One of my goals for 2017 was to read 12 books this year, and so far I’ve been sticking to it! I thought it would be a great time to share a couple of the books I’ve read since the start of the year.
I must mention, my favourite genera is thriller / mystery and definitely not limited to horror. I think this all started from my younger years. I would read my sisters old books- Nancy Drew, The Famous Five, and The Hardy Boys. This usually resulted in my sisters and I pretending to be detectives (I’m sure we weren’t alone with this).
Seriously though, any kind of who-done-it, where you’re trying to figure out the conclusion before actually getting to the end of the novel. Or better yet, when all is revealed at the end, and you have that “I knew it!” moment.
Thriller / mysteries, have and will always be my go-to, perfect to read at anytime time, especially to curl up with right before bed. My favourite part about getting deep into a novel, is when you can’t put it down, you’re literally counting down the time till you can pick it up again. I found that with every one of these novels – which is why I had to share!
So if you’d like to dip into a bone chilling thriller, I would suggest you add these to your “Must Read” list. I shared a bit of info on the storyline without giving anything major away. Take a peak, I’m sure you’ll find one or two you just have to read.
.Killing Kate by Alex Lake
The story revolves around Kate, who lives in a small quiet town which shockingly has become victim to a serial killer. As if that wasn’t scary enough, all the killer’s victims look like her! To make matters worse, she recently broke up with her somewhat unstable boyfriend, and doesn’t know if she can trust him. Throughout the story, she is convinced that she will be next, as she keeps getting the feeling she’s being watched. This novel will definitely keep you wondering who-done-it?
What I like most about this book, is that each chapter goes back and forth between character story lines (hers and her ex) – Of course, this will make you want to keep reading just one more chapter to find out how it unravels!
The Sisters by Claire Douglas
This story is about a young woman named Abi, who is coping with the death of her twin sister. She meets well-off siblings Bea and Ben and, shortly after, moves in with them. Realizing quickly there is much more than meets the eye, mysterious things start happening with items in her room, and she starts getting suspicious of the others in the house. With her past haunting over her, this book will make you question whether it is Abi seeking attention or Bea stirring up trouble.
This book also goes back and forth between storylines, however it’s written from a first person’s point of view for Abi. I found this book to be extremely interesting, and was dying to find out how it all came to in the end.
The Women In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
This story is about a young journalist named Lo who’s recently taken up an assignment on a luxury cruise ship. Still feeling uneasy, because her house was broken into prior, she sets sail with the other passengers of the cruise. There is a suspicious death, that no other guest aboard acknowledges (because everyone is accounted for). She soon starts to see that each guest seems to have a secret of their own. Determined to figure out what is going on, she decides to play detective and figure this out.
This is by far one of the greatest thrillers I have ever read. With so much suspense, thrills and chills, the end will leave you truly shocked!…
Let me know if you have read any of these, and what your thoughts were. I’d also love to hear if you’re planning on reading any of these, or if you have any other suggestions on a good thriller / mystery. Comment below!