The 10 Best Thriller Books ofWe at Book Riot knew from January that it was going to be a cracking good year for thrillers and suspense books of all kinds. Set across continents and time, these twisty thrillers, novels of suspense, and mysteries laced with page-turning tension reflect the best of the genre today. Edgar Award—winning author Megan Abbott delivers another twisty thriller that centers on female friendships. This glittering, acidic Talented Mr. As her new friend propels Louise to the upper echelons of the intoxicatingly decadent wealthy social scene in New York, can she keep a clear head and not let her obsession turn deadly? This deliciously dark mystery begins when Toru Narazaki seeks the help of a private detective after his girlfriend disappears into the folds of a Tokyo cult.
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By Larry Getlen. July 28, pm Updated July 28, pm. Or does she? A game of passion turns twisted. Hall initially considered telling this depraved love story, inspired by both the public treatment of Hillary Clinton during the election and the trial of Amanda Knox, from shifting perspectives.
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Sometimes you get in the mood for a little suspense, and there's no better way to scratch that itch than with a killer book—literally. Thrillers never fail to get your heart pumping, getting you turning the page at warp speed while also delivering an oddly satisfying uneasiness about what's to come. To add a bit of excitement to your bookshelf, we found some of the best thriller books out there—many of which have been adapted for the big screen. But the story that seems obvious is nowhere close to the truth. Created into a drama starring Emily Blunt, this story follows Rachel Watson, a commuter who catches sight of the same alluring couple every day while on her train ride. But on one ride, she witnesses something shocking, and unexpectedly becomes embroiled in an ever-complicated investigation. An "average" housewife's life is changed forever when a car accident reveals that her husband is a serial killer.
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The books that thrilled in are a diverse group: an excellent mix of true crime, mystery, horror, and nontraditional offerings that are gripping in their own right. As always, they offer the most unsettling version of escapism: confronted with the worst of humanity, we still manage to get lost in these stories and feel enriched by them. By Katie Kitamura. Word of warning: This astonishing book is not your typically paced mystery novel, so if you want something ultratraditional with a big reveal at the end, you might want to skip this one. There, she must confront truths about her failed marriage, her own inability to truly know her husband, and the grief that comes from mourning the loss of something important.