My favourite thrillers

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday theme is mindblowing mysteries and thrillers. I really enjoy thriller novels, so here are a list of 5 of my favourites.

And then there were none – I love Agatha Christie mysteries. I think they are the most iconic plots and great characters, who have become almost stereotypes within the genre. But the best (and first) Christie book I read was And then there were none.

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The Chalk Man – While I didn’t love the plot of this novel, I loved the writing style and it grabbed me from the first few pages. There was a bit of gore which I rarely see in thrillers, and I thought there was enough horror to make this book worth reading.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling – The first time I read this book I went in completely the wrong direction of who I thought the killer was. This felt like a proper Agatha Christie style murder mystery story, but updated for the 21st century, and it’s still my favourite of the series.

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The Girl on the Train – This was the novel that introduced me to unreliable narrators, which is such a common trope I don’t know how it took me so long to discover them! Also, the main character is called Rachel which is just the best name!

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My Sister the Serial Killer – I really loved the unique plot of this story, as well as the writing style the author uses. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with this set-up, and while nothing “mindblowing” happens, it is an interesting take on a thriller.

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