This weekend, I have managed to smash a diploma that has been taking a while move off my To -Do list. But I have managed it – about 6 months after I wanted. I started it in May, dreaming that it would be finished by September… Ah well – better late than never.
Next on my To – Do list is to drink my body weight in tea and read my current book. This leads me onto the reason for this blog post.
I have found a new addiction. A similar addiction to that of my love for Instagram… Reading Thriller novels. I have always been a girl that enjoys to bite her duvet cover in fear whilst enduring something, like when Santa was coming, or watching a scary documentary or watching a ghost movie… And the new found version is reading thrillers. Literally getting more and more creepy and weird by the second, I love it all.
Reading itself has never been a good time for me, or never been something that I long to do, until now! I always wanted to be outside, or on my horse rather than reading books – something that normally resulting in studying or writing a report on what I was reading (the irony of this post!) and normally was then cirtique about how well I described something. Also I have some very intelligent sisters that can get through books faster than meals sometimes and I felt like I couldn’t be bother to be quite frank. Then I had to endure a hot holiday in 2015 and I chose to be a typical girl and read books and the addition started – I like to get sucked into a new world and experience something that I can actually get out of. I can’t read a book if it is not a page turner though…
A common theme I have noticed is that most thrillers are led by a female character – are we all that physco?
So my current top three thrillers are as follows:
Pretty Baby – Mary Kubica
All centred around a family image, with the ideal family – mother – Heidi -and father works and daughter is very well behaved and loving. The commute to work, for Heidi, is when it all starts – she lets her maternal instincts get the better of her and tries to track down this rather homeless and upset lady – Willow – with a young child who she spots once on her train journey. Willow is young, scared and has had previous bad experiences with humans and doesn’t trust them. Anyhow Willow eventually says OK to going to the narrator’s home and ends up getting comfortable. Heidi shares her daughters clothes and starts to disrupt the family peace, resulting in her husband getting suspicious…
I won’t spoil it at all, but it is definitely a good read if you’re interested, in the weird, obsessive types…. A definite page turner.
Buy or view more HERE
You – Caroline Kepnes
Caroline’s thriller is more unrelenting and terrifying than you could imagine – it is more clever and dangerously twisted.
Based around an obsession that Joe has with a girl – Guinevere Beck – after she enters Joe’s bookshop, it gets stalkerish, weird, and he’s relentless to get her to be his.
He doesn’t stop at anything – from taking her phone, to tweeting as her ex boyfriend, trying to convince her that ‘normal’ is better than the dangerous type that she normally goes for.
As a reader, you end up falling for Joe, wishing for Beck to get on with it, thinking Joe is an idiot, wishing that someone would just shut the who of them up, dreaming that parents couldn’t get involved and feeling sick. All at the same time.
Another page turner – but again, not for the weak minded. Daily Mail rated it as ‘Thriller of the year’.
It is close to the bone, up to date and nail bitingly intense along with going maybe a step too far. Not to be missed.
Buy your own copy HERE
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
Now a movie – you may already know this one. For me, it will always be a classic, I am of the opinion that the movie didn’t do either character justice on how good the actual book is – but then again they never do.
Centred around love, and anniversary games, Nick and Amy are used to being played but this is different. Narrated from both sides of the story, the reader cannot work out who they are to symphatise with or who is the right person in the situation. It’s exciting, it’s nerve wreaking, it questions your own views or motives, it questions your decisions…
Who are you? What actually happened to Nick’s wife?
It has the kind of plot that thickens each new page turn and chapters that only end on cliff hangers…
It’s a must for any time of year… Do you really know who you love?
Get your adrenaline rushing HERE!
If thrillers are not your thing – then I think you should try again with any of the above… But make sure that you read them in broad daylight as the night can increase your perceptions of things… Good job Spring is arriving!!
Hook me up with some more thrillers… Go go !!