Readers’ Advisory – Thrillers

In need of a fast-paced novel, full of twist and turns, thrills and spills?

Try one of these on-the-edge-of-your-seat page turners.

*(CL) means that these titles are also available through Cloud Library, but if you prefer the hard copy version, they’re all available for loan, unless otherwise indicated. Simply place a hold on any items you’re interested in through our online library catalogue.





The silent wife, by Karin Slaughter

When no one is watching, by Alyssa Cole

Little disasters, by Sarah Vaughan (CL)

Petra, by Shaena Lambert (CL)

The gilded cage, by Camilla Lackberg (CL)

The silence of the white city, by Eva Garcia Saenz

“In much the same way that Cara Black or Donna Leon portray Paris or Venice in their respective mystery series, Sáenz lovingly depicts a unique and fascinating city, weaving in Basque folklore and culture while spinning a very complex and rich story.” —BookPage






Hurry home, by Roz Nay (CL Only)

Seven lies, by Elizabeth Kay (CL Only)

The familiar dark, by Amy Engel

Playing nice, by J. P. Delaney (CL)

My lovely wife, by Samantha Downing (CL)

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…



Survival instincts, by Jen Waite

The gilded cage, by Camilla Lackberg (CL)

The choice, by Gillian McAllister

The guest list, by Lucy Foley (CL)

The herd, by Andrea Bartz (CL)

“A uniquely timely whodunit set in an exclusive, women’s only co-working space.”—The Boston Globe



The cutting season, by Attica Locke (CL)

Nine perfect strangers, by Liane Moriarty (CL)

Long bright river, by Liz Moore (CL)

An untamed state, by Roxane Gay (CL)

The silent patient, by Alex Michaelides (CL)

“This is a wonderful new voice. Listen to it. It’s about to tell you a thrilling and scary story. The Silent Patient paints a picture, crawling into your soul in the very best way. Take a chance. —Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist


In a dark, dark wood, by Ruth Ware (CL)

My sister, the serial killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (CL)

Behind closed doors, by B. A. Paris (CL)

You, by Caroline Kepnes (CL)

The new girl, by Harriet Walker

“This debut thriller reads like The Devil Wears Prada meets Single White Female. I couldn’t put it down.”—Catherine Steadman, author of Something in the Water and Mr. Nobody


Who did you tell? By Lesley Kara

Breathing through the wound, by Victor del Arbol

The lying room, by Nicci French (CL)

In case of emergency, by E. G. Scott

Love and theft, by Stan Parish





An anonymous girl, by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (CL)

The turn of the key, by Ruth Ware (CL)

Rattle, by Fiona Cummins (CL Only)

Before I go to sleep, by S. J. Watson

Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh (CL)

The wife between us, by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (CL)

“[A]jaw-dropping psychological thriller. This is not another eye-rolling story about the jealous ex-wife stalking her replacement.. all the way through the epilogue.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


Dead letters, by Caite Dolan-Leach (CL)

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

The family upstairs, by Lisa Jewell (CL)

The couple next door, by Shari Lapena (CL)

Girl missing, by Tess Gerritsen (CL)

Out, by Natsuo Kirino

“Forget about flower arranging and geisha girls. . . . Out offers an intriguing look at the darker sides of Japanese society while smashing stereotypes about Japanese women.” –Washington Post Book World


Rant, by Chuck Palahniuk (CL)

The half sister, by Sandie Jones (CL)

The other Mrs, by Mary Kubica (CL)

Girl in the rearview mirror, by Kelsey Rae Dimberg (CL)

Pendulum, by Adam Hamdy

Lock every door, by Riley Sager (CL)

“The Bartholomew is an apartment building of terrifying secrets. You’ll find startling twists and alarming surprises down every dark hallway. It’s too late to lock the doors—the horror is already inside. My favorite thriller of the year!”
—R. L. Stine, author of Goosebumps


Pretty girls, by Karin Slaughter (CL)

Verity, by Colleen Hoover

Freefall, by Jessica Barry (CL)

Paper ghosts, by Julia Heaberlin (CL)

Vanishing girls, by Lauren Oliver (CL)


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