The best thriller books of all time

It’s a difficult job picking the best thriller books of all time, trust us, we know. Luckily, we’ve got reams of data on the best-reviewed books, which helps select the top contenders. 

These are some of the very best examples of books that you can expect to see in one of ourCrime and Mystery Thriller boxes. We’re confident that you’ll love them.

No Turning Back by Sam Blake

Sam Blake’s debut novel 'Little Bones' was the number one bestseller in Ireland for four weeks on its release. Now, the author - real name Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin - returns with the hotly anticipated next entry into the Cat Conolly trilogy, ‘No Turning Back’, which sees our lead character taking a twisting journey into the secrets of the Dark Web. 

This strong character-driven mystery is sure to thrill you as much as it intrigues you - although we do recommend reading the other parts of the trilogy first!

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

Carmel Harrington's uplifting tales have earned her a passionate audience, and ‘The Woman at 72 Derry Lane’ shows why she’s been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award twice already a relatively short writing career.

‘The Woman at 72 Derry Lane’ is - unsurprisingly - about two women living next door to each other in Derry Lane in Dublin. Stella lives a seemingly perfect life, with her perfect husband Matt, but all is not as it seems in this slow-burning thriller.

Toxic by Jacqui Rose

South Yorkshire-born author Jacqui Rose returns with this high-pace thriller about abusive relationships and long-lost love.

Bree Dwyer urgently wants to escape her dysfunctional marriage and leave with her beloved children, but it's not that simple. That is, until her first love, Alfie Jennings, returns to her hometown.

Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey

In Jane Casey’s gripping eight Maeve Kerrigan novel, Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery finds her West London covered in blood, her mother, Kate, missing. DC (Detective Constable) Maeve Kerrigan returns to solve this unusual mystery, and things unfold from there.

This one will keep you hooked from the start - aTs Maeve starts to unravel the threads surrounding this mind-bending case, you’ll discover that the rabbit hole runs deeper than you ever thought it could at first.

Nucleus by Rory Clements

Since his debut novel in 2009, Rory Clements has cemented his place as one of the best thriller writers of his generation, and this gripping war thriller is a great example of his work.

The author’s ninth novel ‘Nucleus’ starts just three months before the start of World War II, and plunges you straight into a thrill ride that will make it difficult to book the down.

Those were our picks for best thriller books - we hope you manage to get your hands on some of them!

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