Sometimes you get in the mood for a little suspense , and there's no better way to scratch that itch than with a killer book—literally. Thrillers and mysteries never fail to get your heart pumping, making you turn the page at warp speed while also delivering an oddly satisfying uneasiness about what's to come. Naturally, these gripping domestic and psychological thrillers make for excellent beach reads or poolside companions. To add a bit of excitement to your bookshelf, we found some of the best thriller books out there. And you might recognize one in particular that has been adapted into a Netflix show: You, which streamed its second season in December and stars Penn Badgley as bookish murderer Joe Goldberg. If you want to read the novel that started it all, check out Carolyn Kepnes's tale below—plus more of the best thriller books of all time.
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Two of my favourite kinds of books are young adult and mystery. So obviously when the two are combined, you have my attention. But, just like the adult mystery genre, young adult mysteries are varied and diverse. Like procedurals, spy mysteries, super sleuths? Looking for a great read? Here are 50 must-read young adult mysteries!
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If you were a regular Harriet the Spy as a kid, dust off your trusty notebook, polish up the old magnifying glass, and get back in the game with the best mystery books for adults. We've found you a solid selection of classics, a few you may have seen on the big screen , as well as a few newer books. Whether you tend toward the Stephen King-esque thriller novel side of the shelf, or prefer your crime books with a little girl power , there's bound to be something on this list to tip off your inner investigator.