Best Mystery & Thriller Books for 2024 (New & Anticipated)

2024 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon

2024 is looking to be a good year for mystery and thriller new releases titles. I’m definitely someone who gets in the mood for a good mystery-thriller from time-to-time. It can be a little hit-or-miss as a genre sometimes, but coming across a really good thriller is such a delight.

This is a list of the best New and Anticipated 2024 Mystery & Thriller New Release Books, based on early reviews and buzz and what I’ve read. I’ll be updating this list as new titles are released or announced, as I read more of these books, etc. — so check back later for more!

The Heiress
Rachel Hawkins

What It's About: When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge mountains...

Publication Date: January 9, 2024
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First Lie Wins
Ashley Elston

What It's About: Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr...

Publication Date: January 2, 2024
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The Teacher
Freida McFadden

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author Freida McFadden comes a chilling story of twisted secrets and long-awaited revenge.

Lesson #1: Trust no one.

Eve has a good life. She wakes up each day, kisses her husband Nate, and heads off to teach math at the local high school. All is as it should be...

Publication Date: February 6, 2024
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The Hunter
Tana French

What It's About: It’s a blazing summer when two men arrive in a small village in the West of Ireland. One of them is coming home. Both of them are coming to get rich. One of them is coming to die.

Cal Hooper took early retirement from Chicago PD and moved to rural Ireland looking for peace. He’s found it, more or less: he’s built a relationship with a local woman, Lena, and he’s gradually turning Trey Reddy from a half-feral teenager into a good kid going good places...

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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Listen for the Lie
Amy Tintera

What It's About: What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable...

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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Murder Road
Simone St. James

What It's About: A young couple find themselves haunted by a string of gruesome murders committed along an old deserted road in this terrifying new novel.

July 1995. April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn. They’re looking for the small resort town where they plan to spend their honeymoon. When they spot what appears to be a lone hitchhiker along the deserted road, they stop to help...

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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Bye, Baby
Carola Lovering

What It's About: A missing baby. A fraught friendship. A secret that can never be told.

On a brisk fall night in a New York apartment, 35-year-old Billie West hears terrified screams. It's her lifelong best friend Cassie Barnwell, one floor above, and she's just realized her infant daughter has gone missing...

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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Daughter of Mine
Megan Miranda

What It's About: The new thrilling novel from Megan Miranda, the instant New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Last to Vanish, and The Only Survivors.

When Hazel Sharp, daughter of Mirror Lake’s longtime local detective, unexpectedly inherits her childhood home, she’s warily drawn back to the town—and people—she left behind almost a decade earlier...

Publication Date: April 9, 2024
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Darling Girls
Sally Hepworth

What It's About: SISTERS, SECRETS, LOVE, AND MURDER... Sally Hepworth’s new novel has it all.

For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. As young girls they were rescued from family tragedies and raised by a loving foster mother, Miss Fairchild, on an idyllic farming estate and given an elusive second chance at a happy family life...

Publication Date: April 23, 2024
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The New Couple in 5B
Lisa Unger

What It's About: A couple inherits an apartment with a spine-tingling past in this binge-worthy thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six.

Rosie and Chad Lowan are barely making ends meet in New York City when they receive life-changing news: Chad’s late uncle has left them his luxury apartment at the historic Windermere in glamorous Murray Hill...

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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She's Not Sorry
Mary Kubica

What It's About: An ICU nurse accidentally uncovers a patient’s frightening past in this chilling thriller.

Meghan Michaels is trying to find balance between being a single mom to a teenage daughter and working as a full time nurse. While on duty at the hospital one day, a patient named Caitlin arrives in a coma with a traumatic brain injury, having jumped from a bridge and plunging over twenty feet to the train tracks below...

Publication Date: April 2, 2024
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The Last Murder at the End of the World
Stuart Turton

What It's About: From the bestselling author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Devil and the Dark Water comes an inventive, high-concept murder mystery: an ingenious puzzle, an extraordinary backdrop, and an audacious solution.

Solve the murder to save what's left of the world.

Outside the island there is nothing: the world was destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched...

Publication Date: March 28, 2024
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If Something Happens to Me
Alex Finlay

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Publication Date: May 28, 2024

One Perfect Couple
Ruth Ware

What It's About: Harkening to Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, this high-tension and ingenious thriller follows five couples trapped on a storm-swept island as a killer stalks among them—from Ruth Ware, the New York Times bestselling author who “is turning out to be as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime” (The Washington Post)...

Publication Date: May 21, 2024
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The Midnight Feast
Lucy Foley

What It's About: Secrets. Lies. Murder. Let the festivities begin...

"Sharp, stylish and stunning...Foley's best yet." -- Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End

"Everything you want in a thriller." -- Harper's Bazaar

"Agatha Christie for the Instagram age...

Publication Date: June 18, 2024
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Middle of the Night
Riley Sager

What It's About: In the latest jaw-dropping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager, a man must contend with the long-ago disappearance of his childhood best friend—and the dark secrets lurking just beyond the safe confines of his picture-perfect neighborhood.

The worst thing to ever happen on Hemlock Circle occurred in Ethan Marsh’s backyard...

Publication Date: June 18, 2024
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The Next Mrs. Parrish
Liv Constantine

What It's About: Daphne and Amber Parrish are thrust back into each other’s lives upon the resurgence of a long-forgotten threat, forcing a vicious game of cat and mouse where everything is on the line, in this thrilling sequel to the million-copy-bestselling Reese’s Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish.

Amber Patterson Parrish has come a long way from being an invisible wallflower...

Publication Date: June 18, 2024
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Like Mother, Like Daughter
Kimberly McCreight

What It's About: From the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia: A daughter races to uncover her mother's secret life in the wake of her disappearance in this "breathless, shocking thriller."—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author

When Cleo, a student at NYU, arrives late for dinner at her childhood home in Brooklyn, she finds food burning in the oven and no sign of her mother, Kat...

Publication Date: July 9, 2024
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House of Glass
Sarah Pekkanen

What It's About: On the outside they were the golden family with the perfect life. On the inside they built the perfect lie.

A young nanny who plunged to her death, or was she pushed? A nine-year-old girl who collects sharp objects and refuses to speak. A lawyer whose job it is to uncover who in the family is a victim and who is a murderer...

Publication Date: August 6, 2024
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2024 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon

2024 best mystery and thriller books most anticipated new release upcoming coming soon

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