Is it just me or do all nice books kinda feel the same? Two people meet, fall in love, something mildly sad happens, they get over it, and then they run into the sunset. I sometimes even having a hard time remembering which ones I've read because they all start to just mush into one big memory. But do you know what kind of book is impossible to forget? A psychological thriller so messed up that it'll be burned into your brain for the rest of eternity. Here are 15 thrillers you won't be able to put down until you've turned the last page, from the most classic suspense novels to the newest murder mysteries.
'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' by Hank Green
If you've ever had a tweet go viral, you know that you'll be haunted by the notifications for months to come. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing takes that idea, but makes it a bajillion times more intense.
'Cari Mora' by Thomas Harris
In case you didn't know...Thomas Harris is the guy who wrote The Silence of the Lambs. Basically, he's like, the MOST qualified person to mess with your brain. Cari Mora is about a young woman named Cari who has to escape from a psychopath while she's taking care of a mega-mansion in Miami.
'Pretty Revenge' by Emily Liebert
Revenge? Wedding industry drama? Oodles and oodles of money? What could possibly go wrong! I mean, probably literally so many things, which is why you should read this one immediately.
'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins
Trying to slide your way on in to the official "but the book was better than the movie!" club? Read The Girl on the Train, the dark, twisted thriller that inspired the Emily Blunt movie.
'The Woman in the Dark' by Vanessa Savage
Uh...this psychological thriller is about a woman who moves into a house that her husband grew up in, and a family was brutally murdered. It's literally about a murder house. I will never understand why people don't just GO, but if they did...we wouldn't have such thrilling novels.
'In a Dark, Dark Wood' by Ruth Ware
Leonora is a writer who accepts an invitation to a trip to hang out in the English countryside. Surprise! It turns into a terrifying, creepy weekend. (Does anyone ever expect anything different from the literal woods? Why does anyone go to the woods anymore?)
'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn
Can you even consider yourself a thriller fan if you haven't read Gone Girl? It's basically the initiation for loving thrillers. If you can handle all of the goosebumps you'll get reading this, you can handle anything.
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic for a reason. There's murder, financial scandals, mad family drama, and even a little bit of love. It checks every box.
'Out' by Natsuo Kirino
If you enjoy a side of insanely dark comedy with your thrillers, you've got to check out this book about a woman in Tokyo who strangles her husband and then enlists her coworkers to help hide the body.
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey
Let me guess...you were supposed to read this in high school, but you slid by with Spark Notes, instead. Now that you don't have to study for like, the SATs and go to track practice, you should probably actually read this one.
'The Secrets You Keep' by Kate White
In The Secrets You Keep, a self-help writer's life spins totally out of control when she realizes that her husband is shady. Like, REALLY shady.. Yes, this might have you trying to guess your boo's passcode, but it's a good read.
'Paper Ghosts' by Julia Heaberlin
Paper Ghosts is about a woman who goes on a road trip with a SERIAL KILLER who has dementia in hopes of finding her sister. Have fun ever being able to take an Uber after this one.
'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty
Before Big Little Lies was the show that gave you life, it was a book. I had to share plot spoilers but...this book will also give you life.
'The Lost Night' by Andrea Bartz
Ten years ago, Lindsay had a wild night that she barely remembers. It resulted in her friend, Edie's body being found with a suicide note, and nobody can believe it. Now, Lindsay is discovering that Edie may have been murdered...and that she might have had something to do with it.