The lie we’ve all told ourselves: “I’ll just read one more chapter.” But the next thing you know, you’ve finished an entire novel in one sitting! What better way to spend an evening than with a gripping page-turner? We guarantee these books will keep you up way past your bedtime.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
“You’ll gulp Dark Matter down in one afternoon, or more likely one night… Alternate-universe science fiction [and] a countdown thriller in which the hero must accomplish an impossible task to save his family. There’s always another door to open, and another page to turn.” – The New York Times Book Review
The Thirst by Jo Nesbø
In this electrifying new thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder. The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue—fragments of rust and paint in her wounds—leaves the investigating team baffled. Two days later, there’s a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene.
“Exceptional . . . Nesbø depicts a heartbreakingly conflicted Harry, who both wants to forget the horrors he’s trying to prevent and knows he has to remember them in all their grim detail.” —Publishers Weekly
Into the Water by Paula Hakwins
The author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with an addictive new novel of psychological suspense.
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
“Addicting… this novel has a little something for anyone looking for their next binge-read.” —Marie Claire
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can’t account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart.
“Smart, twisty and compulsive. Suspense and suspicion accumulate relentlessly, toying with your expectations and your emotions right up until the packs-a-punch ending. Don’t miss it, and don’t expect to be able to put it down.” —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Girl
The Girl Before by JP Delaney
In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes An enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard.
“Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I’ve read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed!”—Lisa Gardner
Shadow Man by Alan Drew
What Dennis Lehane does for Boston, Alan Drew does for Southern California in this novel of psychological suspense about an idyllic community rocked by a serial killer—and a dark secret. With fine, eerie, chilling prose, Drew weaves richly imagined characters into the first of several thrilling novels of suspense.
“Shadow Man is smart, chilling, and impossible to put down.”—William Landay, author of Defending Jacob
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
The author of the New York Times bestseller I Let You Go propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller. During her commute home one night, Zoe Walker sees her own face staring back at her from a classified ad, along with a phone number and a listing for a website called findtheone.com.
“A well-crafted blend of calculated malevolence, cunning plot twists, and redemption that will appeal to fans of Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, and Ruth Ware.”—Booklist, starred review
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Andy believes in his son Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.
“Stunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.”—The Huffington Post
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
“[A] thoroughbred thriller about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships. Gone Girl begins as a whodunit, but by the end it will have you wondering whether there’s any such thing as a who at all.” —Lev Grossman, Time
Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them . . .
“An almost unbearably tense nail-biter of a novel. Cancel all your plans and settle in for the ride.”—Ruth Ware, New York Times Bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
“No book on this summer’s reading list will have readers immobilized in their hammocks more than E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars….. This book has that surprise quality–like Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity–that makes readers scramble back through hungrily devoured chapters and wonder in admiration: Could I have seen this coming? Did I miss any clues?”–Newsday
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
Elka barely remembers a time before she knew Trapper. But the man Elka thought she knew has been harboring a terrible secret. He’s a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she may be his next victim. The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity.
“A white-knuckle trip through a gritty, frightening, and all-too-plausible post-apocalypse. You won’t know whether to root for or be afraid of heroine Elka, and you won’t be able to put the book down.”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why?
“Mary Torjussen spins a clever, fast-paced tale with a twist so sharp it will give readers whiplash.”—Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Bitter Season