Mystery Thriller

Mystery-thrillers are stories with twists and turns that keep you on your toes guessing about the truth, the POV's truth, and about what will happen next. They can be written from a hero's POV or from a sinister character's POV. Some are scary and make your heart beat faster, making it hard to put down. Some stories make you laugh if you have a witty writer with an unusual sense of humor easy to relate to. Both types can be hard to put down when they're page turners. And you can find many page turners among a variety of styles and writers, depending on what seeks your fancy. See also mystery.

The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
Lock In
The Paying Guests
Forget Me
Visions (Cainsville, #2)
One of Us
Dangerous Boys
The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)
No Safe House
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation, #11)
The Drop
The Sea Garden
Evernight (Darkest London, #5)
Her Last Whisper (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #3)


  • Nowhere to Turn by Lynette Eason
    Nowhere to Turn (Hidden Identity, #2)
    Release date: Sep 02, 2014
    She thought her days of hiding were over . . . but the danger has just begun

    The day Danielle Harding takes her eleven-year-old son and flees from her…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 25 - Sep 25, 2014
    5 copies available, 264 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Gone Girl
    We Were Liars
    Big Little Lies
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    Black Lies
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
    Dark Places
    Mr. Mercedes
    Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
    Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)
    Lock In
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    YA Rebecca Retellings
    5 books — 1 voter
    The Goddaughter by Melodie CampbellThe Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick BryanOceans of Trouble by Travis CaseyNot a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey ArcherAnimal Cracker by Andi  Brown
    Comic Caper
    5 books — 9 voters

    The Children of Eli by Michael Cranny
    Northwest Coast
    1 book — 1 voter
    Out by Natsuo KirinoNairobi Heat by Mukoma wa NgugiWife of the Gods by Kwei QuarteyThe Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo HigashinoHet oog van de rode tsaar by Sam Eastland
    The Non-Colonial Mystery Reader
    12 books — 3 voters

    Mrs. De Winter by Susan HillRebecca's Tale by Sally BeaumanAlways, Forever by Nancy OhlinThe Killing of Kayla Sloane by Kim HarringtonFrost by Marianna Baer
    Rebecca Retellings
    9 books — 1 voter
    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldHer Fearful Symmetry by Audrey NiffeneggerStranger With My Face by Lois DuncanBest Forgotten by Kathryn  WhiteThe Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    Twin Thrillers
    82 books — 3 voters

    Popular Mystery Thriller Books

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
    Gone Girl
    Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
    And Then There Were None
    Dark Places
    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
    Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

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