Everyone needs a little bit of thrill in their life.
But not everyone can afford this thrill. What better way is there than to escape the reality and experience the thrill through someone else’s life written on the pages of books.
These are the ten thriller novels that you must not miss out on:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
When we talk about thriller novels, we cannot forget Dan Brown.
It is a fast-paced mystery-thriller that revolves around Christianity, symbols and conspiracies. It is one of the most acclaimed books in this genre.
The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris
Clarice Starling is an FBI trainee.
On her journey to understand the mind of the serial killer Buffalo Bill, she interviews Dr. Hannibal Lecter – a brilliant psychologist and a murderer.
This book was also adapted into a film. It has left its viewers and readers horrified and… in silence. Can you hear the silence of the lamb?
The Shining by Stephen King
In this King classic, Jack Torrence moves his family to the Overlook Hotel after earning a job as its caretaker.
But once the fierce winter strikes, darkness creeps into his life as the well-being of his wife and his son is threatened.
The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong
Who can you trust if you can’t even trust yourself?
Yu-jin has suffered from seizures most of his life. This has also led to many holes in his memory.
What happens when Yu-jin wakes up to find his mother dead in his own apartment?
He vaguely remembers his mother asking for help. Was she asking him to help her or was she asking someone to save her from her beastly son?
Follow Yu-jin on his three-day frantic search to unravel the truth.
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
As a part of a ruthless authoritarian program, a class of junior high school students are taken to a deserted island and provided with weapons. They are forced to kill each other until only one remains standing.
Battle Royale is a Japanese classic that is a compelling allegory towards the dog-eat-dog world that we live in.
The famous novel ‘Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins is said to be inspired from this novel.
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
A perfect relaxing and maybe a romantic get-away for the weekend turns into a horrifying nightmare for the guests of Mitchell’s Inn.
When the winter strikes and the blizzard cuts off contact with the outside world, someone starts killing the guests one by one.
How will the guests escape this nightmare? Who wants to kill them? Why? Read more to find out.
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
Mireille Duval Jameson had it all. She was the loved by her husband and she was the daughter of one of Haiti’s richest man.
But her privileged life faces a crisis when she is kidnapped for ransom. And her father refuses to pay the debt.
Is she really as loved as she thinks she is?
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
She does not remember anything. She struggles to discover who she is despite her inability to remember her past or present. Is this a blessing or a curse?
Read more to find out.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
It is 2019’s most prominent thriller novel.
The story follows Alicia Brenson, a celebrated painter who married a famous fashion photographer. But, one day she shoots her husband in the face… five times.
After that, she forever holds her silence.
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
What happens when a childhood game of secret codes has started hinting Eddie and his friends towards dismembered parts of bodies?
Nothing is ever the same. Time goes on and they grow up, putting their past behind them.
But when the past starts catching up to them and one of them finally ends up dead, they have to solve the mysteries of their childhood game to survive and come out of this alive.
– Written by Aaghna(Intern at BOLDBLUSH)
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