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Mysteries & Thrillers

The Best Thriller Books & Mysteries of 2024 (So Far)

Discover tales so gripping, they’ll have you turning pages long into the night, eager to unravel the next twist.

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Embark on a mysterious journey with our top picks that are set to define the realms of suspense and intrigue in 2024. Discover tales so gripping, they’ll have you turning pages long into the night, eager to unravel the next twist. From shadowy alleys in age-old cities to bewildering puzzles locked within the human mind, these best thriller books of 2024, suspense novels, and mystery reads promise an adventure for every kind of sleuth out there. So whether you’re a veteran detective at heart or just dipping your toes into the thrilling waters of suspense literature, these stories are more than just books; they’re gateways to worlds brimming with secrets waiting to be discovered. So let’s celebrate the power of a good mystery to ignite our imaginations, challenge our perceptions, and bond us over shared exhilaration.

P.S. I will be updating this list throughout the year as I continue to read more books.

The Best Thriller Books, Suspense & Mysteries of 2024

  1. Midnight on Beacon Street by Emily Ruth Verona
  2. Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson
  3. Northwoods by Amy Pease
  4. The Silence in Her Eyes by Armando Lucas Correa
  5. The Mountain King by Anders de la Motte
  6. No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall
  7. Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra
  8. Like a Mother by Mina Hardy
  9. Under the Storm by Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
  10. The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov
  11. The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger
  12. What Happened to Nina? By Dervla McTiernan
  13. Kill for Me, Kill for You by Steve Cavanagh
  14. Lost Man’s Lane by Scott Carson
  15. The Gathering by C. J. Tudor
  16. The Widow Spy by Megan Campisi
  17. Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda
  18. The Sleepwalkers by Scarlett Thomas
  19. Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz
  20. The Last Word by Elly Griffiths
  21. Safe and Sound by Laura McHugh
Midnight on Beacon Street by Emily Ruth Verona

Midnight on Beacon Street by Emily Ruth Verona

A thrilling debut novel blending suspense and horror movie nostalgia. Teenage sitter faces chilling events while babysitting, testing her anxiety disorder. As the night unfolds, secrets unravel with unexpected visitors and a shocking discovery. “Midnight on Beacon Street” by Emily Ruth Verona is a gripping tale of fear, devotion, and electrifying twists.

You can get a copy of Midnight on Beacon Street by Emily Ruth Verona on Amazon or Bookshop.

P.S. Listen to my podcast interview with Emily and play 90’s horror movie trivia with us!

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson

A murder mystery unfolds on a train journey during a crime-writing festival, turning authors into detectives. With each suspect skilled in murder, the challenge becomes solving the crime when everyone knows how to get away with it.

You can get a copy of Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson on Amazon or Bookshop.

P.S. Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson is one of the books in The 2024 Winter Reading Guide and The 2024 Winter Reading Minimalist List.

Northwoods by Amy Pease

Northwoods by Amy Pease

A murder investigation in a Midwestern resort town uncovers the dark side of the area’s opioid crisis, drawing troubled ex-soldier Eli North into a dangerous web of secrets. As he delves deeper into the case, dark truths emerge in this compelling mystery novel.

You can get a copy of Northwoods by Amy Pease on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Silence in Her Eyes by Armando Lucas Correa

The Silence in Her Eyes by Armando Lucas Correa

A bold psychological thriller reminiscent of Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware. Leah, with a rare neurological condition, suspects her neighbor will be murdered. Living with motion blindness, she senses danger when new neighbor Alice moves in. As events escalate, Leah’s courage and sanity are put to the test in this suspenseful tale.

You can get a copy of The Silence in Her Eyes by Armando Lucas Correa on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Mountain King by Anders de la Motte

The Mountain King by Anders de la Motte

Detective Leonore Asker, a brilliant female investigator, faces a mysterious case that leads her to the Department of Lost Souls. She delves into odd and chilling mysteries involving small figures in model train displays. With the help of her friend Martin Hill, they uncover a sinister evil lurking deep within a mountain.

You can get a copy of The Mountain King by Anders de la Motte on Amazon or Bookshop.

No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall

No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall

Three sisters, two murders, and a web of secrets. Emma returns to her childhood home with her own secrets, reigniting old rivalries and unearthing long-buried truths. As she delves into the past, mysteries unravel, raising questions on the lengths her siblings will go to protect their shared history.

You can get a copy of No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall on Amazon or Bookshop.

Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra

Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra

A mother faces a harrowing ordeal when an intruder threatens her and her children while they are home alone during a blizzard. She must protect her family as she uncovers the intruder’s true identity and intentions.

You can get a copy of Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra on Amazon or Bookshop.

Like a Mother by Mina Hardy

Like a Mother by Mina Hardy

A gripping psychological thriller delving into family ties, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Jeneva Rose. After Adam’s sudden death, his wife Sarah uncovers a web of secrets, including the truth about his estranged mother, Candace. As Sarah unravels the mysteries, she realizes that the past holds dark truths that may endanger her future.

You can get a copy of Like a Mother by Mina Hardy on Amazon or Bookshop.

Under the Storm by Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles

Under the Storm by Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles

A farmhouse fire leads to a murder in a rural community, impacting young Isak’s life. The focus shifts to the boyfriend, Edvard, who is sentenced for the crime. As the case unfolds, officer Vidar is drawn into a complex web of events. Under the Storm by Christoffer Carlsson delves into the lasting effects of crime on a community.

