Every now and again, we need a good thriller to jolt our systems and keep us on edge. There’s nothing better than a great thriller on a cool rainy day to add to the suspense. I, for one, can appreciate a good list of page-turners. Check out my pick of awesome thrillers!
- WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS by DEAN KOONTZ
This book was very creepy, and I couldn’t wait to find out who the killer was. Detective John Calvino’s family is brutally murdered when he is a little boy, resulting in him killing the intruder. Twenty years later, another family is killed the exact same way, only this time he realizes that the man he’s looking for might be a demon on Earth.
- THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by PAULA HAWKINS
While dealing with alcoholism, Rachel Watson can’t handle the dissolution of her marriage and her life. She drinks heavily and blacks out often, not knowing what’s real and what isn’t. She takes the train home every day and fantasizes about a “perfect” couple she sees often. Then one day, she wakes up with blood all over her. The same day, a woman disappears, leaving Rachel as a suspect. She races against time to find out what happened and learns that things aren’t what they seem and the hard truth is right in front of her.
- THE MURDER HOUSE by JAMES PATTERSON and DAVID ELLIS
This gruesome novel follows a very old mansion right on the beach that most people try to avoid. Over the years, there have been multiple unsolved murders inside the house and no one can understand why. Detective Jenna Murphy makes it her mission to find out what is going on inside the cursed house after a Hollywood couple is found dead inside. I enjoyed this page-turner and was so surprised by the twist at the end.
- SHUTTER ISLAND by DENNIS LEHANE
Two U.S. Marshals are sent to Shutter Island to find a mass murderer who has escaped from an institution for the criminally insane. As an intense hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, the marshals are forced to piece together clues to a shocking puzzle hidden within Shutter Island, taking them on a dark, twisted journey, where paranoia assumes an air of cool rationality and the line between sanity and madness disappears. This one will have you questioning your own sanity.
- GONE GIRL by GILLIAN FLYNN
Nick and Amy clearly have different views about each other. When they both lose their jobs and have to move from New York to Missouri, Amy begins to resent Nick for making them move and things spiral out of control from there. When she disappears without a trace, he becomes the prime suspect while trying to find answers of his own. After a tailspin of dead ends, we find out very quickly that Amy is a psycho and poor Nick is the victim.
Read more by Shina James!