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7 Thriller Books That’ll Keep You Up At Night

Are you looking for some thriller books that will keep you awake at night?

Well, we have put together a list of well-known thriller books with their description. And if you read any of them before you go to bed, chances are you’ll either switch on the lights or stay up at night.

Please go through the descriptions, and be sure to tell us the one that you found the most interesting!

7 Thriller Books To Keep You Awake!

Laura’s Last Words

Author: M.A. Francis.

Published: 2020.

Can a bond form between loss and anger?

Frank Dawson had an accident six weeks ago – several years prior to it remain a blank. He feels lost. Now living at a B&B in The Lake District run by his wife, Janet, and her mother, Frank searches daily to recall his lost years, though lies from an uncaring wife only add to confusion. The closer Frank edges towards recovery, the more hostile Janet becomes, but why?

Dee Fenwick, a student psychologist, finds herself in a desperate search. Fuelled by anger and grief, she must find the reason her beloved sister took her own life. Blinkered in her quest, Dee also battles to retain custody of her young daughter. One man holds answers that may give Dee closure and he left Manchester too soon after Laura’s death. Rightly or not, Dee is suspicious.

1.     The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Published: 2019

Genre: thriller books, psychological thriller, suspense.

Alicia’s life is perfect. Being a famous painter, she was able to find one good fit for herself, marrying an in-demand fashion photographer. Together, they both lived in a grand house in one of the most desirable areas of London.

One day, Gabriel comes back, only to receive Five bullets straight to his face by Alicia, his wife. After the incident or a planned murder, Alicia decides never to speak another word again.

Thrilled by the details of the whole event, Theo Faber now has a dream to work with Alicia. As a Criminal Psychotherapist, he is motivated just as much as he is thrilled. The problem, however, is that the story of Alicia takes him down a twisted path to his motivations.

2.     The Guest List

Author: Lucy Foley.

Published: 2020.

Genre: Books on thriller, suspense, mystery.

A couple are getting married on an island off the coast. The rising television star and the magazine publisher have decided to couple up and start their life together as one.

Everything is perfectly designed and planned to be executed. All until drinks are brought to the scene.

That’s when the chaos begins. Groomsmen start a drinking game, a game they practised back in the school days. The bridesmaid on the other side ends up ruining her dress. Amidst all this, someone turns up dead.

3.     The Girl On The Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

Published: 2015.

Genre: Thriller books, psychological fiction, suspense.

Rachel catches the same train every morning, and she knows that it will arrive simultaneously. It has been a long time for her, and so she grows familiar with the place.

She pays more attention to a house more precisely and wishes that she could be just as happy as its dwellers. But, she comes to know why she was wrong just when the train starts to move.

Now, Rachel decides to take a chance. She steps into the life of those that she has watched from afar. It’s her time to step up and show them that she is more than just a girl on the train.

4.     Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Published: 2014 (Broadway Books)

Genre: Top thriller books, mystery, suspense.

It’s a warm summer morning, and Nick & Amy are celebrating their wedding anniversary. All the preparations are underway, and the gifts are underway.

This is when Amy becomes a gone girl. The beautiful wife of Nick disappears.

Amy’s disappearance has put Nick in a depressive spot. All he does now is sit and dream about the curves and slopes of Amy’s head. However, this doesn’t stop the constant pressure built on the other side by the media, police, and Amy’s parents.

Everyone in the town is now wondering whether they know the ones they love, who they are spending their lives with. Nick is in a tough spot, where he is barely believable. Even then, his sister decides to stand by his slide to testify his innocence.

Is Amy killed? Or is she just kidnapped? Who did what?

5.     Before I Go To Sleep

Author: S.J. Watson

Published: 2011

Genre: Thriller books, suspense.

Christine wakes up. Every morning, it’s an unknown man and an unknown bed. And that man must tell her that he is Ben, her husband.

And it’s all because of a tragedy that happened two decades earlier that has distorted her ability to form new memories.

Now the man that she lays with must tell her that she is 47 years old. And it’s every day when Christine must begin the reconstruction of her past. However, the tragedy is, the more she tries to move towards the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.

6.     Silence Of The Lambs

Author: Thomas Harris.

Published: 1988.

Genre: Thriller books, mystery, horror fiction, psychological horror.

Hannibal Lecter, the most recognized villain of the modern era, is an evil mastermind that has been isolated for unimaginable and beyond speech crimes.

However, unlike other prisoners, Dr Hannibal Lecter is a former psychiatrist with unsettling curiosity levels for darker corners of the human mind.

Now, an FBI trainee has been given a task to interview the criminally insane villain that’s isolated and locked in a high-security facility.

7.     The Da Vinci Code

Author: Dan Brown.

Published: 2006.

Genre: Books on thriller, suspense, mystery.

In Paris, a Harvard Symbolist is awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night, only to receive the news of a murdered curator wrapped up in confusing symbols.

Louvre’s elderly curator has been murdered inside the museum, and now Langdon and a French Cryptologist are on the case.

They are stunned to find out the trail of clues hidden under Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, for all to see, but ingeniously hidden by the painter.

The (now) late curator was a part of the secret society that housed big names, including Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Whilst investigations are underway, and it’s somehow given that the artist guarded a breathtaking secret that needs to be deciphered despite all the hurdles, including the faceless adversary that shadows every breath they take. Unless this happens, the truth will be lost forever. So, which description just pushed towards the edge of your seat? Be sure to add it to your shelf!

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