What are the best thrillers to read? Here you will find an overview of the best literary thrillers – perhaps ever, but certainly at the moment – according to the editors of top10bookawards.com. Read on and discover the good, often award-winning exciting books …

For every moment: the best thriller books ever

Are you a fan of thrillers and can’t stop reading exciting books from this genre? Then you are undoubtedly curious about the best thriller books. Which book is on your bedside table tonight? Excitement, uniqueness and a surprising storyline. We take you into the best thriller books from all around the world.

We have strived to compile as diverse a list as possible, with psychological thrillers, classic thrillers and certainly a number of newly released thrillers. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best thriller books of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Thriller BooksAuthor
The Silent PatientAlex Michaelides
The Guest ListLucy Foley
Gone GirlGillian Flynn
The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins
Verity Colleen Hoover
The Last Thing He Told MeLaura Dave
The Woman in Cabin 10Ruth Ware
The Couple Next Door Shari Lapena
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Before I Go to SleepS. J. Watson

The updated top 10 list: the best thriller books

Where the Crawdads Sing

Kya Clark is known as the marsh girl in her town, because she lived by herself in the marsh up until she became a young adult. She loves nature and all the animals in her surroundings, but now she is looking to find love herself. When a man is found dead, will she prove to be innocent or not?

The Guardians: A Novel

Any John Grisham book is our favorite, especially when it comes to thriller stories. A young man is being sent to prison for life. When he looks for a lawyer after 22 years, still claiming he is innocent, Cullen Post will finally be the one to take on this complicated case.

The Best Friend: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

When Louisa meets Darcy, little does she know this will completely change her life. They become best friends, but what happens to the secrets that one is hiding from the other?

I Am Watching You

Ella didn’t find it strange when she witnesses two men flirting with a couple of girls, but that changes when she finds out they were just released from prison. She decides to not intervene, but then one of the girls, Anna, is missing. Can one of the other girls she saw help with finding Anna?

The Silent Wife: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away

Lara and Maggie have something in common: they are married to two brothers, Massimo and Nico. Lara has a big secret though, and Maggie may just find out what that is when she stumbles on a letter hidden in her home.

The Silent Patient

Alicia Berenson is quiet, and she has been silent for about six years. Why? Maybe it has to do something with the fact that she killed her husband with five bullets. If only she could go back to when life was normal.

The Dancing Girls: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with nail-biting suspense (Detective Jo Fournier)

Jo Fournier is the detective put on the case of several women who are being murdered. Something strange captures Jo’s eye: all these women look like they were dancing when their life ended. Jo thinks there is a link with some cases in the past. Is she right?

Cold Lake (David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series Book 5)

Cold Lake is the perfect place to hide body parts, that is what sheriff David Wolf and his deputies find out soon enough. When Wolf thinks there is a connection with a cold case from 22 years ago, a case his father couldn’t solve, he is giving his all to find a serial killer.

She: The Number One eBook Bestseller – a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist

Ben meets Bella, and he believes he is the luckiest man on earth when that happens. But then Bella has a hidden agenda, which result in the loss of contact between Ben and his family and friends. When tragedy happens, things get even worse for Ben. How will it end?

Before She Disappeared: A Novel (A Frankie Elkin Novel Book 1)

Frankie searches for missing people that no-one else will look for. When she starts looking for Angelique, a teenager from Haiti, she finds out that almost everybody wants to stop her from finding out the truth.

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