Are you looking for new fiction to read this spring?here is a list of some of the best new books coming out this season, from thrilling suspense and mystery novels to passionate romances. Whether you’re looking for something light and fun or intense and thought-provoking, you will definitely find something to enjoy on this list!
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From Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me to C.J. Box’s Storm Watch, these titles will immerse you in a world of adventure, intrigue, and romance–and keep you turning the pages until the very end.
1. I Will Find You, by Harlan Coben
David Burroughs was once a loving father to his three-year-old son Matthew. He and his wife, Cheryl, had built an idyllic life together in a suburban neighborhood where they first fell in love. But one night, David’s seemingly perfect world was shattered when he awoke to find out that Matthew had been murdered while he was asleep.
The police immediately suspected David and within six months, he had been wrongfully convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in a maximum-security prison. With his wife and son gone, David felt like all hope was lost.
But then Cheryl’s younger sister Rachel showed up during visiting hours with a mysterious photograph. It was a vacation photo of an amusement park taken by a friend, and in the background there was a boy who looked just like Matthew. Even though it couldn’t be him, David believed with all his heart that his son was still alive and wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way from finding out the truth.
2. Hello Beautiful: A Novel, by Ann Napolitano
Hello Beautiful: A Novel, by Ann Napolitano is a heart-warming story about love and family. The novel follows William Waters, a young man who has grown up in a home filled with tragedy and lacking love. Despite that, he finds solace when he meets the Padavano family. Julia, Sylvie, Cecelia, and Emeline are inseparable sisters who share an unbreakable bond with each other—and with William.
William finds himself drawn to the Padavano family, and he experiences love and contentment at their home. But his dark past returns and causes a rift between the sisters. As their lives are changed forever, will their unyielding loyalty be enough to bring them back together?
3. A Girl Called Samson: A Novel, by Amy Harmon
In A Girl Called Samson: A Novel, by Amy Harmon, readers are introduced to the story of Deborah Samson. Born in 1760 to Puritan parents, Deborah is bound out as an indentured servant when her father abandons the family and her mother cannot support them. But she maintains a dream of freedom, and when the American colonies begin to fight for independence, she disguises herself as a soldier and joins the Continental army.
Through her journey, Deborah faces the horrors of war and discovers a surprising love she can’t deny. But as she does so, she must also confront the secret of her own identity—a truth that could potentially ruin everything she has achieved.
4. I’ll Stop the World: A Novel, by Lauren Thoman
Justin Warren has been haunted by the unsolved murder of his grandparents for his entire life. When a strange turn of events leads him to Rose Yin, a determined optimist living in the same town thirty-eight years earlier, Justin finds himself unstuck in time and faced with an impossible mission: to solve a murder that hasn’t happened yet.
With the clock ticking, Justin and Rose must race against time to discover the truth before it’s too late. Together, they must make the ultimate decision—to change fate or accept it and continue living with the consequences.
5. The Forgetting, by Hannah Beckerman
The Forgetting, by Hannah Beckerman, is a novel about two women who are strangers but whose lives converge in unexpected ways. Anna Bradshaw is a woman with amnesia, who wakes up in a hospital and has no memory of her husband or life.
Livvy Nicholson is a new mother with a husband whose estranged mother has appeared, making odd claims about Livvy’s life that she does not recognize. As the two stories intertwine and the mystery at its center unravels, readers are taken on an emotional journey of discovery and self-discovery.
6. Halfway to You: A Novel, by Jennifer Gold
Halfway to You: A Novel, by Jennifer Gold tells the story of Ann Fawkes, an aspiring writer who left the United States for a Mediterranean adventure which changed her life. After becoming successful, she stopped writing and has since kept herself hidden away in the San Juan Islands. When Maggie Whitaker, a podcaster, offers Ann the chance to tell her story on record, Ann agrees on one condition – Maggie must keep it off the record.
Maggie is determined to change Ann’s mind and throughout the course of the story, she discovers that Ann’s story is intertwined with her own life in ways she never expected. As Ann opens up to Maggie, they both explore the distances between themselves and the people they love, and what it takes to finally bridge them.
