8 Thrilling Novels That Will Keep Your Attention The Entire Way Through
If you're into books that keep you up reading all night, look no further.
1. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Every night when Christine goes to sleep, her mind erases each memory that was formed that day. Every morning when she wakes, she has forgotten every detail and thinks she is a child again.
While it's undoubtedly true that memories sculpt and shape every piece of who we are, how are we supposed to cope with the possibility of losing everything? Your identity, the people closest to you, your past -- all forgotten in an instant. What if there was one person - only one person - whom you trusted, and you found out that their truth may be a terrible lie after all?
After you dive head first into a dark and turning adventure with Christine (played by Nicole Kidman), pop on over to your Netflix account and watch this twisted tale come to life.
2. The Secret Place by Tana French
One crisp morning, students attending St. Kilda's School for Girls notice a new photo on The Secret place, a board where students post anonymous secrets. A photo of the boy who was murdered last year, with the caption below reading, "I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM."
Dublin's Murder Squad welcomes a new face, Detective Stephen Moran, to solve the murder of Chris Harper. Alongside Antoinette Conway, Detective Moran works to unravel the lies of Holly Mackey and a girl gang of compulsive liars ready to throw shade at anyone if it means their name will be cleared.
With an uncooperative school board that wants nothing to do with a murder in their name, both detectives must work tirelessly to figure out who, and more importantly why Chris Harper was brutally murdered and left to bleed.
3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
For our Gone Girl fans, this novel is even darker than you may imagine. 7-year-old Libby Day's mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in what came to be known as "The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas. The lone survivor, Libby believed (and testified) that her older brother, Ben, was responsible for the murders.
Now at 32, Libby is contacted by a secret society obsessed with her case--The Kill Club-- and they won't settle for anything less than real answers. Believing that Ben is innocent, The Kill Club is determined to press Libby for any detail that may result in Ben's freedom.
Throughout Libby's search for answers, she comes in contact with a whole lot more than she originally intended... and ends up in some serious danger of her own.
4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
It seems that Gillian Flynn has a tendency for writing novels you can't get enough of. In this one, you meet a reporter named Camille Preaker who is faced with a rather devastating assignment in her hometown.
Two young girls have been murdered and Camille must return to uncover the truth behind these mysterious killings. With an estranged mother and younger sister who seems to place everyone around her in a trance, Camille must find a way to understand the details she's presented with. Living in her childhood Victorian home, Camille finds herself in the shoes of the victims and begins to fear for her own life as the corruption and lies begin to unravel.
5. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
In this wildly famous thriller, a woman named Rachel is the first to be introduced. Seemingly devastated by her divorce and the life she once had, Rachel is an admitted alcoholic, struggling to find where ends meet in the mess that has become her reality.
Every morning on the way to work, Rachel sees the same couple on their balcony and daydreams about the life they must have. She feels like she knows them, she even names them. One morning, something is different. Something is very wrong and Rachel must make a last-minute decision on what to do next.
Unable to keep her thoughts to herself, Rachel goes to the police and tips off into an abyss of hearsay, struggling to stay afloat in a world where nobody trusts her.
6. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Splashed across the cover, Knoll writes "HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE."
During her time at Bradley School, one of the most prestigious high schools in the area, Ani (pronounced Ahh-nee) FaNelli underwent an unbelievable humiliation that changed her life forever.
Today, Ani has the perfect life: her dream job, a rich fiancee, and every ingredient to the quintessential life she'd always dreamt of. There's only one problem. Ani is holding something back. There's something haunting her life that could ruin everything and she has to do whatever it takes to protect this new life she has molded.
7. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
You know how they say that everything happens for a reason? Well, tell that to Ridley Jones. One morning, Ridley ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. One singular event unleashes the madness of a chain of events starting with one bizarre package left on her doorstep. The package contains information insinuating that her entire life is a lie--everything has ever known is an illusion.
Faced with impending doom and questioning every detail in her past, Ridley finds herself wound into a web of lies where nobody can be trusted.
8. Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark
Kerry McGrath has built a life for herself that many would envy. She's a lead prosecutor, a dedicated mother, and in the running for judgeship. Suddenly, everything changes when Kerry's daughter is in an accident and is treated by a famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Smith.
After a few appointments, Kerry starts to feel that something has gone awry. More times than one, Kerry has noticed the same face on different women leaving his office. Even stranger, this face is an undeniable doppleganger of murder victim Suzanne Reardon.
Kerry is faced with the chilling reality that there could be something hidden and she must decide to act, or stay quiet for the sake of her own safety.