Best Fiction Books 2023: Mysteries, Romance, and Crime Thrillers

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Fiction refers to literature created from the imagination. Mysteries, science fiction, romance, fantasy, crime thrillers work of fiction is created in the imagination of its author.

The author invents the story and makes up the characters. Sometimes, It introduces us to many types of people we may never meet and takes us to places we may never visit.

It can help us see ourselves and our world from the new dimension and interesting ways. If you are interested enough to read the most interesting fiction of this era, below book will be the best choice for you. Here are some of the best Fiction books in 2023 

The Arrangement
Author: Modglin, Kiersten
Published at: 28/01/2021

When the only person they can count on to keep their darkest secret is each other, new questions and deceits surface. Can they truly trust the person they share a life with, or will the vicious lies that have mounted over the years destroy everything they've built?

Once, Peter and Ainsley vowed to stand together forever, but as they push boundaries of deception, suspicion, and temptation, each begins to wonder if 'til death do us part may come sooner than they'd intended.

The Midnight Library Paperback 18 Feb 2021
Author: Matt Haig
Published at: 01/01/2021

This fiction book is for anyone who might need to learn to appreciate the importance of little things in life and how they are just as important as the big ones - and how we impact the people around us in little ways that make a difference. About learning to love who you are instead of being upset that you are not who others wanted you to be I try to teach my students that only "they" know the best how to be "them" - this elaborates on that. I love Matt Haig as a writer anyway

In Five Years: A Novel
Author: Serle, Rebecca
Published at: 02/03/2021
ISBN: 1982137452

Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and besides a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.

The Woman with the Blue Star: A Novel
Author: Jenoff, Pam
Published at: 04/05/2021
ISBN: 0778389383

Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans.

While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author: Davis, Fiona
Published at: 04/08/2020
ISBN: 1524744611

In her novel The Address, in The Lions of Fifth Avenue, two stories set in different time periods revolve around a single building in New York City, and critical plot elements depend on details of the architecture. In The Address, the building was the Dakota. In Lions, it's the New York Public Library. And in both books, the characters are so well-drawn, believable, and empathetic, that you forget the artificiality of the structure and get caught up in the intersecting plot lines. This was true for both of the storylines, 1913 and 1993.

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author: Cummins, Jeanine
Published at: 21/01/2020
ISBN: 1250209765

“American Dirt” is a book that will change thinking. If you can read this story and not be moved, not be changed - I seriously wonder if you’re alive; it’s that affecting. The author has some skin in this game thru her grandmother’s immigration experiences. She’s done exhaustive research and produced a remarkable volume. The story is raw, violent, emotional and full of passion.

The characters live and breathe from the very first moment they appear on the page. The reader will step inside the story and it will be near impossible to put the book down. The action is relentless and every moment of the 50+ days travelled by the family is felt by the reader - the hunger, thirst, fear, danger, sweat, blisters, cold, anticipation, sorrow...

Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
Author: Mark Sullivan
Published at: 01/05/2017
ISBN: 1503943372

This Fiction book is based on the story of a forgotten hero. An epic tale of a young man who has incredible courage. He was a simple boy and he had a regular lifestyle, But when his family home is destroyed by allied bombs.

Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps. He falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years senior from him

Pino's family forces him to keep out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy. General Hans Leyers was one of the most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna. He always dreams of a beautiful and fearless life. You will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Published at: 14/08/2018
ISBN: 0735219095

Where the Crawdads Sing is the first novel of Delia and the co-writer was her husband. It has a description of the natural world. The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a young woman named Kya Clark.

She is from an extremely rural area. The draw of other people and specifically love brings her into contact with the greater world. This story has a mystery on its various levels. It has natural writing, age, and literature which can attract you to read the whole book at a glance. 

This book grabbed you right from the beginning. A mother leaving her child and the child knows it. But like marsh life, it envelops you. Wonderful story and an amazing ending.

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel
Author: Georgia Hunter
Published at: 02/01/2018
ISBN: 0399563091

This story is based on the true lifestyle of one Jewish family where all members are separated at the start of world war II. The members of the Kurc family are doing their best for living a normal life.

But the black shadow of war grows closer to them. Soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurds will be flung to the far corners of the world. Each of them desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to living safely.

One wants to go to the continent, another is forced into exile. Others struggle to escape certain death. They separate from one another. For this, they may have a fear that they will never see one another again, But, the Kurds must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. 

