The best thrillers of 2017

I absolutely love reading and thrillers are by far my favourite genre at the moment. I have read a lot of thrillers over the past year and I have picked out my top 5 to share with you guys.

1. The Ice Beneath Her

Swedish Author, Camilla Grebe, makes her solo debut with this utterly captivating psychological thriller. Told from three different perspectives, this book had some seriously shocking twists.  A woman is found viciously murdered in the home of the very successful and controversial CEO Jesper Orre.  The murder is eerily similar to an unsolved murder that occurred 10 years ago. Could they be connected? And is Jesper the killer? The story is narrated by homicide detective Peter Lindgren, a retired criminal profiler Hanne, and a young women caught up in a romantic relationship with Jesper Owe. This book is so refreshing and different from any  thriller I have read. It is so cleverly written and I could never have guessed the ending. I recommend everyone add this to their reading list. 



2. The Couple Next Door 

This book is the definition of a page turner, I literally couldn't put it down! It is such a fast paced thriller and I couldn't finish it fast enough! I don't want to give anything away so I will just include the blurb: 

You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour. Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone. You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there. What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?


The blurb had me wanting to buy the book straight away. It is a great read that I can guarantee will  have you captivated by the first page. 



3. Birdbox

I am not normally a fan of supernatural books, in fact, I usually avoid them at all costs. However, the lady in the book store spent about ten minutes telling me why I needed to read this book before I caved and decided to give it a go. I am so happy that I did. It ended up not only being one of my favourite thrillers, but one of my favourite books! it is a truly terrifying horror/thriller that draws you in straight away.  

Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

I don't want to give too much away. All I will say is to read it!




4. The Dry

Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well...

The Dry is set in the small country town of Kiewarra. It is told from the perspective of Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk,  an old friend of Lukes', who returns to Kiewarra for the funeral. Although Aaron plans to go back to his new life in the city, he soon gets caught up in the case that doesn't seem to add up. Aaron was shunned from Kiewarra years ago, due to a secret that him and Luke shared, and the town is not happy to have him back, but what did Aaron do that was so bad? And what is the secret that him and Luke shared all those years ago? 


This book is a fantastic read and had me guessing the whole way through. 






5. Pretty girls

Written by the international bestselling author Karin Slaughter, this book is probably the most chilling and terrifying thriller I have ever read. 

I feel like I should put a trigger warning on this book as there is some extremely graphic and disturbing themes and depictions of torture, that I found very hard to read. 

The book is told from the perspectives of two sisters who have not been in contact since the disappearance of their teenage sister, more than 20 years ago. They are both leading completely different lives from each other, Claire is the glamorous wife of a millionaire and Lydia is a single mother who is struggling for money. 

When another young girl disappears the two sisters are drawn back together on a mission to find out what really happened to their sister. I have never been more gripped to a book than this one, however I also don't think I have been so terrified. Karen Slaughter is a brilliant writer and creates characters that stay with you long after finishing. 



Has anyone read any of these books? If so, what were your thoughts? Also if you have any books you recommend please leave them in the comments! Xx

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