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The 72 Most Popular Mysteries and Thrillers

Here are 72 of the most popular mysteries and thrillers from the last three years - and they're available from your local Library! Borrow print items by placing them on hold or visiting a Library branch. Borrow eBooks by downloading the CloudLibrary app and logging in with your Coquitlam Public Library card and PIN.

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The book of cold cases : a novel / Simone St. James.
St. James, Simone, author.
Format: Book

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

Reckless girls : a novel / Rachel Hawkins.
Hawkins, Rachel, 1979- author.
Format: Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.

The Paris apartment : a novel / Lucy Foley.
Foley, Lucy (Novelist), author.
Format: Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide…

Every last fear : a novel / Alex Finlay.
Finlay, Alex, author.
Format: Book

“They found the bodies on a Tuesday.” So begins this twisty and breathtaking novel that traces the fate of the Pine family, a thriller that will both leave you on the edge of your seat and move you to tears.

A flicker in the dark : a novel / Stacy Willingham.
Willingham, Stacy, author.
Format: Book

In a debut novel that has already been optioned for a limited series by actress Emma Stone and sold to a dozen countries around the world, Stacy Willingham has created an unforgettable character in a spellbinding thriller that will appeal equally to fans of Gillian Flynn and Karin Slaughter.

The maid : a novel / Nita Prose.
Prose, Nita, author.
Format: Book

A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

The last story of Mina Lee : a novel / Nancy Jooyoun Kim.
Kim, Nancy Jooyoun, author.
Format: Book

Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls. It's a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother.

Searching for Sylvie Lee : a novel / Jean Kwok.
Kwok, Jean, author.
Format: Book

A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation

State of terror : a novel / Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author.
Format: Book

From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror.

Falling : a novel / T. J. Newman.
Newman, T. J., author.
Format: Book

You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die. The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane. Enjoy the flight.

The final girl support group : a novel / Grady Hendrix.
Hendrix, Grady, author.
Format: Book

A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.

Little secrets / Jennifer Hillier.
Hillier, Jennifer, author.
Format: Book

Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier's Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense.

The other black girl : a novel / Zakiya Dalila Harris.
Harris, Zakiya Dalila, author.
Format: Book

Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

A good marriage : a novel / Kimberly McCreight.
McCreight, Kimberly, author.
Format: Book

Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together.

The man who died twice / Richard Osman.
Osman, Richard, 1970- author.
Format: Book

Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?

We begin at the end / Chris Whitaker.
Whitaker, Chris, author.
Format: Book

There are two kinds of families: the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

We were never here : a novel / Andrea Bartz.
Bartz, Andrea, author.
Format: Large Print

An annual backpacking trip has deadly consequences in a chilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd.

Camino winds : a novel / John Grisham.
Grisham, John, author.
Format: Book

Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .

Run away : a novel / Harlan Coben.
Coben, Harlan, 1962- author.
Format: Book

You've lost your daughter.

Pretty things : a novel / Janelle Brown.
Brown, Janelle, author.
Format: Book

This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

Survive the night : a novel / Riley Sager.
Sager, Riley, author.
Format: Book

Charlie Jordan is being driven across the country by a serial killer. Maybe.

The plot : a novel / Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961- author.
Format: Book

Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his self-respect; he hasn't written--let alone published--anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn't need Jake's help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then... he hears the plot.

When no one is watching : a thriller / Alyssa Cole.
Cole, Alyssa, author.
Format: Book

The gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…

Blue moon / Lee Child.
Child, Lee, author.
Format: Book

“This is a random universe,” Reacher says. “Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.” This isn’t one of those times.

Blood orange / Harriet Tyce.
Tyce, Harriet, author.
Format: Book

An electrifying debut thriller for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal, Apple Tree Yard, and Gone Girl.

Whisper network : a novel / Chandler Baker.
Baker, Chandler, author.
Format: Book

"If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one of Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened."

The night she disappeared : a novel / Lisa Jewell.
Jewell, Lisa, author.
Format: Book

A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's remarkable new novel.

A slow fire burning / Paula Hawkins.
Hawkins, Paula, author.
Format: Book

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him.