This Fiction book is an extraordinary, propulsive novel. It describes how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel
Author: Sejal Badani
Published at: 01/09/2018
ISBN: 1542048273

This fiction is written by Sejal Badani who comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream. When Jaya escapes to India to escape her pain of multiple miscarriages the story starts to get interesting. 

Jaya begins to hear a story about her grandmother, Amisha, and it helps her to understand her own mother and in the end, she learns to take another perspective when looking at her own life.  Aside from the grandmother's story you also see a heartbreaking look at the poor side of India and how some of their traditions have hurt them.

The caste system still is there are the more rural places which are where this story takes place. The story makes so many of the things you have heard of coming to life -things you have never been acquainted with. The rest of the story of Amisha's life is something that you will have to read for yourself and you will love her story.

The Tuscan Child
Author: Rhys Bowen
Published at: 20/02/2018
ISBN: 1503951812

This book was written by Rhys Bowen and the story based on a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets. British bomber pilot Hugo parachuted from his plane into the field of Germany.

He was badly wounded and found himself in a refugee camp. Here, he met with a girl named Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later, his daughter Jonna has returned home from the English countryside. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia.

She is still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history. Hope you will enjoy the full story.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
Author: Bryn Greenwood
Published at: 03/10/2017
ISBN: 1250153964

This book contains a beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people. Also, the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

Wavy is the daughter of a drug dealer. She is struggling to raise her younger brother from this black section of life. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house. One day she witnesses a motorcycle accident of one of his father's thugs.

After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with him named Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, it challenges all we know and believe about love.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel)
Author: Michael Connelly
Published at: 31/10/2017
ISBN: 1455524204

This amazing book based on the story of the newest private investigator named Harry Bosche. He doesn't have any office and doesn't advertise. He works with LAPD for thirty years. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl. But unfortunately, the girl disappeared soon after becoming pregnant.

One day, he starts for a very critical investigation. He realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. He finds uncanny links to his own past. What happened to his girlfriend and her baby? this book discloses all the mystery behind it.

Swift, the unpredictable and thrilling story of this book which makes you more attractive to this book.

The Great Alone: A Novel
Author: Kristin Hannah
Published at: 06/02/2018
ISBN: 0312577230

The Great Alone contains the story of a man named Ernt. He wants to live a happy and peaceful life with his family. For this, he moves his family to the wilds of Alaska to start their lives anew. When winter comes, Ernts mental state deteriorates, his wife and daughter find themselves in a very unpredictable position. Widel another attractive character of this story. After reading the lifestyle of him, you’ll be hard-pressed to call him a villain.

While many of her books are bittersweet and run the gamut of life’s emotions, this one is the pretty bleak cover to cover. If all is stable and calm in your world and you read it from a place of peace.  It provides the perfect backdrop for an equally dramatic tale, one that feels remarkably current for the 1970s setting.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
Author: Gail Honeyman
Published at: 05/06/2018
ISBN: 0735220697

This fiction introduces you to the importance of friendship and human connection. Eleanor Oliphant is a girl who is struggling with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. She wants to avoid social interaction where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond. Then, they meet with Summy who is an elderly gentleman. The three become a group of the best friend where they rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. 

Overall this book is beautifully written and incredibly funny and about the importance of friendship and human connection. Hope, you will enjoy this book.

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
Author: Anthony Doerr
Published at: 04/04/2017
ISBN: 1501173219

This is the story of a French girl and german boy. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. they think that the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. 

Werner Pfennig, an orphan who grows up with his younger sister. He becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

This most attractive award-winning book make you amaze and addict on this overall story.

I Am Watching You
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Published at: 01/10/2017
ISBN: 1542046599

This amazing story takes you to the ultimate level of a secret where only the things appear before your eyes are believable. When Anna Ballard goes missing, Ella Longfield can't help but feel somewhat responsible.

The day before the disappearance, Ella was on a train when she saw Anna and her teenage friend Sarah when she was talking to two young men. Anna couldn't help but feel uneasy when the boys mention to the girls they have just been released from prison.

If only Ella would have alerted the police, maybe Anna wouldn't have vanished into thin air. This story follows the perspectives of Ella, Sarah, Anna's father, and a private investigator in the year following Anna's disappearance.  Which story remains behind this?? for this you have to read this amazing book.

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