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Mystery & Thriller Book Recs

Anonymous asked: “Do you have any recommendations for mystery or psychological thriller?”

So, unlike my last post on book recs, “Multiple Points of View Book Recs,” this one is a bit more left up to personal taste. Thrillers and mysteries are a pretty large genre and I do read it, but I read across genre as well, so keep that in mind while reading my top choices. 

1. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is the first book that came to mind. This is a true thriller. It is especially dark and even uncomfortable. It’s a short and fast read, but memorable. Dark and psychologically thrilling to the max. 

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is not as heavy as Sharp Objects, but still a cool read. This novel is a YA thriller/mystery and I admired how the story is told. We get an unreliable narrator and a mysterious trauma. It’s still dark and ominous, but appropriate for a YA audience. 

3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is a classic mystery. I read this when I was still pretty young and loved it. It’s fun and clever (and dark for that matter), but worth mentioning. 

4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is probably one of my favorite novels of all time. I don’t know where it fits into genre, but there is a lot of mystery and suspense. It’s enough of a psychological thriller that I think it’s worth mentioning. 

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – this one is pretty popular, but I thought it was fascinating and well-worth the hype. It’s a psychological thriller and it’s one of the more graphic recommendations, but I thought it was worth mentioning. 

6. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane is definitely a thriller. I read during a time in my life when I was reading a lot of thrillers and this one really stayed with me. 

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