The Best Debut Thrillers of 2020

The Best Debut Thrillers of 2020 Featured ImageThrillerFest announced the International Thriller Awards for 2020, and some top-notch books were nominated for the best first novels of 2020. We have My Lovely Wife, about a murderous couple; Miracle Creek, about a mysterious explosion at a clinic; The Good Detective, about a detective who may have killed his suspect; The Silent Patient, about a woman who kills her husband and never speaks again; and American Spy, about a woman who must seduce a man in order to protect her country. The winners will be announced on Saturday, July 11, during a virtual ThrillerFest.


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