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Best Thriller Books

Looking for good thriller books to read? Below you’ll find a curated list of the best thriller books that will give you the chills and keep you entertained.

The list of best thriller books below, include a range of entertaining, intense and psychological thriller books written by different authors. Enjoy!

 

The 10 Best Thriller Books of All Time


1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Synopsis: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.


2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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Synopsis: An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.


3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.


4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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Synopsis: Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.


5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

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Synopsis: World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist.


6. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

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Synopsis: Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation.


7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

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Synopsis: Lisbeth Salander – the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels – lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders.


8. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

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Synopsis: As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn.


9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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Synopsis: Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.


10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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Synopsis: Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas. She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.


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