Books like the Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

In the scene of psychological thriller genre, The Silent Patient has always managed to capture the riveting twists and turns that justifies the genre itself. The plot revolves around Alicia, a renowned artist who refuses to speak right after shooting Gabriel, her husband, multiple times. Following that she is institutionalized in a secure psychiatric facility, […]

Books like the Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

In the scene of psychological thriller genre, The Silent Patient has always managed to capture the riveting twists and turns that justifies the genre itself. The plot revolves around Alicia, a renowned artist who refuses to speak right after shooting Gabriel, her husband, multiple times. Following that she is institutionalized in a secure psychiatric facility, where she remains for the next six years. A psychotherapist, Theo, who becomes obsessed with Alicia’s case. He is determined to unravel the mystery behind her silence and understand the events that led to the murder. The story proceeds to take some shocking twists and mind-blowing plot reveals that you don’t ever see them coming.

For all the Mystery | Crime | Thriller fans, here we have mustered to suggest some fine plots that will keep you in the edge of your seats.

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

“If you’re afraid, you can’t be authentic.”

Giving you another great opportunity to experience a gripping story from the master himself. The plot starts with a mystical setting and a series of intriguing characters. Lana Farrar, a retired movie star, invites her celebrity friends to her private Greek island every year that was once gifted by her former husband. This jolly old reunion becomes bitter when the surges of love and revenge results in a murder.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

“The bigger the lie, the more they believe it.”

It should be no surprise to all of the crime thriller fanatics when Gone Girl pops up. It is a well-written piece of gem in the world of psychological thrillers. Its incredible momentum has paved the way for the adaption of book into extraordinary film. The plot begins when Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary and Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, leading to tantalizing truths about who Nick and Amy truly are.

Caught by Harlan Coben

“All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Here’s a piece you never wanted but needed. Read about a resilient TV reporter, Wendy Tynes, who sets out on a mission to bring down sexual predators via a nationally televised string operations. But what she doesn’t know is that she is caught in a series of uncomfortable and unforeseen truths about the people who are a part of a missing girl’s case she’s currently investigating which made her realize that she can’t trust her own instincts about this story or the motives of the people around her.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

“Everybody has secrets, that’s nondebatable. The only question is whether you’re keeping your own, or someone else’s.”

Enjoy the engaging and unpredictable plot where the author has a way of throwing you a curveball each time but eventually you catch it in the end. The story starts when the cousins Jonah, Aubrey and Milly Story was invited to the Gull Cove Island for the summer by their wealthy Grandmother, Mildred Story. But the capper is, twenty-four years ago, she disinherited her children with no cause except a letter saying “You know what you did.” So, what does she want from the kids? The cousins are stubborn to unveil whatever secrets their parents have buried.

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson

“The dead can’t defend themselves, but I can.”

Another mind-blowing recommendation from us that thriller fanatics are familiar with. The story revolves around seventeen-year-old Pippa Fitz-Amobi, a straight-A student who decides to dive into her school’s most notorious unsolved murder case for her senior capstone project. Five years ago, popular and well-liked student Andie Bell went missing, and her boyfriend, Sal Singh, was accused of killing her before taking his own life. The police closed the case but Pip is not convinced. As she digs deeper, Pip uncovers a web of secrets, lies, and hidden agendas that darkly shroud the events surrounding Andie’s disappearance and as the tension rises, Pip finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her own instincts.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“I can’t risk looking backwards, it’s always a bad idea.”

The author’s way of intriguing story-telling from three different women’s perspectives gives the reader a chance to adapt to the characters’ mindset. One of the characters, Rachel, an alcoholic, catches the same commuter train every morning for work. She knows it all well. The people, the houses. And then she sees a series of things that seem to be meaningless but turns out to be something gravely shocking. Now everything’s changed. Rachel is now a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now, she’s not just a commuter anymore.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

“I was fighting for my life. So, I must not want to die. And if I don’t want to die, I’ve got to start living.”

Anna, the protagonist, living with alcoholism and agoraphobia spends her days with old films and closely watching her New York City neighbourhood. But when she becomes a witness to a horrible act of violence, her whole world comes crashing down and she begins to question her sanity when she finds out things that are truly shocking. Her entire life is in jeopardy if she does not uncover the truth. But the challenge is, could she really overcome her fears or succumb to the consequences?

We hope you enjoy the recommendations and also, the genre is not limited to big-time authors. Try out new authors and expand your comfort zone to a different perimeter. Look out for more book related content from Wizdom.




Aishwarya

Aishwarya

Often found roaming between the realms of intellect and imagination, Aishwarya is currently practising her third year of Computer Science Engineering. She shares a special penchant towards writing which gives her an ideal way of expressing her creativity in a lucid and insightful writing style. Beyond that she's a voracious reader, an amateur artist and has a knack for Astrophysics.


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