Twisty YA Mystery Thriller Books: The Ultimate Thrill List

Twisty YA Mystery Thriller Books: The Ultimate Thrill List

Young Adult (YA/Teen) mystery thriller books are perfect reads for people who love a great suspense novel! The best YA mystery thriller books are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen YA mystery thriller books has something for everyone. It is definitely one genre to die for! Get yourself cozy and see how many of these books will keep you guessing.

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Last Update: September 26, 2023

YA Mystery Thriller Books

  1. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

2. The Project by Courtney Summers

3. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

4. You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

5. Heist Society by Ally Carter

6. All Fall Down by Ally Carter

7. Sadie by Courtney Summers

8. Vanishing Girls  by Lauren Oliver

9. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

10. To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

11. The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

12. The Amateurs by Sara Shepard

13. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

14. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

15. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is one of my favourite YA thrillers. This video of E. Lockhart really explains so much about the inspiration and the concept of the book. If you have been intrigued to learn more about this one, check out the video below.


16. Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

17. Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth

18. We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

19. Killing November by Adriana Mather

20. The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

21. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

22. All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

23. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynne Barnes

24. Monday’s Not Coming Back by Tiffany D. Jackson

25. Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

26. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

27. A Castle in the Clouds by Kiersten Gier

28. All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

29. Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

30. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

31. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

32. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

33. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

34. Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu

35. The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker by Kerry Wilkinson

36. The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks

37. The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting

38. The Sacred Lies of Minnow BlY by Stephanie Oakes

39. The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

40. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

41. Five Survive by Holly Jackson

42. Panic by Lauren Oliver

43. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

44. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

45. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

46. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

47. After the Woods by Kim Savage

48. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

49. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

50. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

51. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

52. You’ll be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

53. As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

54. One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

55. The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

56. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

57. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

58. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

59. They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman

60. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

61. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson

62. Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington

63. The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

64. That Weekend by Kara Thomas

65. The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

66. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

67. The Lake by Natasha Preston

68. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

69. Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

70. The Twin by Natasha Preston

71. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

72. Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

73. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

74. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

75. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

YA Mystery Thriller Books

YA mystery thriller books are exciting and fast-paced stories that keep you on the edge of your seat. If you are interested in adding any to Goodreads, I have created a YA mystery thriller books shelf that you might be interested in. What are some of your favourite YA mystery thriller books?

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