7. Pineapple Street: A Novel, by Jenny Jackson
Pineapple Street: A Novel is a charming and witty escapist tale by Jenny Jackson that follows the lives of three sisters from the well-to-do Stockton family in Brooklyn Heights. Darley, the oldest of the siblings, has left her job and inheritance behind to become a mother; Sasha, the middle-class New England bride into the family, struggles to fit in with her new family; and Georgiana, the youngest, is in love with someone she can’t have and must decide what kind of person she wants to be.
This novel explores the complexities of family, class and culture in modern-day America. It follows the sisters on their journey to find who they are and what it means for them to be a Stockton. As they navigate their lives and relationships, readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster that touches upon themes of love and loss, friendship and betrayal.
9. Quantum Radio, by A.G. Riddle
Dr. Tyson Klein is a quantum physicist researching data produced by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He has discovered a pattern in its output which appears to be a data stream from another universe, or even the future. But as he starts to uncover the layers of his discovery, it appears to be more than just a message—a profound idea which could shift mankind’s understanding of the universe.
At the same time, Ty is being trailed by an unknown entity which is determined to prevent him from uncovering the secret of the quantum radio. With his life in danger, Ty must race to discover the truth before his pursuers catch up. As he delves deeper into his research, he finds himself presented with an impossible choice—to find the truth or keep it hidden.
10. I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel, by Rebecca Makkai
I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel, by Rebecca Makkai is an engaging blend of mystery and introspection, where the past meets the present in a captivating narrative. In her quest to uncover what really happened at Granby School on the night of Thalia Keith’s murder, Bodie Kane soon realizes that the truth might be more complex than she initially thought—and more dangerous.
With a growing web of clues and suspects, the stakes become higher and higher as Bodie delves into her own history in order to make sense of it all. Does she have what it takes to unravel the case? Or will she succumb to the secrets and lies that threaten to consume her?
11. More Than I Could: Grumpy Single Dad Romance, by Adriana Locke
More Than I Could: Grumpy Single Dad Romance by Adriana Locke follows Chase Marshall, an attentive single dad and jaw-droppingly gorgeous employer who swears that his nanny, the protagonist of this story, is a never-ending headache. Despite this, there appears to be an unspoken attraction between them that the protagonist is keen to explore, but hesitant to act on due to her position in Chase’s home.
As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the only time Chase doesn’t get angry with her is when they are physically close, and the two come to terms with the fact that they have some chemistry and explore their relationship further. Ultimately, this story is about how two people can find love in unexpected places, and reminds us that sometimes a little grumpiness can be endearing.
12. Shadow’s Watch, by Mary Stone
Shadow’s Watch, by Mary Stone, follows Sheriff Rebecca West as she investigates a mysterious case involving two corpses washed up on the shore of Shadow Island after a massive hurricane. Rebecca has little to work with, but when more evidence appears, it points to an even darker conspiracy in and around the Yacht Club.
As Rebecca delves deeper into the case, she discovers that more than one murderer may be involved. With time running out and suspects piling up, Rebecca must unravel this complex web of secrets before anyone else falls victim to the watchful eyes of Shadow Island.
13. Don’t Go Down There: An absolutely addictive domestic thriller, by Kiersten Modglin
In Don’t Go Down There: An Absolutely Addictive Domestic Thriller by Kiersten Modglin, Andi Edwards discovers that her husband is not where he’s supposed to be, and more questions arise. What she finds out next is beyond her worst nightmares: her husband has done the unthinkable and is now caught in a web of lies.
Now, Andi has to decide whether to stay by her husband’s side or walk away and let him face the consequences of his actions. With every second counting, she must confront the dark truth before her and decide if it’s worth risking everything to protect the man she loves. All the while, a sinister secret lurks in the basement that could change her life forever.
