What to read in 2018

In 2018 I want to put down my phone more often, stop watching after one episode and get my reading on. To motivate myself I am going to commit to a reading challenge, more on that soon, and I am already taking screenshots of every book I plan to read.

Best Thrillers books 2018, Good thriller Crime mystery book 2018

These are the books I look forward to read in 2018:

Thomas Perry The Bomb Maker

Thomas Perry's Forty Thieves moved back and forth between a pair of detectives and a couple of thieves, and I loved the PI part of the book, this one sounds promising: A bomb maker targets the explosive ordinance unit of The LAPD.
Find it here: The Bomb Maker (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)

The Hazelwood Melissa Albert

This buzzy debut about seventeen year old Alice who after her mother's disappearance has to enter the fantasy world her writer grandmother created sounds like a Gothic Alice in wonderland retelling, right up my alley.
Find it here:  The Hazel Wood (International Edition)

Mrs by Caitlin Macy

Philippa, a Upper East Side mother, married to a Master of the Universe, sees her perfect life crumble and the secret she guarded exposed when the new mom at school, married to a prosecutor, starts asking too many questions. Sounds like a mix between Billions and Big Little lies and I am down for that last part.

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

A woman walks out of her family. When her husband tries to find her is confronted with shady people from her past. Inspired by The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double indemnity and Mildred Pierce, this promises to be one of those noirish love stories where lovers don't tell each other the truth until tragedy strikes.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

This debut set in 1950 Tangier is getting lots of hype, it's set to become a movie with Scarlett Johansson, and has drawn comparison to Donna Tartt and Patricia Highsmith, big shoes to fill! What attracts me to it is that it's about a female friendship gone wrong. Alice has come to Tangier with her new husband and soon meets her old friend there, the free spirited Lucy.  When her husband goes missing, Alice starts to doubt every decision she ever made.

A higher loyalty by James Comey.

I just expect James Comey to stand up one day, raise his thumb and say: "I am the FBI". I am a fan of his twitter feed with his haughty subtle snark, it has a certain old-fashioned Jimmy Stewart integrity, so my hope that he will spill details about the investigations he has lead will probably be in vain. Still you never know...

The Outsider Stephen King

Obv. It's about a perfect family man and little league coach who is arrested after the horrific murder of a little boy. And from there on who knows what will happen, with King everything is possible.

The president is missing Bill Clinton and James Patterson

I don't expect anything from this, but my curiosity will probably win out, at least I expect tons of of insider knowledge and thinly veiled real life villains.

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

I very much liked Midwives and the Double bind, and this sounds juicy enough, a bit too Ray Donavon for me, but I am sure the story will have an unexpected trajectory. A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man in it, with no idea what happened.

Bearskin by James McLaughlin

I always love a thriller set in the wild, a Nevada Barr one, or of this year favorite Celine. This promises to be gritty, Rice Moore moves to the Virginian Appalachia after getting involved with the Mexican cartels in Arizona. He is responsible for tracking wildlife and when poachers start killing bears, he has to stake steps that will put his former enemies on his trail.

Give me your hand by Megan Abbott

James Ellroy, William Boyd and Megan Abbott are my favorite writers so this one is a no-brainer. It''s about two female scientists, who know each other since high school. They have to compete to take part in groundbreaking research, while a secret from their past is threatening of destroying their careers.

Green Sun by Kent Anderson
And talking about James Ellroy: I read everything he blurbs, so his high praise for this unflinching take on a white cop policing the black community in east Oakland California, sealed the deal.