Let’s admit it: there’s something about mystery books that we just can’t seem to resist. The best part about it is that the more we read, the more we’re caught up in turning the next pages and finding out what’s about to happen in these Mystery Books. Bookworms certainly can relate, especially when their hearts are racing as fast as the villains chase their favorite characters and as they comprehend every word of thrill that the story provides.
So, to all fiction lovers out there, brace yourselves, for you will not be able to put down these mystery books that we have listed for you until you crack the case! And you can find all of them on Amazon books – so pick a copy of your favorite.
The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller
By: John Grisham
From best-selling author, John Grisham comes a thriller to tickle your mind and force you to gasp at every twist and turn. The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller is set in the town of Biloxi, famous for beaches and resorts on the surface, while a notorious corruption ring runs behind the scenes, orchestrated by the Dixie Mafia.
The story revolves around the lives of Keith and Hugh, childhood friends who drifted apart which led them to end up in very different circumstances. Their families stand across both sides of the law, and the courtroom becomes the venue for their final showdown.
The Couple at Number 9: A Novel
By: Claire Douglas
Claire Douglas knows a formula for a good mystery thriller, as we can see from her bestselling novels Do Not Disturb and Just Like The Other Girls. The Couple at Number 9: A Novel revolves around the life of a happy couple Saffron and Tom, who are expecting to deliver their baby in their new home, gifted to her by her grandmother.
But home renovations reveal corpses that have been buried for over 30 years, and the police file a case to get to the bottom of this. But why does Saffron feel like her life is also in imminent danger? Read the book and find out.
By: Stephen King
Written by the King of Horror Novels Stephen King, Fairy Tale is an intricate story that shows how delicately balanced the world is without tipping into chaos. Charlie Reade is a boy with a terrible past – a mom who died in a hit-and-run and a dad who is slowly drinking himself to death.
He makes an unexpected friendship with Howard Bowditch, a social recluse living alone on top of a hill. Howard dies and leaves Charlie with wealth that he couldn’t imagine, but it comes at a cost – one that makes him the person who can keep the world as we know it from collapsing.
The Quarry Girls: A Thriller
By: Jess Lourey
There are some books that you just cannot put down, and The Quarry Girls: A Thriller is one of those books. Centered around the life of Heather, the time is summer – a season for basking in the sun and jumping into pools all day, every day.
But when two girls mysteriously vanish from the community, Heather thinks it may be connected to something she witnessed with her friend Brenda, that no one else knows of. She also knows that she is the next one to go missing, and she must see behind the masks that her community members don, and solve this before it's too late for her.
The Silent Patient
By: Alex Michaelides
What would you do with a patient convicted by the law of a gruesome murder, but you can’t seem to point your finger right at the suspect? The Silent Patient takes us down this rabbit hole through the eyes of Theo Faber. A psychotherapist looking to solve the case of his silent patient Alicia Berenson, who has not spoken a word since her supposed murder of her husband, with the only clue being a painting she made.
A well-paced novel that will be a huge success if reimagined as a movie, Alex Michaelides’ debut novel is a thrilling mystery to be savored with a glass of wine, we think you should definitely get your hands on this book.
The Maid: A Novel
By: Nita Prose
A clever mystery that will leave you hoping to get to the answer on the next page, The Maid: A Novel is sure to find itself in every fiction mystery book lover’s reading list. When Molly, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel finds Mr. Black, an infamous personality, dead in his bed, her quiet life is suddenly thrown into the center stage in the hunt for the real killer.
The book explores Molly’s life and her character, and you’ll soon find yourself invested in this search for the truth. This book is a real original of its genre, and Nita Prose finds herself making a name for herself in this crowded niche.
The Fields: A Novel
By: Erin Young
The first summer of a puberty-struck 14-year-old Jim Finnegan is spent mostly dangerously riding his bike, spending time with his spirited family, and lusting after the girls in his locality. But when he finally gets the eyes of the local beauty on him and she agrees to go on a trip to London with him, he finds himself the victim of a religious figure in his community, not known for good things.
What are the decisions he makes, as he goes through an intoxicating yet confusing phase of his life? How does he reconcile with his family, with all their idiosyncrasies? The Fields: A Novel is a fine way of meeting both these worlds.
By: Nina Manning
What happens when your best friend takes the spotlight in everybody’s lives, even your own? And if would do your best to keep them as a friend, but it never seems to be enough? How would you deal with this unequal relationship? The Bridesmaid gives us a look into such a life through the eyes of Sasha, who is infatuated with Caitlin, her best friend, and does everything she can to make her happy.
But when Sasha uncovers a secret that tips the scales of their relationship in her favor, how will she utilize it? A captivating character study, you will not notice the time passing until you close the book when you are done.
By: Jane Harper
A compelling mystery and a profound depiction of grief and guilt. This is what Jane Harper has crafted for her readers. With a magical touch of elemental forces and repressed emotions from painful memories, the story is wrapped around long-buried secrets that readers have to dig into the book to discover.
With the tragedy of the young woman’s murder and the turning tables of a whole town, Harper’s The Survivors is yet another thriller, mystery, and suspense novel that will surely devastate the curiosity of readers and entangle them in this thickening plot.
By: Gillian Flynn
Said to be “one of the most influential books of the year” by CNN, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl not only made readers run in circles while figuring out who the antagonist is, but they were also endlessly deceived by the series of lies.
