#KillerCrimeClub Thriller Reading Guide

Do you love reading thriller, crime, and mystery novels in the fall? We do too. Which is why we’ve put together this amazing Killer Crime Club thriller reading guide. Whether you’re not sure which thriller to read next, or you just want a handy list to check off as you go through them, find the ultimate Fall 2017 Thriller Guide below!


Also, remember our last Savvy Readathon? Great news: it’s back for round two! This time, the Killer Crime Club is joining us for a thrilling fall day full of reading and fun stuff. Read on for details!


The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Bestselling author Karin Slaughter has written a stunning new cold-case thriller. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Intrigued? Find out more!


Copy Cat by Alex Lake

Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other, she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate.. including the pictures taken inside her house. Intrigued? Find out more!


The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Naomi is a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing children. She’s currently the Culver family’s last hope in finding their daughter, Madison Culver, who disappeared in Skookum National Forest. Intrigued? Find out more!


Perfect Prey by Helen Fields

Welcome to Edinburgh, the murder capital of Europe. Attacks are happening all around the city, and the DI’s have no leads, until around the city, graffiti starts appearing on buildings, with words describing each victim. Your new addiction starts here, readers. Intrigued? Find out more.

The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad

In a small remote Vermont town, Rachel Rath is being watched. She’s sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he’s free. Intrigued? Find out more.


Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath

The propulsion of a thriller and the twists of a psychological suspense meet in this new novel from Mel McGrath. Dr. Cat Lupo aches for another child, so when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives on her doorstep in the middle of the night, it seems like fate. But Ruby holds a devastating secret. Intrigued? Find out more.

The Second Sister by Claire Kendal

Ab obsessive quest to solve the mystery of her older sister’s disappearance puts a young woman in mortal jeopardy. This novel is an intoxicating cocktail of loyalty and secrets, Intrigued? Find out more!


Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol’s Feeder Canal, Abdi can’t—or won’t—tell anyone what happened. Intrigued? Find out more.


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, his door locked from the inside. This is the most widely read mystery of all time, and it is soon to be a major motion picture. Intrigued? Find out more!


Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

Late at night, Cara Burrows lets herself into a hotel room to find it already occupied—by a man and a teenage girl. Soon, Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Intrigued? Find out more!


What do you think of our list of thrillers, Savvy Readers? Which are you most excited to read? When you read any one of the above books, you can earn our #KillerCrimeClub 50 Book Pledge badge!

Want more of these thrilling reads (and the chance to win some!)? Join us and the Killer Crime Club for our upcoming thrilling fall readathon. Read all day with us on October 22! View more details and sign up for the event here!


Happy Reading!


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25 thoughts on “#KillerCrimeClub Thriller Reading Guide

  1. I am SO lucky to have read so many of these. I would say Perfect Prey is my next most anticipated read on this list – and is next on my #tbrpile !!!

  2. As for books that I’m excited to read and don’t already own, I would say Keep Her Safe is definitely on my to-buy pile!!!

  3. I’m on a big Karin Slaughter kick lately, can’t wait to read The Good Daughter. Odd Child Out and the Names Of Dead Girls sound awesome as well!

  4. The book I would choose first from this list is “Murder on the Orient Express”. I plan to see the new film as soon as it is released so I would love to read the book first! It is never too late to read Agatha Christie.

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