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.

Cold Cold Heart
The Bishop’s Wife
Woman with a Gun
The Devil in Montmartre: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris
A String of Beads
Things Half in Shadow
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel
Rain on the Dead (Sean Dillon, #21)
The Two Gentlemen of Altona (Playing the Fool, #1)
The Blunderer
Watch Me (Dark Obsession, #1)
Sparrow 59 (The Sleepers' Coalition, #1)
The Devil's Ride (Sex & Mayhem, #2)
Checkmate (Patrick Bowers, #7)


  • Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris
    Hidden Agenda (Southern Crimes, #3)
    Release date: Jan 06, 2015
    His cover is blown. Now his enemies are on his heels and closing in.

    Presumed dead by friends and family, Michael Hunt is alive—and on the run. Presume…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jan 02 - Feb 02, 2015
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    Countries available: US and CA
  • Departure by A.G. Riddle
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    Flight 305 took off in 2014...
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    Giveaway dates: Jan 09 - Feb 02, 2015
    2 copies available, 794 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Little Black Lies by Sandra Block
    Little Black Lies
    Release date: Feb 17, 2015
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    Giveaway dates: Jan 20 - Feb 03, 2015
    20 copies available, 270 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Girl on the Train
    Gone Girl
    Big Little Lies
    We Were Liars
    Burned (Fever, #7)
    Never Never (Never Never, #1)
    Everything I Never Told You
    Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    Gray Mountain
    The Bone Clocks
    The Miniaturist
    Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
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    12 books — 3 voters
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    Twin Thrillers
    86 books — 9 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 Fall by Bethany GriffinOf Monsters and Madness by Jessica VerdayThe Madman's Daughter by Megan ShepherdAlways, Forever by Nancy OhlinAlways Emily by Michaela MacColl
    YA Gothic Retellings
    75 books — 8 voters
    Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasTease by Amanda MacielA Northern Light by Jennifer DonnellyMister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing HahnFamily by Micol Ostow
    YA: Ripped from the Headlines
    11 books — 3 voters

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    The Owner (Albert Pabek Thriller)
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