Thrillers with BIPOC Representation

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I try hard to read diversely, but thrillers are my favorite genre and I struggle to find thrillers with BIPOC representation. I’m sure there are MANY indie thrillers out there by BIPOC individuals, but I consume most of my books via audiobook and indies often don’t get turned into audio productions. I’ve been trying hard to find and feature BIPOC thrillers this year, though.

Please drop suggestions below, especially if they have audiobooks available on Libby or Hoopla!

This list doesn’t live-update, but I’ll do my best to come back and add to it often. If I haven’t, please check out my live-updating lists of books I’ve reviewed that have BIPOC representation, books that embrace Black joy, or books with AAPI representation. Both those lists include all genres.


Thriller Books by Black Authors

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NOT SO PERFECT STRANGERS by LS Stratton
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ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS by Wanda M Morris

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WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole

Others I’ve read, reviews pending

WHITE WOMAN MISSING by Kellye Garrett

ONE OF US KNOWS by Alyssa Cole

NEVER TELL by Selena Montgomery

AND NOW SHE’S GONE by Rachel Howzell Hall

THE PERFECT RUIN by Shanora Williams

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell Hall (I’ve posted a spoiler recap for this one, but not a review)

Thriller Books by Indigenous Authors

I’m embarrassed that I’ve only reviewed one book in this category. Please share suggestions for more in the comments!

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BLOOD SISTERS by Vanessa Lillie

Thriller Books by Asian/South Asian Authors

THE FAMILY BONES by Elle Marr

MIDNIGHT and BREATHLESS by Amy McCulloch

THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK by Jennifer Hillier

ARE YOU SARA? by SC Lalli

NICE GIRLS by Catherine Dang

FIND ME and THE WIFE by Alafair Burke

MY SWEET GIRL and YOU’RE INVITED by Amanda Jayatissa

Thriller Books by Pacific Islander authors

I’m hugely lacking in this category. I admit, I can’t think of a thriller I’ve read by a Pacific Islander author. Please drop suggestions in the comments!

Thrillers with BIPOC Rep that are on my TBR

RAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. Cosby (and more of his books!)

WATCH WHERE THEY HIDE by Tamron Hall

TROUBLE IN QUEENSTOWN by Delia Pitts

PERFECT LITTLE LIVES by Amber and Danielle Brown

WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND by Wanda M. Morris

THE PLUS ONE by SC Lalli

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