There’s no denying that the crime and thriller genre remains one of the most popular among our fans. It’s a pretty big genre, encompassing lots of sub-genres too, but today we’re concentrating on that crime/thriller genre and looking forward to the most anticipated page turners of 2020!
Because that’s why we love the genre, it’s always fast-paced, and a good thriller is always a page turner. Here are the ten crime/thrillers that we think you’re going to most love in 2020 with links to pre-order, if you know of any others let our fans know in the comments.
Blood & Sugar – Laura Shepherd-Robinson
4th January, 2020
June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock – horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark.
Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham – a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career – is visited by the sister of an old friend. Her brother, passionate abolitionist Tad Archer, had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. He’d said people were trying to kill him, and now he is missing . . .
Blood & Sugar was released in hardback at the end of last year but is now available to paperback readers too.
The Janes – Louisa Luna
21st January, 2020
If you loved Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller, Two Girls Down featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan then you’ll be waiting for this electric follow up, already on the shelves but not available for Kindle until later this year.
A Beautiful Crime – Christopher Bollen
28th January, 2020
If you loved The Destroyers from Bollen then here comes another brilliant thriller. This twisty story of deception set in Venice features an American couple who have their sights set on a high-stakes con! Out in hardback now.
Saint X – Alexis Schaitkin
18th February, 2020
Hailed as a “marvel of a book” and “brilliant and unflinching,” Alexis Schaitkin’s stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.
The Safety Net – Andrea Camilleri
17th March, 2020
Fans of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series – and there are plenty of them with two dozen books in the series already – will be thrilled in the spring as the twenty-fifth book in the instalment is out in March!
The Secret Guests – Benjamin Black
It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without jeopardising morale in the capital? An exciting alternative tale of the royal princesses role in WWII!
Blood in the Water – Jack Flynn
10th November, 2020
Jack Flynn’s Blood in the Water is an edge-of-the-seat ride in a roller coaster, action-packed thriller with international terrorism at its core and family at its heart. It’s released in paperback later this year but if you can’t wait, the hardback version is already available.