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Your 20 Favorite Edge-Of-Your-Seat Mysteries!

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

This Riot Recommendation with your favorite edge-of-your-seat mysteries is sponsored by Bookclubbish.

2019 has some truly spine-tingling suspense novels to sink your teeth into. Everything from exciting debut authors to new releases from best-selling authors, these suspense titles will take readers to some new, unexpected places and hit readers with more twists and turns than you’ll ever see coming!






Strap yourselves in and let’s go for a ride! We love mysteries that are filled with twists and turns, and are page-turners that keep us up way past our bedtime. That’s why we asked for your favorite edge-of-your-seat mysteries. And you delivered! Here are 20 of your favorite edge-of-your-seat mysteries—and we don’t know about you, but we’re not going to be getting much sleep for  awhile.

No Exit by Taylor Adams

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Cormoran Strike series by J.K. Rowling

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Kill the Next One by Federico Axat

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

LoveMurder by Saul Black

When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon

The Dry by Jane Harper

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker