Books to Read if You Like Lois Duncan

17 Feb 2016

Many mysteries are intriguing to all ages, and anyone can be a proper sleuth. One great author who mastered the art of the young adult detective is Lois Duncan who wrote many books, including some captivatingly dark mysteries. If you enjoy the thrill of a mystery with the easy drama of a coming of age tale, this list of books is right down your dark alley. Here are six dark mystery driven books to read if you like Lois Duncan.


Books to Read if You Like Lois Duncan

Half In Love With Death

Emily Ross

Publication Date: November 6, 2015

Caroline’s beautiful older sister has gone missing. With her parents too busy blaming each other and the police chasing down the wrong leads, the only person that seems to care is her sister’s boyfriend, Tony. Tony thinks they should go to California to look for leads, and Caroline sees no other option but to follow.

Vanishing Girls

Lauren Oliver

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

Nick and Dara used to be inseparable siblings, before the accident that scarred Dara permanently. Distanced, Nick at first believes her sister’s absence is a joke. But soon Nick puts together that Dara isn’t the only one missing, and Nick will have to get to the bottom of the disappearances soon if she wants to see her sister again.


All In

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

A group of intelligent teens formed to solve cold case files are brought to Vegas to get to the bottom of three deaths in three casinos.  Adept profilers, the Naturals gather their powers of perception to map the killer’s method and discover their motive in time to stop them from striking again.

Blood Will Tell

April Henry

Publication Date: June 16, 2015

Nick Walker is named suspect number one when a woman is found murdered in a nearby park, and all because he’s a high school student who likes playing video games. Can Alexis and Ruby use their sleuthing skills to set Nick off the hook and catch the real killer?

Luckiest Girl Alive

Jessica Knoll

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Ani FaNelli suffered through some traumatic experiences in her youth before she got to where she is now. And she seems to have it all: a great job, a handsome fiance, and a wonderful life. But she’s hiding something, something that, if shared, would ruin all she has worked so hard for.

The Grownup

Gillian Flynn

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

A young woman who lies to people about the paranormal for a living is asked to visit a home that reveals itself to be much more than fiction. Will she, the owner, and the owner’s son be able to make it out with their lives?

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