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40 of the Hottest Mysteries & Thrillers of 2018

Posted by Cybil on January 08, 2018
We know, the suspense is killing you…or perhaps it's ABOUT to. From a team-building exercise that goes terrible awry in Jane Harper's Force of Nature to the Russian spy thriller Need to Know, it's clear that these books will keep you glued to the pages until the whodunit has been found out.

Click on the covers below to find out more about each of these thrilling reads. It would be a crime to leave these twisty mysteries and thrillers off your Want-to-Read shelf.

Standalone Mysteries & Thrillers:
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Serials That Kill:
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Riveting True Crime Tales:
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Which mysteries and thrillers are you the most excited to read this year? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by D.B. (last edited Jan 08, 2018 05:57AM) (new)

D.B. Shayne Hoping to get some of these read in my 2018 reading challenge.


message 2: by Philip (last edited Jan 08, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

Philip I intend to read -

Wrath by Tom Lowe
Last Seen by Rick Mofina
The God Game by Jeffrey Round
Bleeding Darkness by Brenda Chapman
Last Song Sung by David Poulson
The Spook In The Stacks by Eva Gates

Plus a bunch of older ones!


message 3: by Latanya (CraftyScribbles) (last edited Jan 08, 2018 08:17AM) (new)

Latanya (CraftyScribbles) I read:
The Wife Between Us (3/5)

I want to read:
The Woman in the Window
The Broken Girls
Sometimes I Lie
Bring Me Back
Providence
The Perfect Mother
Baby Teeth

This is my favorite genre!!!!


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Hands down favorite: Terry Hayes!!!


message 5: by Sarah (last edited Jan 08, 2018 08:49AM) (new)

Sarah Joint I've already read The Wife Between Us, The Chalk Man, and The Good Liar! I have several more I need to get to, and even more I plan to purchase! Looks like a good year. :)


message 6: by Jacky (new)

Jacky Force of Nature is on my tbr ebook pile, waiting for The Chalk Man to be released here.
I wished the publication date for Terry Hayes book wouldn’t change so much, read preview last year and it was good.


message 7: by Mayke (new)

Mayke Interesting list of books. Will check some of these out.


message 8: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael God I just keep adding books I want to read, there are so many good ones coming out I can't stand it lol, well I will try my best!!!


message 9: by Mike (new)

Mike Well, about half of those are on Mount TBR with future consideration going to several others. Great little heads up about what's coming out. Thanks for this!


message 10: by Wes (new)

Wes Two new ones I am looking forward to this year are "Dead If You Don't" (Roy Grace #14) by Peter James, and "The Dark Angel" (Ruth Galloway #10) by Elly Griffiths.


ejgillemgmail.com Why no Gregg Hurwitz? Come on now, Evan Smoak is smoking hot!


message 12: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Polk I am number 25 in line for Woman in the Window at my local library and I cannot wait! I read an excerpt on LitHub and knew I had to read it


message 13: by Philip (new)

Philip Andrea wrote: "I am number 25 in line for Woman in the Window at my local library and I cannot wait! I read an excerpt on LitHub and knew I had to read it"

I don't know about your library but if they only have 1 copy you better have a lot of patience. You'll wait from 25 to 50 weeks after putting in your hold. Kindle edition is only $14 CDN and Hardcover $33 so why wait if you really want to read it? And yeah I do think $14 is too much for an eBook!


message 14: by ♛ Garima ♛ (new)

♛ Garima ♛ 2018 is going to be so awesome! so many psychological thrillers to be red


message 15: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Roso Looking forward to reading Raspberry Danish Murder and 17th Shooter


message 16: by Beau (new)

Beau Jo Nesbo ‘s MacBeth is well worth another read, loved it x


message 17: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Villa Waiting for Raspberry Danish Murder to be released!


message 18: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Mike wrote: "Well, about half of those are on Mount TBR with future consideration going to several others. Great little heads up about what's coming out. Thanks for this!"

