6 Thrilling Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down


I’ll be honest, I have serious bags under my eyes this morning. I’ve spent the previous night awake into the wee hours, promising myself ‘just one more chapter.’ But, with these pulse-racing books, one more chapter quickly turns into five! If you want to join my midnight madness, these books will seriously get your heart beating and make you eager to keep turning the pages…

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan 

Margot Lewis is a teacher and writes an advice column ‘Dear Amy’ for the local newspaper. One of her students Katie has just gone missing. The next day, Margot receives one of her letters, and something’s off. The letter is a plea for help. But it’s not from Katie, but a girl who went missing twenty years ago. Hooked already? Buy it here.

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 

If you were obsessed with Gone Girl, you’re about to be obsessed by Flynn’s next huge page turner. A young woman pays her bills by pretending to read auras. One morning, she reads Susan’s aura and agrees to go to the Victorian home she lives in and help fix her terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. It’s a short story, but it’s truly gripping. Buy it here.

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

Lily, a young lawyer, marries her love, Ed. Determined for no more secrets, and leaving the past where it belongs, she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. Instantly she is drawn to him. However, it turns out Lily isn’t the only one with secrets. Sixteen years later, a familiar face on her doorstep brings her whole world crashing down. Buy it here.


How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

Emma has killed her son. Well, that’s what she has been told. But when she can’t remember anything, her logic is to believe the authorities. Three years ago, she was Susan Webster, mother to a twelve-week-old son. Released from a Psychiatric Institute, the now Emma questions if he is even dead at all. Buy it here.

The Good Neighbour by A.J. Banner 

The next Gone Girl; this is a book that will change the way you look at those closest to you. Sarah is settling into life with her new husband, in the perfect picturesque town. But one night, when her husband is away, Sarah’s happiness is pulled from beneath her. Overcome with grief, they try to rebuild their lives. But as she’s picking up the pieces, Sarah doubts everything she knows to be true. She can’t trust her friends, her neighbors or even her marriage. Buy it here.

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse

Hannah has always been scared of commitment, but one hot summer in New York changes that when she meets Mark. In a whirlwind romance, they are quickly married and she leaves her life in New York to start her new married life in London. But Mark doesn’t return from a business trip one day. His colleagues never knew about the trip, and now Hannah’s bank account is empty. Find out what happened before they met and buy it here.

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  • Anne Louise

    Is the 7th book a secret?

  • hanan abdi

    They all sound so amazing and full of suspense.. great post :) xx

    A Girl’s Journal

  • Natalie Harney

    I’m on the hunt for page turners at the minute. I had a phase of reading more literary stuff and now I just want super easy enjoyable reading. I’m currently in the middle of Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan and I’m loving it

    – Natalie

  • Meliza Joyce

    I was JUST looking for recommendations on some good reads… this came at just the right time!

    Thanks for the suggestions. Love page turners like these!

    Xo, Meliza Joyce

  • Viola

    I need this list!! Been looking for a great book to read lately and I’d definitely like check one of these (if not, all of them) out!!

    VIOLA WIN | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • meg

    I loved Dear Amy SO MUCH. I’ll definitely have to check some of these others out!

    Meg | Elmpetra

  • Deborah Starling

    I absolutely love reading your recommendations! The Good Neighbor sounds fantastic and I’m adding them to my TBR list (Thank you!). I know you must have a daunting TBR pile but I thought I would recommend an action/thriller romance(!) that I read recently that I can’t stop talking about. It’s called “The Persian Woman” by Thomas Booker. The book follows Ex Navy seal Jeffrey Quinn and his discovery of a diary that alludes to a potential terror attack. He goes to the FBI with the diary only to be paired up with an Iranian Agent, Parvin Sassani. Jeffrey has extreme biases towards Muslims because his wife was killed by a jihadist. The book is refreshing in the sense that it covers a very real issue that is happening today with unfounded biases against certain cultures and religions and it also shows the two working together and eventually Jeffrey even falls for her. The book really has so much to offer and I hope you will check it out. You can read a bit more about it on the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Persian-Woman-Thomas-Booker-ebook/dp/B014TQ1B7Q/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1492526103&sr=1-1

    I would be very interested to hear what you think about it!

  • Kay Nguyen

    I’m more a nonfiction person but some of these picks sound pretty interesting so maybe I will check them out! Thanks for sharing <3


  • elisha mae

    Really good picks – always on the hunt for the next big thriller! The Good Neighbour is officially on my wish list…

    Elisha-Maé | http://www.elisha-mae.co.uk