Beach Read Recommendations: Thrillers
If you haven’t taken my quiz yet to get beach read recommendations tailored just for you, check it out here.
If your result is Thrillers…
In recent years, there have been an increasing number of women writing thrillers. That’s not to say a thriller has to be written by a woman to be a beach read, but those are the ones I’m going to focus on here.
Much has been written about why women love reading thrillers. Most of us like to be scared…at least a little. And there’s something really satisfying about watching a heroine overcome the odds and survive despite being threatened, kidnapped, stalked or even tortured. There’s a certain sense of safety in reading or listening to stories that involve crimes and feeling like you’re armed with more tools to avoid the same calamity yourself. In much the same way true crime podcasts have become overwhelmingly popular, thrillers have become staple beach reads.
Here are some suggestions for thrillers you might enjoy:
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
This one is my favorite thrillers of all time–kept me guessing!
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
A great read but might be a tough read if you have a daughter.
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Great twist in this one.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
I listened to the audiobook of this one and loved it.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
The Safe Place by Anna Downes
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Couldn’t stop reading this one, but beware of some domestic violence.
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
Yes, that Stephanie Meyer of Twilight Saga fame. This was one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to.
Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
The cover grabbed me, but it’s a great premise for a story and reminded me of real events like Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.
The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
Curious about the other quiz results? Here are links to those recommendation pages:
Have others that should make this beach read recommendations list? Obviously I can’t read *all the things* myself, so I’d love to hear your recommendations! Contact me