The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May

Chris Schluep on May 10, 2018
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Summer is right around the bend, and we're getting our first bumper crop of exciting summer reads. Here are four fun ones. You can see the full list of the Best Mysteries & Thrillers here.


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Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel by Araminta Hall - This is a brutal thriller in the vein of Gone Girl. Mike has the perfect life. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job. He's dedicated himself to Verity, who taught him about love, and in turn earned his adoration and fealty. From there it gets weirder and darker. 

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Wicked River: A Novel by Jenny Milchman - Six-million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, the isolated backcountry honeymoon seemed ideal for starting their lives together, but as they begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, it soon becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. 

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Star of the North: A Novel by D. B. John - Star of the North opens in 1988, when a Korean-American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twenty-two years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her - including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime.

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The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll - Two sisters join the cast of a reality TV show, and when one of them ends up dead, we get a thriller that's both fast-paced and thought provoking. 

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