The best crime and thriller books of 2020

Here’s our edit of the most exciting crime and thriller books of 2020, as well as the best thrillers and crime novels of 2019.


From edge-of-your-seat psychological thrillers to gripping period crime novels, 2020 is set to be a nail-biting year for crime and thriller books. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen return with their gripping third novel, another stunning psychological thriller about a group of women who appear to have it all, while David Baldacci's hero Amos Decker returns in a new action-packed crime thriller.  Here, we’ve curated our edit of the best thrillers and crime novels of 2020, and for even more inspiration we look back at the very best crime and thriller books of 2019.

If you find your next read below, why not show your local independent bookshop a little love at this difficult time, by purchasing it from them online? You can find your local indie bookshop, here.  


The best new crime and thriller books of 2020

The best crime and thriller books of 2019

Don't forget . . .

Indie bookshops sit at the core of our communities and in these difficult times they need our support to survive more than ever! 

So, if you've found your next read, why not purchase it online from your local indie bookshop, which you can find here, or via Hive when you click the 'Buy' buttons above.

You can also support your local independent bookshop by:

 - Buying book tokens to use at a later date

 - Shopping from independent retailers online (find your local indie bookshop, here)

 - Following and sharing their posts on social media.

 - Just by giving them a call


For even more edge of your seat recommendations, watch the Book Break episode below, where Emma shares the psychological thrillers everyone is going to be talking about this year: