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.

A Slow Fire Burning
Velvet Was the Night
A Lesson in Vengeance
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #3)
Billy Summers
The Dead and the Dark
The Turnout
My Heart Is a Chainsaw
Rock Paper Scissors
All's Well
Dark Roads
56 Days
Did I Say You Could Go
The Perfect Ruin
We Were Never Here
The Last Thing He Told Me
Forgotten in Death (In Death, #53)
A Slow Fire Burning
Rock Paper Scissors
The Moonlight Child
Not a Happy Family
The Hawthorne Legacy (The Inheritance Games, #2)
Right Behind Her (Bree Taggert, #4)
The Maidens
We Were Never Here
Good as Dead
The Lost Apothecary
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
Local Woman Missing
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordWhere'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria SempleThe Hummingbird by Stephen P. KiernanThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinBorder Songs by Jim Lynch
Northwest Coast
69 books — 23 voters
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonGone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonKilling Matt Cooper by John  CassianThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Thrillers You Must Read!
3,893 books — 6,978 voters

New Girl by Paige HarbisonSuspicion by Alexandra MonirAlways, Forever by Nancy OhlinMaxine Wore Black by Nora OlsenThe Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
YA Rebecca Retellings
8 books — 7 voters
People Like Us by Dana  MelePrep School Confidential by Kara TaylorPrivate by Kate BrianThe Name of the Star by Maureen JohnsonPrivilege by Kate Brian
Boarding School Mysteries
94 books — 48 voters

Out by Natsuo KirinoThe Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo HigashinoWife of the Gods by Kwei QuarteyThe Eye of Jade by Diane Wei LiangA Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
The Non-Colonial Mystery Reader
20 books — 9 voters

Gone Girl
The Girl on the Train
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
And Then There Were None
The Silent Patient
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Sharp Objects
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
The Woman in the Window
Dark Places
The Guest List
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)

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