The Best Thriller Books to Read in 2023

It’s time to get terrified

Spooky season is here, so it’s now or never to indulge in eerie and gripping thrillers. From iconic titles such as The Girl On The Train and The Silent Patient, there are a ton of spine-chilling and blood-curdling offerings to add to your reading list this season

Here are the best thriller books to read:

The Silent Patient

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Alex Michaelidas

Known as one of the best psychological thrillers out there, The Silent Patient follows Alicia Berensons’s act of violence against her husband whom she shot five times and the therapist who’s obsessed with uncovering her motive. But, Alicia’s refusal to talk about the tragedy makes it difficult to search for the truth.

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The Guest List

Lucy Foley

If you love Agatha Christie, then you’ll love this Reese’s Book Club Pick. Set in Ireland, The Guest List is a gripping thriller that takes place during a wedding extravaganza. However, as the festivities kickstart, someone unfortunately turns up dead.

Sharp Objects

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Gillian Flynn

Adapted into a miniseries, Sharp Objects is about a journalist, Camille Preaker who must return to her tiny hometown to cover the unsolved murder of two preteen girls as she deals with her own demons and family drama.

Verity

Colleen Hoover 

If you’re looking for a romance-based thriller then this is perfect for you. Verity details the story of Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer who was hired by Jeremy Crawford, the husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford to complete the remaining books of her successful series. What she didn’t expect was to find an unfinished autobiography that recollects the death of Crawford’s daughter and to develop feelings for Jeremy. 

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The Girl On The Train 

Paula Hawkins

Now a major motion picture, The Girl on The Train is a delicious thriller and suspense book that you’ll devour instantly. The story follows Rachel who catches the same commuter train every morning. However, one day she sees something shocking that changes everything. Now, Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. 

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.