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Books like Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn’s psychological page-turner was popular enough to spend 130 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, we’ve found another six books like Gone Girl to sink your teeth into.

Let’s face it, this twisting psychological thriller really kept us up all night the first few times we devoured it, but maybe now we’re ready to try something a little different—as long as it’s not too different.

Here are some tantalising and twisted story suggestions to reignite that suspense-filled, stay-up-all-night feeling that you’ve been missing.

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GirlontheTrain.PaulaHawkins

1. Girl On The Train

Girl on the Train is told from the viewpoint of three unreliable female narrators. Focused around unhealthy obsessions, this thriller is a highly compulsive read that is difficult to put down—just like Gone Girl. With unpredictable plot twists, Paula Hawkins has created a genuine rival for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

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DarkPlaces.GillianFlynn

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.

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TheGoodGirl.MaryKubica

3. The Good Girl

Popular mystery The Good Girl was the debut novel for 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 Gone Girl, you’ll find this suspense-filled thriller hard to put down!

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SharpObjects.GillianFlynn

4. Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn’s novel debut, Sharp Objects, is the true original. Featuring a female protagonist with a somewhat damaged past, this is definitely one for Gone Girl superfans. The story follows Camille, a small town reporter, who returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another. This is one fast-paced thriller with dark and disturbing undertones.

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LuckiestGirlAlive.JessicaKnoll

5. 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 will definitely keep you up past your bedtime.

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BigLittleLies.LianeMoriarty

6. Big Little Lies

Written by Liane Moriarty and now a TV series featuring acting royalty Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies is jam-packed with dark and disturbing themes. Just like Gone Girl, we meet a female protagonist with a secret from the past that has yet to be unveiled. An unlikely comradeship forms as an almighty secret tethers them together.

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