8 Most Anticipated Books of May 2023

Aries season done! Eclipse season will end in a week. Time to add more books to your TBR. 😉

Lots of exciting new releases this month. I have listed releases by 4 of my favorite publishers. I didn’t mean it to be this way but seems like all my anticipated books are either by One More Chapter (Harper Collins UK), Oceanview Publishing, Duckworth Books, and Boldwood Books. 🙂

First, the standalone thrillers.

The Vanishing of Class 3B by Jackie Kabler & Liquid Shades of Blue by James Polkinghorn

Both are authors new to me. I have heard of Jackie Kabler’s thrillers, but this is the first time I would be reading one. Liquid Shades of Blue is James Polkinghorn’s debut novel. The former is published by One More Chapter, while the latter is by Oceanview Publishing.

The Seventh Victim by Michael Wood & Adrift by M.A. Hunter

Two of my favorite authors. I am a huge fan of Michael Wood’s DCI Matilda Darke series and M.A. Hunter’s (aka Stephen Edgar) Missing Children Case Files. The former is a One More Chapter release while the latter is by Boldwood Books.

Next, I have two new installments in my favorite cozy mystery series.

A Contest to Kill For by E.V. Hunter & The Body at Carnival Bridge by Michelle Salter

Both series debuted earlier this year. A Contest to Kill For is the second installment in Hopgood Hall series while Body at Carnival Bridge is third installment in Iris Woodmore Mysteries. The latter is a historical mystery. I really liked the previous installments of both these series, and I cannot wait to read the latest.

The Windmill Murders by Mandy Morton & Savage Sisters by Heather Atkinson

Finally, I am listing books by two favorite authors. Mandy Morton is a darling and so is her Hetty and Tilly series. As a cat person, I absolutely adore this series. Set in a magical land full of cats… ah, a dream come true for every cat lover. *Twitches whiskers*

I am eagerly waiting to read the latest installment of Hetty and Tilly’s adventures, The Windmill Murders.

The next and final book in discussion is a gangland thriller. I came across this sub-genre in late 2022. Since then, it has become one of my favorite sub-genres in mystery and thrillers. Heather Atkinson isn’t an author new to me and, from the blurb and cover, it looks like this is a female-centric gangland thriller. I cannot wait to read it!!

What are you looking forward to reading this month?

Follow The Book Decoder on:


Comments are closed.