, and perfect timing being released in early September for all your fall/Halloween creepy needs!

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. *COVER LOVE!* Earlier this year I read Tom Bale’s See How They Run (catch my review HERE) and knew I’d found a favorite author to add to the ever growing list. However, it’s really no surprise as it seems publisher Bookouture is on fire; they are putting out quality, buzz worthy content faster than you can blink. They have quickly become one of my most trusted publishers, as I know I can pick up anything they publish and count on it being a winner. Tom Bale has proven that he can weave together a suspenseful thriller in a way most can only dream of; I simply cannot wait to get my hands on this one and devour it (very likely) in one day. Last I heard, you can expect this one on NetGalley sometime in August and will be available to purchase on 9/1/16.

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. Ok, so there’s no cover *yet*, but I needed a placeholder because OCD!!! This is for Aleatha Romig’s next book in her Light series called Away From The Dark, where she so brazenly left us hanging at the end of book 1, titled Into The Light. I really can’t say much about the plot of that one except it is thrilling, somewhat romantic, and addicting. I found myself hitting the gym twice daily so that I could get in extra time reading on the treadmill. Thankfully this one will be published by Thomas & Mercer on 10/18/16, but I’d welcome it on NetGalley yesterday. Please don’t make me beg people.

 

 

 

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Link to Goodreads HERE. FINALLY. The long awaited finale to the Promise Falls trilogy. This is the big conclusion that most of us have been waiting for (for about a year), and we’ll have to wait a bit longer as its not published until 11/1/16, but Berkley Publishing is putting it out so you know it’ll be good! I feel I’ll need a slight refresher to remember what happened in the last book, but Linwood Barclay is always good at giving us ample time to jump back into the story. I’ve really liked this new approach of his; he’s taken characters from his multiple other books that happened to be set in the same fictional town of Promise Falls, and brought them together for a short series to interact with each other. Clearly Barclay is a master of the trade, and with a cover like that, what’s not to love?

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About The Suspense Is Thrilling Me

Chelsea is a happily married mother of two who's love of mysteries can be traced back to her first Nancy Drew experience. When not reading and writing book reviews, she likes to drink wine in her jammies and pretend that she exercises.
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14 Responses to Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

  1. Dawn O'Brien says:

    wow, what a great selection of books, a few are already on my wish list (linwood Barclay, Harlan coben and Tom bale) but I’ve added all the rest now, thank,you!

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  2. Karen C says:

    What a great site this is! I love thrillers and I now have a lot of books to add to my summer TBR list. Thanks for sharing these with your readers. I just finished an awesome thriller/mystery novel called “Naked Ambition” by author Rick Pullen. My friend told me I wouldn’t be able to put it down and he wasn’t lying. This book is non stop from start to finish. I was really invested in the characters and twists that kept coming. Beck, our protagonist, is a reporter who exposes a corrupt official in order to make a name for himself and ends up involved in much more than he bargained for. It really left me with so many thoughts and questions about how things really are in politics and journalism. A really fun and thoughtful summer read! Here’s a link to the authors page if you want to check it out http://www.rickpullen.com (would love to hear what you think!)

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  4. They all look amazing but I’m looking forward most to Tom Bale’s new book! I’m also a fan of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben but I already know what to expect there and Tom Bale is still a bit more of a mystery what it’s going to be.

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  5. novelgossip says:

    I can’t wait for both Harlan Coben’s and Tana French! I’ve been reading Coben for years, but I devoured the Dublin murder squad series last year and have been anxiously awaiting her new book!

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  6. Caryn S says:

    Great picks! Still need to read #2 in the Promise Falls trilogy but I really enjoyed the first one. Good as Gone is on my list too.

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  7. damppebbles says:

    I’m the same as Sarah *hangs head in shame*. Looking forward to the new Tom Bale book though. I’m most excited about the new Robert Galbraith later this year and then the new Chris Carter at the start of next year x

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  8. I am sooooooo excited about the new Tana French!!! And the Linwood Barclay but I’m not a huge fan of the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben as I prefer his standalone novels xx

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  9. Annie says:

    These look amazing. I have Good as Gone in the Kindle, can’t wait! 😀

    And of course, Away from the light…..it’s on netgalley already???

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  10. Sarah Hardy says:

    I’ve not come across any of them yet and feeling a bit ashamed as apart from Tom Bale, I haven’t read any books by the other authors. x

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