This fabulous psychological thriller is at the top of everyone’s must-read list. The book is told from the viewpoint of three unreliable female narrators and is focussed around unhealthy obsession. The thriller is a highly compulsive read that is difficult to put down. With unpredictable plot twists, Paula Hawkins has demonstrated an art for edge-of-your-seat suspense. But if you’ve read this book so many times that the pages of your copy are dog eared and the spine is coming unglued, it might be time to try something new! Here are a few suggestions that should appeal.
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1. Gone Girl
Just like Girl on The Train, Gone Girl features some unpredictable plot twists and dark character development. Gillian Flynn’s psychological page-turner Gone Girl was popular enough to spend 130 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read this fast-paced thriller yet, there’s no better time than the present.
2. Dark Places
Dark Places features a female protagonist who is forced to confront childhood memories of a traumatic family massacre. With themes of satanic cult hysteria and poverty, this novel promises to live up to its “dark” title. This page-turner comes from the author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.
3. The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door, written by Shari Lapena, was an instant New York Time’s bestseller. While things might look rosy from the outside for the family next door, nothing is quite as you think with this mystery. The Guardian claim this novel is " the stuff of every parent's nightmare" so this edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller is sure to keep you gripped.
4. Luckiest Girl Alive
Following the trend of having the word “girl” in a book title comes Luckiest Girl Alive, the debut novel from Jessica Knoll. The story follows Ani, who has a dark and traumatic past due to a horrific childhood. She works to reinvent herself, but will her past come back to haunt her? This compelling page-turner is guaranteed to keep you up past your bedtime.
5. The Woman In Cabin 10
From author Ruth Ware comes the haunting and suspenseful The Woman In Cabin 10. With unpredictable twists and turns, an uncomfortably claustrophobic setting and eerie mystery, Ruth Ware offers us an intense read that will leave readers uneasy long after the last page is turned.
6. The Good Girl
Popular mystery The Good Girl is the debut novel from author Mary Kubica. The chapters alternate between the female protagonist’s life before and after an abduction. This novel is told from multiple viewpoints which drive the reader to turn page after page. Just like Girl On the Train, you’ll find this suspense-filled thriller hard to put down!