Showing 4 posts tagged thriller

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

For more edge-of-your-seat psychological thrillers try…

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane for a twisty thriller that will make you question everything you think you know. 

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica for an impressive debut about an abduction and some very tangled relationships.

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson for the story of a woman who wakes up every morning without knowing who she is. 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for a classic novel as engrossing and unnerving as Gone Girl.

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Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly

For more fast paced thrillers and characters who play by their own rules…

Killing Floor by Lee Child for an introduction to one man army, Jack Reacher

Sahara by Clive Cussler for modern swashbuckling adventurer Dirk Pitt 

Along Came A Spider by James Patterson for the original Alex Cross thriller

Sandstorm by James Rollins for Sigma Commander Painter Crowe; part Dirk Pitt, part Jack Reacher, all badass.

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The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Want more spy games? Come in from the cold and read one of these…

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth for a nail-biting Nazi-hunt

Ice Station by Matthew Reilly for high octane turned up to 11

Berlin Game by Len Deighton for Cold War subterfuge and twists

The Quiet American by Graham Greene for paranoia and betrayal

This post was guest edited by author Joe Craig. His latest book, Jimmy Coates: Blackout, is out now.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

There’s only one Lisbeth Salander, but for more dark thrillers, try these…

Roseanna by Sjowall & Walloo for the original Scandinavian crime thriller

Jar City by Arnoldur Indriarrson for a detective working a forgotten case

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg for a town with a disturbing past

The Pledge by Frederich Dürrenmatt for an old man haunted by a crime