In a year full of blockbuster releases, these were the crème de la crème—the mysteries, suspense, and thrillers that kept your heart pumping and your pages turning.

 

 

City of the Lost (Series) by Kelley Armstrong

In City of the Lost, a eBook in six parts, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers us to Rockton, a secret little town in the far north where the hunted go to hide. And where a hunter has now come to play. The serial format may seem like a blast from the past, but the story is modern, thrilling and sleek.

 

The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins

Three women, three men, connected through marriage or infidelity. Each is to blame for something. But only one is a killer in this nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession. With more than five million books sold in 2015, The Girl On the Train just might be the runaway hit of the year.

 

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is a master of building suspense. You won’t want to miss this newest Harry Bosch tale, in which the retired LAPD detective crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to prove his client has been set up.

 

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

 

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Louise Penny returns to Three Pines with another powerful tale of a missing boy who may not have been—as villagers originally thought—crying wolf. A page turner with no shortage of fantastic twists and exhilarating prose.