Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books | December 2020

22 Dec 2020

Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books | December 2020

There have been some amazing mystery and thriller book releases in December, so we wanted to offer some of our must-read recommendations. Our list includes new novels from bestselling authors Mya O’Malley, Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, Gregg Olsen, A. R. Torre, James Patterson, and Cara Reinard. We hope you enjoy your new books.


Matching Miriam

by Mya O’Malley

Release Date: December 22, 2020

What happens when Officer Miriam Marty shields her heart from the past and comes face to face with a serial killer? The plain and simple answer is trouble; but with Miriam Marty, there’s always more to the story and it’s never simple. Miriam bleeds integrity with a tough as nails exterior that permits only a few trusted people inside of her world. After spending years building up the walls that have sheltered Miriam from her past, Jesse, the only man she’s ever loved, makes an unexpected return back to Miriam’s home town.

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Hanging Softly in the Night

by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Release Date: November 8, 2020

New York Police Department’s Sixteenth Precinct in Manhattan is under siege by the flu, and Detective Nick Larson and his partner, Detective Victor Sacco, are up to their armpits with work overload. The captain’s cigar is seriously chewed, and everyone is working around the clock. To complicate matters, on a personal level, things aren’t going smoothly, either. Laura Howard, the woman Nick loves, is also having issues with a psycho twin sister who is doing everything to ruin Laura’s business and her life.

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Silent Ridge

by Gregg Olsen

Release Date: December 4, 2020

The third book in the Detective Megan Carpenter Series by Gregg Olsen… Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan. Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him.

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Every Last Secret

by A. R. Torre

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Cat Winthorpe has worked hard to get what she has: a gorgeous home; social standing; and William, her successful, handsome husband. Then a friendly new couple moves into the estate next door. While cautious, a good neighbor like Cat greets them with open arms and warm hospitality. Neena Ryder isn’t a fellow lady of leisure. A life coach with off-the-rack dresses, personal issues, and a husband who hasn’t delivered, she’s anxious to move up in the world.

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NYPD Red 6

by James Patterson

Release Date: December 15, 2020

The sixth book in the NYPD Red Series by James Patterson… Reality star Erin Easton’s “Wedding of the Century” may have a cable crew documenting every extravagant bridal detail, but when “Airhead Easton” disappears from the reception, it’s no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle.

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Sweet Water

by Cara Reinard

Release Date: January 1, 2021

It’s what Sarah Ellsworth dreamed of. Marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Martin. Living in a historic mansion in Pennsylvania’s most exclusive borough. And Finn, a teenage son with so much promise. Until…A call for help in the middle of the night leads Sarah and Martin to the woods, where they find Finn, injured, dazed, and weeping near his girlfriend’s dead body. Convinced he’s innocent, Sarah and Martin agree to protect their son at any cost and not report the crime.

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