Alex Michaelides’ critically acclaimed novel earns the win in the Mystery & Thriller category, thanks in part to its irresistible puzzle-box premise. World-famous painter Alicia Berenson is being held at a secure location in London following a gruesome murder. She refuses to speak. Lucy Foley ran away with this year’s Mystery & Thriller award by inviting us to the best wedding ever! And by “best” we mean “most terrifying.” Jules and Will have chosen to hold their wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. Then the storm hits. Then the body is found.