40 New Mysteries & Thrillers To Read In 2024

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It’s time to dust off your sleuthing cap because 2024 is bringing you a whole slew of mysteries and thrillers. From heart-pounding mystery thrillers (End of Story by A.J. Finn and Murder Road by Simone St. James) to highly-anticipated novels from bestselling authors (The Fury by Alex Michaelides and The Next Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine) to chilling debuts (Not Dead Enough by Tyffany D. Neiheiser and The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by C.L. Miller), this curated list has something for everyone. 

January Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston

Release Date: January 2nd

First Lie Wins is a high-stakes thriller about Evie Porter, a girl who has it all. There’s just one problem: Evie Porter does not exist. 

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins 

Release Date: January 9th

In The Heiress, the mysterious life and legacy of late heiress Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore enshrouds the small town of Tavistock and sinks its claws into the heir who left it all behind.

Where You End by Abbott Kahler

Release Date: January 16th

In Abbott Kahler’s fiction debut, a rare form of amnesia sends the Bird twins down a dangerous path—one that leads to their past. 

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Release Date: January 16th

From the brilliant mind behind The Silent Patient comes an eerie new thriller about a group of famous friends that jet off to a private Greek island for Easter celebrations. However, things take a dark turn when a murder occurs at the end of the night, turning their idyllic retreat into a horrific nightmare.

Only If You’re Lucky by Stacy Willingham

Release Date: January 16th

From the bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark comes a gripping new psychological thriller about a reserved college freshman who accepts an invitation from her larger-than-life classmate to live off campus—a decision that will upend her life, ending with a shocking murder and a mysterious disappearance. 

Radiant Heart by Sarah-Jane Collins

Release Date: January 23rd

After narrowly escaping a devastating wildfire that destroys her hometown, Alison knows she is lucky to be alive. However, when she finds a dead woman in front of her house, clutching a piece of paper with her own name on it, her life is thrown into a tailspin. Who is this woman? Why was she looking for Alison? And what does this mean for her future?

Not Dead Enough by Tyffany D. Neiheiser

Release Date: January 23rd

In this riveting thriller from debut author Tyffany D. Neiheiser, a young girl survives a deadly car crash only to find herself stalked by her ex-boyfriend—her very dead ex. 

February Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

Release Date: February 6th

From the Edgar-winning Robert Jackson Bennett comes a charming detective mystery about Ana Dolabra, a brilliant investigator who teams up with Dinios Kol to crack an unsolvable case that all began with the mysterious and highly unusual circumstances surrounding the death of a high imperial officer. 

The Teacher by Freida McFadden

Release Date: February 6th

The Teacher is a chilling new thriller from Freida McFadden, brimming with twists and a desire for revenge.

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by C.L. Miller

Release Date: February 6th

In her captivating debut novel, Freya Lockwood, a former antique hunter, is thrust back into the dangerous world she vowed to leave behind when her estranged mentor dies under mysterious circumstances.

Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra

Release Date: February 6th

In this gripping thriller by Tracy Sierra, a mother is confronted with her worst nightmare when an intruder breaks into her home, endangering not only her life but also the lives of her children. As she desperately fights to protect her family, she is forced to confront her haunting past.

The Frame-Up by Gwenda Bond

Release Date: February 13th

Meet Dani Poissant, a gifted con artist with a touch of magic. After many years of estrangement, she’s forced to reconcile with her mother’s crew in order to pull off the heist of a lifetime. Get ready for a wild ride as Dani gathers her ragtag team for their most difficult job yet.

At the River by Kendra Elliot

Release Date: February 13th

In the latest addition to the Columbia River series, FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick and her husband, Police Chief Truman Daly, are back to take on one of their most challenging cases yet. As they delve into a decades-old mystery, they uncover long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy everything in their path.

When They Lie by Claire Coughlan

Release Date: February 20th

Set in the 1960s, this captivating tale follows a determined journalist as she unravels the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a renowned actress from two decades ago. But as she delves deeper, she uncovers more than she bargained for and is drawn into the underworld of illegal abortions.

