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Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Thriller books.

1. The Silent Ones: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListWhen ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing? As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, ‘ … KL…
Author(s): K.L. Slater

2. Next Exit, Three Miles (The Exit Series) (Volume 1) (2013)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListAlina Maschik was one of the best. She never missed. Yet, two years ago in Cairo, she missed her shot at one of the world's most wanted terrorists. Now, he's back. This time, he's on US soil. Given the opportunity to redeem herself, Alina's objective is simple: find the terrorist and complete her mission. But when the target leads her back to her hometown in New Jersey, the situation is anything but simple. Confronted with old girlfriends, her ex-fiancé and the Jersey mob, Alina must face her past as she races against an invisible clock. But as bodies start to pile up, a cunning and…
Author(s): C W Browning

3. The Accident: A chilling psychological thriller (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate Listknew she’d had too many drinks, but they were only going a short distance. And as pointed out, it was late, there was no traffic anyway… Now, Katherine would give anything to turn back the clock. . But no one needs to know because Eve was there too, and she’s going to help make it all go away.Except , and by the time Katherine realizes that… It’s too late. A great thriller that . If you start this book you may not want to put it down until you’re done. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars…
Author(s): Natalie Barelli

4. Deserve to Die: A psychological thriller with a heart-stopping ending (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListDom and Stacey have the perfect life. Until they meet Tamara. Brilliant, beautiful, she hides a horrifying secret. One that may destroy them all.Happily married with two wonderful children, Dom and Stacey are living the dream. He runs a successful design agency, she is finding fame as an author of children’s books.Everything is perfect. But then they meet the mesmerizing Tamara and their lives are changed forever.Because Tamara is a woman with a plan. She executes it step by step – patient, systematic, methodical.And as her plan unfolds, Dom and Stacey…
Author(s): Miranda Rijks

5. In the Spirit of Murder: A Claudia Hershey Mystery – Book #1 (The Claudia Hershey Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2015)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListA dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town’s schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida’s map. But there’s no turning back when the killer makes things personal….
Author(s): Laura Belgrave

6. Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListLisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.As the four walls of this house…
Author(s): Dreda Say Mitchell

7. I Am Elle: A Psychological Thriller (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListBorn on a small farm in Alabama, Elenore Griffin spends her days in a Hell of her father’s making. The system has failed her, leaving her trapped in a world of unimaginable torture and pain. Sold to the highest bidder, Elenore’s nightmares have only just begun, while those responsible for her abuse begin disappearing around her without a trace. And the local authorities seem to be at the center of it all. Step inside the world of a young girl who suffered the most heinous acts imaginable. And survived. This is her life. This is her story…*****WARNING***** This book contains major triggers that…
Author(s): Ditter Kellen

8. Caught (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListReporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine.Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness……
Author(s): Harlan Coben

9. A Trace of Death (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book #1) (2017)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn’t let go.” –Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried…
Author(s): Blake Pierce

10. The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List” is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.The front door is open. And . Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl.After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.And she realises it’s only just beginning… ‘ !!!!… and oh my goodness, that tension!……
Author(s): Shalini Boland

11. What She Doesn’t Know: A Psychological Thriller (2018)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListSometimes what you don’t know can hurt you. In Riley Harper’s case, it’s what she says she can’t remember. Nearly a decade ago, Riley was the suspect in a murder investigation that destroyed her life and drove her into a psychiatric facility. Locked away for years, she was always guilty in the eyes of an unforgiving public.Now, after being released, all she wants is a fresh start, but the effort stalls when she becomes fixated on her new neighbor’s extravagant life. She can’t stop watching Samantha Light. And it’s curiously satisfying.For now, at…
Author(s): Andrew E. Kaufman

12. White Jade: The Project: Book One (2012)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListWHITE JADE spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe against the backdrop of a deadly international power game. Nick Carter works for the PROJECT, a covert intelligence unit reporting to the President. Selena Connor is a world famous expert in ancient languages. When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for a 2000 year old book about the elixir of immortality, she’s thrown into Nick’s dangerous world. Someone is determined to take over China and attack America–and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.It’s the beginning of a life and death…
Author(s): Alex Lukeman

13. Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller-Book #1) (2017)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that’s hard to put down.” –Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the…
Author(s): Jack Mars

14. Power and Justice: A Legal Thriller (Tex Hunter) (2019)

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate ListPolitician Robert Sulzberger is accused of murder. His enemies want blood. And criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter is the only hope he has left. Robert Sulzberger appeared to have a perfect life—a respected position in the City Council, a lovely family, a house with all the trimmings—but behind the façade, his life was crumbling. Drawn into a world of crime and corruption, Sulzberger couldn’t find a way out. He couldn’t escape. And when he tried to walk away, he found himself behind bars. The trial captures the media’s attention and the dark forces of politics are thrown…
Author(s): Peter O’Mahoney

Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some thriller books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Rozabal Line

Author(s): Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland Limited, Year: 24 August 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2397384

A Code for Carolyn: A Genomic Thriller

Author(s): V. Anne Smith
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354425

A Long Night in Paris: The Must-Read Thriller From the New Master of Spy Fiction

Author(s): Dov Alfon
Publisher: Hachette UK, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2381535

Beautiful Liars: a gripping thriller about friendship, dark secrets and bitter betrayal

Author(s): Isabel Ashdown
Publisher: Orion, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2243309

The Girl in the Moon

Author(s): Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 2341691

Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short story collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopaths, Ghosts, Aliens, and Mystery

Author(s): Tobias Wade
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2175628

The Binding Song: An atmospheric thriller with a killer ending

Author(s): Elodie Harper
Publisher: Mulholland Books, Year: 2017, Size: 432 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2186181

The Last Hack: A Jack Parlabane Thriller

Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2186201

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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