Chilling Mystery With Romance Books That You Need To Read

So what do you do when you get bored of the same romance books that focus on nothing but the main couple? Sometimes you just need to make things a bit more exciting, like throwing in a dead body or two. Which is why we are obsessed with mystery with romance books. A combination that is just perfect. We get the romance we love and we’re hooked by the exciting story. So, check out the best mystery with romance books right now!

Mystery With Romance Books: lethal

Lethal – Sandra Brown

When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that “sick” man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. He promises that Honor and her daughter won’t be harmed as long as she does everything he asks. And she has no choice but to accept him at his word.

Mystery With Romance Books: forgotten secrets

Forgotten Secrets – Robin Perini

At age ten, Riley Lambert watched helplessly as her sister was abducted from her bedroom. Fifteen years later, she’s channeled the pain of her past into a career as an FBI profiler. Riley devotes her life to bringing violent criminals to justice and secretly searches for her sister. But then a call from the only man who’s ever swept her off her feet stirs up dark memories.

Mystery With Romance Books: the obsession

The Obsession – Nora Roberts

Naomi Carson is a survivor. As a child, her family was torn apart by a shocking crime. It could have torn her apart, but her passion for photography has taken her all around the world. Now she has decided to put down roots in the beautiful old house on Point Bluff. But her past is catching up to her.

Mystery With Romance Books: when we believed in mermaids

When We Believed In Mermaids

Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland shows a woman with an unbelievable and unmistakable resemblance to Josie.

Mystery With Romance Books: nine coaches waiting

Nine Coaches Waiting – Mary Stewart

Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.

Mystery With Romance Books: verity

Verity – Coleen Hoover

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime.Jeremy Crawford, husband of a bestselling author, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in his wife’s series as she is injured. But Lowen discovers an unfinished autobiography which could change everything.

Mystery With Romance Books: a curious beginning

A Curious Beginning –  Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans for Veronica – she’s now on the run from an elusive assailant in the search of the villainous truth.

Mystery With Romance Books: don't look now

Don’t Look Now – Mary Burton

Austin homicide detective Jordan Poe is hunting a serial killer she fears is the same man who assaulted her sister, Avery, two years ago. The details line up: the victims are the same age, same type and dead by the same grim MO. Luckily Avery survived. But the terrible memories linger, making Jordan more determined than ever to stop this monster in his tracks.

Mystery With Romance Books:  don't lie to me

Don’t Lie To Me – Willow Rose  

Twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout Summer Camp and never returned home. Three months later her body is found and the town is outraged. She’s the town’s most beloved surf idol and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater. And now another child has been kidnapped. FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas needs to work with her old flame to solve the case.

Mystery With Romance Books: silent in the grave

Silent In The Grave – Deanna Raybourn

Before he can show a threat from his killer to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia and a roomful of dinner guests. And Brisbane is the first to suggest that he was murdered.

The Shark – Mary Burton  

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards. But Riley is the serial killer’s next prey. And it’s up to former FBI agent Clay Bowman to stop him.

Fatal Affair – Marie Force 

Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career and her confidence after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the care. But things get complicated when she has to team up with Nick Cappuano – the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier.

A Madness Of Sunshine – Nalini Singh

One fateful summer tragedy shattered the trust holding the Golden Cove community together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships and a silent agreement to never look back. But you can’t run from the past forever. Especially when another young girl disappears without a trace.

colleen hoover books: layla

Layla – Colleen Hoover  

Leeds thinks he’ll spend the rest of his life with Layla. Until an unexpected attack leaves her fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but she’s emotionally and mentally scarred. She’s nothing like the girl Leeds fell in love with. So Leeds takes her back to the B&B where they first met, but her behaviour takes a bizarre turn. Leeds takes solace in Willow, another guest at the B&B. But his decision to help Willow find answers conflicts with Layla’s well-being.

