Favorite Mystery Books

These books are my favorite mystery books (yes, adult books)! As your child is enjoying “reading time” grab your own book! You are being a great role model when you read at the same time that your child is reading. A book or a tablet with a book downloaded is a great way to show your child the love of reading. And these three books are my favorite mystery books! I make a list of every book I read and these books grabbed my attention and I could not put them down!

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Favorite Mysteries for Mom

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So the next time that your child is reading, grab a book!!

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens.

This book is now a movie! 

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner  – The bridesmaid – The body

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

I really had a hard time putting this book down. There are a lot of twists and turns in this mystery!! And I started reading this book as I was planning for my daughter’s wedding.





Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house where she grew up so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks.

Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder, and her own role in exonerating her father in that case, Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed the two women and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.

This book started out slow, but once you get to the third chapter, it get really good! When she’s asked to help with the murder case and she’s finding out some very interesting pieces of information about her dead father, you are hooked! I grew up near the town this takes place in, but it’s far from the only reason I loved this book!

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I hope you will enjoy these favorite mystery books. You are being a great role model when you read at the same time your child is reading so why not read a great mystery? And if you have suggestions for me, please send a message below.

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