End of Story by A.J. Finn

Release Date: February 20th

Get ready for an edge-of-your-seat ride with the latest thriller from the bestselling author of The Woman in the Window. This gripping tale follows a famous mystery writer as he enlists the help of detective fiction expert Nicky Hunter to chronicle his complex life story. But delving into the past uncovers shocking secrets that threaten to unravel everything.

Keep Your Friends Close by Leah Konen

Release Date: February 20th

Amid a custody battle, Mary crosses paths with the enigmatic Willa. The two bond over margaritas at a mothers’ night out, and Mary confides one of her deepest secrets to Willa. But just as suddenly as she appeared, Willa disappears.

Months later, as Mary settles into her new life in upstate New York, she comes face to face with Willa once again. However, this time she goes by a different name and has a whole new family…

The Guest by B.A. Paris

Release Date: February 20th

From the New York Times bestselling author of the popular psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors comes The Guest, a tale that follows a couple who returns home to an unexpected guest, sending them down a rocky path rife with secrets.

March Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

The Hunter by Tana French

Release Date: March 5th

In this captivating story of vengeance by acclaimed author Tana French, a blended family is pushed to their limit when the estranged father resurfaces to find hidden treasure with an English millionaire.

Murder Road by Simone St. James

Release Date: March 5th

Prepare to be spooked! Coldlake Falls has been gripped by a series of mysterious murders, all connected to a deserted stretch of road. And when a couple takes a fateful wrong turn, they stumble upon a lone hitchhiker. But what they discover is far more horrifying – the hitchhiker is the latest victim, and now they are thrust into the heart of this terrifying investigation.

One Last Breath by Ginny Myers Sain

Release Date: March 5th

One Last Breath is a spine-tingling supernatural thriller about a small Floridian town shrouded in a decades-old mystery. When two girls embark on a summer romance, they decide to unravel the truth behind the unsolved murder of best friends Bailey and Celeste, which has haunted the town for twenty years. 

Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera

Release Date: March 5th

When Lucy is found drenched in her best friend Savvy’s blood, the townsfolk condemn her as the killer. Despite her best efforts to move on years later, her past resurfaces when a wildly popular true-crime podcast, “Listen for the Lie,” decides to delve into the unsolved murder of Savvy for their second season. Now, Lucy must confront her past and return to the very place she swore never again to set foot in if she wants to uncover the truth behind her friend’s tragic demise.

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

Release Date: March 5th

Living in NYC is expensive. For Rosie and Chad Lowan, it’s an ongoing challenge. But when Chad inherits a luxurious apartment at the renowned Windermere from his late uncle, it seems like their luck may finally be changing. Little do they know, the Windermere holds a dark past and deadly secrets that threaten their very survival. What seemed like a chance at a fresh start may turn out to be a descent into a nightmare.

The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White 

Release Date: March 5th

Get ready for a heart-pounding, page-turning new thriller from Loreth Anne White, the mastermind behind the bestselling novel The Maid’s Diary. In this highly-anticipated novel, a long-forgotten cold case resurfaces when human remains are unearthed, unleashing a whirlwind of trouble for a tight-knit group of friends. 

The Best Way to Bury A Man by Alexia Casale

Release Date: March 19th

Experience the ultimate tale of revenge and triumph in The Best Way to Bury A Man. Follow four women as they band together to take down their nightmarish husbands, burying their past and embracing a darkly comedic journey towards a new life. 

Day One by Abigail Dean 

Release Date: March 26th

A gunman’s actions have forever changed the quaint Lake District town in England, and the community is left with countless unanswered questions. All eyes are on the Day One assembly. But what truly happened? 

How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin

Release Date: March 26th

Are you a fan of captivating mysteries like Knives Out? Then this thrilling tale is just for you! Follow along as a woman desperately tries to escape her predestined murder, only to find that fate has other plans 60 years later. Now, it’s up to her great-niece to uncover the truth and catch the killer. Don’t miss out on this exciting read for all mystery lovers.

April Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson 

Release Date: April 2nd

From the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder comes a new true crime mystery thriller about a girl determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.

