My Top 5 “Girl on the Train” Thrillers
I love a good psychological thriller, don’t you? If you haven’t yet read or seen the movie for “The Girl on the Train” I would highly suggest that you do. I was obsessed with this book as soon as it came out and hoped so bad it would become a movie, which luckily it did.
The “The Girl on the Train” was a recommended read at Indigo for readers who liked “Gone Girl.” I never actually read the book, but enjoyed the movie and found myself getting more and more into thriller/mystery type books.
I’ve made a list of my favourite thrillers similar to these books, which embrace a strong female lead and a plot line that leaves you wanting more. I got wrapped up in the story of all these books and couldn’t put them down. I had many late nights staying up so I could finish these, but it was well worth it.
My 5 Best Thrillers to Curl Up With:
- Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – I’m mentioning this again because it is my all-time favourite book, for the moment anyway. Try to read the book before seeing the movie if you haven’t yet already! After I read this book, I found that taking the train to work was much more entertaining as I pretended that I was the girl on the train (I literally was though). I absolutely love the gripping story line, characters and the ability to keep me guessing.
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena – This novel dives into the private life of a new family and what lengths some people will go to. I read several reviews that the ending of this was predictable, but I don’t agree. There were so many twists and turns along the way in this book that I couldn’t put it down or really expect what the ending would be.
- The Widow by Fiona Barton – This is another book based on the unbelievable secrets kept between a husband and wife. The book was more unsettling at times than the others, but kept me reading as I just needed to find out the truth.
- Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – This book was based on the life of a teenager, but don’t let that fool you. I was just as enthralled in this book and shocked by the ending. The story focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter, and the cruel world of high school. Think Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl.
- Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris – I am just starting this book now but based on the writing style and story line, I’m sure this will be in my top picks. This book has some great reviews and has been called “2016’s Answer to Gone Girl.” I am only a year behind.
Others in this category that are highly recommended:
- The Girl in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
- The Silent Wife – A.S.A. Harrison
- The Good Girl – Mary Kubica
- Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
- Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
Maybe reading every female psychological thriller is over-kill (pardon my pun), but it becomes an addiction. Speaking of which, I need to get back to catching up with Pretty Little Liars.
I’d love to see your comments below on any other books in this genre you would recommend!