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Mystery & Thriller Bestsellers

The top 10 Mystery & Thriller audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. The Starless Sea

    “Rarely is a book such an absolute feast—for the senses, for the intellect, and, above all, for the soul. Morgenstern dazzles in her latest novel, an intricately wrought tale populated by lovers, mystery, and sumptuous magic. The Starless Sea is an ode to book lovers everywhere, reanimating the excitement as well as the pure possibility felt when reading books like Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings for the first time. I am reminded of the famous C.S. Lewis quote, ‘One day, you’ll be old enough to read fairytales again.’ When that day comes, The Starless Sea will be waiting for you.”

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  2. The Silent Patient

    “When Theo Faber starts his new job at the Grove, a forensic psychiatric hospital, he is determined to work with the famous painter Alicia Berenson, who allegedly murdered her husband. What follows is a tale that will grip you and keep you guessing. With the incredible voice talent of Jack Hawkins, the audiobook elicits the feeling of something very slowly creeping up your spine, and will have you gripping your seat with anxiety throughout. An expansive cast of characters populates this novel, all with intricate connections and relationships, all with dark secrets of their own, making anyone and everyone a suspect. The ending twist was so intense and so unexpected, I had to pause the narration for a moment to scream and gather myself before I could move on. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone who wants to explore the dark and twisted corners of the human psyche.”

    Oxford Exchange image Kaitlyn, Oxford Exchange
  3. By Tamsyn Muir / Narrated by Moira Quirk

    Gideon the Ninth

    “This is everything I wanted in a book and more. Gideon is likable but flawed, Harrow is horrible and unforgettable, and the prose occasionally turns hauntingly beautiful. The narration helps make a complex world become real and the characters friends you may or may not want to invite over to dinner. It depends on whether your folks are there.”

    Page 158 Books image Jenny, Page 158 Books
  4. “An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” —Gillian Flynn

    Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, author of The Witch Elm and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post).

    A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the... Read More »

  5. Normal People

    “What a treat to discover Sally Rooney! This novel stands out shining from the current onslaught of mediocre prose and less-than-suspenseful thriller plots. Normal People is the story of a relationship between two high school classmates in a small town in Ireland, and how it changes over time, through their last year of college in Dublin. Rooney’s spare and brilliant writing illuminates her insight and makes the unfolding of these two personalities completely compelling.”

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  6. Conviction

    “I loved how Denise Mina structured this book. Anna, the main character starts off at the beginning of the book by telling us that she is writing the story of what happened to her beginning with the day her world imploded (for the second time in her life). She starts off by telling about the day her husband informed her he was leaving her because he was in love with her best friend and how she threw food and plates and anything else in reach at him and then shut herself in the bathroom to listen to a true crime podcast (one of her passions and a calming influence). As we listen to the podcast we find out that Anna once knew one of the people mysteriously killed on a Yacht and she doesn’t believe what the narrator thinks happened. After hours shut up in the bathroom she hears a banging on her front door and finds Fin Cohen, her best friend’s husband, there to commiserate about their loss. He was once a famous rock star and as they are standing on her porch a nosy neighbor, who heard her fight with her husband, takes a picture of them and posts it on social media. And, then the story really begins! What a fun adventure we are taken on. Anna is smart, fierce, determined and very funny as she finally tells the truth about who she really is and who is trying to kill her (because he didn’t succeed the first time years ago). Fin is a perfect sidekick. He is a naïve, gullible, anorexic has been, but is determined to let nothing happen to Anna, even if he really doesn’t believe she is in danger.”

    Fiction Addiction image Nancy, Fiction Addiction
  7. Disappearing Earth

    “Julia Phillips is an author to watch. She beautifully transports us to a region of the world that I had never heard of and now can’t stop thinking about. The stories of the women there—their family dynamics, their hopes and fears, the economic and cultural divide of various communities—tell a moving story about this place in a moment in time, but ultimately about the universal struggle of women living with the expectations placed on them. A remarkable debut.”

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  8. If you enjoyed And Then There Were None, then you’ll love Magpie Murders.

    “Set in England, story and writing reminiscent of Christie. Wonderful!”

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  9. “The Near Witch” is only an old story told to frighten children.

    If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

    There are no strangers in the town of Near.

    These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

    But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her... Read More »

  10. The Witch Elm

    “Reading Tana French means disappearing into another life for a while. Her stories aren’t meant to be slick or flashy, but deliberate, intricate studies of characters and their motivations. The Witch Elm is no different, as it follows the unraveling of Toby starting the night he surprises two burglars in his apartment. As you learn the secrets and weaknesses of Toby and his family, you begin to realize that while finding out what happened is enjoyable and surprising, finding out the how and the why is even better.”

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