Whodunit? Mystery Picks for Serious Sleuths

My favorite genre is mystery – I love trying to figure out 'whodunit' and I especially love it if I can figure out the mystery before it is revealed. See if you are a super sleuth by picking up one of these 5forU books!  

Gone GirlThe Cuckoo's CallingShatterThe Girl With the Dragon TattooBefore I go to Sleep

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick & Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true… What really happened to Nick's beautiful wife?

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – Private investigator Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by, he is down to one client, and creditors are calling. Then John Bristow walks through his door & wants Strike to find out what really happened to his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry.  The police ruled her death a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. What really happened to the Cuckoo?

Shatter by Michael Robotham - When psychologist Joe O'Loughlin fails to save a naked and distraught woman from jumping off a bridge into a flooded gorge below, he is shattered by the suicide, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that she never would have committed such a desperate act. This psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson - The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist  to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism.

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson - An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.

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