Many book lovers are united in their admiration for thriller books. The suspenseful nature of the stories make for good reading, and leave readers wanting more. Some of the best new thriller books released this year have been compiled to ensure that we end the year in nail biting, edge-of-your-seat excitement. Let’s dive right into the action.
This book was recommended by Michael Connelly, a best selling author, as the top new crime thriller to read this year. It’s a story about two families having to deal with racial tensions in Los Angeles and a dark history in both families that threaten to ignite more violence.
A couple’s marriage is thrown into turmoil when the husband is suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of a woman. The couple need to dig deep and find the truth about themselves in this psychological thriller book.
A family is torn apart when the daughter is arrested for murder. The story is told from the perspective of the father, mother and the daughter. This is a page turning thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat until the end.
Recommended by John Grisham as one of the best new thriller books to read. The book tells the story of a Texas Ranger hunting for a missing boy, while also targeting the boy’s white supremacist family.
The master of legal thriller is back with another hit in his huge collection of books. The Guardians is about a lawyer that was shot dead in a small town in Florida. When police couldn’t find the killer, they framed a black man who was the lawyer’s client for the crime. After more than 20 years in prison, the man finally contacts Guardian Ministries, a small Innocence group, to fight his case.
Set in a small town in New Zealand, the story is about the mysterious disappearances of some women in the community. Resulting in lack of trust, gossip and backbiting, the community decides to move on from the past. Some years later, another woman goes missing without a trace. The secrets of the past come to light to collide with the present day mystery.
After serving a prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, WW II veteran Aloysius Archer is out and ready to start a new life. Unfortunately for him, he is thrown right into a murder case and risks going back to jail if he doesn’t apprehend the real killer.
When Homeland Security agent Kit Steel loses her husband and son in a terrorist attack, she is determined to keep the man responsible for it behind bars. However, the criminal has a lot of outside influence and is pulling his weight accordingly. This fast paced thriller is one of the best new books on international terrorism.
Detective Roy Grace is brought in to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, but nothing is adding up, and everything looks suspicious. That same week, a divorcee plunges to death in Munich, in disturbing circumstances. Meanwhile, a global network of scammers have been preying on innocent people and threatening to kill anyone who tries to expose them.
A war veteran working on patrol against poaching in a South African game reserve witnesses an explosion that almost takes the life of his colleague. He is determined to get to the bottom of the case and fish out those responsible.