Best Murder Thrillers Books
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Author: by Stephen King
Published at: Hard Case Crime (March 2, 2021)
Part detective tale, part thrillertouching and genuine. The New York Times #1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SOMETIMES GROWING UP MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood.
But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.
LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
2. Dark Sky (A Joe Pickett Novel)
Author: by C. J. Box
Published at: G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition (March 2, 2021)
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip-but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted-in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C.J.Box. When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge.
But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge. Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion.
Meanwhile, Joe’s closest friend, Nate Romanowski, and his own daughter Sheridan learn of the threat to Joe’s life and follow him into the woods. In a stunning final showdown, the three of them come up against the worst that nature-and man-have to offer.
3. The Silent Patient
Author: by Alex Michaelides
Published at: Celadon Books; First Edition (February 5, 2019)
THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*”An unforgettableand Hollywood-boundnew thriller… A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.”Entertainment WeeklyThe Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husbandand of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
4. The Guest List: A Novel
Author: by Lucy Foley
Published at: William Morrow (June 2, 2020)
A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICKTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF 2020I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie… The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong.
Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient”Evok[es] the great Agatha Christie classicsPay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts.They are all clues. New York Times Book ReviewA wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.
The bride The plus one The best man The wedding planner The bridesmaid The bodyOn an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star.
The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.
5. The Perfect Marriage: a completely gripping psychological suspense
Author: by Jeneva Rose
Published at: Bloodhound Books (July 3, 2020)
The Perfect MarriageWould you defend your husband if he was accused of killing his mistress? Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. At 33 years old, she is a named partner at her firm and life is going exactly how she planned.
The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer who has had little success in his career. He begins to tire of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at Adam and Sarah’s second home, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers.
Then, one morning everything changes. Adam is arrested for Kelly’s murder. She had been found stabbed to death in Adam and Sarah’s second home. Sarah soon finds herself playing the defender for her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress.
But is Adam guilty or is he innocent? What everybody is saying about The Perfect Marriage: The Perfect Marriage is a twisty, compulsive book that will keep you reading all night! Fast-paced with crisp writing and an intriguing plot. Jeneva Rose is one to watch.
6. A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance)
Author: by John Grisham
Published at: Doubleday; First Edition (October 13, 2020)
Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is “riveting” and “suspenseful.” Clanton, Mississippi.1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy.
Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish.
The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, andmost of allheart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
7. Faithless in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, 52)
Author: by J. D. Robb
Published at: St. Martin's Press (February 9, 2021)
In the new Eve Dallas police thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author J.D. Robb, what looked like a lover’s quarrel turned fatal has largerand more terrifyingmotives behind itThe scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wineglasses by the bed, music playing, and a young sculptor named Ariel Byrd with the back of her head bashed in.
But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don’t add up. Gwen Huffman is wealthy, elegant, comforted by her handsome fianc as she sheds tears over the trauma of finding the bodybut why did it take an hour to report it?
And why is she lying about little things? As Eve and her team look into Gwen, her past, and the people around her, they find that the lies are about more than murder. As with sculpture, they need to chip away at the layers of deception to find the shape withinand soon they’re getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy.
8. The Russian (Michael Bennett, 13)
Author: by James Patterson
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (January 25, 2021)
A serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett’s wedding. Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman.
And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern – proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection.
Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won’t affect their upcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a lifetime commitment, the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill.
9. The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime)
Author: by Stephen King
Published at: Hard Case Crime; Reissue edition (May 7, 2019)
Stephen King’s bestselling unsolved mystery, THE COLORADO KID – inspiration for the TV series HAVEN – returns to bookstores for the first time in 10 years in an all-new illustrated edition. On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead.
There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’s more than a year before the man is identified. And that’s just the beginning of the mystery.
Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still…? No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained.
With echoes of Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world’s great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery itself.Age Range: Adult
10. The Woman in the Window: A Novel
Author: by A. J Finn
Published at: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)
#1 New York Times Bestseller Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman Available on Netflix on May 14, 2021″Astounding.Thrilling. Amazing.” Gillian Flynn”Unputdownable.” Stephen King”A dark, twisty confection.” Ruth Ware”Absolutely gripping.” Louise PennyFor readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, published in forty-one languages around the world and in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening … Anna Fox lives alonea recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times … And spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son.The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.What is real?What is imagined?Who is in danger?Who is in control?
11. 21st Birthday (Women's Murder Club, 21)
Author: by James Patterson
Published at: Little, Brown and Company (May 3, 2021)
Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas.
He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wifeuntil a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender …
Who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn’t a woman in the state of California who’s safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.
12. The Searcher: A Novel
Author: by Tana French
Published at: Viking (October 6, 2020)
Best Book of 2020New York Times |NPR | New York Post”This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet … Its own kind of masterpiece.” -Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post”A new Tana French is always cause for celebration …
Read it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French’s writing.” -Sarah Lyall, The New York TimesCal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens.
But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.”One of the greatest crime novelists writing today” (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.