According to Goodreads, it’s Mystery & Thriller Week 2018!!
I’m a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers. I’ve decided to list out my favourite mystery authors as well as some upcoming thrillers that will be released this year!
My Favourite Mystery & Thriller authors:
1. Karin Slaughter
If you don’t known my love for Karin Slaughter then I have failed as a blogger. I’m still working my way through her two series, but every book that I have read is AMAZING! I highly recommend Pretty Girls (see my review – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter), Blindsighted and The Good Daughter
Also I’m so excited to announce that Karin Slaughter is coming to Ontario and I will be going to her book signing in 2 weeks!!!
2. Gillian Flynn
Not sure if you have heard of a book called Gone Girl (it’s a little bit popular), but surprisingly it wasn’t my favourite of Flynn’s novels. I LOVED Sharp Objects, enjoyed Gone Girl, and liked Dark Places. I think if I didn’t read all 3 books back to back I would of enjoyed Gone Girl and Dark Places even more. This is an author that hasn’t missed and I’m eagerly waiting for her next release.
3. Lisa Gardner
I love Lisa Gardner’s Quincy & Rainie series! Each book is so unique and just hooks you right in. Start with The Perfect Husband (my review – Throwback Thursday – The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner).
4. Angela Marsons
READ THIS SERIES!!! I just wrote a recent blog post about Blood Lines (D.I. Kim Stone #5) by Angela Marsons and I can’t recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and start reading about Kim Stone!
5. Robert Bryndza
Another recent blog post – Last Breath (Detective Erika Foster #4) by Robert Bryndza. Start reading the series and you won’t be disappointed!
Upcoming Mystery and Thriller Releases:
1. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (May 29)
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.
Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.
2. Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough (September 4)
Lisa lives a very quiet life. A single mother nearing forty, she devotes herself to raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava. Wary of men, Lisa doesn’t speak of her past or Ava’s absent father. Her best friend Marilyn wishes she would open up more and maybe finally go on a date—with the sexy new client who’s obviously keen—but Marilyn has problems of her own.
Ava is getting tired of her overprotective mother. She wants to live like a normal teenager—chill with friends, go to swim practice, study for exams, have a boyfriend. Her mom would freak if she knew that Ava’s already got someone special, someone who makes her feel sophisticated—and wanted.
Lisa has spent a long time looking over her shoulder, but lately she’s been especially uneasy. Small things from the past have begun to appear in the present, feeding her anxiety. As her life begins to unravel, Lisa knows that the only way she can protect herself and her daughter is to face her fears. Yet courage won’t be enough. She’ll need help from the only person she can trust—Marilyn. Between them they have to save Ava, and to do that, they have to be honest with each other. Truly honest. Marilyn did promise she’d do anything to help.
But a long time ago, Lisa made a promise too. Then she broke her word. And that betrayal hasn’t been forgotten—or forgiven.
Now, someone is going to make her pay for her sin.
3. When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica (September 4)
Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that forces her to question everything she’s ever known.
Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Is Jessie really who she thinks she is? Has her whole life been a lie? The truth will shock her to her core…if she lives long enough to discover it.
Well that’s my long post! What are your favourite mystery & thriller authors and what releases are you excited for?
If you are interested Goodreads has some great articles on different mystery & thriller novels – Goodreads – Mystery & Thriller Week 2018