If you’re like me, there’s nothing you love more on a weekend than curling up with a really engrossing thriller. Gone Girl was a pretty much perfect book for me, it had all the elements I enjoy and I couldn’t predict the ending. Shocks, twists and turns abound, I couldn’t actually put the book down until I had read it all. So, if you want to escape to a creepy world of heart-racing thrillers this weekend, you’re in luck. Here are 7 amazing books you need to pick up!
This list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention another masterful book by Gillian, Dark Places is about Libby Day (played by Charlize Theron in the film version!), the sole survivor of a family massacre. Her brother is in prison for it, and she’s happy enough with that, even if others believe he is innocent, but when she starts looking into the circumstances of the murders, she discovers some things that shock even her.
This book is a little different, it focuses on Lillian Linden, who survived a harrowing plane crash, but she’s putting her story on the line by doing an interview on TV for the first time. The wreckage was never found, and she was missing for 2 years, but now with her carefully constructed story, who knows what will come to the surface.
Hannah has the perfect marriage. She’s lucky. But one day her husband Mark doesn’t come home, and Hannah starts to worry. When she uncovers a few of his best kept secrets she starts to wonder how you define a perfect marriage, and when someone she looked into is mysteriously murdered, she decides she needs to find out.
Susan Webster changed her name and served her time. She now goes by Emma Cartwright and she wants to put the fact that she murdered her 12-week-old son behind her. She can’t believe that she did it, but then suddenly she doesn’t have to anymore. When mysterious letters start arriving and she’s delivered a photograph of a toddler called Dylan, she needs to know if it’s possible that everyone could be lying to her?
Sarah and her husband are blessed. They have a great house and amazing neighbours, but one night something devastating happens that changes her perception of the people around her. As she tries to pick up the pieces of her life, she realises things about not only her neighbours, but her husband, and she starts to wonder if there’s a killer amongst them.
#6 The Bones Of You by Debbie Howells
18-year-old Rosie Anderson’s disappearance has sent the community into shock, no-one more so than Kate, a gardener who has a daughter of a similar age and who used to spend time with Rosie without her parents knowledge. When Rosie’s body turns up close to where Kate rides her horses, it seems like they’ll never find out what happened to her, but Kate knows that most murder victims know their killer.
Ani FaNelli is pretty lucky, she has a perfect house, a perfect job, a perfect sense of style and a perfect fianceé, but she hasn’t always been Ani FaNelli, she was once TifAni, a working class girl trying to make it in the world of mean girls and private schools. Something happened in her past that made her close off and focus on materialism instead of emotion, and before she gets married she’s agreed to revisit it once and for all, on tape. Will she finally be free of her circumstances?