Here is my Top Ten list for the first half of this year in Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense. I gave most of these books 5 stars on Goodreads.
(Kate Burkholder series, #7)
Set in Amish country, this crime thriller series centers around Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder. Best read in order - start with Sworn to Silence.
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
Historical mystery/suspense takes place in Boston and alternates between 1830 and present day.
Psychological suspense at its finest. Besides being a writer, the author is a police intelligence analyst in Great Britain, and it shows. As far as the plot of the book goes: If he seems too good to be true ........
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Called a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith's classic novel Strangers on a Train (also a Hitchcock classic film), this twisted tale begins with two strangers sharing a drink in an airport lounge.
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
The Falkland Islands is a small community where everybody knows everybody. Over the course of a short period of time, three children go missing, and everyone becomes a suspect. It will keep you guessing until the very end!
Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day
Two old friends, one seemingly stuck forever in a dead end job in the same town she grew up in and the other appearing to have grabbed the golden ring. But appearances can be deceiving. And then murder happens.
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
A woman is on a mission to find her sister's real killer. A gripping legal police procedural.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
(Cormoran Strike series, #2)
J.K. Rowling writes this adult mystery series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Set in London, P.I. Cormoran Strike is faced with personal and professional obstacles as he sets out to solve crimes. Start with The Cuckoo's Calling. Career of Evil, the third in the series, is due out in October.
Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
Contemporary psychological thriller centered around the abusive household of three sisters, a pivotal event, and how each one is able to deal with the past to move on.
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
This contemporary thriller has the feel of one of my all-time favorite Hitchcock movies, Rear Window, but instead of binoculars to spy on people, one of the main characters uses a fictional computer program called Whirl360.com.
Hampton Park Library