Tuesday, 22 December 2015

2015 Favourites: Top 5 Thrillers

We read several thrillers this year and some of them were very, very good. So, here are the our Top 5 Thrillers of 2015!

Some obvious ones are missing from this list, like, The Girl on the Train and that's because the twist-in-the-tale at the end of the book was way too convenient and predictable. Plus, between you and me, I am a little sick of these "Gone Girl" clones! I didn't even like the original to begin with and all the wannabe Gone Girls are just irksome!

Mini-rant over!

Let's dive into the Thriller books that we loved this year!

1. The Lake House by Kate Morton: A historical fiction wrapped in a mystery with a love story or two thrown in for good measure. This book hits a couple of sweet spots for those of us who enjoy all these genres. Plus, Kate Morton writes beautifully!

2. Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton:  Serial suicides, a university setting, good characters, breakneck speed and a great mystery at the centre of it all. This was the first S.J. Bolton book I read and I can't wait to read more from her.

3. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson: A chance meeting at an airport bar that leads to an exciting and interesting series of crimes and vengeance. A sociopath with a heart. Nope, not Sherlock but a pretty interesting character nonetheless.

4. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith: The third book in JK Rowling aka Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series. Well written with so much wonderful depth and character-building that only JKR can do and not lose the plot. A great page-turner.

5. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: A cold-blooded killer with a vendetta to cause irreparable harm to the community he lives in. A cast of sweet, lost and kind characters who get pulled into the killer's web and do their best to find him and stop him. Everything that's great about Stephen King plus super-thrilling!

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