10 Best Thriller Books of all time

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In this article, I’ll discuss the 10 best thriller books of all time that you should read.


“He expected me to die that night. I didn’t.
I will not die now.”

Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

Every book has its own story and its own audience. Some stories are dull and some are mind-blowing. If you are a bookaholic, you are such a person who is different from many people. Thriller books are used to read such a type of person who likes suspense, mystery, and violence.

Do you know you are also such a kind of person?

Then the question arises what are the best thriller books of all time. So, in this article, we covered the best thriller books to read. You can read and also purchase these books.

Let’s start.

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List of Top 10 Thriller Books of all time


  1. The Silent Patient
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. Those Bones Are Not My Child
  4. Enduring Love: A Novel
  5. The Woman in Cabin 10  
  6. My Sister, The Serial Killer
  7. Behind Closed Doors
  8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  9. The Couple Next Door
  10. The Girl on the Train

1.The Silent Patient

AuthorAlex Michaelides
PublicationFebruary 5, 2019
Rating4.5 out of 5

 Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Psychological Fiction

About-

Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, and Gabriel Berenson, a photographer are a couple. Theo Faber who is a forensic psychotherapist is another important character of this story.

Alicia Berenson is blamed for the murder of her husband. The police were unable to find any proof against her. So, Theo Faber was appointed to investigate this case. Theo askes Alicia about her husband’s murder. She tells Theo that the masked man entered her house and murdered Gabriel. But Theo knows that Alicia is telling a lie to him.

The ending of it is very shocking. If you want to know what is done with Alicia, simply you have to read these amazing books.



2.The Guest List

AuthorLucy Foley
PublicationFebruary 20, 2020
Rating4.3 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Mystery
  • Suspense

About-

It is a story about a mysterious murder. A great wedding party is organized on a deserted island in Ireland. There are many guests present there. One of the guests is murdered and the murderer roams amongst them.

Everyone wants to know the reason behind the murder and also see the murderer. The author created much suspense within this story and every suspense has a new turn to the story.

Truly it is one of the best psychological thriller books of all time that has affected the readers by its unique underplot.



3. Those Bones Are Not My Child

AuthorToni Cade Bambara
PublicationSeptember 28, 1999
Rating4.2 out of 5

Another Genre-

  • Suspense
  • Psychological Fiction

About-

The book Those Bones Are Not My Child is the imagery story of an actual epidemic of child-killing that ruined residents of the city of Atlanta in the early 1980s.

Zala Spencer And Nathaniel Spencer both are the protagonists of this story. They are shocked when they came to know that the first of their three children are missing. Zala could not prevent her from shouting, she feels that she is becoming mad slowly.

The author does her best in creating such types of characters that are so realistic and dramatic. You can’t stop yourself from diving into its story.



4.Enduring Love: A Novel

AuthorIan McEwan
Publication1997
Rating4.1 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Psychological Fiction
  • Domestic Fiction

About-

The story begins with a beautiful and cloudless day when a middle-aged couple enjoying a picnic. Joe Rose and his partner Clarissa Mellon are the protagonists of this tale.

 They are enjoying the day but a cry interrupts them. A boy of ten years old gets stuck in a helium balloon that is flying over the beach. Joe immediately flocks in helping the boy.

There is another man, Jed Parry who also joins them in helping the boys. He is a victim of such a disease that causes the suffering to believe that someone is in love with him or her. When he sees Clarissa, he is forced to think that she loves him. He starts to imagine his life with Clarissa.

The author wrote this book so mysteriously that is the core factor of its popularity. Its style is unique and has many illustrations. That’s why it is a good young adult thriller.



5.The Woman in Cabin 10

AuthorRuth Ware
PublicationJune 30, 2016
Rating4.1 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Psychological Fiction

About-

Lo Blacklock, the protagonist of this story is a young travel journalist. She starts her first travel with a small cruise ship. She is happy with her voyage and believes in possibly get her promotion.

There is a problem that happens with a ship that is the number of people is greater than its space. Gradually, it becomes a big issue. There are many mysterious things that happen with the ship. Lo feels that this journey is the last journey of her life. That makes it one of the best mystery thrillers stories.



6.My Sister, The Serial Killer

AuthorOyinkan Braithwaite
PublicationNovember 20, 2018
Rating4.2 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Satire
  • Domestic Fiction

About-

The whole story rounds towards two sisters Korede and Ayoola. Korede, the protagonist is a hard-working nurse and respected for her silent nature while Ayoola is very beautiful, flirty, and also a serial killer.

Ayoola murdered her third boyfriend by stabbing a knife into his heart. Who forces Ayoola to do this? This is one of the biggest suspense of this story. The author makes this story so mysterious that anyone who loves thriller stories automatically dives into it. 



7.Behind Closed Doors

AuthorB. A. Paris
PublicationFebruary 11, 2016
Rating4.3 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Suspense
  • Psychological fiction

About-

This is a unique type of psychological thriller that engaged the reader most. The author did his best in creating such type of story.

Jack and Grace are a perfect couple. Jack is apparently devoted to his beautiful wife. Grace’s Sister Millie is a victim of Down syndrome. Jack is much sympathetic to the problems with her sister Millie.

But jack was not this type of person in his early life. He murdered his parents, killed their favorite dog, and also killed his sister. That gives it the tag of best crime thriller books.

The author rose the curtains from jack’s mysterious life. You will be shocked when you know the reality of Jack.



8.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

AuthorStieg Larsson
PublicationAugust 2005
Rating4.4 out of 5

Another Genre-

  • Mystery
  • Crime Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Nordic Noir

About-

This is a story of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. They have different passions. Mikael is a 42 years-old reporter while Salander is a 24 years-old computer hacker.

Both are living in different places. They are not met each other. Both are supernatural. Finally, they met each other in pursuance of a book. The amazing part of this is how these two, unlike people, eventually get together.

Mikael is much impressed with her. The author wrote it very insightfully. All the characters are drawn with mystery.



9.The Couple Next Door

AuthorShari Lapena
PublicationJuly 14, 2016
Rating4.3 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Domestic Fiction

About-

A beautiful couple goes for a dinner party at their neighbor’s apartment. Cora their child goes missing. An enjoyable environment changed into sadness very soon. Everyone tries to search for Cora, but they all fail.

They return home. Both think if anything happens wrong with her baby girl.

The author showed her intelligence by creating such a type of book. It is truly one of the best thriller books of all time.



10.The Girl on the Train

AuthorPaula Hawkins
PublicationJanuary 6, 2015
Rating4.1 out of 5

Other Genres-

  • Novel
  • Suspense
  • Psychological Fiction

About-

It is a story of three women named Rachel, Anna, and Megan. Rachel is a 33 years old lady. She is married to Tom. After some time Tom left Rachel because he started dating another woman named Anna Boyd.

Anna Boyd is a beautiful and young lady. She keeps happy with Tom and gives birth to a baby girl.

Rachel doesn’t bear this pain and becomes an alcoholic. She drinks all day and night. Rachel’s condition goes down and she feels that she is becoming mad.

The author described Rachel’s miserable condition. This book has many surprises and truly it has great mystery.



Conclusion

A good book is good for our health. It is not advantageous only for our physical health but also for mental health. The best thing about thriller stories is that you get a free sense of solving many cases. It also brings relaxation, calm, and good satisfaction. These are the best thriller books of all time. Make sure you read these books at least once in your life.

Thank you.


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