Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Best of 2016: Mystery & Suspense

As the year comes to a close, library staff members and volunteers reflect on the best books they've read in 2016. Here are their suggestions for the best books in mystery and suspense for adults:

No Time for Goodbye
by Linwood Barclay
Also available as CD Audiobook and eBook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


Playing with Fire
by Tess Gerritsen
Also available as eBook and CD Audiobook
Recommended by Diane Roberts, Information Specialist, Cumming Library




The Good Goodbye
by Carla Buckley
Also available as CD Audiobook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


The Lake House
by Kate Morton
Also available as eBook, Large Type, and CD Audiobook





Redemption Road
by John Hart
Also available as eAudiobook, eBook, Large Type, and CD Audiobook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


A Game for All the Family
by Sophie Hannah
Also available as eBook and CD Audiobook
Recommended by Alicia Cavitt, Information Specialist, Sharon Forks Library




Redemption Road
by John Hart
Also available as eAudiobook, eBook, Large Type, and CD Audiobook
Recommended by Kim Tomblin, Collection Development Librarian and Sarah Reynolds, Collection Development Manager



A Murder in Time
by Julie McElwain
Also available as an eBook
Recommended by Kim Tomblin, Collection Development Librarian




The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
Also available in Large Type and as eBook, CD Audiobook, and eAudiobook
Recommended by Trina Schlecht, Library Trainer
Trina says: "The Woman in Cabin 10 is a suspenseful mystery set on a cruise ship sailing the North Sea. Lo Blacklock, a travel journalist, encounters a woman in what is supposed to be an empty cabin on the small ship. Everyone on the ship is accounted for yet Lo is certain that she met someone in cabin 10. Was there really someone in the cabin or is Lo's mind playing tricks on her?"

I Let You Go
by Clare Mackintosh
Also available as eBook and CD Audiobook
Recommended by Amy Weiler, Information Specialist, Sharon Forks Library
Amy says: "This is a psychological suspense novel with a midway twist that surprised me as much as the twist in Gone Girl."


The Darkest Secret
by Alex Marwood
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.



The God's Eye View
by Barry Eisler
Also available as CD Audiobook
Recommended by Lola Nichols, Information Specialist, Sharon Forks Library




All the Missing Girls
by Megan Miranda
Also available in Large Type, eBook, and eAudiobook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


Arrowood
by Laura McHugh
Also available as CD Audiobook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


Confessions
by Kanae Minato
Also available as an eBook
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


Don't You Cry
by Mary Kubica
Also available as eAudiobook, CD Audiobook, and Large Type
Recommended by Beth, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library
More of Beth's recommendations can be found throughout the year on our Thrillers & Suspense bookshelf on Goodreads.com.


Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley
Also available as eBook and eAudiobook
Recommended by Martha, Materials Selector, Library Headquarters




What She Knew
by Gilly Mcamillan
Also available as CD Audiobook and eBook
Recommended by Melissa Reed, Information Specialist, Post Road Library


The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Also available as eAudiobook, Large Type, CD Audiobook, and eBook
Recommended by Jessica Phillips, Collection Support Aide, Cumming Library
Jessica says: "The Girl on the Train, now a major motion picture, was an absolute page-turner! I stayed up all night reading it because I just had to see what was going to happen next. It was a well-written mystery full of suspense and twists and turns."

The Ex
by Alafair Burke
Also available as eAudiobook, eBook, CD Audiobook, and Large Type
Recommended by Melissa Reed, Information Specialist, Post Road Library




Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
by Sophie Hannah
Also available as CD Audiobook
Recommended by Amy Whitten, Information Specialist, Hampton Park Library


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