The Best Thrillers of 2016

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Here are the next ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on The Train’ novels

We all love to curl up to a gritty psychological thriller, with twists and turns to make your heart skip a beat and a mystery keep you guessing until the very end. Lucky for you (and us), this year’s offering has a brilliant mix of heart racing reads.  Here are the thrillers at the top of our hit list …


Out now, Whsmith

Jack and Grace live seemingly perfect lives. He has his looks and wealth whilst she is beautiful and charming but peel back the layers of their ‘perfect marriage’ and there’s something very dark that lies beneath. There’s a reason why Grace never answers the phone and why there are bars on the bedroom window. A chilling and gripping debut that you won’t want to put down.


Out now, Waterstones

We’ve all seen the monster staring back at us from the front page of the newspaper, accused of an unimaginable crime. But what about the wife? What does she really think and more to the point, how much does she know? When Glen Taylor is killed in a road accident, his widow Jean is finally free to tell her story surrounding Glen’s actions the day two-year-old Bella went missing.


Out April 7, Amazon

When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Packed full of twists and turns, this will get your heart pumping.


Out now, Waterstones

On the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes in the darkness of her bedroom and finds a stranger watching her from her bed. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues an ultimatum: the message is to be opened and read at her party, in front of family and friends at exactly 8 p.m. And if she refuses? You don’t want to know. An unsettling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.

See more in issue 48 – out now and online

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