The story revolves around the couple Amy and Nick Dunne, who lives a supposedly dream-like married life, but Amy suddenly disappears, and Nick is to be blamed. However, as the story progresses, suspicions arise, and there seems to be an endless chase about the victim between the two couples.
The Last Thing He Told Me
By: Laura Dave
Just the title of this book is enough to entice and hook up readers, and more than that, to trigger their curiosity to discover the mystery behind it. Owen Michaels disappears, leaving his wife Hannah Hall, and his sixteen-year-old daughter with nothing but a note that says, “Protect her.”
As the widow and the child try to unravel the mystery behind Owen’s disappearance, readers are certainly going to be shocked by a final heartbreaking turn that the plot twist offers. What does the story’s title get to do with everything, and what’s the mystery behind this disappearance? Grab your copy and find it out!
State of Terror
By: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton
Politics and mystery are woven together in the novel written by former U.S Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian novelist Lousie Penny, into an intricate and carefully constructed conspiracy. This utterly compelling international thriller is best for political thinkers who have a heart for mystery and suspense.
This novel is named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Times, Los Angeles Times, and others. Get ready to be in the State of Terror as you read this book and immerse yourself in its profound thrills.
To Kill a Mockingbird
By: Harper Lee
When talking about thrill, drama, and suspense, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee claims its universal appeal to people and is considered a masterpiece of American literature. The story's central theme revolves around human behavior: innocence, kindness, cruelty, love, hatred, and humor. It also is an eye-opener as it addresses struggles such as the tension between African-Americans and Whites.
Likewise, it doesn’t fail to introduce suspense and mystery to its readers like you, as you will keep on reading the jaw-dropping surprises of the plot that will get you hanging at the edge of your seat while you’re deeply enticed by the story.
Project Hail Mary
By: Andy Weir
The irresistible journey written by Andy Weir, Project Hail Mary, is a well-crafted novel that takes readers on a ride of discovery, speculation, and survival. It features Ryland Grace, the sole survivor of a crucial mission that will define the existence or banishment of earth and humanity.
However, Ryland is completely unaware of his life-changing role as he doesn’t even know who he is, let alone his duty. As he realizes his seemingly impossible task, he puzzles together the pieces and the mystery that entails. This novel will not fail to entangle readers with the mystery it provides and promises thrills in every chapter.
By: Colleen Hoover
Bold, relentless, and suspenseful. This emotionally charging love story by Colleen Hoover tells the most unexpected story from its dark storyline. Verity will satisfy bibliophiles' craving for mystery and horrifying scenes. The story revolves around Lowen Ashleigh, a hired writer who unexpectedly uncovers secrets from Verity Crawford’s autobiography, the injured wife of Jeremy Crawford who had hired her.
With this, Lowen continues to unravel her secrets with her intensifying love for Jeremy. Its finale is also stunning, and readers’ tables will be turned upside down upon discovery.
The Judge's List
By: John Grisham
John Grisham’s novel, The Judges, hooks readers with its danger and excitement and compels bibliophiles in its twist. The storyline revolves around investigation, like a chase between a cat and a mouse. The readers know who the murderer is, but the thrill lies with discovering and catching the perpetrator red-handed.
The novel is a sequel to The Whistler, and the plot thickens with the change that the main character embraces and the bravery she exhibits as the story proceeds.
Apples Never Fall
By: Liane Moriarty
A missing body, and a suspected murderer, alone are enough to try and unfold a mystery. Still, Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty incorporates something different in this novel, as witnesses have different stories to tell. The dilemma lies in the relationship between the murderer and the missing body.
When reported to the police about the missing mother, the accusations are put on the father, who turns out to have a lot to hide, which their children try to resolve. Moriarty’s reputation with readers always steals the buzz and prestige. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this novel would prove you wrong and would completely surprise you.
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight
By: Janet Evanovich
The game is seriously on with Janet Evanovich’s novel entitled Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight. This novel offers a lively mystery to solve involving humor. The story has a thrilling start as Stephanie wakes up in the middle of the night from the noise in her living room.
Her gun, located in the cookie jar in her kitchen, is useless as well as her phone. As she finds out that the intruder is Diesel, an agent, the story continues to tempt readers into diving deeper. From then on, brace yourselves for more suspenseful mysteries and for more story development.
By: John le Carré
The standalone spy story revolves around Julian Lawndsley and his new career of opening up a small bookshop. But as he receives a letter from a spy chief in London about a warning regarding a dangerous leak, finds out where the investigations would lead him.
This novel is a mesmerizing story of experience and innocence, connecting the present with the distant past as secrets unfold inevitably. Readers like yourself would seemingly be characters of the story itself, as by reading, you would try to find the interconnections on the deeds and find your way speculating very subtlety.
By: Colson Whitehead
This multilayered historical fiction features crime and family drama beautifully crafted by Colson Whitehead in the heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs in this Harlem Shuffle novel. The story revolves around Ray Carney, a furniture salesman trying to make a living for himself and his family.
But when it comes to being crooked, he is slightly bent. However, in this saga, where is the mystery in the seemingly normal life? Find out the crime and hilarious morality within the novel. Find out the crime and hilarious morality within the novel as you delve deeper into its thrills.
Lord of the Flies
By: William Golding
A tantalizing plot will shock readers because Lord of the Flies isn’t your average book, especially if you love to explore adventure and mystery. Although it has a predictable setting, and characters of reckless schoolboys, this story will seem to be your typical mystery novel.
Still, as you unravel the mysteries behind every page, you’ll see that it’s not like any other, and it will surely hook you as you will not be able to put down the book before finishing it.
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