Mysteries & Thrillers
Our Favorite Mystery and Thriller Books

We love a good Mystery. Here are some to make you want to read all day long.

“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Favorite Mystery -The Girl Before by J P Delane The Girl Before
by J P Delaney
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Mystery Favorite -The Widower's Wife By Cate Holahan The Widower's Wife
by Cate Holahan
Ana Bacon, a young housewife, tumbles off a cruise ship into the dark and deadly waters, but did she take her secrets with her? Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a ten million dollar payout, Monahan doubts that her death is just a tragic accident. But the husband has a substantial alibi and a number of witnesses claim to have seen Ana fall. So the official ruling seems to be substantiated. More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Favorite Mystery - The Guest Room By Chris Bohjalian The Guest Room
by Chris Bohjalian
When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She takes their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is that the entertainment—two scared young women brought there by force—will kill their captors and drive off into More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Favority Mystery-Everything You Want Me To Be By Mindy Mejia Everything You Want Me To Be
by Mindy Mejia
Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death. High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play,More From the Jacket PBR Review

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Favorite Mystery - While The City Slept by Eli Sanders While The City Slept
by Eli Sanders
“Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime.” —Entertainment Weekly Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping account of one young man’s path to murder—and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love—Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Favorite Mystery - The Life We Bury By Allen Eskens The Life We Bury
by Allen Eskens
The Life We Bury tells the story of Joe Talbert, a junior at the University of Minnesota, who receives a class assignment to write a biography of someone who has lived an interesting life. At a nursing home he meets Carl Iverson, a man dying of cancer who has been medically paroled after spending thirty years in prison for the murder of a fourteen year old girl. Carl agrees to tell Joe his story, and Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty year old murder. More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Myatery Favorite - The Widow By Fiona Barton The Widow
by Fiona Barton
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of 2016 One of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Favority Myastery - What She Knew By Gilly Macmillan What She Knew
by Gilly Macmillan
New York Times bestseller Nominated for an Edgar Award in Best Paperback Original category, 2016 International Thriller Writers Thriller Award finalist in Best First Novel category, 2016 Indie Next Pick for December 2015 Target Book Club Pick for December 2015 LibraryReads List Pick for January 2016 Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight year old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry, until Ben vanishes. Police are called More From the Jacket PBR Review
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Mystery Favorite- Before The Faall by Noah Hawley Before The Fall
By Noah Hawley
New York Times Bestseller From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member More From the Jacket PBR Review
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