Winter Reading is in full swing for adults and teens! Anything you read, including books, graphic novels, or even audiobooks can be logged from January 1 – February 28 via Beanstack. Visit mppl.org/winterreading to sign up or to log your books today.
Looking for a snowy, cold setting perfect for thrills and chills? Below we’ve put together some of our favorite winter thrillers. Click for a full list of options to keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. You’ll earn a prize ticket for Winter Reading in no time!
These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone. Discovering the truth means crossing paths with a long-dormant serial killer and navigating the secrets of a sinister past.
Surprise-filled / Clever plot / Lively dialogue
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Accompanying family members to an isolated Swiss Alps hotel to recuperate from a traumatizing case, a woman detective uncovers the fates of long-ago tuberculosis patients who went missing from the property years earlier when it operated as a sanatorium.
Vivid setting / Chilling / Grisly
One by One by Ruth Ware
When an offsite company retreat is upended by an avalanche that strands them in a remote mountain chalet, eight coworkers are forced to set aside their corporate rankings and mutual distrust in order to survive.
Adrenaline-fueled / Suspenseful / Intensifying
No Exit by Taylor Adams
Trapped at a Colorado rest stop with four strangers during a snowstorm, Darby Thomas must figure out which of them kidnapped the girl locked in a crate in the van parked next to Darby’s car.
Page-turner / Relatable heroine / Suspenseful action
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Contacted by the desperate adoptive parents of the child she gave up 15 years earlier, Nora teams up with her mutt companion and embarks on a search through the streets of Vancouver only become enmeshed in a puzzling conspiracy.
Dryly witty / Violent / Thought-provoking