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.
- The Silent Ones: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (2019)
- Next Exit, Three Miles (The Exit Series) (Volume 1) (2013)
- The Accident: A chilling psychological thriller (2019)
- Deserve to Die: A psychological thriller with a heart-stopping ending (2019)
- In the Spirit of Murder: A Claudia Hershey Mystery – Book #1 (The Claudia Hershey Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2015)
- Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)
- I Am Elle: A Psychological Thriller (2019)
- Caught (2019)
- A Trace of Death (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book #1) (2017)
- The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)
- What She Doesn’t Know: A Psychological Thriller (2018)
- White Jade: The Project: Book One (2012)
- Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller-Book #1) (2017)
- Power and Justice: A Legal Thriller (Tex Hunter) (2019)
The Silent Ones: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (2019)
When 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.
Next Exit, Three Miles (The Exit Series) (Volume 1) (2013)
Alina 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.
The Accident: A chilling psychological thriller (2019)
knew 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.
Deserve to Die: A psychological thriller with a heart-stopping ending (2019)
Dom 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.
In the Spirit of Murder: A Claudia Hershey Mystery – Book #1 (The Claudia Hershey Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2015)
A 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.
Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)
Lisa, 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.
I Am Elle: A Psychological Thriller (2019)
Born 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.
Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations.
A Trace of Death (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book #1) (2017)
“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.
The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)
” 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.
What She Doesn’t Know: A Psychological Thriller (2018)
Sometimes 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.
White Jade: The Project: Book One (2012)
WHITE 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.
Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller-Book #1) (2017)
“Thriller writing at its best.
Power and Justice: A Legal Thriller (Tex Hunter) (2019)
Politician 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.
Best Thriller Books: The Ultimate List
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The Rozabal Line
Author(s): Ashwin Sanghi
ID: 2397384, Publisher: Westland Limited, Year: 24 August 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
You hear them in the shadows - the night whispers - A shaytan thriller
Author(s): Caroline Mitchell
ID: 3378032, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Suspect: The Scandalous New Crime Novel From the Godfather of Legal Thriller
Author(s): Scott Turow
ID: 3417988, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
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.