Jane Harper is a master at writing books that shock and awe her readers. If you enjoy gripping suspense novels like The Lost Man and The Dry, we think you’ll love these titles too.

Cover of Pray for the Girl by Joseph Souza

Pray for the Girl by Joseph Souza

Lucy Abbott has returned home to Maine after serving time in Afghanistan. She strives to adjust back to her normal life, but painful memories of her past flood her conscience when the body of a 15-year-old Muslim girl is found murdered beside her hometown river bank. The false smiles and hostility of the people in her town concern Lucy, and when news of another murder in the area surfaces, she faces a truth more unexpected and inhuman than she ever imagined. This twisty novel is the perfect read for fans of bestselling author Jane Harper.

Cover of The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Grand Central Station, 1946. Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase with a dozen photographs inside – each of a different woman. Out of curiosity, Grace takes the photographs with her, and thus begins to unravel a captivating mystery. She discovers that the suitcase belonged to a woman in charge of female secret agents during WWII. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as undercover messengers and radio operators but never returned home. Grace sets out to discover the mystery of their fates in this story of danger, betrayal and great bravery.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Who is the “Marsh Girl?” She is a gracious and perceptive girl who has lived for years alone in the marshes, learning from and celebrating nature. But she desires to be loved. When two young men notice the wild beauty of Kya, the “Marsh Girl,” the inconceivable happens. Handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, and the locals accuse Kya. Where the Crawdads Sing is a bestselling tale of new life, heartbreak and surprising darkness.

Cover of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

A suspenseful story about a young couple and their seemingly friendly neighbors begins to unravel at a dinner party. Anne and Marco Conti appear to have everything – a strong relationship, a gorgeous home, a baby girl. But when they are at a dinner party at their neighbors, an awful crime is committed. As Detective Rasbach digs deep into what happened, family secrets surface that will keep you enraptured until the final shocking twist.

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Hanneke works in the black market delivering goods to paying customers. She lives in Amsterdam in 1946, a time and place where tragedy and danger has struck. On one of her routine deliveries, an older woman asks her to find a Jewish teenage boy she had been hiding in a secret room who had vanished. As Hanneke untangles the mystery of his dissapearance, her eyes are opened to the reality of the Nazi perpetrators and the core of the resistance, compelling her to take action. Carefully researched and plotted, Girl in the Blue Coat is a novel about courage and love in devastating times.

Cover of The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Before Ann Rule was a #1 New York Times bestselling author, she was the co-worker of a serial killer. In the 1970s, Rule worked at a Seattle crisis hotline with Ted Bundy. In The Stranger Beside Me, she gives us a detailed account of her time working with Bundy and the devastating realization that he was a killer. As a certified instructor for police training seminars, prosecutors and forensic science organizations, Rule gives a unique angle on how this man deceived so many, including herself.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

In a wealthy English neighborhood, Lisa Jewell crafts a story of lies and deception combined with a stalker story that results in murder. Told in multiple perspectives, including a teenaged girl infatuated with her new headmaster – the headmaster himself that may have some secrets of his own – and another teen convinced the headmaster is a stalker. But be careful when you’re busy watching someone because you never know who may be watching you.

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

Mindy Wright is a competitive skier on her way to becoming a superstar when an accident threatens her future. During the surgery, doctors find that she has a severe form of leukemia and her only hope of survival is a stem cell transplant. After testing Mindy’s parents, the truth comes out that Mindy is not their daughter. As the race begins to save her life, years of lies and secrets must be explored that could tear the family apart.

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

In a quiet and peaceful suburb in upstate New York, a teen has been sneaking into houses and gathering people’s secrets from their computers. After two suspicious letters make their rounds in the small community, the gossip begins to spread and the tension reaches an all time high when a woman is found murdered. Now, the tension is at an all time high when people begin to question if these secrets and lies they’ve been hiding have resulted in murder.

All the Dark Places by Terri Parlato

As the snow falls outside, a group of friends celebrate the fortieth birthday of Dr. Jay Bradley. The next morning, Jay’s wife, Molly, finds him brutally murdered. Boston PD Detective Rita Myers is no stranger to the brutality of murder after investigating them for several decades. Rita is convinced that Jay’s killer lies within the fried group. As Rita investigates, Molly finds several reveals about Jay that makes her question if she ever truly knew the real him.

The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor

Over two decades ago, Maggie D’arcy’s family received a call from the Dublin police that Maggie’s cousin, Erin, had been missing for several days. Maggie not only went to Ireland to help find Erin, but returned home with no answers. This case inspired Maggie to become a cop on Long Island. When Maggie receives a call that Erin’s scarf has been found and another woman is missing, she returns to Ireland determined to solve both cases.

Wake by Shelley Burr

For the last twenty years, the tiny town of Nannine in Australia has been haunted by the unsolved vanishing of Evelyn McCreery. Now, Evelyn’s sister, Mina, lives as a recluse on the family’s sheep farm. When young private investigator Lane Holland shows up with an interest in the cold case. Years ago, Mina’s mother was offering a million-dollar reward for any information but the case still wasn’t solved. Although Lane convinces Mina he can solve the case, Lane hides something sinister from Mina that puts them both at risk.

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

For the last ten years, Abigail Lovett has been managing The Passage Inn, an upscale resort in the North Carolina mountains. Though cozy and beautiful, this area has a history of people vanishing into thin air. When journalist Landon West disappears from the inn as he is investigating stories of the vanishings, Abby soon finds that Landon’s brother, Trey, has arrived looking for Landon. When Abby finds evidence that could solve these cases, she realizes that she may not have known everyone in town as well as she once thought.

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