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Best Mystery & Thriller Novels

Books with suspense are always exciting to read. We have prepared a list of novels we recommend to read if you’re itching for a good mystery or thriller novel.


1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

This standout thriller follows Alicia Berenson, a celebrated painter married to a famed fashion photographer. But one day, she shoots her husband in the face…five times…and never speaks again.


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2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List is an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set over the course of a highly exclusive weekend wedding. The groom, the bride, and the other key players narrate their parts in this atmospheric thriller that takes place amid the drizzly vistas of Ireland.


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3. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Reclusive writer Leonora attends what’s supposed to be an exciting, care-free bachelorette weekend in the English countryside, but it soon turns into something sinister in this psychological thriller.


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4. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This award-winning novel follows a woman named Korede as she loyally cleans up after and covers for her sociopathic sister Ayoola — who appears to have now killed her third boyfriend.


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5. The Whisper Man by Alex North

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.


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If any of these books caught your attention, or you’re looking for more, check out our Bookshop. We’ve made a list with various titles for you to shop and in doing so, you help local bookstores!

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