The Best New Thriller & Mystery Novels | July 2021

15 Jul 2021

The Best New Thriller & Mystery Novels | July 2021

There have been some amazing mystery and thriller book releases in July, so we wanted to offer some of our must-read recommendations. Our list includes new novels from bestselling authors Rachel Amphlett, James B. Cohoon, B.A. Paris, Michelle Richmond, Ace Atkins, and Peter T. Deutermann. We hope you enjoy your new books!


A Darker Place

by Rachel Amphlett

Release Date: July 12, 2021

From USA Today Bestselling Author Rachel Amphlett comes Book 10 of the Detective Kay Hunter Series…The frozen body of a man is discovered in a used car yard on the hottest day of the year, his face contorted by fear and pain. Detective Kay Hunter and her team are assigned the case, but when they find out who their victim is, their worst fears are realized. There is another man missing – but is he a victim, or a killer?

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Bad Medicine

by James B. Cohoon

Release Date: June 30, 2021

Book 2 of Award-Winning The Medical Students Series by James B. Cohoon…From busy hospitals in San Diego to the barren deserts of Arizona, this tension-filled thriller, the second installment of The Medical Students series, follows the life and death challenges, the surprising twists and turns, and the ethical dilemmas of two young doctors in their quest to rid the profession of bad doctors who practice bad medicine resulting in bad outcomes.

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The Therapist

by B.A. Paris

Release Date: July 13, 2021

The multimillion-copy New York Times bestselling author B.A. Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in The Therapist—a powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret…When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…As Alice is getting to know her neighbors, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…

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The Wonder Test

by Michelle Richmond

Release Date: July 6, 2021

A new thriller by Michelle Richmond, the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Marriage Pact…A searing view of a culture that puts the well-being of children at risk for advancement and prestige, and a captivating story of the lengths a mother will go for her son. “A sharply written, subtly satirical thriller. Vividly sketched characters, escalating stakes, and evocative prose distinguish Michelle Richmond’s latest.” – Publishers Weekly.

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The Heathens

by Ace Atkins

Release Date: July 13, 2021

Book 11 of the Quinn Colson series by New York Times Bestselling Author Ace Atkins…Sheriff Quinn Colson and his former deputy Lillie Virgil find themselves on opposite sides of a case for the first time after a woman is found dead and three delinquent teens go on the run. As the bloody evidence against TJ piles up, Quinn knows someone truly evil is at work here-and that puts TJ and her friends in more danger than they can imagine.

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Trial By Fire

by Peter T. Deutermann

Release Date: July 13, 2021

Based on a true story, P. T. Deutermann’s Trial by Fire is a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific…It’s March 1945 and the war in the Pacific is approaching its apocalyptic climax. The largest wartime armada ever assembled, Task Force 58, is closing in on Okinawa; once taken, it will finally put American B-29 bombers in a comfortable range of the home islands of Japan―and victory. Trial By Fire is the gripping novelization of how, against all odds, the sailors of the Franklin were able to save their ship, after 3 agonizing days of battling the flames that ultimately claimed the lives of 832 men and injured 300 more.

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