Suspense books have always been my favorite genre of novels. Now don’t get me wrong I love a good autobiography or self-help book, but nothing is like a good thriller. I wanted to share with my fellow thriller lovers 5 Must-Read Thriller & Mystery Novels that I’ve read in the last year. Make sure to send me some suggestions for some of your favorites as well.
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5 Must-Read Thriller & Suspense Novels
Local Girl Missing – While browsing in Barnes and Noble, I spotted this book while passing a Mystery and Suspense table. I immediately picked it up, looking for something simple after reading some heavy books. And I wasn’t disappointed. The book follows Frankie as she tries to uncover what happened to her childhood friend Sophie. The author was able to find a balance between keeping you guessing about what caused Sophie’s disappearance while giving you enough clues and hints to keep the reader glued in. Local Girl Missing is one of the few books that I can say that I didn’t see the plot twists coming. It’s the perfect book if you’re looking for a light, lazy day, vacation read.
The Woman In The Window – At first, I thought that this would be one of those books that I had to struggle through because I’m a “once I start, I finish” type of reader. But I was wrong. The novel follows a psychologist trying to coup with her Agoraphobia by self-medicating with alcohol and overusing her prescribed medication. This novel has enough twists and turns to keep your attention. Some of the twists you can guess and some that will be a total shocker. The book does start extremely slow, but it is worth continuing to read.
The Wife Between Us – When I spotted this book on a Target shelf, the title of this book drew me in. I love a good domestic suspense book. I knew I enjoyed this book because after I finished, I immediately recommended it to multiple of my friends. From the start of the book, you will assume that you know where this book is leading, but trust me, you don’t! The book follows an ex-wife that is extremely upset that her former husband has found another woman to take her place. I read this book in one day because I couldn’t put it down. Once I finished the book, I had to reread parts of the book to see what I missed.
The Woman In Cabin 10 – I decided to take this book on a long travel day for me, and it helped me get through a long flight. The novel follows a journalist assigned to report on a luxury cruise ship for the elite. But her trip doesn’t go as planned. The Woman In Cabin 10 does have suspenseful elements included, but it wasn’t anxiety-inducing. It was enough to keep me guessing and interested, but not too much where I feel my chest tightening. It’s a good suspenseful thriller.
What She Knew – The novel follows Rachel as she searches for her son after allowing him to run ahead while on a walk in a park. You will find yourself sympathizing with the family while trying to piece together the clues to find Ben. There are many ups and downs without feeling like the author is trying too hard to make it suspenseful.
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