Sharp Objects by Gillian FlynnIf you enjoy dysfunctional families and their secrets, you might like this novel by Gillian Flynn. While visiting her hometown to cover a story about a serial killer, a reporter is confronted by both old and new demons. Written long before Gone Girl, this book is dark and haunting.
The Likeness by Tana FrenchThe Dublin Murder Squad series is popular for good reason, and despite being the second book in the series, this can be read as a standalone novel. A detective is thrown into a case involving a mysterious murder victim who looks exactly like her. In order to discover who killed this woman, she must go undercover in a dangerous attempt to find out the victim’s true identity.
Little Face by Sophie HannahHannah’s ultra-creepy psychological thrillers focus on women caught in the horror of their everyday lives; they are the mothers and the wives we see around us every day, except something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Throughout each mystery, the relationship between two police detectives develops.
Darkness by Karen RobardsLove romantic suspense? I recommend the latest from Karen Robards. After a handsome stranger’s plane crash disrupts a scientist’s research on a remote Alaskan island, the pair must fight for their lives in order to survive.
The Ice House by Minette WaltersWhen an unidentifiable corpse is found in the ice house of three secluded women, unsolved disappearances and old accusations of murder are reexamined. What could be just a cozy British mystery quickly becomes a tense, layered tale of suspense.