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5 Mysteries We're Looking Forward To in 2022

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 31, 2021

Reading Ahead

As we usher in the new year, we are—as ever—eagerly anticipating the new books this year will bring. And 2022 is not letting us down! Every day this week, we're featuring genre-specific lists of five upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on.

So far we've covered literary fiction and poetry and romance. Today's focus is mystery! Here are five volumes available for pre-order, plus an already published book with a similar vibe you can enjoy in the meantime.

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James (Mar. 15)

This bestselling author's last novel, The Sun Down Motel, landed on our Best of 2020 list and her newest delivers loads more twisty chills and thrills. True crime blogger Shea Collins is delighted when she lands an interview with Beth Greer, the mysterious, eccentric woman acquitted of two cold case slayings forty years earlier. The two start meeting at Beth's isolated mansion, but strange things keep happening and Shea senses something isn't right.

What to read now: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (Feb. 22)

Broke and alone, Jess needs a fresh start. Visiting her half-brother Ben in Paris seems like the perfect antidote. Only when she shows up, he's missing. The more Jess starts to dig into his situation, the more questions she has. Ben's not-so-friendly neighbors are an eclectic bunch. There's the socialite, the nice guy, the alcoholic, the girl on the verge, and the concierge. And it seems that everyone knows something they're not telling.

What to read now: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Run Rose Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton (Mar. 7)

The beloved entertainer and distinguished storyteller team up to deliver this thriller about a young singer-songwriter determined to outrun her past. She's a star on the rise. She's also on the run. She's come to Nashville to claim her destiny, but the darkness she's fled is on her heels. Bonus: This book comes with its own soundtrack: Parton is releasing a companion album.

What to read now: All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

Shadows Reel by C. J. Box (Mar. 8)

In this thrilling new novel from the bestselling Joe Pickett series, the wife of the Wyoming game warden makes a discovery that puts her family in the crosshairs of a killer. It's just days before Thanksgiving when Marybeth Pickett discovers an unmarked package at the library where she works. Inside is a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. As danger closes in, Joe and Marybeth must figure out who left it. And why.

What to read now: Dark Sky by C. J. Box

The Match by Harlan Coben (Mar. 15)

He was found as a boy living feral in the woods with no memory of his past. Now, more than thirty years later, Wilde has uncovered a major break in the case that may hold the key to revealing the truth of his origins. But the discovery links him with a present-day disappearance and presumed suicide that is much more than at first it appears. This is the second book in a series.

What to read now: The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

Hopefully there's something here that gets your heart racing! Next up: Five Nonfiction books to expand your worldview.

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