Sharp Objects. A Simple Favor. Killing Eve. The Girl in the Spider's Web. You. If you're a sucker for thrillers, 2018 was a great year in entertainment for you, and it looks like the years ahead will be even better. Even more thrillers and mysteries are coming to a screen near you — some you've been dying to see, like the latest Karin Slaughter novel, and others you may not even know about, like a decades-old Joan Didion thriller you've probably never heard of.
Whether it is through a feature-length film, an addictive television series, or in good, old-fashioned book form, the crime genre offers its fans a thoroughly engaging form of escapism. Who among us doesn't enjoy following along with a thrilling mystery, trying to figure out whodunit before the big reveal? For many readers (and viewers), there is no better way to spend a Saturday than with a good thriller.
Whether you're looking for a new novel to add to your TBR pile, a marathon-worthy series to obsess over, or a must-see film to add to your wish list, one of these nine thrillers and mysteries — soon to be adapted for film or television — should be on your radar.