Best Thriller Books 27 New Page-Turners Released This YearOld masters have returned and brand new sleuths have left us thoroughly captivated. And who could be more qualified to pick the very best books of the year than the experts — our favourite crime writers themselves! The Trespasser , the sixth in the series, leaps over the high bar set by French who is alas no relative. Simon Lelic , author of The House :. Touching on issues that are both powerful and harrowing, it is a psychological thriller of the highest order. The twists — of which there are several — hit you with physical force. Clever, compelling and haunting, this is a book that deserves to be read, then read again.
Best books of 2018: Crime and Thriller
The books that thrilled in are a diverse group: an excellent mix of true crime, mystery, horror, and nontraditional offerings that are gripping in their own right. As always, they offer the most unsettling version of escapism: confronted with the worst of humanity, we still manage to get lost in these stories and feel enriched by them. By Katie Kitamura. Word of warning: This astonishing book is not your typically paced mystery novel, so if you want something ultratraditional with a big reveal at the end, you might want to skip this one. There, she must confront truths about her failed marriage, her own inability to truly know her husband, and the grief that comes from mourning the loss of something important. By Jac Jemc. A struggling couple departs the city and moves to a small town and gets a great deal on a house, but all of these unexplained phenomena keep happening — shadows appear without any bodies attached, mysterious sounds permeate their home, nightmares become indecipherable from reality.
It seems like every year turns out to be a Golden Age of Thrillers, and was no exception. In fact, we saw so many edge-of-your-seat thrillers with so many compelling characters, surprising twists, and heart-pounding action scenes it was tough to narrow it down to just Add to Bag. As an adult Rosalind returned to Smithson High School to teach drama, and when she turns up in a local lake, dead of strangulation, it falls to lead homicide investigator Gemma Woodstock to solve the mystery of her murder. They find themselves in the town of Grand, a festering place of economic decline, crime, drug wars—and a growing population of militia-style groups. They also find an inadequate police force unable to cope.
After losing her twin sister in a horrifying incident as a child, Atlee has dedicated her life to hunting down those who hurt others. Here, David introduces his new protagonist. Five women enter the Australian outback as part of a team-building and resilience exercise. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk must decipher this tangled web of secrets and lies to find the missing woman, dead or alive. Buy Now. The Favourite Sister Sisters Brett and Kelly Courtney are the shining stars of Goal Diggers , one of the most popular reality shows on American television that follows five fiercely competitive self-made women. But will her determination lead her down a dark path?
I n literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. In stingingly topical style, the behaviours of its characters six decades ago, including George Smiley , are examined by the modern forces of political correctness. Mick Herron has carved out his own distinctive territory by focusing on a squad of failed spooks whom Sir George would never tolerate. Locke is progressively dramatising black US history; with this book she reaches the Obama era. Denise Mina, a worthy regular on crime book award shortlists, showed her range by taking the Gordon Burn prize , established to honour a great explorer of the borders between fact and fiction. In The Long Drop Harvill Secker Mina combines two genres unusual for her — faction and historical — in a superb recreation of a Glasgow serial murder trial and risk of miscarriage of justice in