14. Worthy Opponents: A Novel, by Danielle Steel
Worthy Opponents: A Novel, by Danielle Steel is a thrilling story of power and ambition. Spencer Brooke was always determined to become CEO of her grandfather’s business, and she knows that it will take more than hard work and dedication to do so. She faces old rivals and new challenges, all while managing her life as a single mother of twin boys. Then enters Mike Weston—an investor who has the ability to make Brooke’s dream a reality. Both Spencer and Mike have everything to gain and lose in their battle for supremacy. As the stakes get higher, tensions rise, and the story reaches a feverish pitch. Will Spencer be able to preserve her family business? Or will Mike’s vision prevail?
15. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel, by Laura Dave
The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel, by Laura Dave tells the story of Hannah Hall, a new wife to Owen Michaels, who is suddenly disappeared without a trace. Hannah embarks on a journey to discover her husband’s true identity and the reasons behind his disappearance. Along the way, she discovers that his sixteen-year-old daughter Bailey holds the key to unlocking the truth.
The story is written with breakneck pacing, plot twists that keep the reader guessing, and a powerful family drama at its heart. Through Hannah and Bailey’s journey to uncovering Owen’s secrets, they discover that the truth can be both heartbreaking and full of possibility.
16. Court of Greed and Gold: A Brides of Mist and Fae Novel, by Eliza Raine
Reyna, a Shadow Court member, must work with the mysterious shadow-fae Prince who kidnapped her when threats begin to mount in the court. As they race against the clock to stop their enemies, Reyna discovers that the Prince is hiding a great secret–one that could make or break their lives.
As they unravel the truth, Reyna and the Prince must also confront their growing attraction for each other. Court of Greed and Gold is a passionate, slow-burn romance between two unlikely lovers. Will they be able to save each other from the darkness that surrounds them? Or will their enemies succeed in tearing them apart before they can find the truth? Find out in Eliza Raine’s thrilling Court of Greed.
17. Birnam Wood: A Novel, by Eleanor Catton
Birnam Wood: A Novel, by Eleanor Catton, tells the story of a guerrilla gardening collective—Birnam Wood—attempting to save their failing business, when they are approached by an American billionaire with an offer to occupy the abandoned farm in Thorndike. As Mira, the founder of Birnam Wood, gets to know Robert Lemoine, she begins to wonder if they have more in common than just their need for solvency. With suspenseful psychological thrills and meticulous attention to detail, Catton creates a world of double-crossing, deceit and danger, as Mira and the rest of Birnam Wood attempt to balance their principles with their own need for survival.
18. Storm Watch, by C. J. Box
Storm Watch by C.J. Box follows Joe Pickett and Nate Romanowski as they confront a storm of peril that is descending upon Wyoming . Joe, a game warden, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of a prominent University of Wyoming professor. His investigation leads him down many dangerous paths, as federal agents, extremists and the Governor himself try to derail his progress. Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is approached by a group of local militants demanding the state secede from the Union–by force, if necessary. Nate must decide whether to trust this group or if he is being set up. With danger on every side and Joe and Nate facing it in different ways, they will have to put their differences aside if they are to survive.
19. The House at the End of the World, by Dean Koontz
The House at the End of the World, by Dean Koontz, tells the story of Katie, a painter and former rising star in the art world, who retreats to Jacob’s Ladder island after a devastating loss and crushing injustice. But her refuge is soon threatened by two mysterious agents who have arrived from a neighboring island, Ringrock. At the same time, a strange and powerful enemy has descended upon them all, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.
Katie finds an unlikely ally in a brave young girl who has appeared out of the violent squall. Together they must face this powerful enemy and try to stop it before it brings about the end of the world. With courage and strength, the two must battle through dark and eerie landscapes to save the day.
20. Killer Encore, by Mary Stone
Killer Encore, by Mary Stone, is a gripping tale of murder and suspense. The story follows FBI Special Agent Stella Knox and the Nashville Violent Crime Unit as they investigate the disappearance and eventual death of Martin Lin’s sister, Jane. After finding video footage showing Jane leaving a local liquor store before vanishing, their only clue is a bloody piano tuner.
As Stella and the team try to connect the dots, they soon find themselves in an intense game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to ensure their victory. With each twist and turn, the story builds to a thrilling conclusion that will leave readers breathless.