What she reads if she loves How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away With Murder

Are you in search of twisty and murderous stories? Are you obsessed with all things murder? We’re gearing up for season five of the hit show How to Get Away with Murder by sharing this great lineup of murder reads that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Max Cantrell and his friend Preston create Liars, Inc. a ‘company’ where they sell forged school notes and cover stories so their fellow students can get away with less-than-savory activities. When Preston asks for Max’s help to create a cover story of his own, there’s more than just a lie involved. Preston never comes home after he visits a girl he meets online. Now, there’s a possible murder case, and all of the evidence is pointing in Max’s direction as the main suspect.


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a classic murder mystery that was recently made into a movie. Overnight on the Orient Express, someone is stabbed to death and locked in his cabin from the inside. There’s no obvious motive for the murder, but there are lots of suspects as the train was full. It’s up to Detective Poirot to solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again.


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying is The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. When five students – the brain, the beauty, the criminal, the athlete and the outcast – are all sent to detention, only four of them leave when detention is over. Simon, the outcast, is dead. And because he ran the school’s gossip app and was ready to reveal information about each of the other four students, they’re all suspects. A New York Times bestseller, this murder mystery is full of secrets that will have you turning pages all night long.


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

In development for the big screen, The Woman in the Window is a story about reclusive Anna, who doesn’t leave her New York City home. She spends her days drinking wine, watching old movies, dreaming of her past and peeking in on her neighbors across the way. When she witnesses a crime from her spot at the window, the agoraphobic must decide if she’s being paranoid or if she really saw what happened at her neighbor’s home.


The Dinner by Herman Koch

In Amsterdam, two sets of parents meet over dinner to discuss the fate of their two teenage sons. Slowly and dramatically, the story unravels to tell why these two boys are part of a police investigation. Over dinner, friendships will disintegrate as the parents do what they can to protect each of their sons and keep their families intact.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Yes, Gone Girl is an obvious choice for this list but one we can’t leave off! Nick and Amy Dunne seemed to be the picture-perfect couple, until, on their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing from their home. The police, media and Amy’s family and friends will pull out all the stops to find out where Amy is, and if her doting husband should be behind bars for murder.

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Stephanie Elliot

Stephanie Elliot writes for a variety of websites and magazines on topics such as parenting, mental health issues, relationships, and of course, books. She is an editor and book reviewer. Stephanie is also the author of the young adult novel, Sad Perfect, which was inspired by her own daughter’s journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their three children. For more info, visit www.stephanieelliot.com.

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