Curl up With a Good Thriller!

by | Oct 2021

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Fall calls for suspense and thriller novels.

Killing Kate by Alex Lake: Kate just broke up with her boyfriend, and now there is a serial killer murdering women resembling her. Is this her boyfriend seeking revenge or a stalker? This fast-paced book is a puzzle to the very end.

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian: This historical thriller (Boston in the 1600s) finds Mary, a victim of domestic violence. When she tries to lawfully separate from her husband, the men in power are not interested in hearing her side of the story, so she takes matters into her own hands.   

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen:

If you were a fan of The Last Mrs. Parrish or Gone Girl, this is your next read. The book’s premise is that life is not always as it appears. The multiple perspectives throughout the book build the suspense to make for a twisty read.

Verity by Colleen Hoover: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer, who gets a job offer that will solve her financial woes. Little does she know what she is getting into when she enters Verity Crawford’s house. The book is full of suspense with steamy scenes and creepy undertones.

When the Stars Go Dark by Paul McLain: This circa 1993 thriller follows Anna, a female detective, who specializes in missing children. She gets pulled into a case in her hometown, and the book focuses on healing past wounds.

Hunting Wives by May Cobb:

Think of the juiciest Us Weekly article, mixed with the Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise, and add a murder. Readers can fall in love with and hate these women all while getting sucked into their drama.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: This book stars Alicia, who is a famous painter married to a fashion photographer. She shoots her husband then refuses to speak. The story follows the psychotherapist, who is trying to unravel the mystery of her actions.

Plymouth residents Amy Sundet and Katie Timcho can be found on Instagram at @overbookedmoms.


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