You can get a copy of Under the Storm by Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov

The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov

From Ukraine’s renowned novelist comes a captivating mystery introducing rookie detective Samson Kolechko in Kyiv during the tumultuous early twentieth century. Amid political unrest in 1919 Kyiv, Samson’s life takes a sharp turn when he becomes an investigator for the city’s new police force, entangled in secrets, murders, and unexpected alliances. “The Silver Bone” weaves humor, history, and intrigue from Kyiv’s archives into a compelling narrative.

You can get a copy of The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov on Amazon or Bookshop.

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

A couple inherits a luxury apartment with a chilling past at the historic Windermere in New York City. As Rosie and Chad uncover dark secrets within the building, they must unravel its mysteries before falling prey to its dangerous allure.

You can get a copy of The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger on Amazon or Bookshop.

P.S. The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger is one of the books in The Ultimate 2024 Spring Reading Guide and The 2024 Spring Reading Minimalist List: Best Books to Read.

What Happened to Nina? By Dervla McTiernan

What Happened to Nina? By Dervla McTiernan

Nina and Simon, a seemingly perfect couple, face a tragic turn during a weekend trip to a family cabin. When Nina mysteriously disappears and only Simon returns, a web of suspicion, media frenzy, and family battles unfold. As the truth remains elusive, Nina’s family fights against powerful forces to unravel the mystery and find their missing daughter.

You can get a copy of What Happened to Nina? By Dervla McTiernan on Amazon or Bookshop.

Kill for Me, Kill for You by Steve Cavanagh

Kill for Me, Kill for You by Steve Cavanagh

A gripping psychological thriller inspired by Hitchcock, where two women form a dangerous pact for revenge. Amanda and Wendy bond over shared loneliness and a thirst for vengeance. Meanwhile, Ruth faces a terrifying ordeal at home. Will they find safety amidst the lurking danger?

You can get a copy of Kill for Me, Kill for You by Steve Cavanagh on Amazon or Bookshop.

Lost Man's Lane by Scott Carson

Lost Man’s Lane by Scott Carson

A teenager’s summer internship with a private investigator unravels a chilling mystery in his hometown. As he delves into a shocking crime involving a missing woman and a fake police officer, Marshall finds himself at the heart of the investigation. But when his keen observations lead to suspicion and isolation, he must confront a darkness that goes beyond the surface crime.

You can get a copy of Lost Man’s Lane by Scott Carson on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Gathering by C. J. Tudor

The Gathering by C. J. Tudor

A detective in rural Alaska investigates a gruesome crime involving a boy’s murder, leading her to uncover dark secrets and superstitions in a small town. As Detective Barbara Atkins delves into the case, she questions the town’s suspicions and enlists the help of a former sheriff. Together, they unravel a web of secrets while facing the threat of a killer lurking in the shadows.

You can get a copy of The Gathering by C. J. Tudor on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Widow Spy by Megan Campisi

The Widow Spy by Megan Campisi

A captivating novel based on the true story of the first female Pinkerton detective, Kate Warner, tasked with a mission that could change the course of the Civil War. To succeed, she must gain the trust of her captive, Confederate spy Rose Greenhow, while navigating personal secrets and moral dilemmas. Will she overcome the divides within herself and society to fulfill her crucial assignment? Discover the gripping tale in Megan Campisi’s latest book.

You can get a copy of The Widow Spy by Megan Campisi on Amazon or Bookshop.

Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda

Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda

When Hazel Sharp inherits her childhood home in Mirror Lake, she is drawn back to the town after almost a decade. As a drought reveals long-hidden secrets, including clues about her mother’s disappearance, Hazel finds herself entangled in the mysteries of the past.

You can get a copy of Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Sleepwalkers by Scarlett Thomas

The Sleepwalkers by Scarlett Thomas

Patricia Highsmith meets White Lotus in this suspenseful modern gothic tale as a couple escapes their secretive pasts on a Greek island honeymoon. As they confront present dangers and dark truths during a stormy night at Villa Rosa, their confessions could be their salvation.

You can get a copy of The Sleepwalkers by Scarlett Thomas on Amazon or Bookshop.

Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz

Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz

In Anthony Horowitz’s fifth Hawthorne and Horowitz mystery, Detective Hawthorne tackles an unsolvable murder in an idyllic gated community. When an outsider is found dead, suspicion falls on everyone. It’s a gripping whodunnit with a perfect setting turned deadly.

You can get a copy of Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Last Word by Elly Griffiths

The Last Word by Elly Griffiths

Natalka and Edwin, an unlikely detective duo, investigate the murder of an obituary writer in a literary mystery. While Edwin claims to be the oldest detective in England at 84, Natalka brings her math skills to solve cases of fraud. When they delve into the death of writer Melody Chambers, they uncover a series of murders linked to a sinister book group. In a race against time, they must unravel the mystery before it’s too late.

You can get a copy of The Last Word by Elly Griffiths on Amazon or Bookshop.

Safe and Sound by Laura McHugh

Safe and Sound by Laura McHugh

Two sisters investigate their cousin’s mysterious disappearance years ago, uncovering buried secrets and facing danger in their small town. As they search for the truth, they realize the perilous extent someone would go to keep secrets hidden. The sisters must fight not only to find their cousin but also to protect themselves.

You can get a copy of Safe and Sound by Laura McHugh on Amazon or Bookshop.

What do you think about this list of best 2024 thriller books and mystery books?

What do you think about this list of best thriller books and mystery books? Have you read any of them? What books would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about your favorite thriller books and mystery books in the comments below.

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