Booktopia’s top thrilling fiction picks for Crime Month

by |June 5, 2023
Crime Month has arrived!

It’s Crime Month here at Booktopia! And you know what that means?

We, of course, are full of crime month recommendations for you to sink your teeth into.

In a world brimming with countless literary genres, few captivate readers quite like the intricate web spun within the pages of crime books. From spine-chilling murder mysteries to heart-pounding heists, these tales of deception and suspense have enthralled generations of readers, leaving them breathless with anticipation for the next twist or revelation.

Check out some of our top picks below.

After That Night
by Karin Slaughter

The unmissable new thriller in the Will Trent series (now a major TV adaptation on Disney+), two women’s lives become linked as the special agent strives to uncover the mystery.

Buy it here

Broken Bay
by Margaret Hickey

Old loyalties and decades-long feuds rise to the surface in this stunning crime novel, set in a spectacular Australian landscape known for its jagged cliffs and hidden caves.

Our Supplier Performance Manager, Jess Paul chats about this book on our podcast here.

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The Rush
by Michelle Prak

Some threats are closer than they appear …

The first drops start to fall when Quinn spies the body. With no reception and nothing but an empty road for miles, does she stop to help or keep driving to safety?

Buy it here

The Caretaker
by Gabriel Bergmoser

An isolated, empty ski resort in the off-season. A woman who doesn’t want to be found. A man who may not be who he appears to be. It’s a game of cat and mouse – with deadly consequences.

Buy it here

Killing Moon
by Jo Nesbo

The Must-Read New Harry Hole Thriller From The No.1 Bestseller! He’ll get inside your head. You’ve never seen a killer like this. Neither have the police. And for Detective Harry Hole, this time it’s personal.

Buy it here

Too Late
by Colleen Hoover

A breathtaking psychological suspense about obsession and dangerous love. The definitive edition of Too Late from the TikTok phenomenon and #1 bestselling author of Verity.

Pre-order it here

I Will Find You
by Harlan Coben

In this gripping new thriller from the No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author and creator of Stay Close, one man is thrown into a world of danger and deceit following the murder of his son. A mystery that twists and turns and keeps you guessing until the very last page … The new Harlan Coben novel has arrived.

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Home Before Night
by J.P. Pomare

Mother’s intuition or a deadly guilty conscience? A woman races against time to find her son in this tense and twisty thriller by the Top Ten bestselling author of The Wrong Woman.

Buy it here

Crime Month is here! Explore our top picks with up to 25% off the RRP & your chance to win a crime book pack worth $520!* Ts & Cs apply.

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