The worldwide lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic has left a general strain of restlessness and anxiety among people. Not knowing what the future can bring can take a toll on everyone, particularly teens. Not children anymore and at the cusp of adulthood, navigating through these tough times can be tough for them. If you’re a teen reading this, or a parent to one, then this article is for you. In this article, we will discuss 11 best teen thriller books for your kids to read during this lockdown, to take their mind off the grim reality.
Top 11 Teen Thriller Books
All Eyes on Us By Kit Frick
This taut, tense thriller concerns two teens who find their lives intertwined when an anonymous person threatens to spill their secret. Amanda Kelly is dating real estate heir Carter Shaw. Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend against her conservative parents by carrying on a fake relationship with Carter. Now, Amanda and Rosalie are roped into a bid to take Carter down and unmask their stalker, known as Private, before Private uproots their lives.
The Best Lies By Sarah Lyu
Remy was happy once. She had her boyfriend Jack and her best friend Elise who understood her better than anyone else in the world. But now that happiness is gone. Jack is dead and Elise killed him. As the police investigate, Remy sifts through her own memories to unravel the truth. Told in alternating timelines, this twisted psychologically thriller explores the dark side of obsessive friendship.
I’ll Never Tell By Abigail Haas
For high school seniors Anna, her boyfriend, Tate, and her best friend, Elise, spring break in Aruba is a dream come true. But this paradise goes south very quickly when Elise is found murdered. Anna finds herself stuck as the primary suspect in this murder trial, but has she really murdered her best friend?
The Perfect Candidate By Peter Stone
When Cameron Carter lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. As rumors and accusations about his fellow staffer’s death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of.
This Lie Will Kill You By Chelsea Pitcher
One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died. Five teens each played a part in that death and no one knows about it. Tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills expecting to compete for a cash prize, but they soon discover they were lured there by a person bent on revenge. Five arrived, but not all can leave.
Dangerous Lies By Becca Fitzpatrick
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime, but love and danger find her anyway in this titillating novel.
Bad Girls with Perfect Faces By Lynn Weingarten
Sasha does something to protect her best friend and is haunted by it. Her best friend, Xavier, wants to help her but doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into. Then there’s, Ivy, just as twisted as vines spiraling on a house. Their stories come together and start something that will change everything in this thriller.
Here Lies Daniel Tate By Cristin Terrill
When Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later, it is considered as a miracle. What happens next will leave even the smartest readers shocked.
Three Truths and A Lie By Brent Hartinger
A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this psychological thriller filled with suspense.
The Sisterhood By A.J. Grainger
Seventeen-year-old Lil’s heart was broken when her sister Mella disappeared. There’s been no trace or sighting of her since she vanished, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a heart-stopping moment that it’s Mella.
Out of Control By Sarah Alderson
When Liva came to New York City, she wanted to escape the painful memories of her past and finally start afresh. But she becomes the sole witness to a brutal murder everything changes. Soon she’s in police custody and she realizes something isn’t right, but it’s too late. With the help of a car thief that she met at the station, Liva manages to get away, but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun and outwit the two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.