New Mystery & Thriller Novels | August 2021

05 Aug 2021

New Mystery & Thriller Novels | August 2021

Your Mystery and Thriller reading list is about to get a lot more exciting thanks to these fantastic new releases. If you’re looking for a new favorite read, don’t miss these new novels from Wylder Stone, Stephanie Kreml, Kevin Corbin, Jim Lively, Ashley Winstead, and Mark Billingham. Happy reading!


Witness On the Run

by Wylder Stone

Release Date: July 9, 2021

Undercover government agent Owen Force scrambles to take down a notorious criminal in the gripping debut novel in the fast-paced, high-stakes, On the Run Series by Wylder Stone…Bodies are piling up, as deadly cartel boss Cesar Perez keeps slipping through the corrupt cracks of justice. The only way to catch him is to throw out all the rules and beat him at his own game. Things get bloody and complicated when an unsuspecting witness is in the wrong place at the right time. A single testimony that will finally topple over the nefarious kingdom that years of evidence couldn’t touch. With case closing information and a target on their backs, Agent Force must use unconventional methods to keep them alive and put Perez away for good. In the pull of a trigger, things go from a pawn in a dangerous game… to witness on the run.

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Truth Unveiled

by Stephanie Kreml

Release Date: July 2, 2021

Truth Unveiled is the suspenseful first book in the Dr. Samantha Jenkins Mysteries Series…A victim with a shady past. A grieving sister in need of closure. Can a physician discover the truth without succumbing to a body of lies? Dr. Samantha Jenkins knows well the bitter taste of betrayal. So the last thing she needs at her best friend’s wedding is an interrogation into her own broken engagement. Her fears soon turn to shock on the morning of the big day when the bride’s brother drops dead.

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Weeping Willow

by Kevin Corbin

Release Date: July 12, 2021

The exciting new novel by Kevin Corbin…In 1956 Georgia, William Ralston has strayed from his Protestant flock. That says something when he’s the pastor of his local congregation. However, a string of misfortunes has made him question his faith. This leads to actions he normally would’ve despised. It also leads to trouble in the form of a teenage female. With Allie and Pastor Bill spiritually lost, they embark on a voyage through the summertime south. The excursion seems simple enough—run away from their demons. Before long, their journey will include gunfire, death, and the law hot on their heels.

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Surreal Absurdity

by Jim Lively

Release Date: July 12, 2021

The sequel to Aberrant Behavior by bestselling author Jim Lively…What is it about Charles Pierce that makes people want to kill him? He’s retired from his law practice, does pro bono work for non-profits, and has turned all his attention to focus on his art. He even rented a studio, as part of a gallery where exhibitions are well attended and the wine flows freely. So why does a mysterious and hostile young man threaten him, while the woman who tried to poison him last year shows up at an exhibition to purchase one of his abstract paintings? Charles can’t seem to avoid associating with criminals. Even Detective Gonzales believes he is somehow involved in a series of local murders because his business cards are found at the scene. No one, least of all Charles, can explain it, but the more he seeks clues and answers, the more he finds the whole situation to be a Surreal Absurdity.

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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife

by Ashley Winstead

Release Date: August 3, 2021

A suspenseful new psychological thriller from Ashley Winstead…Six friends. One college reunion. One unsolved murder. Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession, and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold A Knife is an addictive, propulsive read you won’t be able to put down.

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Rabbit Hole

by Mark Billingham

Release Date: August 3, 2021

A gripping standalone thriller from the “first-rate British crime writer” and internationally bestselling author of the Tom Thorne novels (The Washington Post)…Alice Armitage is a police officer. Or she was. Or perhaps she just imagines she was. Whatever the truth is, following a debilitating bout of PTSD, self-medication with drink and drugs, and a psychotic breakdown, Alice is now a long-term patient in an acute psychiatric ward. When one of her fellow patients is murdered, Alice becomes convinced that she has identified the killer and that she can catch them. Ignored by the police, she begins her own investigation. But when her prime suspect becomes the second victim, Alice’s life begins to unravel still further as she realizes that she cannot trust anyone, least of all herself.

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