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 Fall
Trust Me, I'm Lying (Trust Me, #1)
Beware the Wild
Of Scars and Stardust
Kiss Kill Vanish
The Perfectionists (The Perfectionists, #1)
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
They All Fall Down
The Forgotten Girl
The Paris Mysteries (Confessions, #3)
Murder at the Brightwell
This Is How It Ends
The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Holmes & Moriarity, #3)
The Counterfeit Heiress (Lady Emily, #9)


  • Black Sunshine by Ninie Hammon
    Black Sunshine
    *Gripping Psychological Suspense!*
    Will Gribbins did something that day, deep in the guts of Black Mountain, AFTER the ex…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 22 - Nov 30, 2014
    3 copies available, 189 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • Fallen by Leslie Tentler
    Release date: Oct 14, 2014
    Amid a sultry Atlanta summer, someone is targeting police…

    The investigation becomes personal for APD Detective Ryan Winter when a colleague and friend…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 01 - Nov 30, 2014
    2 copies available, 218 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Tissue Trail by Garth Gunston
    The Tissue Trail
    Release date: Mar 28, 2014
    Five backpackers face certain execution until video footage in the high Himalaya accidentally uncovers evidence of a deadly global conspiracy.
    "The bes…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 12 - Nov 30, 2014
    5 copies available, 255 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Gone Girl
    Big Little Lies
    We Were Liars
    Leaving Time
    The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)
    Dark Places
    Gray Mountain
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
    My Sister's Grave
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
    Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
    The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19)
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    Daphne du Maurier Retellings
    14 books — 1 voter
    Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancySphere by Michael CrichtonThe Meat Market by James Chalk
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    A Cold Legacy by Megan ShepherdOf Monsters and Madness by Jessica VerdayThe Fall by Bethany GriffinThe House of Dead Maids by Clare B. DunkleAlways, Forever by Nancy Ohlin
    YA Gothic Retellings
    72 books — 4 voters
    Oceans of Trouble by Travis CaseyThe Goddaughter by Melodie CampbellThe Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick BryanNot a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey ArcherAnimal Cracker by Andi  Brown
    Comic Caper
    5 books — 22 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
    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterTwo Lies and a Spy by Kat CarltonCross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally CarterUnited We Spy by Ally CarterA Gallagher Wedding by Ally Carter
    Teenage Spy Girls
    48 books — 7 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)
    The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
    And Then There Were None
    Dark Places
    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
    Sharp Objects
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

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    Stephenie Meyer
    => When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. => Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them. => It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
    Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

    Laurie Stevens
    You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. ~Pat Obuchowski
    Laurie Stevens, The Dark Before Dawn

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