As the temperature has been dropping and snow falling recently, I’ve been getting my usual urge to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a hot beverage, and a good book. Specifically, I’ve been in the mood for a compelling thriller to suck me in for a few hours.
Today I want to share five thrillers I read that did just that. If, like me, you’re in the mood for a fast paced page turner that you won’t want to put down this winter, you’ve come to the right place!
Ready to see my picks?
In a Dark, Dark Wood is a mystery thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Nora hasn’t seen Clare since ten years ago when Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s bachelorette arrives and Nora figures this may be the time to put the past behind them. But something winds up going wrong…
The Vanishing Season follows Ellery, who knows a thing or two about serial killers, as she was once a victim who managed to survive. Recent disappearances in her town have her concerned her past is coming back to haunt her, so she contacts the one person she knows will listen – FBI agent Reed who saved her all those years ago. Together, will they be able to figure out who is behind these new disappearances?
In science fiction thriller Recursion, False Memory Syndrome is a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. New York City policeman Barry stumbles into an investigation of this phenomenon while neuroscientist Helena attempts to create new technology that will allow us to experience significant memories over and over again. This story unfolds to ask what happens when our memories aren’t actually real?
Just Watch Me follows master thief Riley Wolfe, who is a modern day Robin Hood, stealing only from the wealthy who have gained their riches by doing wrong. In this first installment in a new series, he aims for an impossible to steal target. But Riley likes a challenge. Will this be the one to do him in? In Good Girls Lie, the Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. And a student there has been found dead. The lies and truths unravel throughout this psychological thriller in several strands to reveal what happened in this engaging drama with a stunning setting. (Expected publication date December 30, 2019)
There you have five engrossing thrillers to pick up this winter! I’d love to hear from you if any of these books are on your TBR or if you’ve already read them. If you’re a seasonal reader, what are your favorite types of books to read in the winter?