9 of the Best Mystery Books to Read Before Bed

Love a plot twist that keeps you on your toes? Mystery books make you feel like you're in the thick of an investigation which can be a thrilling departure from your real life. Trying to guess the ending as details emerge on the page is half the fun. This selection of riveting, well-written mystery books will bring out your inner sleuth and are a perfect way to finish the day before drifting off to sleep.

The Farm by Joanne Ramos
Often compared to best-selling novel and now television sensation, The Handmaid's Tale, The Farm documents a Filipino woman's introduction into working at a fancy New York surrogacy facility. In search of a better life for her and her young daughter, Jane's every move is monitored as she becomes increasingly restricted.

The East End by Jason Allen
Set within the decadent Hamptons estate of the wealthy Sheffield family, the lives of loyal housekeeper Gina and her pool boy son, Corey are unraveling at the seams. This outrageous tale tells the story of two separate families and their outrageous disasters that ensue concurrently.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
From the brilliant mind of the author responsible for the Harry Potter franchise, this gritty story follows private investigator Cormoran Strike as he tries to make sense of the mysterious death of a supermodel. What ensues is not all glitz and glamour, though.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Husbands, second wives, and a school trivia night—what could go wrong? This bestseller, which has since been adapted into a wildly popular television series, will have you trying to crack the case of what happened that night.

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Faced with the prospect of never seeing their missing daughter Gracie again, Matt and Elise's partnerships is pushed to breaking point. Throw in the sale of a family lakeside cabin and a suspicious neighbour from their past and you've got a juicy mystery to sink your teeth into.

The Layover by David Bell
What would you do if the person you've struck up a romantic connection with turns out to be a missing person? Joshua gets himself entangled in the lies and deceit of the alluring Morgan, who seems to be the only one who knows the truth.

Girls Like Us
When FBI agent Nell's father dies, she's brought back to her hometown of Long Island to tidy up his estate. In the meantime, she agrees to assist in the investigation of two recent nearby murders. When it becomes clear that her father is a prime suspect, things become much more complicated than she could have every imagined.

The Warehouse by Rob Hart
A beaten-down Paxton has just surrendered to his new employer, Cloud's work-life facilities that offer him entertainment halls and open-plan offices. Zinnia is an undercover spy who is out to expose the tech giant's secrets, risking both of their lives in the process. Remember, Big Brother is always watching.

The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
This thrilling account of a love triangle will keep you guessing the entire time. Remy's boyfriend, Jack has been shot dead. The culprit? Her best friend, Elise. Whether it was self-defense or something more sinister, their lifelong bond is about to be broken.

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