Friday, December 29, 2017

Best of 2017 in Mysteries and Thrillers!

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?

30 comments:

  1. I have One of Us is Lying and need to make time time to get to it. The others are new to me but I need to check them out!

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    1. I hope you love that one and some of the others if you decide to give them a try as well. :D

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  2. This is definitely one of my favorite genres too Kindlemom and quite a few thrillers made my best list as well, none of these so now I have a few more on my leaning tower of tbrs ;-) Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well Debbie, hope we all have a fabulous 2018 book year! :D

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  3. I really like the mystery/thriller genre but I've become too picky with it. Everything that I seem to pick up is claimed to be the next "Gone Girl" or whatever bestseller, but I hope to read some books in this genre next year.

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    1. Funny enough I haven't read that one LOL. I am picking about the genre as well though so I completely understand.

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  4. I love the Casey Duncan series, too! Glad to hear book three is just as good as the first two! I've never heard of Never Apart, but I'm very curious now. I might have to read that one. I agree, One of Us is Lying was really good! :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you love it too, it really is fantastic and I do hope you check out Never Apart, it really was so good! Have a happy New Year!

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  5. I love thrillers so much! I can’t believe I haven’t read any of these though. 😬

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  6. I love the Armstrong series and can't wait for book three!!! And One Of Us Is Lying was one of my favorites this year. :)

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    1. You are going to love book three I bet. ;)

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  7. I really like Thrillers, I don't read nearly enough of those.

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    1. I really do too Mary and I agree, I don't read enough, which was why I decided to read so many this year. I will definitely be reading more next year too. :D

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  8. I have Into the Light on audio and recently picked up the second book on sale but have yet to start them. Sounds like I need to. The others look interesting as well-especially the historical one.

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    1. I think you will love them, they are pretty intense!

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  9. I need to read more thrillers. One of us is lying here really intrigues me.

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  10. Ihave this Armstrong series to try! I'm curious!

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  11. I love the Casey Duncan series. Have you tried her Nadia Stafford series? I loved it too. The Light was AMAZING. I would love it if she would write another book or two in this world. Maybe at one of the other locations. I haven't tried the others, but I will have to check them out.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I haven't, I'll look it up because I bet I would love it too Melanie. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

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  12. Oh Armstrong. I need to get caught up with hers. It's been like 5 years now. Oh dear. That's awesome to hear they've all been good in the series so far.

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    1. So far I've loved all her books and series I've tried in her adult line. I've loved some of her YA stuff too but not as much as her other. ;)

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  13. I agree with One of Us is Lying, that was a nice little surprise of a book. And I need to make time for Alone soon.

    Happy New Year, Ali! Hope you have an amazing 2018!

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  14. I totally loved One of Us is Lying. I need to check out a few more of your thrillers.

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    1. It really was good, I was pretty impressed by it. I will definitely check out anything else the author writes.

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  15. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t read any mysteries for a while but would like to dive into this year. Need to check these out. 😁❤️👍🏻

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