It’s sweater weather, Savvy Readers! It’s the best time of the year, when you can cancel all plans, bundle up on the couch, and read all the thrillers you possibly can! We’ve got a great list of the darkest, chilliest thrillers that are *perfect* for your Fall TBR! So go pour yourself a fresh mug of tea, and dig in!
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
Get ready for a major dose of secrets, lies and thrills in Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas. Libby Hall is given a chance to get away from her hectic life, when she’s offered a house swap with the Heywoods, a couple in need of their own getaway. When Libby and her husband arrive at the Heywood’s seaside manor, they can’t believe their odds. That is, until they notice the hidden surveillance equipment, a stranger in the garden who watches them, and the make-shift operating room in the basement…
Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison
The author of Lie to Me is back with an explosive new thriller, all about a mother who will stop at nothing to keep her daughter safe after years of building a carefully constructed world to protect her. Layer after layer of lies become to unravel after young competitive skier Mindy Wright is diagnosed with leukemia and discovers she is not biologically related to her parents. Tear Me Apart is the perfect dark domestic thriller for a cold chilly night, as reveal after reveal will send you over the edge!
When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
The bestselling author of books like The Good Girl and Pretty Baby has a brand new psychological suspense out now! If you like Ruth Ware, Gilly Macmillan and Shari Lapena, you’ll LOVE Mary Kubica. When the Lights Go Out follows a young woman who starts over after losing her mother to cancer. But a shocking discovery causes her to question everything she’s ever known, including her very identity. Two stories are intertwined as the lines of reality are blurred, resulting in a shocking finale.
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
No one is who they seem in the twisty, irresistible Cross Her Heart. It’s a creepy psychological thriller about a single mom and her friends, the secrets they hide, and the pasts they can’t escape. Lisa is a single mom who works hard to giver her 16-year-old rebellious daughter, Ava, the best she can. Lisa has been trying to escape her past life for years, but recently, things from her previous life appear to haunt her present. When, in a single flash of a camera, her life starts to unravel, Lisa can’t run any longer. Her best friend Marilyn has vowed to help her in any way she can, but promises only last if you trust each other.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
In what may be the most imaginative and unique murder-mystery EVER, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the perfect read this fall. It’s Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express, with a little bit of Groundhog Day thrown in for good measure. Aiden Bishop is doomed to repeat the same day again and again. Every day, he wakes up in the body of a different visitor as he must solve the murder of a young woman at an extravagant party. Trust me, you’ve never read anything quite like this.
A Willing Murder by Jude Devreaux
This clever mystery is a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends. Romance writer Sara Medlar finds herself back in her Florida hometown, remodeling the grand old mansion she’d admired as a child. It’s too big for her alone, and so she takes in her niece Kate and a man named Jackson Wyatt as house guests. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.
I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan
The bestselling author of What She Knew, The Perfect Girl, and Odd Child Out is back with another chilling and twisted mystery! I Know You Know follows two shocking murder cases twenty years apart, and the detective who risks everything to solve them.
Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear
Sweet Little Lies is a debut police procedural that follows Cat Kinsella, a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force. When she’s called to a crime scene near the pub that her estranged father operates, the ghosts of her past start to resurface. Then, a mysterious phone call links the victim to a teenage girl who went missing eighteen years earlier… right after Cat met her. And the suspect in that disappearance? Her father.
Which of these thrillers will you add to (and quickly check off of) your TBR?? Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!
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