Must-Read Thrillers for Summer

Looking for the perfect chilling thriller to cool off with this summer? We’ve got you covered with these 10 must-read thrillers that will leave you guessing until the very last page.

1. Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first taut novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box with a human eyeball in it, uncovers a series of ever more grisly killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases.

2. The It Girl by Ruth Ware

An unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

3. Watch Out for Her by Samantha M. Bailey

A tense psychological thriller about a mother who must keep watch at all times if she wants to keep her family safe.

4. Last One Alive by Amber Cowie

A team of researchers exploring the myth of a witch find their numbers mysteriously dwindling in this irresistible psychological thriller for fans of Ruth Ware, Shari Lapena, and Lucy Foley.

5. Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie

A “propulsive thriller about secret organizations, hidden agendas, and the lengths one woman will go to reclaim her life” (Laura Dave, author of Reese’s Book Club Pick The Last Thing He Told Me) from bestselling author Catherine McKenzie.

6. The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

A woman stops at nothing to find her husband’s murderer in Lisa Jewell’s new suspenseful psychological thriller.

7. The Darkness in the Light by Daniel Kalla

A psychiatrist’s patients are dying—are they suicides related to a new antidepressant, or is there something even more sinister going on in the northernmost town in the US?

8. The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

After the disappearance of a journalist investigating a string of vanishings, the resort town of Cutter’s Pass is once again thrust into the spotlight. Will its secrets finally be revealed?

9. The Heights by Louise Candlish

The author of the “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner” (The Guardian) Our House takes you on a haunting and nail-biting journey of tragedy and revenge.

10. Magpie by Elizabeth Day

For fans of The Last Mrs. Parrish comes a twisty psychological suspense about motherhood, obsession, and just how far some will go for the perfect family.