Top Thriller Books to Put You on the Edge of your Seat
Looking for a book that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until the very last word? Here are 7 of the top thriller books that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and make you want to sleep with the lights on! Whether you like crime novels or psychological suspense, this list has something for everyone. Read on for our top Thriller book picks!
Why read top Thriller books?
The best thriller books are the ones that leave you up all night, turning pages in anticipation of what’s next. If you crave a suspenseful plot that will keep you guessing, then a thriller is the perfect genre for you. Thrillers involve characters that are in peril and often require the protagonist to solve a crime of some kind. They’re fast-paced and plot-driven novels that usually have a strong narrative voice from the author.
1. Hostile Witness
by Rebecca Forster
When 16-year old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her mother turns to an old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind to work at a small-town practice. But when Hannah is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. However, the deeper Josie digs, the more she realizes that politics, family relationships, and the law create a volatile and dangerous situation. When the shocking truth is uncovered, can it save Hannah Sheraton – or destroy them both?Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo
2. Bad To The Bones
by James Harper
Evan Buckley’s wife Sarah went to work one day and never came home. Tormented by his memories and driven by his ruthless quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people’s problems. Lucky for him his latest client, the reclusive Linda Clayton, has got more than enough to keep him occupied. When Linda’s son Daniel disappeared ten years ago, she didn’t think her life could get any worse – until her husband left, that is. After Evan’s last case ended in disaster, he’s at the end of his rope. That is, until fate thrusts him headlong into Linda Clayton’s miserable world and into a long-dead investigation that everybody wishes would just stay that way.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo
3. The Perfect Wife
by Blake Pierce
Criminal profiler-in-training, Jessie Hunt, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town. When a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload, and the secrets of her own shady past.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
4. Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. He wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Then a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In the world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor. Instead, he’s a celebrated genius who has accomplished something extraordinary. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more fascinating and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined – one that will force him to face the darkest parts of himself as he battles a terrifying and seemingly unbeatable foe.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
5. The Passengers
by John Marrs
When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, the passengers are set on a fatal collision course. The passengers include a pregnant young woman, a TV star, a disabled war hero, an illegal immigrant, an abused wife fleeing her husband, a husband and wife who are traveling in separate vehicles, and a suicidal man. Now the public has to judge who should survive. But are the passengers all that they seem?Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Kobo
6. The Sun Down Motel
by Simone St. James
The secrets lurking in a rundown motel ensnare a young woman just as they did her aunt 35 years ago. It’s 1982 in Upstate NY. Every small town has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some guests are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn’t right at the Sun Down Motel, and before long Viv’s determined to uncover all the buried secrets.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Kobo
7. Home Before Dark
by Riley Sager
A woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the house really haunted by evil forces as her father claimed? Or are there more dangerous secrets lurking within its walls?Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Kobo
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