Best Thriller Books of 2017

14 Dec 2017

It was an exhilarating year to be a thriller fan and we are still cautiously looking over our shoulder from all the intense reads from 2017! We were on the edge of our seat reading the new psychological thriller from The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins. Dan Brown continued his bestselling Robert Langdon series with Origin and Lee Child delivered with another exciting addition to the Jack Reacher series! You’ll find all these and more in our Best Thriller Books of 2017 list below!

Best Thriller Books of 2017


The Midnight Line

Lee Child

Release Date: November 7, 2017

When Jack Reacher finds a class ring from West Point in a pawn shop of a small Wisconsin town, he decides to return it to it’s owner. 2005 was a tough year to graduate and wants to do the right thing. It should have been a simple task, but it eventually turns into a harrowing journey as the ring was just a small link in a chain where powerful forces guard a dark criminal enterprise.

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The Thirst

Jo Nesbo

Release Date: May 9, 2017

The bestselling author of Police and The Snowman returned this year with a thrilling new addition to the Harry Hole Series… Harry is no longer with the force and promised himself and the woman he loves that he would never return. But when a serial killer is targeting victims on Tinder, it seems he’s the only one who can help. There’s something about the case that has caught his attention, something the investigators have missed.

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Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

Release Date: May 2, 2017

We were huge fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and her latest psychological thriller was just as enthralling… A single mother has been found dead at the bottom of the river. Earlier that summer, a teenage girl met the same fate. Their deaths lead to the uncovering of a sordid history of secrets, where it is discovered they were not the first women to be lost in these dark waters.

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The Dry

Jane Harper

Release Date: January 10, 2017

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his hometown for the first time in years to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Both were entwined in a murder investigation twenty years ago, Falk was the accused and Luke was his alibi. They were the only two people who knew the truth about what really happened, now one of them is dead. As Faulk looks into the mysterious death of his friend, long buried secrets resurface, as do the lies that have haunted him.

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The Girl Before

JP Delaney

Release Date: January 24. 2017

A captivating thriller that intricately weaves the stories of two women and their strange connection to the house on One Folgate Street… When Jane moves into an amazing new house, she soon learns about the mysterious death of the previous tenant. As she dives deeper into the case, she soon realizes that she is following the same path, making the same decisions, encountering the same people, and feeling the same terror as the girl before.

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Dan Brown

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Da Vinci Code fans had a new thriller to devour this year as Robert Langdon set off to Bilbao, Spain… Langdon finds himself at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, for the announcement of a major scientific discovery from Edmond Kirsch. When the event suddenly erupts into chaos and the discovery may be lost forever, he is forced to flee to Barcelona. Now, Langdon must try and hide from a deadly enemy, one whose power comes directly from Spain’s Royal Palace.

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