7 Of This Year’s Most Riveting Mystery Novels

Best friendships go awry, unrequited romance rekindles and old secrets come home to roost in these thrilling new mystery novels.

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The days are getting darker and Halloween is nigh. It’s the perfect time to lose yourself in a good mystery novel, like this year’s much-anticipated Into the Water, Paula Hawkins’ follow-up to The Girl on the Train. Or choose any one from this crop of worthy thrillers published in 2017 — from books with tough and sweet protagonists, to 20-year-old unsolved disappearances, to pitch-perfect portrayals of the agony of adolescence — and settle in because you’ll be hooked from the first page.