Here are 10 thriller novels to consider reading:
1) “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
This gripping novel introduces the enigmatic hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist as they delve into a decades-old mystery involving a wealthy Swedish family.
2) “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
A psychological thriller that explores the complex and twisted dynamics of a marriage, with unexpected twists and unreliable narrators.
3) “The Silence of the Lambs” by Thomas Harris
This chilling novel introduces FBI agent Clarice Starling and the brilliant but psychotic Dr. Hannibal Lecter in a cat-and-mouse game to catch a serial killer.
4) “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
A fast-paced thriller that combines art, history, and religion as Robert Langdon races to solve a murder and uncover a hidden secret.
5) “The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum
The first in the Jason Bourne series, it follows an amnesiac man who discovers he is a skilled assassin and is pursued by dangerous forces.
6) “The Reversal” by Michael Connelly
This legal thriller features Connelly’s popular character, attorney Mickey Haller, as he takes on a high-profile case involving the retrial of a convicted child molester.
7) “The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy
A techno-thriller that introduced Clancy’s iconic character Jack Ryan as he tries to prevent a renegade Soviet submarine captain from defecting to the West.
8) “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson
A psychological thriller about a woman with amnesia who uncovers shocking truths about her past through a journal she keeps daily.
9) “The Day of the Jackal” by Frederick Forsyth
A classic political thriller about an assassin hired to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
10) “The Firm” by John Grisham
A legal thriller about a young attorney who discovers his prestigious law firm has dangerous secrets and is involved in criminal activities.
These thrilling novels cover a range of sub-genres within the thriller category, offering suspense, mystery, espionage, and more. They are must-reads for anyone who enjoys a good adrenaline rush from a book.