If you’re looking for a new mystery, thriller, romance or simply a new book to read, January is packed full of plenty of these! From C.J Tudor’s The Chalk Man where a group of people are now being targeted after their secret code was left near a dead body decades ago, to Need To Know where a CIA agent uncovers leaders of Russian sleeper cells, which will put her and her family’s life in danger.
To mix it up, there’s the new instalment in Jojo Moyes Me Before You series with Lou Clark arriving in New York City and Leni Zumas’ Red Clocks, which sees the likes of abortion and IVF are banned in the United States and each embryo is given its own rights.
Read on to discover some of our January Fiction picks and tell us in the comments below if you will be reading one!
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor | Goodreads
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence and use little chalk stick figures to leave messages they can only understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them to a dismembered body. In 2016, Eddie gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. His friends receive the same message, and one of them turns up dead.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks | Goodreads
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement. You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves. You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. Assume nothing.
This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff | Goodreads
A funny and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up in the Air, and Then We Came to the End that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend them.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory | Goodreads
Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend… They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas | Goodreads
In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
Neon In Daylight by Hermione Hoby | Goodreads
Set in New York City in 2012 during the sweltering summer before Hurricane Sandy hits, Neon In Daylight marries deep intelligence with captivating characters to offer us a joyful, unflinching exploration of desire, solitude, and the thin line between life and art.
Halsey Street by Naima Coster | Goodreads
Halsey Street shifts between the perspectives of two captivating, troubled women. Mirella has one last chance to win back the heart of the daughter she’d lost long before leaving New York, and for Penelope, it’s time to break free of the hold of the past and start navigating her own life.
The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn | Goodreads
It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to the picture-perfect family of three. But a frenzied scream has Anna witness something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened.
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee | Goodreads
Two sisters: Miranda, the older and responsible one, and Lucia, vibrant and headstrong. When Lucia starts to hear voices, it’s Miranda who must fight for the help her sister needs. Lucia tries to lead a normal life and moves her new family to Ecuador, but she cannot escape her own mental illness. Miranda must decide, again, whether or not to step in, but Lucia may not want to be saved.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes | Goodreads
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past.
Need To Know by Karen Cleveland | Goodreads
Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce | Goodreads
It is 1988 and like a beacon, a music shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop’s owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes Ilse Brauchmann who asks Frank to teach her about music. The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music—and love—in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction.