I don’t know about you, but I do love to read a good psychological thriller book.
Whilst I enjoy watching thrillers on TV and the cinema, I’m really enjoying an old American TV series called “The Killing” on Netflix at the moment.
I know this series is about 6-7 years old but it’s interesting and thought provoking – the whole series goes through a day by day account of how the detective and her assistant are trying to find out who killed “Rosie Larsen”. But the suspicions change with one twist after another. I would have like a bit more to the ending of the story, as the build up was brilliant.
We have now started on the 3rd series, which is where a past case of the kooky character Detective Sarah Linden is re-opened! NO spoilers please 😉
When it comes to books, I do love to use my local library and these are three of the recent books I chose. Firstly, I read “The people at number 9” by Felicity Everett followed by “Bad girls with perfect faces” by Lyn Weingarten, and finally “I know my name” by C.J.Cooke.
In my opinion, “The people at number 9” was more about the relationships between people rather than a suspense thriller of any kind.
Although it was well written, especially highlighting the complexities of personalities of old and new friends, I was a little bit bored as nothing really seemed to be happening. It felt more like a personal diary of the day to day events in the character, Sara’s life.
As for “Bad girls with perfect faces” by Lyn Weingarten, this really was a deep and rather dark thriller, at first I thought it was a curiously complicated teenager’s love triangle, but found as the story grew, each new chapter offered an intriguing turn of events for the characters and the relevance of their part in the storyline.
The eerily clever twist at the end of this book (which I won’t spoil for you) makes this book a really great page turner. I really enjoyed reading it and found the book difficult to put down.
Finally, “I know my name” by C.J. Cooke, which was described as an addictive thriller. The way the book had me gripped from the first chapter, I can see why!
I was fascinated by how and who had taken Eloise and the reasons behind them. The main characters all seemed to be hiding something from their past, which made this book so interesting and my curiosity just kept growing. Again the twist that this book held was interesting and intriguing, especially as Eloise’s story of her life unfolds.
This has to be one of my favourite books so far.
My two children also have the same love to read as I do, which is fantastic. My 14 year old has enjoyed reading some Dean Koontz books and has recently started reading Andy McNab, so he’s a bit like me and likes the intrigue and curiosity of a thriller/suspense book.
My 9 year old daughter loves James Patterson’s “Middle School” collection, “The Dork Diary” collection and also the humour of Pamela Butchart’s collection of books. We are currently laughing and reading “The Toilet Ghost”, and I’m reliably informed that “Attack of the demon dinner ladies” will be next up!
I’m planning another visit to my library this week to pick up some new books, so any suggestions for an intriguing suspense thriller book or two to read would be more than welcome 🙂