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Today we are discussing my top 5 thriller novels that I want to read. I found these of Goodreads, as always, and I would actually enjoy reading these. However, I did specifically choose these in my interests, but to branch out. So these are alternative novels than I would usually choose.
I won’t keep talking for much longer, read on!
1. Room by Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: May 18th 2011
Genres: Fiction; Contemporary; Adult; Adult Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.06 / 5
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
2. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
Published: June 14th 2011
Genres: Fiction; Thriller; Mystery; Suspense
Goodreads Rating: 3.89 / 5
Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories.
Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.
3. After the Fire by Will Hill
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: October 2nd 2018
Genres: Young Adult; Contemporary; Fiction; Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 4.33 / 5
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.
But there are lies behind Father John’s words. Outside, there are different truths.
Then came the fire.
4. Sometimes I Like by Alice Feeney
Published: March 23rd 2017
Genres: Thriller; Mystery Fiction; Thriller > Mystery Thriller; Suspense; Thriller > Psychological Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 3.83 / 5
My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.
Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move… she can’t speak…. she can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
5. Held by Edeet Ravel
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: February 1st 2011
Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary; Dark; Romance; Fiction
Goodreads: 3.70 / 5
What happens when the source of your worst fears becomes the object of your affection?
Seventeen-year-old Chloe’s summer vacation in Greece comes to an abrupt end when she is suddenly bound, gagged and whisked away to an unidentified location. Waking up from a drug-induced sleep, she finds herself in a squalid warehouse. Chloe can only imagine the worst.
After several days of total isolation and utter despair, Chloe faces a new threat when her kidnapper appears, but she also feels a sense of relief. His revelation that she is being held as ransom for a prisoner exchange, however, does little to allay her fears.
The weeks pass and, haunted by terrifying dreams and with only her thoughts to keep her company, Chloe fights to remain calm in an impossible situation. At least her kidnapper, although cold and distant, visits frequently, often bringing gifts. Before long, Chloe begins to have feelings for him that take her by surprise. Though still fearing for her safety, she now fantasizes about a life together. And is it her imagination, or does her captor share those feelings? Even when she is finally released, Chloe vows to protect her captor at any cost.
This powerful psychological thriller, written by renowned novelist Edeet Ravel, leaves readers wondering at every suspenseful turn: Is Chloe experiencing Stockholm syndrome?
Thank you all for reading, I do hope you all enjoyed. Today was a quick one, but it took me quite awhile to find as I am so used to going through my usual lists or categories- or even just finding my usual sort of books. But alas, I found some great books in the end.
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