Some of my most anticipated books of 2023

New year, new books to get excited about! While all the while ignoring the bajillion that remain on bookshelves or digital readers.

Some of you may remember that I did this last year as well. In hindsight, I’m not entirely sure it was such a good idea because the overwhelming feeling ended up being disappointment. A few are so far still unread, some were great, some were not. Maybe my expectations were just too high. Who knows?

So clearly I’m doing it again this year 😏.

This list is in no way complete, obviously. I’m guessing there is a lot coming, some we don’t even know about yet. Some authors publishing new books this year are Kate Simants, Harlan Coben, Riley Sager, Alex North (2 even, apparently!), Alison Weir and I’m keeping everything crossed for the eighth book in the Shardlake series by CJ Sansom!

As always, I have to the draw the line somewhere because I can’t list everything. These are the ones that are currently on my radar. Listed by publication day for hardback format, as that is my own preferred format, with links to Goodreads if you want to find out more about them.


Janice Hallett – The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels
Ronnie Turner – So Pretty
C.J. Tudor – The Drift
Grady Hendrix – How To Sell A Haunted House


Will Shindler – Blood Line
Bella Ellis – A Gift of Poison
Stuart MacBride – The Dead of Winter
Jane Harper – Exiles


Louise Swanson (Beech) – End of Story
Jane Casey – The Close
Helen Fields – The Institution
Robert Gold – Eleven Liars


Sarah Ward – The Birthday Girl
Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst – Stigma
Anna Mazzola – The House of Whispers


Lucy Atkins – Windmill Hill
Cara Hunter – Murder in the Family
Jo Spain – Don’t Look Back


M.W. Craven – Fearless (Ben Koenig #1)
Karin Slaughter – After That Night (Will Trent #11)
Laura Shepherd-Robinson – The Square of Sevens


Sarah Hilary – Black Thorn
Samantha Downing – A Twisted Love Story


Linwood Barclay – The Lie Maker
D.V. Bishop – Ritual of Fire (Cesare Aldo #3)


Richard Osman – Thursday Murder Club #4
Chuck Wendig – Black River Orchard


Rebecca Netley – The Black Feathers


Elodie Harper – The Temple of Fortune (Wolf Den #3)

There you have it! Just some of the books I’m looking forward to adding to my ever-growing TBR pile this year. Apologies for adding to yours. But not really.

Anything you like? Anything you’re impatiently waiting for? Did I forget something immensely important? I’m sure I did so please, do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  28 comments for “Some of my most anticipated books of 2023

  1. January 9, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Fab list! Exiles, The Square of Sevens and the new Thursday Murder Club are all on my radar as well. Plus new books by Gillian McAllister,A J Pearce and Lisa Jewell!

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    • January 9, 2023 at 11:12 am

      I was waiting for you to mention Gillian 😂. I had the new Jewell in my notes. Not entirely sure how I forgot to add it to the post. 🙄

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  2. January 9, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Several of those are on my radar too…one I’ve read already (review tomorrow…)

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  3. January 9, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Oh a new Samantha Downing novel I didn’t know about! A great list and I’m sure I’ll end up reading several of these sooner or later!

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  4. January 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve read The Drift and The Dead Of Winter . Will be intrigued to hear your thoughts. Quite a few of those on my list too. Looking forward to the new Mark Billingham and rumours of another Ambrose Parry but not sure if it will be out this year.

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    • January 10, 2023 at 10:25 am

      I’m always intrigued to hear my thoughts too. They’re often surprising 😉😂. I purchased The Drift and The Dead of Winter so it’s going to be a while yet until I can read them. Books are ever so slow to be delivered lately. Hadn’t heard the rumours about Ambrose Parry but I’ll be keeping an eye out and hopefully I will have read the previous one before the new one arrives 🙄.

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      • January 10, 2023 at 1:28 pm

        I say rumour … I only know about it as was at a panel with Chris Brookmyre on and he said they’re working on it 🤣

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  5. Jo
    January 9, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    This is an excellent list. I can’t wait for Elektra by Jennifer Saint and Children of the Sun by Beth Lewis 📚

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    • January 10, 2023 at 10:23 am

      Ooh, thanks about the Beth Lewis heads-up, Jo! I didn’t know about that one. It sounds really good!

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      • Jo
        January 11, 2023 at 5:57 pm

        Doesn’t it just?! And by Elektra I obviously meant Atalanta – Elektra was 2022! #KeepUp

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        • January 12, 2023 at 8:18 am

          😂. I did think Elektra sounded familiar but since I haven’t been keeping up with these myth retellings I just assumed it was me. You could have gotten away with this mistake, Jo 😂.

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          • Jo
            January 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm

            I’m honest to a fault, Eva! 😀

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  6. January 9, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    I just put three new books on my shelf because of you, Eva…THANK YOU💜 Did a happy dance about Will Trent #11, Cara Hunter and Linwood Barclay.

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    • January 10, 2023 at 10:21 am

      You are so very welcome! I’m glad to hear I was able to put a few goodies on your radar. Will Trent! SO EXCITED! Sidenote : are you watching the series?

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      • January 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

        Oh, yes! I had low expectations until I watched the first episode. I’m all in.

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        • January 12, 2023 at 8:21 am

          We don’t get it here so I can’t watch anyway but I was surprised when I saw the trailer because it doesn’t feel/seem like Will at all.


  7. January 9, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks to NetGalley, I have Exiles and The Close and hope to read them soon, and I’ve requested The Square of Sevens but haven’t had a yay or nay yet. Thanks for the heads up on the Mazzola! I wasn’t aware of it and will now be eagerly awaiting it! Happy reading!

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    • January 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

      Added one to your TBR, so I’m incredibly pleased with myself 😁.

      I’m hoping to read Exiles as soon as I’ve made a bit of a dent in this doorstopper I’m currently reading.

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  8. January 10, 2023 at 3:16 am

    This list is SO bad for my TBR haha. I have a few of these as ARCs, others are high high high on my wishlist. And how didn’t I know that M.W. Craven is having a new series coming out?!

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  9. February 1, 2023 at 3:12 am

    What a great line up of books, Eva. I did not know there was a new Will Trent book coming out, so thanks for the heads up. There are several others that I will be adding to my TBR.

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