thrillers

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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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In The Woods by Tana French

For more psychological thrills that’ll leave you wondering about the reliability of your own memory, try these:

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda for a ghost story about teenage girls, grief, and forgetting.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes for a scary-as-hell tale about how the internet never forgets.

Blue Monday by Nicci French for a psychologist navigating the no-man’s-land between dreams, memory,and reality.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes for a Booker Prize-winning take on how we narrate our own history, truthfully or otherwise.

This post was guest edited by Emily Hughes, founder of proofreadingbooks, a blog of book and booze pairings. You can find her on Twitter.

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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.

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Gripped by the dread-filled thrills and twists of Diary? Try these next…

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn for a character investigating a murder and piecing together a childhood-trauma carved into her own flesh

Threats by Amelia Gray for a character struggling with the death of his wife, haunted by threatening notes he finds hidden around the house