LJ Best Books 2017

It's time again for LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry and literature, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles.   SEE WHO MADE THE LIST

Best Books 2012: Thrillers

By Jeff Ayers

Barclay, Linwood. Trust Your Eyes. NAL: Penguin Group (USA). ISBN 9780451237903. $25.95; eISBN 9781101602713.
Ray Kilbride cares for his schizophrenic brother, Thomas, who is obsessed with a computer program similar to Google Street View called Whirl360.com. When Thomas witnesses a murder online, the brothers uncover a deadly conspiracy. An exhilarating and breathtaking thrill ride. (LJ 8/12)

Gardner, Lisa. Catch Me. Dutton. ISBN 9780525952763. $26.95; eISBN 9781101559963.
A woman approaches Det. D.D. Warren with a bizarre request to solve her upcoming murder. The skillful point-of-view switch between Warren and the soon-to-be victim only intensifies the puzzling mystery and scare-your-socks-off suspense. (Xpress Reviews, 1/13/12)

Haynes, Elizabeth. Into the Darkest Corner. Harper: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062197252. $24.99; eISBN 9780062197276.
Catherine Bailey escapes an abusive relationship but now is trapped in her home owing to fear. When she learns that her abuser has been released from prison, the terror only intensifies. A chilling debut thriller. (LJ 4/15/12)

Hurwitz, Gregg. The Survivor. St. Martin’s. ISBN 9780312625511. $25.99; eISBN 9781250009722.
Nate Overbay, standing on the ledge of the 1lth floor window of a bank, is set to kill himself when a robbery ends up making him a hero. The robbery’s mastermind will make Nate wish he had jumped, though. An emotional roller coaster that will resonate long after the final page is turned. (Xpress Reviews, 8/10/12)

Mofina, Rick. They Disappeared. Mira: Harlequin. ISBN 9780778313816. pap. $7.99; eISBN 9781459241145.
A husband desperate to save his marriage takes his family on vacation to New York City in the hopes of a reconciliation, but then his wife and son vanish. A father and husband’s worst fears are intensified in this gripping and tense thriller. (LJ 9/1/12)