Mystery & Suspense

As Red

As Red as Blood / Salla Simukka

When seventeen-year-old loner Lumikki finds a stash of blood-soaked money in her school’s dark room, she is swept into a whirlpool of events involving dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin known for brutality.

 

Ask Me

Ask Me / Kimberly Pauley

Blessed–or cursed–as an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, Aria Morse must reply truthfully to questions asked about her best friend Jade’s disappearance, and although her answers seldom make sense they make her the next target.

 

BlackfinBlackfin Sky / Kat Ellis

When Skylar Rousseau is told that she has been believed to be dead for three months when she has experienced life as usual, she must unravel both the present and the past to solve the mystery of her existence.

 

BuzzKillBuzz Kill / Beth Fantaskey

Seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Colton, to try to uncover who murdered head football coach “Hollerin’ Hank” Killdare–and why.

 

Every BreathEvery Breath / Ellie Marney

Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne and James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguing and troubled seventeen-year-old genius with a passion for forensics. Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. And when Watts and Mycroft follow a trail to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion’s den – literally. A night at the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again.

Far From YouFar From You / Tess Sharpe

After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina’s death.

 

Girl WireGirl on a Wire / Gwenda Bond

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream of becoming a high-wire walker like her father comes true when her family accepts a prestigious circus position, but in the face of a rival acrobat family established there, Jules finds help from a surprising ally.

 

High DryHigh & Dry / Sarah Skilton

Framed for a stranger’s near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.

I Am PrincessI Am Princess X / Cherie Priest

Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

 

I Was HereI Was Here / Gayle Forman

In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend’s footsteps and makes some startling discoveries.

 

Ink AshesInk and Ashes / Valynne E. Maetani

When Japanese American Claire Takata finds out that her deceased father was once a member of the yakuza, a Japanese crime syndicate, danger enters her life that could end up killing someone.

 

KnightleyKnightley & Son / Rohan Gavin

A father and son detective team investigates the mystery surrounding a book that that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organization known as the Combination.

 

Liars IncLiars, Inc / Paula Stokes

Seventeen-year-old Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.

 

LiesLies I Told / Michelle Zink

Since Grace was adopted by the Fontaines, she has been carefully taught the art of the scam and has an uncanny ability to create a personality to help her “parents,” but their latest job has her questioning everything she has been taught and the family she has grown to love.

 

Nearly GoneNearly Gone / Elle Cosimano

A math-whiz from a trailer park discovers she’s the only student capable of unravelling complex clues left by a serial killer who’s systematically getting rid of her classmates.

 

Poor LittlePoor Little Dead Girls / Lizzie Friend

Starting her junior year at an exclusive East Coast girls’ boarding school on a lacrosse scholarship, small-town Sadie uncovers a murder mystery after being inducted into a powerful secret society.

 

SkinkSkink No Surrender / Carl Hiaasen

With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.

 

Somebody BusSomebody on This Bus is Going to be Famous / J.B. Cheaney

During a torrential rainstorm, a school bus goes off the road and, with the driver unconscious, it is up to her passengers to try to rescue each other and go for help.

 

SoundThe Sound / Sarah Alderson

Taking a summer job as a nanny on Nantucket Sound, heartbroken Ren forges an unlikely bond with a local bad boy from a privileged family only to question the dangerous natures of her new friends in the wake of a murder.

 

They AllThey All Fall Down / Roxanne St. Claire

Kenzie’s life is transformed when she is voted one of the prettiest girls at Vienna High, but when the girls on the list start to die, Kenzie is determined to uncover the deadly secrets of the list before her number is up.

 

Unfinished LifeThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone / Adele Griffin

When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.

 

Vanishing GirlsVanishing Girls / Lauren Oliver

Reminiscent of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, this book begs for a re-read after you finish it. Nick, the main character, is recovering from a devastating trauma. Her family life is turned upside down, and a longtime childhood friendship is strained due to her sister’s exploits.

 

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