Monday, 27 May 2019

Summer Reads Volume 1: An Assortment of Thrillers

Hello, hello!
Since we are still a bit away from the monsoons descending upon us here in India, I thought it is not too late to share some summer reading recommendations of the thriller variety!

Let's get started, shall we?

1. Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh 
This is an interesting, twisty-turn-y story about a serial killer, who likes to inject himself a little too much into the investigations of the murders that he commits. Normal serial killers like to be eye witnesses or hover around cops, but this one, he likes to be on the jury. So, there is a serial killer on the jury and Eddie Flynn, ex-con turned super-lawyer has to catch him before the bodycount goes up. A very edge-of-your-seat kinda book.

2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
This is a really interesting book! A woman is accused of murdering her husband. All the evidence points to her being the killer. However, since that night, the woman has not spoken a word! Psychotherapist, Theo Faber believes that he can help her. And then begins the most interesting thriller/ crime story/ murder mystery that I have read this year. Highly recommend!

3. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner 
This is a gripping, fast-paced thriller with three strong female protagonists and a murder that is a lot more complicated than it looks! A man has been shot three times, but his computer has been shot 12 times! His heavily pregnant wife is accused of the crime because she is at the scene holding the gun. Detective DD Warren and vigilante Flora Dane are keen on solving this crime for their own pressing personal reasons. This is a good one!

4. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
I have reviewed this book right here. So, do go and have a read. This was a book that made me think and was a nice little murder mystery to boot!

5. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor 
This is a story that moves in time between present day and the protagonist's childhood in the 1980s. A series of murders take place and chalk drawings show up when they happen. Who is this killer? What is he after? Why is he back after 30 odd years? An interesting and quite gripping book about childhood memories and trauma and, of course, a clever killer.

If you have read some fun summer reads, do let me know here or on my Instagram (@whimsybookworm).

Have a good one, people!

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