She’s Not Sorry by Mary Kubica

Release Date: April 2nd

An ICU nurse slowly uncovers the chilling past of her patient and unwittingly puts her life and her daughter’s on the chopping block in this tense thriller by the bestselling author of Local Woman Missing.

Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda

Release Date: April 9th

Meet Hazel Sharp, the daughter of Mirror Lake’s beloved detective. When she inherits her childhood home, in the very town where her mother mysteriously vanished, she is swept back into her past as evidence reappears, sending her on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.  

While We Were Burning by Sara Koffi

Release Date: April 16th

While We Were Burning weaves together the stories of two women in the aftermath of tragedy. One woman seeks solace from her friend’s death and the other searches for answers on why the police killed her young Black son. Described as a blend of Parasite meets Such a Fun Age, this riveting mystery thriller debut is a 2024 must-read.

You Know What You Did by K.T. Nguyen

Release Date: April 16th

In this harrowing debut thriller from K.T. Nguyen, a first-generation Vietnamese-American artist finds herself spiraling into her obsessive-compulsive disorder after her mother’s demise. As she delves deeper into her compulsions, her grip on reality slips, and she finds herself at the center of a murder investigation after waking up next to a lifeless body.

Missing White Woman by Kellye Garrett

Release Date: April 30th

Experience a thrilling and unexpected twist on a romantic getaway in the heart of NYC. As the sun rises on their final day, Bree is shocked to find her boyfriend, Ty, missing and a dead body in the foyer. The victim? None other than the missing woman who has captured the attention of the world: Janelle Beckett. Bree is suddenly thrust into the center of a high-profile investigation and the chaotic world of media frenzy. In a desperate search for answers, she turns to the one person she can rely on: her ex-best friend.

May Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

Perfect Little Monsters by Cindy R.X. He

Release Date: May 7th

In this riveting whodunit, the beloved queen bee of Sierton High School meets her demise, leaving behind a tangled web of potential suspects with their own hidden agendas. But when the new girl finds herself at the center of the investigation, she must use her wits to prove her innocence and unveil the true identity of the killer. 

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

Release Date: May 21st

Save the world by solving a murder? It sounds far-fetched, but that’s exactly what the bestselling author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle presents in this mind-bending murder mystery.

If Something Happens to Me by Alex Finlay

Release Date: May 28th

Five years ago, Ryan Richardson lived through a nightmarish ordeal, starting with a terrifying attack on himself and his girlfriend Ali. The nightmare only deepened when she vanished without a trace. Despite his best efforts to move on, the discovery of Ali’s submerged car in his hometown brings the unsolved case rushing back to Ryan’s doorstep. 

June Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

Two Sides to Every Murder by Danielle Valentine 

Release Date: June 4th

Discover the chilling secrets of Camp Lost Lake in this gripping thriller from the author of How to Survive Your Murder. Two determined teens return to the infamous site of a long-ago murder, desperate for answers about their pasts. But as they delve deeper into the mystery, they find themselves facing a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

The Next Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine 

Release Date: June 18th

Daphne and Amber Parrish, the deceitful and highly entertaining characters from The Last Mrs. Parrish, make a comeback in the highly-anticipated sequel to the best-selling Reese’s Book Club pick.

Middle of the Night by Riley Sager 

Release Date: June 18th

Enter the twisted world of Riley Sager’s newest thriller, where a man must confront the haunting disappearance of his childhood best friend after three long decades. But in the seemingly idyllic neighborhood they grew up in, sinister secrets lurk just below the surface. 

July Mystery & Thriller Releases 2024

Ladykiller by Katherine Wood

Release Date: July 9th

Two close friends, united by tragedy, face an ultimate challenge when one suddenly vanishes. With only a provocative manuscript as their guide, the other friend navigates through a web of secrets and scandal to uncover the truth and bring her friend home. 

Look in the Mirror by Catherine Steadman

Release Date: July 30th

After her father’s passing, Nina discovers she has inherited a breathtaking vacation home in a sun-kissed tropical haven. But as she settles into her new role as owner, she quickly realizes that not all family legacies are worthwhile.