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Top 5 favorite thrillers of all times | Inkish Kingdoms

I have been reading for quite some time, and I realized that thrillers are some of my favorite books to read! They get me out of reading slumps and get me overexcited to keep on reading, but only if the book is outstandingly good.

So from the books that I have read or listened to, I have found some good thrillers in different categories that you might want to try in case you haven’t! So let’s get at it!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy Nick parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? What happened to Amy?

I read this book a while back, and I know it changed my life. I even read it for college a while back and the whole analysis changed my perspective of the book, but for me, this opened the door for so many new domestic thrillers!

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. Jack is a wealthy attorney who has never lost a case. Grace is flawless, the perfect wife, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Everybody says they are perfect together, and they fall in love at first sight.

But there is something in Grace’s eyes and her perfection. There is something in Jack’s attitude that is intriguing, and Grace’s sister has been neglected. What is happening behind those closed doors?

I listened to this at the beginning of 2021, and it was too much, but in a good way. I was about to drop it as how twisted it was! However, as the story builds up, the thriller gets complicated, and finally, the tension is released with an explosion during the climax.

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses, and is extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane is, but plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.

Jane Doe is part of Kindle Unlimited, a reason to sign up for it. The story counts with social commentary and feminist thoughts to strengthen the story, which called my attention when reading the story. Jane is a twisted character, and one can argue that this falls into the psychological thriller and one of the best books I read in the genre. It will keep you entertained, and it is free!

Under The Water by Paul Pen

From the outside, Frank and Grace seem to have the perfect family. He’s a loving husband, she’s a devoted wife, and together they have two happy children. But we don’t know what happens behind the doors of their home!

A strange series of misfortunes has left them reeling, but putting their best foot forward, they pack up their RV for a move across the country, they’re ready for a fresh start, expecting to leave all their problems safely behind, but it seems that their problems are also on the go and following them close! Who is escaping? who is hiding the truth? and who will survive the revelation?

Paul Pen is one of my favorite authors, and I have the chance to read 2 of his books ahead of time! Under The Water had me spinning and gasping for air! I simply couldn’t put it down and finished it quite fast! The story is nothing I had read before, and it surprised me at the resolution… everything has a solution… even the most complicated situations.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running since that will keep her and her son alive.

Everything happens in 24 hours, and it is quite a ride! I thought about not having children after reading this book and there is something with the ending that had me wondering so much about what I would do in such situation. The review I wrote is one of my favorites ever written! I saw the book so many times in my local library, and I simply got it and put it in front of the whole TBR, read it if you can!


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