Best new thriller books 2016
Best Mystery & Thriller — Goodreads Choice AwardsThe Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 06, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, , and November 15, , are eligible for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
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Sometimes you get in the mood for a little suspense, and there's no better way to scratch that itch than with a killer book—literally. Thrillers never fail to get your heart pumping, getting you turning the page at warp speed while also delivering an oddly satisfying uneasiness about what's to come. To add a bit of excitement to your bookshelf, we found some of the best thriller books out there—many of which have been adapted for the big screen. But the story that seems obvious is nowhere close to the truth. Created into a drama starring Emily Blunt, this story follows Rachel Watson, a commuter who catches sight of the same alluring couple every day while on her train ride. But on one ride, she witnesses something shocking, and unexpectedly becomes embroiled in an ever-complicated investigation. An "average" housewife's life is changed forever when a car accident reveals that her husband is a serial killer.
C rime writing turned up in unexpected places this year. Ian McEwan also blurred genre boundaries in Nutshell Jonathan Cape , an ingenious rewrite of Hamlet as a murder story in which a foetus is both detective and possible victim. This Japanese super-seller, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, is a police-procedural conspiracy thriller involving two disappearances that also rivetingly dramatises the mindsets and lifestyles of contemporary Japan. After publishing new adventures for Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, Anthony Horowitz returns to original work with Magpie Murders Orion , a lovely puzzle in which a writer of sleepy English sleuth stuff may have buried nastier scenes from real life in his latest manuscript. A writer popularised by TV, Ann Cleeves, confirms that she is the best living evoker of landscape, with Cold Earth Macmillan , the seventh book in her Shetland series, in which a landslide reveals crime. There were noteworthy crime debuts from Sanjida Kay, whose Bone by Bone Corvus turns unnervingly on how far a mother should go to protect her child, and Susie Steiner.
2. "Blood on the Tracks: Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1" by Barbara Nickless
Luckily for readers this year, the crop of thrillers and mysteries were determined to give a nuanced spin on the genre. The novel sets the competitive world of gymnastics as the backdrop to a disturbing mystery. Katie tries to keep her family from unraveling, but finds herself pulled deeper into the crime. As the dark pasts of those involved bubble up to the surface, everything Katie thought to be her life is thrown into question. There are more secrets to this small town than meet the eye.
By Larry Getlen. July 28, pm Updated July 28, pm. Or does she? A game of passion turns twisted. Hall initially considered telling this depraved love story, inspired by both the public treatment of Hillary Clinton during the election and the trial of Amanda Knox, from shifting perspectives. The book, which hit No.
Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Whether that's listening to Sarah Koenig's popular podcast "Serial," watching HBO's latest runaway hit, "The Night Of," or reading Paula Hawkin's best-selling "The Girl on the Train" before it hits theaters on October 7, suspense thrillers and whodunit stories are consistent favorites. Have a look and pick up the one that piques your interest. While Danielle Girard isn't a household name yet, avid readers praise the author for her eloquent prose and gripping plots. In her book "Exhume," Girard tells a story of a medical examiner who find herself in danger when her estranged, abusive husband finally tracks her down. If you enjoyed the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy," you're bound to like this book. In it, a classic whodunit case takes an unexpected turn when Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell uncovers far-reaching conspiracies that shake her own beliefs.