Favourite Thriller Reads

Favourite Thriller Reads

Hello lovelies and welcome back to the blog! You are probably all getting existed for Halloween. Thinking about the last details for your costume to be perfect, or the last party details! However, if like me you are not going to a Halloween party this year, you can celebrate Halloween with pumpkin pie, a hot autumnal drink & of course a thriller.

My top 4 thriller books

To be honest I am a bit of a wimp and even if I used to watch horror films in the dark with my friends when I was younger, today I kind of avoid them.. Just being at home alone over night scares the crap out of me. I don’t need my brain to be filled with horror scenarios! No. Thank. You. However, I love to read detective & thrillers. As you can imagine your own little film when reading them, it makes them less scary (plus you don’t have all the special suspense music playing!).

I started reading thrillers maybe a year ago?! And haven’t been able to stop since! I’ve always loved reading, but with thrillers you really want to know what happens, therefor they are really hard to put down. That’s what I love about them! You have a lot of secrets and revelations you don’t expect. I love the twits and turns. So I thought that I would share my favourite thrillers with you, as a Halloween treat…

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1. The Bones of You – Debbie Howells

I think this one is the first one a read. The story of a young girl, Rosie, that lives in a small village in south England and was found murdered in the woods. The story is told through the eyes of Kate, which is the mother of a girl that used to be in the same school as Rosie. What I really like about this book is that it is devided into two “parts”. You get the “investigation” story that is told by Kate, but you also get “in between” chapters where Rosie talks about her life and specific memories from when she was young, up until the day she was murdered. So you get to discover secrets in parallel to what Kathy is discovering and how Rosie feels/felt. Basically you just want to jump into the book and tell Kate everything and feel so much for Rosie.

2. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

Well no need to explain this one I think, as most of you have either read the book already or have seen the film. However, maybe some of you don’t know about it… To be brief, it is the story of this women, Rachel, that commutes to London everyday. The train passes by her old house, that she shared with her ex-hysband. After a while she gets into the habit of looking out the window when the train goes past the house and develops an interest for a couple that live a few houses down her old house. Until the girl goes missing. As she feels she knows the girl she gets involved and that’s when shit happens.

At first I really wanted to shake some sens into Rachel as she is an alcoholic and that isn’t helping at all. So many things happen and you just wonder how it can all make sens and how Rachel is going to get out of the situation she is into! And it is so good they made a film out of it (concerning the film I haven’t seen it yet (going to tonight), but I already know that I am not happy with the fact it is sent in New York.. Sorry but no.).

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3. Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter 

This one… Oh my this one! If it was a film it would be bleeping terrifying! It tells the story of a girl that goes missing. The case isn’t resolved and the police conclude that she just ran away. Then fast forward to the present: the parents are divorced, the father passed away, the mum is a control freak, and the two sisters fell out and haven’t talked to each other in years. We get two points of view in this book, the points of view of the sisters. So we discover that one has married a very successful architect and the other is a single mother to a 16 year old girl.

One day the architect is murdered in alley in front of his wife. At first you think that the book tells the story of that murder and that it’s this accident that is the main story. Well let me tell you it is not! So many things happen, things you would never suspect. I can’t say much without reveal anything but I can tell you that some characters are more than twisted and that de reveal is huge! In other words: you need to get your hands on this book asap. You’ll thank me later.

4. Twisted – Linda LaPlante 

Last but not least, and to stay on the twisted character side we have Twisted. I haven’t finished this one yet, I’m halfway through, but it’s already one of my favourite books. It’s not a story full of action, it is quick slow, so if you are looking for action it is not your kind of book. However a lot happens if that makes sens? The book tells the story Amy a 15 year old girl that suddenly goes missing. Her parents are divorced and she is normally at boarding school, but that weekend she is at a friends’ house for a sleepover. On the Saturday, after arriving at her friends house she says she needs to pop over to her dad’s to pick something up. Then she goes off the radar. Nobody has seen her since Saturday afternoon, but is only reported missing on the Monday (or Tuesday I can’t remember) because her friend thinks she just stayed at her dad’s, her mum and dad think she is at her friends and then went back to boarding school and her. So already things are a bit mysterious and strange.

Little by little you discover these little things that add up and you just can’t stop reading! A real page turner! Plus you know something big is coming (if not i’ll be very disappointed and update this blogpost haha). I could say that it is in the same category as Pretty Girls, for the characters. They are characters you cannot read through, therefore they are things you do not suspect that happen or have happened. They are like puzzles made from secrets. You can sens that they are secrets in the air and can’t wait for them to be discovered by the detectives on the case.

I am not the best person for talking about books, but I hope I haven’t lost you! I really enjoyed reading these books and think anybody that enjoys thrillers should read them.

Do you enjoy reading thrillers? What book would you want to read between these 4? Is there a book you would recommend me reading?

See you soon, love

Kirsty

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9 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    April 30, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I too am a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror films, but I really do want to get into Reading thriller books more! I have seen the film of the girl on the train, and I thought it was brilliant, even though I’m sure that the book is so much better as they always tend to be! Thanks so much for sharing your recommendations

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  2. April 30, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I’m honestly not a big fan of thriller books. I’m more into history fiction and contemporary ones. But I would definitely like to check these one because maybe they’ll convert me into a thriller lover. hehe

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  3. April 30, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I have normally been the girl to be too scared to read a thriller but I have been so tempted to recently!x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

  4. Robyn
    April 30, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Ive been looking for a book to read and so far nothing has got my interest but I love the sounds of these books! They are definitely the type of book I will read! Thank you!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

  5. April 30, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I haven’t really read a lot of thrillers, but I really enjoyed Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. I’m currently reading And Then There Were None upon my mother’s recommendation. I might try to read The Girl on the Train next. I’ve been very intrigued by this book especially since the movie came out (I haven’t seen the movie though).

  6. April 30, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I love a good thriller and these look great! I have the Bones of You and the Girl on the Train but haven’t got around the reading them yet! Maybe I will now you’ve recommended them!
    😘

  7. April 30, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    What a great selection of thriller books to read, I’m always telling myself I should read more. I’ve not read any of these but I’ve seen the film for Girl on the Train & I really enjoyed it so it’s probably worth me picking up the book :).

    Ellie Xx | http://www.make-it-up.co.uk

  8. April 30, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I love reading thrillers and have just finished The Bones of You last week. When well written, you just can’t seem to put them down (which sometimes really messes up my beauty sleep ☺). I haven’t read Pretty Girls or Twisted and your review made me add them on my to read list (as soon as I get through the five books I got from NetGalley).

    Maya | http://londondamsel.co.uk/lifestyle/makes-successful-blogger/

  9. April 30, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I can’t with thrillers! Haha! I would never be able to sleep at night. I think movies like The Ring and Shutter creeped me way out. Absolutely no X hahaha

    Ashlynn | http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

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