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5 Thrillers To Read This Autumn
I may be repeating myself again, but there is nothing better on an Autumn night than snuggling down next to the fire with a fluffy blanket, a box of chocolates and a good book, oh and some beautiful candles too, can’t forget the Autumn candles. As you all know I am a thriller lover, I can’t actually stop myself from reading them so I do read them all year round, but if you are not like me, it is now time to put away the happy sunny books and pull out the dark, gripping thrillers. I have five book that I think are perfect for this time of the year, nothing too scary, but all rather chilling and a little bit dark, and completely full of suspense.
Strangers – Paul Finch
Whenever someone asks me for a action packed, nail biting thriller, Strangers by Paul Finch always springs to mind. When I first read it, I couldn’t actually believe that so much was happening all in one book, and every time I put it down it was like pausing a film. There’s that much that goes on, I can hardly tell you anything without spoiling the story, but it revolves around Lucy, a PC that takes up the opportunity of going undercover to catch a serial killer that’s mutilating men so she can prove to her boos that she’s better than a PC. The story leads to a hell of a lot of unexpected twists and turns and it’ll leave you gobsmacked on every chapter. I honestly couldn’t recommend reading this more, especially now that a second book in the series is due to be released!
Blood Sisters – Jane Corry
If you’re looking for a seriously intense psychological thriller then this book is for you. I can’t even explain how much this book messed with my mind, so much is left unsaid for so long, you’re left guessing so much but instead of that being frustrating, it just adds to the suspense and excitement. I have never read anything like it. The story is told through 2 sisters, Alison and Kitty that were both involved in a terrible accident 15 years ago that left one little girl dead and Kitty in a care home for the rest of her life. But what makes this book so different from the rest is that Kitty can’t talk, but she can think, so every part of Kitty’s story is told through her mind, and you experience every detail of what she’s thinking. As the story unravels, you’re taken back and forth from before the accident happened to the present, secrets start to unravel and unexpected twists pop up everywhere, and even when you think you know the whole truth, more is yet to come. It’s an unbelievable story that I loved so much.
In A Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware
I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to anything scary, and if this was a film I definitely would not be watching it but luckily, books don’t really frighten me, even though this is probably the spookiest book I’ve ever read and I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much if I was home alone but that just makes it perfect for this month doesn’t it? So if you’re looking for something a bit creepy, look no further. It tells the story of Nora, who’s passed is about to catch up with her. One day she receives an email from an old friend, that she hasn’t seen since she left over 10 years ago, inviting her to her hen party at a a very spooky house in the middle of the woods. Nora obviously decides to go, and that’s where it all goes wrong. It’s gripping from the first page and there’s a huge amount of twists that you wouldn’t expect and it’s very, very creepy.
The Teacher – Katerina Diamond
Yet another book that I recommend to absolutely everyone, and if I haven’t already recommended it to you I am now, but I am warning you now, it is very twisted and although it might be a bit disturbing it is one hell of a book. It’s not an easy read, it is told from quite a few different perspective in a few different time frames but if you enjoy the story, it’s definitely not hard to keep up plus it makes every chapter a surprise and they all end on a huge cliffhanger and that is what I crave. The story follows DS Imogen Grey and her partner Adrian Miles trying to solve a huge case of very disturbing murders as well as multiple different side stories that all somehow link together in the end even though it definitely doesn’t seem like it’s going too. As the secrets start to unravel and the mystery starts to make sense, you become even more addicted to finding out the truth.
How I Lost You – Jenny Blackhurst
Here is another absolutely amazing psychological thriller that seriously play with your mind from start to finish, especially if you’ve got kids – I don’t have any but I definitely felt all the grief that Susan was feeling. It tells the story of a mother who believes she murdered her son three years ago, even though she has no memory of this, she served her time and now that she’s been released, she’s planning to start her life again as Emma, but something suspicious arrives in the post and that’s when it all begins. It was definitely a unrealistic, if that’s the right word, but it was also a very good book. Full of suspense, drama, feelings and most importantly shocking twists and turns. I absolutely love the way Jenny Blackhurst writes and I cannot wait to read her new book when it’s out.
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