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Ten Top Thrillers We All Must Read

Don’t you just love to indulge in books and forget about everything except the characters and plots? It can be really frustrating and annoying to read a book that has a very twisted plot with an anticlimax at the end.

Here is a list of top ten thriller books that won’t disappoint you and will surely make your day a thrilling one:

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rating: 8.6/10

The Girl on the Train

A 2015 psychological thriller, this book has been adapted two times into movies. The unique concept and different concepts make it a bestseller. The story covers varying aspects from depression, divorce to binge drinking and strings three different women together. A must-read for all women, this book also touches on some deep concepts of woman psychology. Even if you’ve already watched the movies, reading the book will surely give you a much better understanding and will still be equally thrilling.

 

  1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Rating: 9.2/10The Silent Patient:

A mystery thriller from 2019, The Silent Patient, revolves around the violence a once perfectly normal woman commits on her husband. Nobody knows why did she, Alicia, take that step or what provoked her to shoot five times in her husband, Gabriel’s face? And she simply wishes to stay silent about it and refuses to provide any reason. Will Theo Faber, criminal psychotherapist, ever get the answers to this unsolved mystery?

 

  1. The Crossing by Matt Brolly

Rating: 8.6/10The Crossing (Detective Louise Blackwell #1) by Matt Brolly

Released on Valentine’s Day of 2020, this mystery thriller revolves around a murder that will eventually bring almost the entire town into the suspect category. Veronica, the victim, was a volunteer at church. Soon priest of the church is found dead in the same manner. Will Louise Blackwell, Detective Inspector, manage to uncover the truth and solve the mystery behind these murders? Is religion the reason behind it?

 

  1. The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Rating: 8.8/10The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

A twisty psychological domestic thriller from 2019, The Other Wife revolves around three women – Suzi, Elle, and Nora. All of them share a common unknown link in their lives which becomes clear and mystery ensues. Caught in a web of their own lies and secrets their lives are to change forever.

 

  1. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Rating: 9.6/10Buy The Family Upstairs

A 2019 suspense psychological thriller, this book is reputed to be read in one go. At first, you just want to know what’s going to happen next and then later you are simply unable to put it down until you complete it. It is worth the dedication. The author takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, flashbacks, and mystery. The lives of three families are entangled to past possessing deepest and darkest secrets they can’t run away from.

 

  1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Rating: 9.4/10The Silence of the Lambs

Also adapted into a movie, this book is a classic psychological horror-thriller one cannot miss. Ever since its publication in 1988, the book has continually received appreciation from readers across the world. Preceded by “Red Dragon” and succeeded by “Hannibal” this is one of the best thriller series ever. Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the protagonist, is a feared cannibalistic serial killer. The story has actually been inspired by a real Mexican Doctor and sends chills down the spine.

 

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Rating: 9.2/10The Gillian Flynn Collection

Bestseller suspense thriller from 2012, this book received an amazingly positive response from the readers. It was later adapted into a movie in 2014. Celebration arrangement for the fifth wedding anniversary takes a sharp turn when Amy, the protagonist disappears. What happened to Amy is the mystery that takes over the town. Did Nick, her husband, kill her? Or did she run away due to domestic violence? The book breaks all the social prejudices as the clouds of mystery get cleared.

 

  1. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Rating: 8.2/10Buy The Sanatorium

Released in December 2020, The Sanatorium is a crime thriller you must read. The protagonist, Elin knew something is off when she turned up at the engagement celebration of her brother in the Swiss Alps. Eventually, the fiancée, Laure goes missing and mystery ensues. Elin must follow her instincts while also quickly searching for Laure. Will she be able to bring her family and herself out of the looming danger?

 

  1. The Push by Ashley Audrain

Rating: 9.2/10The Push:

A psychological thriller, The Push, exposes the dark side of motherhood. It cleverly questions and challenges your psychology. Vividly described scenes make this book even more livid and imaginable. The readers live the story alongside the protagonist as she realizes that her motherhood was not what she wanted or hoped. Released recently in January 2021, this book has quickly become a bestseller.

 

  1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Rating: 9.6/10The Da Vinci Code

Published in 2003, this book has garnered the attention of millions of thriller and mystery book lovers. The book is known to keep you hooked until the end. Reviews of this book suggest that it would be a crime to give even a single spoiler about this book to anyone who hasn’t yet read it! It is preceded by “Angels and Demons”.

 

These thriller books are all you need on a weekend to make it highly interesting and amusing. One must read these books as soon as possible or you might end up listening to a spoiler or two. Just grab a bowl of popcorn and delve into these books to experience the thrill!

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