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5 Thrilling Reads With Twists You’ll Never See Coming

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it’s the perfect season to curl up with a suspenseful, mystery read. From investigating a messy murder to solving a decade-old kidnapping, these 5 thrillers will leave you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end.

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1. The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

There’s been a murder at an abandoned construction site owned by a wealthy and powerful athlete. Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on the case only to discovery that the dead man is an ex-cop. Sara Linton, a new medical examiner and Will’s lover, realizes that the large amounts of blood at the scene don’t belong to the corpse but to a woman who’s vanished--and could be nearly dead herself. Evidence soon links Will’s disturbed past to the case and the consequences create havoc for everyone around him, including the suspect he’s pursuing. The Kept Woman takes readers into a dark and complex world where the protagonist’s interest in a murder case just might be the thing that destroys him.

2. Interference by Amélie Antoine

Gabriel and Chloé have a picture perfect life. But when Chloé, who’s always been athletic, suddenly drowns, Gabriel is left with nothing but a mystery. Devastated, he joins a bereavement group and is consoled by photographer Emma. As Gabriel tries to embrace a new life he can’t shake the feeling that Chloé is still there with him. Told from three different perspectives, Interference starts as a typical tragedy then turns into a full-fledged mystery with plot twists that will leave readers speechless and left wondering if they can even trust the ones they love.

3. The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

Zoe Maisey is seventeen, a musical prodigy and has a genius IQ. But life isn’t as perfect as it may seem. Three years ago, she was involved in a fatal incident that killed three people. Zoe served her time and has tried to move on. Her mother, Maria, is especially persistent that Zoe leaves the past behind. These days, they pretend it never happened and Maria is determined to keep it that way, especially around her new husband. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that her mom has been planning for months. But by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. Police, family and Zoe are trying to piece together how this could have happened. But Zoe knows all too well that the truth is seldom upfront and that the ones closest to you may be hiding the most.

4. The Trespasser by Tana French

Detective Antoinette Conway is finally on the Murder squad but it’s nothing like how she imagined. Her working life is now filled with unfulfilling cases and brutal pranks, but at least her partner Stephen seems happy she’s around. A new case emerges and it seems like just another lovers’ quarrel gone wrong. The victim, Aislinn Murray, is blond, pretty and perfectly dead in her immaculate living room. It’s a standard case--except Antoinette has seen this girl somewhere before. With the rest of the squad eager to arrest Aislinn’s boyfriend, Antoinette has a feeling that this case is more complicated than they ever imagined.

5. Home by Harlan Coben

Ten years ago two boys from wealthy families were kidnapped and held for ransom. Then the kidnappers fell silent and no trace of the boys ever surfaced. But today Myron Bolitar and his friend, Win, believe they have located one of the boys. Questions come forth: Where has he been? Who kidnapped him? And most significant: What happened to the other boy? Home delivers a suspenseful thriller that touches on family, friendship and what it means to come home.

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