Autumn is just around the corner and so are the days when we just want to snuggle up in bed with a cup of tea – and a good book. So, put away your summer romance books and get ready for a genre which couldn’t be better for the darker season: the thriller. Here are the 15 books that should definitely be on your reading list…
1. The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
The Silent Wife is about the marriage of Jodi and Todd, a couple headed for catastrophe. It’s told in alternating voices which makes it even more compelling.
2. Snap by Belinda Bauer
Snap starts with a mother leaving her two children in the car. She says she won’t be long but she never comes back. Years later, the eldest son Jack, who is now 14, wants to find out what happened to his mother all those years ago.
3. Fierce by Gin Phillips
A perfect day in the zoo ends in disaster. What Joan sees as she walks with her little son towards the exit gate minutes before closing time makes her run for her life, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.
4. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-off boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show up, she leaves with a stranger who first seems to be a safe one-night stand. But, following him home will turn out to be the worst mistake of her life…
5. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What would you do if you lost an entire decade of your life? This happens to Alice, a 29-year-old woman, crazy about her husband and pregnant with her first child — but then she wakes up in hospital to find out that she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. She must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her entire life at the same time.
6. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
This novel is about two decades of secrets, a missing husband and a man with no memory. The story starts in a British seaside town, where single mum Alice finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket and no idea how he got there…
7. Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Janie is fresh out of prison, released early because of an issue with the evidence – evidence concerning the death of her mother who she may or may not have killed. Is it possible she really was guilty?
8. The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
Anna can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance — at their handwriting. When she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to she has to save their lives.
9. Don’t Try To Find Me by Holly Brown
It’s every parent’s nightmare: 14-year-old Marley goes missing and the police come up with nothing. The parents try everything to find her but when the press they’ve depended on turn against them, Marley’s mother becomes the prime suspect in her daughter’s disappearance.
10. Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of who or where she is. She starts keeping a notebook in which she writes down her experiences and soon finds out that she can’t even trust her husband Ben…
11. Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid
This Ebook is about friends Lilah, Georgia and Nancy who did something unspeakable at elite boarding school. Now, 16 years later at a dinner party, they talk about what happened and not all of them will survive the evening…
12. The Good Widow by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
Elementary school teacher Jacqueline’s marriage is far from perfect but when her husband of eight years is found dead after a car accident on a business trip, it’s devastating news – especially when she finds out that he wasn’t alone…
13. The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
The House Swap is about a couple, Caroline and Francis, who decide they need a break to refresh their marriage – a house swap feels like the perfect choice. But it seems as if the person they have swapped with is someone Caroline used to know – someone she’s desperate to leave in her past, but someone is set on making her remember.
14. When I Find You by Emma Curtis
Laura suffers from a severe face-blindness which makes her unable to identify and remember faces. The man she spent the night with after her office Christmas party was ‘Pink Shirt’ – but the shirt she finds on the floor next morning is blue. And now Laura must go to work every day and face the man she has no way of recognising.
15. The Secrets You Keep by
What would you do if you realised that your new husband is keeping secrets from you — secrets with terrifying consequences? After moving into a new house together, this happens to Bryn, an accomplished self-help author and she starts to wonder who her husband really is…