10 Nail-Biting Thrillers To Read Now

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  • It's finally here, people. Gone Girl the film has hit our screens and we couldn't be more excited to see if it lives up to Gillian Flynn's epic novel. To get you in the mood for every single twist and turn, here are 10 other brilliant thrillers worth checking out in the meantime.

    The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
    This page-turner follows a married mum of three, who uncovers a terrible secret when she discovers an old envelope in her attic, written in her husband’s hand and marked with the words, “To be opened only in the event of my death”. 
    The Constant Gardener by John le Carré
    This international bestseller is the gripping story of a British diplomat, who seeks to uncover the sinister truth behind his activist wife’s murder in Africa. 
    The Firm by John Grisham
    Grisham’s second novel spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. It follows a young lawyer, who thinks he has landed his dream job at a top firm, until he stumbles across a shocking conspiracy. 
    The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
    When down-on-his-luck Tom Ripley is offered a free trip to Europe, he thinks he’s left all his troubles behind him. But when his newfound happiness is threatened, Ripley reveals just how far he is willing to go to protect it. 
    Restless by William Boyd
    This espionage thriller follows a young Russian woman living in Paris during WWII and her double life as a spy for the British Secret Service. Decades later and living in England as a normal wife and mother, she is forced to confront her past with one final assignment, dragging her own daughter into the fold. 
    Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
    This disturbing international bestseller was Watson’s first novel. It follows a woman who wakes every day unable to remember who she is, and her journey to discover the truth behind her identity. 
    The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
    This crime novel was Connelly’s brilliant debut, and the first in his Harry Bosch series. It follows Vietnam veteran and LA detective Bosch, as he tries to uncover the truth behind an old comrade’s untimely death. 
    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
    This terrifying bestseller follows a US Marshal, who is sent by ferry to a hospital for the criminally insane, to search for a missing murderer. But when a hurricane hits, the mystery begins to deepen, with disturbing consequences. 
    The Switch by Elmore Leonard
    When two criminals plot to kidnap the wife of a wealthy developer, they think they’re in for some easy ransom money. But it’s time for plan B when they realise that the husband in question has absolutely no desire to see her again. 
    Killing Floor by Lee Child

    The first novel in Child’s popular Jack Reacher series follows a tough ex-military cop who, after an unfortunate snap-decision, is dragged into a small-town murder. 

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