Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Heading to the Polls

Voting has commenced in the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2023. This is the 15th year that social cataloguing Web site (now an Amazon subsidiary) has held such a competition. There are also 15 divisions of books from which to choose, one of which is Mystery & Thriller. The nominees in that category are:

After That Night, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow)
All the Dangerous Things, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)
All the Sinners Bleed, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Bright Young Women, by Jessica Knoll (S&S/Marysue Rucci)
The Coworker, Freida McFadden (Poisoned Pen Press)
Don’t Let Her Stay, by Nicola Sanders (Independently published)
Good Bad Girl, by Alice Feeney (Flatiron)
Happiness Falls, by Angie Kim (Hogarth)
Homecoming, by Kate Morton (Mariner)
The Housemaid’s Secret, by Freida McFadden (Bookouture)
I Have Some Questions for You, by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)
The Last Devil to Die, by Richard Osman (Viking)
The Leftover Woman, by Jean Kwok (Morrow)
The Maid’s Diary, by Loreth Anne White (Montlake)
None of This Is True, by Lisa Jewell (Atria)
The Only One Left, by Riley Sager (Dutton)
The River We Remember, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers, by Jesse Q.
Sutanto (Berkley)
The Villa, by Rachel Hawkins (St. Martin’s Press)
What Lies in the Woods, by Kate Alice Marshall (Flatiron)

By Sunday, November 26, go here to vote for your favorite release in this field, as well as your preferred candidates in other categories. The concluding round of balloting is to begin on November 28 and run through December 3, with all of the winners scheduled to be announced on Thursday, December 7.

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