Something About You – Julie James 

Of all the hotel rooms rented by the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of course it’s Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for nearly ruining his career.

romantic thriller books: when all the girls have gone

When All The Girls Have Gone – Jayne Ann Krentz 

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that her closest friend was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. She’s gone off the grid before, but never like this. Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler to find Jocelyn. But the search for answers is a dangerous path.

romantic thriller books: till death

Till Death – Jennifer L. Armentrout

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown and she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. But then Sasha is threatened and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

romantic thriller books: rebecca

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

Whilst working for Mrs Van Hopper, a young girl becomes acquainted with Maxim de Winter. After a brief courtship, the pair marry and he whisks her away into his mansion in England, Manderley. And there she discovers that the staff and friends of Maxim were very fond of Maxim’s previous wife, Rebecca. Even the housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, keeps comparing the new Mrs Winters to Rebecca. But Rebecca died in a strange boating accident, yet her legacy still lives on.

romantic thriller books: don't tell

Don’t Tell – Karen Rose

Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive husband was to stage their deaths. Now living as Caroline Stewart, she has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago. Then her husband uncovers her hidden trail.

Open Season – Linda Howard

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she’s boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she’s got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn’t been on a date in years. One makeover later, Daisy has transformed into a party girl extraordinaire. With a new lease on her own place and her life, it’s open season for man-hunting.

Mr Perfect – Linda Howard

What would make your perfect man? That’s the topic of certain professional women at their favorite restaurant. They make a tongue-in-cheek list that’s both funny and racy. But then the List becomes an overnight sensation and one of the four is murdered.

Naked In Death – JD Robb

The first book in the In Death series introduces us to New York Police Detective Eve Dallas and Roarke, the dashing businessman with a shadowy past who finds Dallas enormously intriguing. And as try as hard as she might Eve will find it difficult to resist the irresistible Roarke’s persistent advances.

Hideaway – Nora Roberts

Caitlyn Sullivan is nine years old when a game of Hide and Seek at a family party changes her life forever. She has been running away from her trauma, but if she wants to thrive she must return home to face her past.

Her Last Word – Mary Burton

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Rose was the lone witness to her cousin Gina’s abduction. Now Kaitlin is interviewing everyone associated with the crime for a podcast to bring closure to the case. But a woman that Kaitlin questioned is found dead and Detective John Adler’s fear is that the murders have only just begun. And he needs to keep Kaitlin safe.

The Search – Nora Roberts

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life. But she’s only got to this point by surviving a nightmare – an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot her cop fiancé and his K-9 partner. And now a copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive – to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

Cross Her Heart – Melinda Leigh

For more than twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has tucked away the nightmarish childhood memories of her parents’ murder-suicide. Until her younger sister, Erin, is killed in a crime that echoes the tragic night. And Erin’s husband, Justin, has vanished. Teaming up with Matt Flynn, Bree uncovers the truth of what happened.

The Witness – Nora Roberts

At just sixteen, Abigail Lowery witnessed a shocking mafia murder. She narrowly escaped with her life, leaving her old identity behind. Fifteen years later, Abigail is still hiding from the world and she’s convinced herself that everything she has right now is all she needs. But Brooks Gleason, local chief of police, has other ideas. His persistence to uncover the truth is unsettling, exciting and dangerous.

Shadow Woman – Linda Howard

Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and doesn’t recognize the reflection staring back at her in the mirror. She isn’t suffering from amnesia, she remembers everything. But who she is, is not who she sees.

Closer Than You Think – Karen Rose

Faith Corcoran has escaped her identity. Being a therapist to victims of sex crimes was rewarding, but her work with the offenders has jeopardized her life. Her move is the chance to build a new life. But hwat she doesn’t know is that a killer has made this house his playground and Faith is disturbing his fun. Faith is going to have to put her trust in Deacon, an experienced FBI Agent, if she’s going to survive.

Untraceable – Laura Griffin

Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help her clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Until Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, vanishes for real. Alex fears the worst and teams up with homicide cop Nathan Deveraux to uncover the truth.

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