I had forgotten how much I love this genre until I really started reading it again. I've always read it and loved it but it wasn't until I made it a priority again that I completely remembered that it is one of my most favorites and for good reason.
Who doesn't like to be on edge guessing who done it and feeling like you have to look over your shoulder at any time because what if the bad guys have some how found you too and know you are reading their story and might out them at any moment?
I read so many great ones this year, it was hard to narrow my list down to just a few but here they are in no particular order, those books that shocked me, kept me turning the pages and most of all, kept me guessing.
I did not expect to fall in love with this series but come on, it's an Armstrong book, I should have known I would love it and love it I do in all it's weird backward glory. So addicting and the good news is that book three that comes out early next year, is just as fabulous as the first two.
I loved Bernard's debut series and it was no surprise that her stand alone was just as good. I seriously had a hard time putting this one down, so good and unexpected. I did guess (in a way) what was going on but it was okay because I didn't guess it all and it was still so stinking good, I loved it.
This one is actually the first book in the duology but you need to read them both in order for it to make sense, either way, this series is crazy good and just plain crazy in general. I don't even want to go into details because it would give too much away but, read it, you won't regret it.
This is one of the few YA mysteries that actually held my attention right up until the end. Usually I figure everything out way too early and then the book just isn't fun for me anymore. And while I did figure things out way early in the story, it was still an engaging read and I devoured it. I had to know if I was right about everything and that says a lot to be honest about the author's writing ability.
This book. I don't even know what to say about it other than it is a take on a King classic and if you are a fan, you need to read it.
Another hit in the genre and while this one could also be classified as historical, takes place during WWII, it is deep in mystery and with a slight paranormal twist, makes it almost irresistible.
And there you have it, my most favorite mysteries and thrillers of 2017. See any on your list as well? Any recommendations?