I've compiled a list of the five most highly rated thriller books for you to add to your reading list.
These gripping stories, written by skilled authors, are bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Read on for a sneak peek into each novel, but don't worry, I've kept it spoiler-free!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel, Gone Girl, took the world by storm with its shocking twists and turns. The story follows the tumultuous marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne, who seem like the perfect couple until Amy mysteriously disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. As the police and media scrutiny grow, the cracks in their marriage are revealed, and Nick becomes the prime suspect. Told from alternating perspectives, this psychological thriller explores themes of deceit, manipulation, and the dark side of relationships.
You can check out Gone Girl here
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The first book in the internationally acclaimed Millennium series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo introduces readers to the enigmatic Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist. The duo is hired by wealthy industrialist Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of his niece, Harriet, who vanished 40 years earlier. As they delve into the dark secrets of the Vanger family, Lisbeth and Mikael find themselves in grave danger. This thrilling mystery explores themes of corruption, family dysfunction, and the search for justice.
You can check out The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo here
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Alex Michaelides' debut novel, The Silent Patient, is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Alicia Berenson, a talented painter, appears to have it all: a loving husband, a successful career, and a beautiful home. But one evening, she inexplicably shoots her husband five times and then refuses to speak another word. Alicia's silence intrigues forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber, who becomes determined to unravel the truth behind her actions. As Theo digs deeper into Alicia's past, he uncovers shocking secrets that threaten to shatter his own life.
You can check out The Silent Patient here
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐
In A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window, we meet Anna Fox, a former child psychologist who suffers from agoraphobia, rendering her unable to leave her New York City home. To pass the time, Anna watches her neighbors through her window, including the seemingly perfect Russell family. But when Anna witnesses a shocking act of violence, her world begins to unravel. As she struggles to determine what is real and what is imagined, she begins to question her own sanity. This Hitchcockian thriller delves into themes of isolation, paranoia, and the complexities of human perception.
You can check out The Woman in the Window here
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
S.J. Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, is a chilling psychological thriller that explores the fragility of memory and identity. Christine Lucas wakes up every morning with no recollection of her life due to a traumatic accident that left her with a severe form of amnesia. With the help of her husband, Ben, and her therapist, Dr. Nash, Christine attempts to piece together her shattered past. However, as she uncovers hidden truths, she begins to question the people she thought she could trust. This suspenseful novel will have you questioning the reliability of memory and the nature of trust.
You can check out Before I Go to Sleep here
Each of these five highly rated thriller books offers a unique and captivating story, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. So grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and prepare to be immersed in the world of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. Happy reading!