Is there a more delicious feeling than soaking up the warmth of the sun and getting a chill from a spine-tingling, heart-pounding, suspenseful story? We don’t think there is! So, we’ve gathered a few engrossing mysteries and thrillers perfect for listening to as you head to the beach or lounge by the pool.
Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He’s also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she’s got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he needs to reconnect with the living. This part-mystery and part-ghost story will hook you from the very start.
Clean slate. That’s what Hendricks Becker-O’Malley’s parents said when they moved their family to the tiny town of Drearfield, New York. Hendricks wants to lay low and forget her dark, traumatic past. Forget him. But things don’t go as planned when she discovers that their new house is full of sinister secrets.
At the international Academy Absconditi, there’s no electricity, no internet, and an archaic eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes range from knife throwing and poisons to the art of deception. And the students? All silver-spoon descendants of the world’s most elite strategists—training to become assassins, spies, and master impersonators. November doesn’t know how an ordinary girl like her fits into the school’s complicated legacy. But when a student is murdered, she’ll need to separate her enemies from her allies before the crime gets pinned on her…or she becomes the killer’s next victim.
In Piper’s hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they’re just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person disappears, Piper and her best friend Hazel decide to investigate. Their search for answers leads them to the source of the missing people…and their captors.
Ella Black has always had dark inclinations. She’s successfully hidden her evil alter ego from her family and friends, but Bella is always there, ready to take control and force Ella to do bad things. When Ella’s parents drag her out of school one afternoon and fly across the globe to Rio de Janeiro with no believable explanation, Bella—and Ella—longs to break free. Because for all that her parents claim to be doing what’s best for her, Ella knows there is something going on that they’re not divulging, and she is determined to find out what.
Hannah’s a witch: an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. When a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire, evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem. Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced even though the attacks become deadlier by the day. Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save everyone.