Essential Mystery Novels for Your Summer Reading List

by | Jul 20, 2021 | Book List | 0 comments

Summer is finally here. The bright sun is out, the beach is calling for everyone, the vaccines are flowing freely, and this summer, we all deserve to have the much-needed fun. If you’re summer is marked by a lot of lounging and relaxation, then pair it up with a great mystery book to complete your summer lovin’. These books guarantees to make the hours go by, making you wish there is more time in the day. Without further ado, here are some of the best page-turning and pulse-pounding mystery novels you need in hand.

The Whistler by John Grisham

There’s nothing like settling into a good mystery book while lounging around on the beach. While investigator Lacy Stoltz races to solve the mystery behind the judicial misconduct and corruption in the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. After nine years of only handling complaints on incompetence, a corruption case crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other judges combined. Not just crooked judges in Florida but all judges, throughout United States history. With this case in her hands, Lacy finds this a dangerous one. But dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti are The Couple Next Door who seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. That is until a night that destroyed all they’ve built. When they were at a dinner party at their apparently friendly neighbor, a terrible crime was committed. All eyes immediately landed on the couple. The panicked Anne and Marco are hiding secrets, secrets they’ve kept from each other for years. Inside their wonderful home, an unsettling account of what actually happened slowly unfolds. The truth is much more complicated than it seems. The Couple Next Door is a tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness.

Mystery At Pima Point by J.B. Clemmens

Lieutenant Eli James is called once again for his wit and intellect to solve another mystery. Now fifty-five years old James flew to Arizona to attend his nephew’s wedding Dre James Harper. What everyone thought will be a joyous and wonderful union of two people turned twisted a few days before the wedding. He’s brought to investigate the disappearance of bride-to-be Christa Beal at the cave above the fabulous Pima Point Resort. The lieutenant and her fiancé Drew joined forces to search for her. But what they found was a dead body of a girl, not Christa. Can Lieutenant James solve the murder and solve the Mystery At Pima Point? Read to find out.

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

Sophie O’Neill has an envy-inspiring career in the big-city Chicago but she gladly left it to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like living in this idyllic rural community is the perfect life far different from her stressful, competitive life before. But she became bored and restless from living a too quiet life. Then Margot Banks came into the picture, an alluring socialite and member of an elite clique secretly known as The Hunting Wives. Sophie became drawn into the mysterious world of Margot. When a dead body of a teenage girl was discovered in the rendezvous of the Hunting Wives, she finds herself in the middle of a murder.

When the Star Go Dark by Paula McLain

When the Star Go Dark is a heart-pounding thriller novel about the seasoned missing persons detective Anna Hart. Anna flees to a Northern California village to grieve after a tragedy strikes her life. She thought it was a fresh start but on the day she arrived, a local teenage girl has gone missing. She is yet again dragged into the dark side of human nature. This crime feel frighteningly reminiscent to that of her childhood. As past and present collide, Anna must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others in.


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