You and me both lol Mike, mine are all over the top lol


message 19: by Louie (new)

Louie Mattox What about a section for cozy mysteries? I see only one.


message 20: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael That would be nice too!


message 21: by Toni (new)

Toni OMG I think I just added 6 more books to my To Read list - which just keeps growing!!! I can't possibly read ALL of my books on my list but I can't stop putting more titles on the list. I guess I could have worse obsessions, eh?


message 22: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Samo Thanks for a great list.
Robicheaux is a beautiful book by James Lee Burke. What prose!


Geraldine Daniels Like reading the Adventure books, "Tahiti Adventure:Case of the Eyes" by Deanna Paige
Second book is "Cajun Adventure: Case for the Missing Birds"
They have romance and mystery.


message 24: by Diane-OP (new)

Diane-OP Mike wrote: "Well, about half of those are on Mount TBR with future consideration going to several others. Great little heads up about what's coming out. Thanks for this!"

Love your term - Mount TBR - I think I have a whole mountain range in my house!


message 25: by Gene (new)

Gene Borowski New Stephen King! :thumbsup:


message 26: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Oh my is when is the new King coming out? Whoooo Hoooo!


message 27: by Gene (new)

Gene Borowski Pam wrote: "Oh my is when is the new King coming out? Whoooo Hoooo!"
June 5 :)


message 28: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Thank you Gene!!!!


message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Diane TBR: The Wife Between Us, The Woman in the Window, and Bring Me Back. 📚


message 30: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael I think I will start with The Woman in the Window on my next read! Let me know what you think Lisa!


message 31: by Nina (new)

Nina Jane Harper’s Force of Nature and Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth, because of the authors, and Karen Clevland’s Need to Know, due to the subject matter, are likely to be at the top of my priority list


message 32: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Love the new format.


message 33: by Katie (new)

Katie Bassel Wife Between Us all the way!!


message 34: by Toni (new)

Toni I am reading The Wife Between Us and on page 78 I made a prediction. I'm only on page 150 now so I don't want anyone to spoil it for me but I am thinking that there might be a third woman in the picture (or behind the scenes). Can't wait to finish to see where this takes me. All in all, though, I'm not liking Richard one bit!


message 35: by Henry (last edited Jan 19, 2018 12:04AM) (new)

Henry Hirschberg The sisters Chase. Sarah Healy. Fabulous novel. One of the best of 2017 but very much overlooked as it was not listed on goodreads or other best seller lists.
Everybody should read this novel that grabs your heart.


message 36: by Gale (new)

Gale Halpern New books by David Rosenfelt: Fade to Black (Blackout series); Rescued (Andy Carpenter series)


message 37: by Angieleb13 (new)

Angieleb13 Anything by Kellerman (both),J.D.Robb,Lisa Gardner..too many to name.


message 38: by Larraine (new)

Larraine Preston Toni wrote: "OMG I think I just added 6 more books to my To Read list - which just keeps growing!!! I can't possibly read ALL of my books on my list but I can't stop putting more titles on the list. I guess I c..."

Arrr, as Frank Zappa said: "So many books so little time!" :o) I' the same.


jon greger gregersen Why don`t you offer books in Norwegian Language?

Regards Jon G Gregersen, Norway


jon greger gregersen Why don`t you offer books in Norwegian Language?

Regards Jon G Gregersen, Norway


message 41: by Lavina (new)

Lavina I’ve read Exclusive,Never Look Away and No Time for Goodbye. All three fabulous reads. This is just the beginning!!!


message 42: by Stephenhadrill (new)

Stephenhadrill Looking forward to terry Hayes book I am pilgrim was 1st class


message 43: by Lavina (new)

Lavina Who is the author of Bring Me back.?


message 44: by Mike (new)

Mike Lavina wrote: "Who is the author of Bring Me back.?"

B.A. Paris


message 45: by Lavina (new)

Lavina Thanks Mike


message 46: by Tobi (new)

Tobi Shain I am surprised you don't list "Lola" by Melissa Scrivner Love. I thought it was amazing...couldn't put it down. And when I was finished I wanted more.


message 47: by Toni (new)

Toni Just finished The Wife Between Us. Good book but not the gasp in my throat thriller. Read it in two days so it is a book well worth looking into if you are into the suspense/psychological story. Might make a good movie. Who knows.


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