Thrilling New Crime and Thriller Novels

This is the perfect week to read some books that are full of suspense. I love a good page turner and with these titles, you’ll want to keep reading until you reach the end.

  1. The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James

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The Sundown Motel is a novel about a motel in Fell, New York. Like most, it has people from out of town that are just passing through. However, something is a bit off about this motel. The town locals are trying to keep the secrets hidden but Viv Delaney, the night clerk, is ready to uncover what’s hidden, just as her aunt tried to do thirty-five years ago. So now, more than ever, Viv is determined to find out what secrets lie within the motel.

2. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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You Are Not Alone follows the story of Shay Miller, a woman who wants her life to be more exciting. She wants a job that excites her, to fall in love, and to be more outgoing. However, it’s hard to do any of that when her life is so isolating. Then she meets the Moore sisters, who are everything Shay wants to be. They always get what they want, they have a great group of friends, and their life is glamorous. What’s not to love? But what Shay doesn’t know is, as much as she wants their life, they want hers as well.


3. The Other Mrs. By Mary Kubica

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The Other Mrs is about a family that moves into a small town in Maine from Chicago. Unfortunately, when they move in they find their new neighbor, Morgan Baines, dead in her home. Sadie, the wife and mother of the new family, is shaken up by the murder. It doesn’t help that, being the new family in town, all eyes fall on them. Sadie dives into the mystery and begins to uncover the truth about what happened to Morgan the night she died. Sadie has to tread lightly though, because the more truth she discovers, the more she might have to lose.

4. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

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Saint X follows Claire, who was just seven years old when her older sister Alison was found dead during their family vacation on the Caribbean Island of Saint X. Now, Claire, is working in New York and just so happens to run into Clive Richardson, one of the men that was arrested and then released for the murder of her sister. This sends Claire on a mission to find out the real truth as to what happened to Alison. There was barely any evidence and the timelines didn’t match up, so the murder has been unsolved for years, and now Claire has the chance to find out who her sister really was. Claire begins to shadow Clive and an attachment forms between the two, as they are both connected by what happened to Alison.

5. Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald

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Behind Every Lie follows Eva, who wakes up in the hospital after being struck by lightning. When she wakes up, she learns that her mother is dead, and Eva was just down the street from her, unconscious. Now, Eva is a person of interest in her mothers murder, but she can’t remember what happened. Eva has to work hard to clear her name, so she goes to London, where her mom used to live, and uncovers secrets that someone doesn’t want her to know. As she begins to learn about her mother, Eva starts to have some violent memories, and now she is unsure if she can trust anyone, including herself.


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