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Best Thriller Books

When it comes to the thriller genre, some books stand out from the rest. Here are some of the best thriller books that you need to read if you’re a fan of the genre.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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This book is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story follows Nick and Amy Dunne, who has been married for five years. When Nick comes home one day to find that his wife has disappeared, he becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. Gone Girl is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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This book was recently made into a movie, and it is easy to see why. The story follows Rachel, who takes the same train every day and observes the lives of a couple who live in a house that she has nicknamed “the perfect home.” When Rachel begins to see things that she shouldn’t be seeing, she starts to wonder if she is losing her mind. This book is full of suspense and will keep you guessing what’s really happening and who is telling the truth.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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This is another book by Gillian Flynn that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story follows Libby, who was just seven years old when her mother and sisters were murdered. Libby was able to survive, and 25 years later, she was contacted by a group called The Kill Club. They believe that her brother, convicted of the murders, is innocent. This book is full of suspense, mystery and darkness.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn


Another thriller book by Gillian Flynn, and it is just as suspenseful as her other books. The story follows Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls. She realises that the murders may be connected to her own troubled past as she investigates. This book is dark and suspenseful and will keep you turning the pages until the end.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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This book is a classic thriller first published in 1959. The story follows four people who are hired to investigate a haunted house. They begin to experience strange and terrifying things as they stay in the house. This book is suspenseful and spine chilling and will keep you up at night. Again, made into another brilliant TV series.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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This book is a fast-paced science fiction thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. The story follows Jason Dessen, who chooses to stay in his family instead of pursuing his own career as a scientist after he gets married and has kids. But when Jason is kidnapped, he wakes up to find himself in an alternate reality where he did pursue his career, and everything has changed for him and his family. Dark Matter is full of twists and turns that will keep you unsure until the last page.

I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May


This book was just recently released and had been receiving a lot of positive reviews. The story follows a woman named Cat whose life is turned upside down after witnessing a murder. She receives an anonymous call from someone who tells her that her family will be killed if she doesn’t do what he says. This book is full of mystery and suspense and will keep you nail-biting until the very end.

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