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Three Thriller books I have read recently

I think I have found my favourite genre of books, and it's the good old thriller in all its forms, whether a murder mystery or detective tale. I love the thrill of finding out who did it. Who's the murderer and why they committed it, how they hid it and what mistakes they made along the way.

Three thriller books I have read recently

A good girl's guide to murder - Holly Jackson ✩✩✩✩

Now this book is technically a YA thriller, but as very much a grown woman I still enjoyed the story, for me only occasionally the language felt a little young. Overall a well written thriller that left you wanting more every time you put it down. 

Pippa is a top grade student and for her final project decides to investigate the murder of Andi Bell a school girl in her town that was murdered five years prior, in a seemingly cut and dry case, although that's something Pippa doesn't agree with. 
Sal, Andi's boyfriend allegedly murdered her and then took his own life after sending a text confession to his father. Everyone knows who killed Andi Bell or do they?

Once Pippa starts digging into Andi's past it seems she isn't quite the perfect victim the media painted her as at the time, she had some pretty dark secrets. With the help of Ravi, Sal's younger brother, Pip finds the murder is not such a done deal after all. Pip compiles a dossier of events and interviews and finds some things just don't add up and someone is definitely covering up the truth behind Andi's disappearance.

Three thriller books I have read recently

Magpie murders - Anthony Horowitz ✩✩✩✩

This book has an interesting twist, it's a book within a book. Crime writer Alan Conway has been a bestseller for years. Readers love his detective Atticus Pund, a celebrated detective in 1950's England. But when Alan's latest novel lands on the desk of editor Susan Ryland, things are not what they seem, yes there is murder and intriguing suspects, but the more she reads the more she is convinced another story is hidden amongst its pages, one of real life greed, ambition and even murder.

For lovers of crime detective novels, I think this is a book you would enjoy. 

The Dry - ( Aaron Falk#1) Jane Harper - ✩✩✩✩✩

The Dry is the debut novel from Jane Harper, where she introduces her detective Aaron Falk. 
Kiewarra is dry its facing it's worst drought in a century, the farming community is on its knees, when murder rocks this small town three members of a local family are found shot dead in their home.

Aaron Falk now federal police investigator finds himself back in the town where he grew up and later fled with his father, to attend the funeral of his old school mate and his family. The locals don't make it easy for Falk and after twenty years and he can't wait to get away from the town with so many bad memories. But as questions mount Falk is forced to probe deeper into the Hadler's deaths as he and Luke Hadler shared a secret long since buried, that threatens to come to the surface.

I loved this book and raced through it, I can't wait to read more from Harper.

Do you love thrillers? let me know in the comments your recommendations.

1 comment

  1. A Good Girls Guide to Murder has been on my TBR list for ages now, I just need to purchase it! Gorgeous photo by the way!!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks


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