We all love a book that keeps us gripped, guessing and greedy for more. Here are the best thrillers of 2015. Be warned...you won't want to turn the lights off.
Disclaimer, by Renee Knight
This bestseller is definitely one of the best thrillers of 2015. It opens with what seems like your average happy, successful woman, Catherine Ravenscroft, downsizing to a smaller house with husband Robert. The story unfolds when Catherine comes across a novel left in their new home. In an interesting twist, the book is based on Catherine’s haunting past. You won’t be able to rest until you find out what her secret is…and who’s sussed her out.
After the Crash, by Michel Bussi
A guessing game from start to finish, Bussi tells the tale of a plane crash in 1980 and a lost identity. With only one survivor, a 3-month-old baby girl, and two families claiming that she’s their child, private detective Crédule Grand-Duc begins an investigation into the infant’s history. Just when you think the truth might be uncovered – and you can finally stop holding your breath – the story takes an unexpected turn.
I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
If you haven’t read this runaway success, then you should. Written by an ex-police inspector, this is definitely a must-have for crime thriller fans. When Jenna’s little boy is knocked down in a hit and run, you’ll want to scream, shout and cry with her. The book switches between her attempt to escape the harrowing memories of her son’s death in a hideaway on the Welsh coast and the detective’s quest to find the driver. Oh-so-twisty. Loved it.
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith
The third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, J.K. Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith) gives us the jitters when one of the main characters, Robin Ellacott, receives a package containing a severed leg. Together with her boss, private detector Cormoran Strike, the pair begin the search for the mystery sender. FYI, this is not a tale for the faint-hearted. In case you hadn’t guessed.
City of Strangers, by Louise Millar
Not what you’d expect to stumble on after returning home from your honeymoon – a dead body on your kitchen floor. Millar tells the story of Grace Scott, who goes on a chilling hunt to find the man’s killer. A poignant spine-shivering moment occurs when she finds a clue pinned to a wedding gift in her own flat.
The Silent Room, by Mari Hannah
When a security van gets hijacked and the criminal – a Special Branch officer –disappears, all eyes turn on colleague Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan. Did he help the prisoner to escape? The investigation meets a dead end, and Ryan takes matters in to his own hands in a bid to find out what really happened that day. Very creepy. Read it on your commute and you’ll be looking over your shoulder all the way home.