This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Underground Airlines by Ben Winters.
In a present-day America where slavery still exists, a gifted young man called Victor has struck a bargain with law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the U.S. Marshals Service. On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right—with his case file, with his work, and with the country itself. But nothing will prepare him for the unspeakable truth. Read Underground Airlines, a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we may want to believe.
We asked you to share your favorite crime thrillers, and you answered. Dig into these delicious Riot reader recs.
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
The Cartel by Don Winslow
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Into the Woods by Tana French
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Little Face by Sophie Hannah
Money Shot by Christa Faust
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Poet by Michael Connelly
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell