The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge is book three in this amazing series and also makes this the 3rd year in a row that this series has hit my top 10 reads list. I am such a huge fan of this series and each book has been a five star read for me. That should tell you all that you need to know - this is a must read series for me to catch up on in the new year!
Two Can Play by Kate Kessler is the second book in what is fast becoming another favorite mystery series of mine. The cover quote says "Deliciously twisted" and I can't agree more! While I think the first book was slightly better than this one, I still found this to be a five star read. Audrey's character is a favorite of mine and I can't wait to continue on with this series in 2018 as well!
A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman was yet another amazing read by this author. This is also the 3rd year in a row that this series has hit my top 10 reads list - I'm a lucky girl to have found so many great series that I love so much! I haven't yet seen anything for the next book in the series but I sure do have my fingers crossed that it happens in 2018!
Dark Saturday by Nicci French was a dark, thrilling read that I couldn't get enough of! This is my first time reading anything in this series (of which I read this one completely out of order). It was just so good and now I plan to go back to the beginning and read the rest of the books in this series. I loved this one and can't wait to read more!
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell wasn't the only book in this series that I read and adored in 2017. I would actually have put both books on this list but I'm cheating and just including this one (the other was From Potter's Field). Both were fast paced and intense five star reads for me. This is a series that I can't read fast enough but am also trying to savor. Highly recommended!
Asylum by Jeannette De Beauvoir was a mystery series were the dual storylines ended up blowing me away - especially after realizing that the author based this book off of true events. It was a book that left me thinking about it long after I finished. There looks to only be two books in this series so far but I won't be waiting long to read that 2nd book in 2018!
Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant was everything that I had hoped it would be and even more. I've loved Grant's Newflesh trilogy previously and after loving this book just as much....well, I basically feel like I will love everything that she writes! I cannot say enough good things about this book or this author. You'll just have to try her for yourself!
Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary was the beginning to a new to me mystery series that I just adored! I am so thrilled that I have more books to look forward to after loving this book so much! It was unexpected in the way that the author handled the mystery but I loved this book all the more because of it. I will be continuing on with this series in 2018!
Final Girls by Riley Sager was everything that I enjoy in a good thriller - it was dark, intense, and one of those books that I just couldn't put down! It had a horror movie vibe to it that I just couldn't get enough of. I am so excited about this author and will be there for anything that he writes! This was just that good and deserving of all of the attention that it got!
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter wins the award for the darkest and most thrilling book that I read this year (which says something after you've seen some of the other books that I've read in 2017). This book was just so completely intense and full of twists and turns. Slaughter's books are all now on my must read list after reading and loving two of her books this year.
There are so many amazing books on this list! I plan on reading books by ALL of these authors in 2018! There were so many other books that I read in 2017 that I really could have included on this list as well. The following are honorable mentions (*by authors not included above):
- All The Secret Places by Anna Carlisle
- The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
- A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn
- The Breakdown by B.A. Shapiro