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If you’re dying to cuddle up with a thrilling new read this month, you’ll love these pulse-pounding new releases from our ITW members—the perfect Valentine’s gifts for someone you love…including yourself.

Feb 1

The month kicks off with a chilling and emotional new release from Stacy Willingham, the bestselling author of last year’s runaway success, A Flicker in the Dark. In ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS, Willingham taps into a mother’s worst nightmare—and keeps us guessing to the very last page. She shares how she “embraced the dark” to create such terrifying authenticity in this The Big Thrill cover story by Dawn Ius.

Feb 6

When a man is shot at point blank range outside an isolated country pub, Kay Hunter is thrust into one of the most dangerous cases of her career. Read more about the 12th book in Rachel Amphlett’s Detective Kay Hunter series in this Q&A with The Big Thrill.


Feb 7

Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings in Book 2 of Stephen Graham Jones’ Indian Lake trilogy—DON’T FEAR THE REAPER. April Snellings goes Between the Lines with Jones in this issue of The Big Thrill.


Ranked as one of the most anticipated reads of the year, USA Today bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan brings us another diabolical cat-and-mouse thriller with THE HOUSE GUEST—a gripping read that will leave you wondering: Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? K.L. Romo chats more with Ryan in this The Big Thrill feature.


In the aftermath of World War 1, nurse Bess Crawford is caught in a deadly feud between two families in THE CLIFF’S EDGE, the 13th book in the beloved mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. Read more about it in this The Big Thrill interview by K.L. Romo.


A woman investigating her brother’s apparent suicide finds herself falling for her prime suspect—his darkly mysterious girlfriend in K.L. Cerra’s SUCH PRETTY FLOWERS. Read more about this compelling new release in this Up Close feature for The Big Thrill by Susana Kuehne.


An immigration lawyer fights to keep her client from being deported and losing his family in Roxana Arama’s thrilling debut, EXTREME VETTING. But those who want him gone will stop at nothing—including murder. Karen Hugg gets the scoop on this new release in this month’s The Big Thrill.


Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job when an unexpected wave of violent crime sweeps through her small Alaskan town. Does Groer Brenner, a relative newcomer to town, actually have her back—or is she all alone as the body count rises? Read more about bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard’s new release, COLD LIGHT OF DAY, in The Big Thrill here.

Feb 14

ITW Co-President and bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz delivers a brilliant new installment in his beloved Orphan X series with THE LAST ORPHAN in which “everything changes. And everything is at risk.” He doles out some of the details in this The Big Thrill cover feature by Millie Naylor Hast.


In Lexie Elliot’s BRIGHT AND DEADLY THINGS, a remote back-to-basics mountaintop retreat in the stunning French Alps turns deadly when recently-widowed Oxford don Emily finds herself in the crosshairs of her late husband’s dangerous secrets. Get the scoop on this international thriller in this The Big Thrill feature by Dawn Ius.


An ambitious woman sets out to marry the heir to one of the country’s wealthiest families in Rachel Koller Croft’s wicked debut thriller, STONE COLD FOX. But as Croft tells K.L. Romo in this The Big Thrill feature, the “art of the con” can sometimes turn into a dangerous and deadly game.


Kimberly G. Giarratano pivots from writing for young adults to adults with DEATH OF A DANCING QUEEN, an #ownvoices mystery in which a Jewish private investigator must revamp her grandfather’s firm if she hopes to earn enough money to care for her mother. But when what should be an easy case turns anything but, Billie Levine worries she may be in over her head. Dawn Ius gets the scoop on why Giarratano wanted to write for adults and much more in this The Big Thrill feature.

Feb 15

Award-winning author Vincent Zandri delivers another adventure thriller with PEMBROKE PINES, the story of a brokenhearted ad writer who decides to escape via a road-trip. Unfortunately, the road he chooses doesn’t quite lead to happiness. Zandri talks about this release—and some of the challenges it presented—in this Q&A for The Big Thrill.