10 Best Legal Thrillers of 2022


If you’re a fan of pulse-pounding thrillers with a side of courtroom drama, then a legal thriller is probably right up your alley. From books that are ripped from the headlines to those that explore the darker side of human nature, there’s a legal thriller out there for everyone. Not sure where to start? Here are five of the best legal thrillers of all time.

“Presumed Innocent” by Scott Turow
This book has it all: a protagonist who’s accused of killing his mistress, plenty of twists and turns, and a shocking ending that will leave you reeling. It’s no wonder that it’s been turned into a major motion picture and a television series.

“The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
While it might not be strictly speaking a legal thriller, this novel has enough intrigue, suspense, and plot twists to keep even the most ardent legal thriller fan on the edge of their seat. Plus, who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory?

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
Want to read a legal thriller that will completely mess with your head? Then “Gone Girl” is the book for you. Told from alternating points of view, this twisty tale will keep you guessing until the very last page. Just don’t blame us when you can’t sleep for days afterward.

 “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh
If you’re looking for a thriller with an emotional punch, then look no further than “I Let You Go.” When Jenna loses her son in a hit-and-run accident, she deals with her grief in ways that have devastating consequences for those around her. This is one book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.

The Widow” by Fiona Barton
When French police detective Bob kingdom begins investigating the disappearance of Glen Davis, he has no idea what he’s about to uncover. As he digs deeper and deeper, he realizes that Glen’s wife Alice knows far more about her husband’s death than she’s letting on—but just how much is she willing to reveal? You’ll have to read the book to find out!


There you have it—five of the best legal thrillers of all time. So curl up with one (or all!) of these books and get ready for some serious thrills—and chills!