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8 Thriller novels every novel lover must read


Whenever we talk about reading, we talk about printed form of media, i.e. Books and Novels. Novels cover a wide range of genre and in fact for any genre, there are some classical books written that are extraordinary. One such genre of novels is “Thriller”. This genre is basically loved by everyone as it binds the reader to the plot of the page and he/she is bound to read the whole book/novel as to know the next turn that the protagonist is about to take. These 8 novels listed below are a treat to people who love thriller novels. Let’s take a look.

  1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – By Stieg Larsson

Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch—and there’s always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson’s novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don’t want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. 

  1. Gone Girl – By Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is a thriller novel by American writer Gillian Flynn. Crown Publishing Group published the novel in June 2012 and it soon made the New York Times Best Seller list. The novel’s principal suspense comes from uncertainty about the main character, Nick Dunne, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife. The book is an example of the literary sub genre called Domestic Noir. Gone Girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. A Reader’s Digest review, for instance, notes that the book is “more than just a crime novel”. The review goes on to describe Gone Girl as a “masterful psychological thriller” which offers “an astute and thought-provoking look into two complex personalities.

  1. You Are Dead – By Peter James

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead.

  1. A Rage in Harlem – By Chester Himes

That’s the story when a not-so-faithful girlfriend is in your life. Beware of short-sightedness as it may lead to a number of misadventures. While Jackson is too much of a ‘’square’’ in everyone’s view to be sexually powerful. And the girlfriend is handier with a knife. After her gangster boyfriend, Slim has a shootout with the police; Imabelle flees Natchez, Miss., with his stolen gold. She ends up New York with Slim’s gang in pursuit. In Harlem, she latches on to an innocent undertaker named Jackson who takes her in and falls in love with her. When the Mississippi mobsters finally show up, Jackson must enlist the help of his streetwise brother, Goldy, to save the girl.

  1. Blindsighted – By Karin Slaughter

Is the first a series of heart-throbbing novels? When county coroner Dr. Sara Linton finds a local professor in the stall of the diner, brutally raped and bleeding to death from the cross carved into her chest it pounds memories she’d rather forget back into her mind.

  1. Postmortem – By Patricia Daniels Cornwell

It’s a crime fiction. The killer leaves behind few clues among them there are some mysterious substances which fluoresce under laser light and many more. Let’s find the mysterious killer. Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

  1. Red Dragon – By Thomas Harris

Hannibal Lecter. The name says enough. A serial killer nicknamed ‘’The Tooth Fairy’’ stalks and murders seemingly random families. But with a pattern of sequential full moons. Looks like ‘’the serial killer’’ is mentally disturbed’’. This one is considered one of the best thriller novels of all times as the story take so much ups and downs that the reader is thrilled to maximum.

  1. Into The Darkest Corner – By Elizabeth Haynes

Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller. A sexy psychological thriller. When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can’t believe her luck. But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy. What happens next!



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