Thrillers to distract you!

By Sandy T.

If you love a good thriller, here are a few great reads that will take your mind off things. No matter what’s going on in the world, a good book can provide comfort and an escape. These books are available in e-book or e-audio book format, found on Libby/Overdrive.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Alicia is a famous painter living a seemingly perfect life, married to an in-demand fashion photographer.  When her husband returns home late from work one night, Alicia kills him, and never speaks again!  While serving her sentence at an institution, her psychotherapist tries to discover the truth by getting her to talk. Instead he is sucked into the mystery.  This book will keep you thrilled with unexpected twists until the last page.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. This is her debut novel and she nailed it! You will not be able to put this down. After a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille is faced with a disturbing assignment:  she is to cover the murders of two preteen girls. She is fighting to confront her psychological demons, while staying with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother and 13 year old beautiful, spoiled half-sister, whom she hasn’t spoken to in years.  This story is full of complex characters. She must unravel her own psychological puzzles to find the truth of these young girls’ murders.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Jessica Farris is a struggling freelance makeup artist in New York City who joins a well-paid psychological study of morality and ethics. After completing the questionnaire she works with the cunning and manipulative Dr. Field. A book full of lies and deceit, it is hard to know whom or what to believe.  A psychological study on morality turns into a game of cat and mouse.

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter. What if someone you know and love turns out to be someone entirely different?  Andrea’s mother, Laura, is not who she thinks she is. Laura’s real identity is exposed after a horrific act of violence. For thirty years Laura has been hiding from her previous identity.  Andrea needs to piece together this mystery, following a trail through her mother’s past, or there will be no future for them.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. Three siblings who have been out of touch for many years struggle with their unsettling childhoods. Twenty-five year old Libby inherits her family home. Twenty-five years ago police were called to this address, finding three dead bodies in the kitchen, and the four other children that lived there were gone. Libby must unravel this “can’t look away story” of three families with dark secrets living under the same roof.