Thrillers set on vacation


Who doesn't love a tropical vacation with a little side of murder? I have you covered with my curated book list featuring thrillers set on vacations. These are a mix of newer releases and backlist books, as well as some lesser known titles. I found that my library had most of these available, but if you want to have a copy to keep in your personal library, I've included my Bookshop.org link below.


I hope these titles transport you on a "killer" tropical vacation and keep you on the edge of your seat!



The Missing American by Kwei Quartey

Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world's Internet capital.


Destination: Ghana


One Little Secret by Cate Holahan

A kid free weekend away at a beach house turns deadly when one guest is found dead after a night of drinking. Part locked-room mystery, part domestic thriller, this gossipy, scandal-ridden whodunit told in alternating narratives from an unforgettable cast of characters.


Destination: The Hamptons


Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Set in 1950's North Africa, this melodrama follows Alice Shipley and her estranged former friend Lucy Mason and Lucy's new husband. The two try to reconcile, but Lucy's husband goes missing and Alice begins to question everything.


Destination: Tangier, North Africa


Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok