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28 Best Mystery And Thriller Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of Mystery And Thriller books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 7 most popular“best Mystery And Thriller books" articles online (we chose 7 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. 1

    The Silent Patient

    Alex Michaelides

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    You

    Caroline Kepnes

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    The Shining

    Stephen King

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    The Guest List

    Lucy Foley

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    The Wife Between Us

    Greer Hendricks

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    My Lovely Wife

    Samantha Downing

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Verity

    Colleen Hoover

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    One of Us Is Lying

    Karen M. McManus

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Sharp Objects

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    No Exit

    Taylor Adams

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    In the Woods

    Tana French

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    The Perfect Nanny

    Leila Slimani

    Appears in 2 articles

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