Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping journey into the world of suspense, intrigue, and the unknown. In this carefully curated book list, we’re thrilled to share our favorite recent thriller and mystery novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat. From gripping psychological thrillers to perplexing whodunits, these books are guaranteed to satisfy your craving for a heart-pounding, mind-bending reading experience. Get ready to embark on a roller-coaster ride of suspense and uncover captivating tales that will leave you guessing until the very last page.
Holly by Stephen King
Stephen King, now in his mid-70s, continues to craft exceptional novels, demonstrating his enduring talent. Despite any personal disagreements with his political views or COVID-related themes, King’s impact on the horror genre is indisputable. He has been creating captivating stories for over five decades, and his creative prowess remains undiminished.
All the Sinners Bleed by S. A. Cosby
“All the Sinners Bleed” is a gripping Southern crime thriller that delves into complex themes like family, trauma, and faith. Cosby’s writing is sharp, evoking deep emotions and creating a captivating narrative. The novel’s dark nature adds depth, and its protagonist, Titus Crown, stands out as a memorable character. While the book explores graphic horrors, Cosby’s storytelling skill shines through.
Central Park West by James Comey
James Comey’s debut novel, “Central Park West,” introduces Nora Carleton, a US Attorney entangled in a murder linked to a scandalous ex-governor. As tensions mount between the FBI, NYPD, and Manhattan DA, Comey’s procedural insights enrich the plot. Surprisingly, strong female characters take the lead in this male-authored thriller. Despite minor flaws, Comey’s suspenseful, realistic narrative impresses. The story’s realism, devoid of excessive political bias, emerges from Comey’s Justice Department expertise. Though writing occasionally leans towards cliché and verbosity, Comey’s storytelling captivates.