15 Gripping Summer 2024 Thriller Novels & Mysteries

Say hello to hot thriller summer! This summer is jam-packed with exciting mystery and thriller releases, from action-packed psychological thrillers to emotionally-charged mysteries. Below, I’m sharing some of the most-anticipated new summer 2024 thrillers and mystery books!

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Exciting Summer 2024 Thrillers & Mysteries

If you’re a thriller reader, you’ve likely heard of bestselling authors like Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, and Lucy Foley. Guess what: they all have new novels coming this summer!

I’m also especially excited for new mystery novels from Chris Whitaker (author of We Begin at the End, which I loved!) and Liz Moore (author of Long Bright River).

There are lots more new thriller releases you won’t want to miss, so be sure to have your TBR list handy while perusing this list! 🙂

Looking for more mystery and thriller recommendations? Check out these page-turning mysteries perfect for book clubs and these exciting 2024 thriller books.

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

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Five couples arrive on an island to participate in a game show, but become trapped when a storm sweeps in and cuts off all communication. Little do they know, a killer is among them.

This new thriller from bestseller Ruth Ware is inspired by an Agatha Christie classic!

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

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

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Stuart Turton – author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (which I loved!) – has a new novel coming out in 2024!

It’s set on an idyllic island – the last piece of land that exists after a terrible fog wiped out the rest of the world.

A small group of islanders and scientists co-exist peacefully on the island, until one of the scientists is found dead.

The death has caused the island’s security system to turn off, and the fog begins to creep in. If the murder isn’t solved quickly, everyone on the island will be overtaken by the fog.

(Here are all of Stuart Turton’s books in order.)

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

Middle of the Night by Riley Sager

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If you love Riley Sager’s books as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to hear he’s releasing another new novel this year!

Years ago, when Ethan Marsh was a kid, his best friend Billy disappeared from his backyard and was never seen again.

Thirty years later, Ethan has returned to his childhood home in the same neighborhood. As he struggles with insomnia, he’s plagued by strange occurrences during the night: someone roaming the neighborhood, and signs that remind Ethan of Billy.

Ethan decides to dig deeper into what really happened all those years ago, reconnecting with neighbors and old friends. But what he discovers makes him question how safe his idyllic neighborhood really is.

Publication date: June 18th, 2024 (U.S.)

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley

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If you love locked-room mysteries, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this one!

A group of guests gather at The Manor – steeped in luxury and surrounded by an ancient forest – for a weekend of healing. But dark secrets swirl, and soon, a body is found.

Publication date: June 18th, 2024

All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whitaker

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I loved Chris Whitaker’s novel We Begin At The End, and I’ve heard exciting early praise about his newest upcoming book! It’s a blend of crime thriller and love story, with a twist.

It’s set during 1975 in a small town in Missouri where girls have been going missing. A young, one-eyed boy named Patch saves a girl from a wealthy family from being abducted. But his act of heroism is intertwined with heartache.

Publication date: June 25th, 2024

The God of the Woods by Liz Moore

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The bestselling author of Long Bright River is back with a new multi-layered family drama/mystery novel.

When a girl goes missing at summer camp in 1975, tensions flare between the rich family that owns the camp and the blue collar community that serves them.

Even stranger, this isn’t the first time one of the family’s children has gone missing – the girl’s older brother disappeared sixteen years ago.

Is it a pattern, or mere coincidence? And who’s to blame?

Release date: July 2nd, 2024

Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder by Kerryn Mayne

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If you love books with quirky characters, read this! It’s about a reclusive woman named Lenny Marks who sticks to a very particular schedule, and rarely leaves the house aside from work.

But when something from her past resurfaces, she’s forced to join the community around her and meet new people. Will she finally reclaim her life, or will her past catch up with her first?

Publication date: July 9th, 2024 (in the U.S.)

Our Kind of Game by Johanna Copeland

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This dual-timeline thriller that touches on the effects of violence and psychological trauma.

It follows two women – one in 1987 and one in 2019 – who are somehow linked. Both have secrets in their pasts that they must keep hidden.

Ladykiller by Katherine Wood

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A woman searches for her best friend – an heiress who’s gone missing from her estate in Greece – after receiving threatening messages.

The heiress left behind a manuscript that sheds a shocking light on her recent marriage, but the manuscript ends suddenly, leaving the friend desperate for answers.

The Best Lies by David Ellis

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This twisty thriller follows Leo Balanoff, a justice-seeking attorney (and pathological liar) who appears to be framed for the killing of a dangerous drug lord.

In order to prove his innocence, he is forced to work alongside the FBI – including his ex, Andi – in order to figure out why his prints were on the murder weapon.

Like Mother, Like Daughter by Kimberly McCreight

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An NYU student named Cleo returns to her childhood home, only to find her mother Kat has gone missing – and she’s left a bloody shoe behind. As far as Cleo knows, her mother has lived a safe, comfortable life as a corporate lawyer.

It turns out Kat is her firm’s “fixer” – in charge of dangerous jobs and keeping secrets. But has one of those secrets caught up with her?

Look in the Mirror by Catherine Steadman

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Nina inherits a beautiful vacation home in the British Virgin Islands after her father dies. The weird thing is, she had no idea about it until his death.

In fact, she’s shocked that he could afford something so luxurious. What was he hiding?

House of Glass by Sarah Pekkanen

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The Barclays seem like a perfect family from the outside, but when their nanny is found dead, strange secrets come to light – like the fact that their family home is made entirely out of plastic, with no glass in sight.

An attorney named Stella is assigned as counsel for the Barclay’s 9-year-old daughter, and is tasked with figuring out what happened. But danger lurks at every turn, and her past might just come back to haunt her.

The Chamber by Will Dean

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Six divers are locked inside a hyperbaric chamber in this high-stakes locked-room thriller. They have four days left in their decompression process before they can return to the surface – but then, one of them is found dead.

Red River Road by Anne Downes

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Katy’s sister Phoebe disappeared without a trace on a solo trip in the remote Australian outback. Katy is determined to find out what happened.

With a lack of evidence, she turns to her sister’s social media to retrace her steps. She meets a woman named Beth who might have some answers – but the Coral Coast can be a dangerous place, especially to outsiders.

Which of these new summer 2024 thrillers are you most excited for?

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