If you’re a reader who lives for the thrill and you can’t get enough of those plot twists that you’re always trying to predict — this book list is just for you. From bestselling authors you’re already acquainted with, to debut authors making their mark, we are sure you’ll find something to pique your interest. So check out our Winter 2021 most anticipated thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels!
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Have you ever been wrong about someone?
Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.
Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son–the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.
Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane
A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years.
With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg
Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination–the draining of all the blood in her body.
A compulsively readable thriller as detectives race to solve a series of sordid murders linked to some of the most vulnerable patients in a Danish hospital.
The Woman Outside My Door by Rachel Ryan
Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
Possession by Katie Lowe
The Survivors by Jane Harper
The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home.
Kieran’s parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn.
When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Call Me Elizabeth Lark by Melissa Colasanti
Black Widows by Cate Quinn
Polygamist Blake Nelson built a homestead on a hidden stretch of land–a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah–where he lived with his three wives: Rachel, the first wife, obedient and doting to a fault, with a past she’d prefer to keep quiet. Tina, the rebel wife, everything Rachel isn’t, straight from rehab and the Vegas strip. And Emily, the young wife, naïve and scared, estranged from her Catholic family. The only thing that they had in common was Blake. Until all three are accused of his murder.
The Power Couple by Alex Berenson
Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
The Downstairs Neighbor by Helen Cooper
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Elin’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiance, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept. When they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her.
Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh
Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering
But now Burke–handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man she’s met before–says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isn’t who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he’s happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends.
Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews
Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you’re willing to go to claim the life you always wanted.
Are you looking forward to any of these books?
What thriller, mystery, and or suspense novels are you looking forward to in 2021? What books would you add to the list?