Terry Hayes brought us Mad Max 2 and Dead Calm, and his debut novels did not fail in grasping reader attention, but do you know these similar works?
If you loved I am Pilgrim and have been searching for something just as fascinating and chilling, then check out these recommended alternatives. Hand-picked with fans of I am Pilgrim in mind, these novels will keep any thriller fan up all night!
1. Trust Your Eyes
Fans of I am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s a chilling thriller involving murder and conspiracy.
Linwood Barclay’s creation Trust Your Eyes is sure to grip fans of I am Pilgrim. Thomas Kilbride, a paranoid schizophrenic, has witnessed a murder from the confines of the bedroom he rarely leaves. Or has he? His brother certainly doesn’t think so, and yet when he chooses to humour him by opening up an unofficial crime investigation, they find themselves intertwined with a deadly conspiracy. This is a read to keep you up all night.
2. W Is For Wasted
Fans of I Am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s an intricate thriller with a breadcrumb trail to an ending you never saw coming!
From author Sue Grafton, W Is For Wasted is a plot-twisting investigative thriller. Two dead men, seemingly unrelated, are connected through one murder and an apparent death from natural causes. But with thrillers, things are rarely as they seem. Tenuous links surface and the investigation becomes a whole lot more complicated. This multi-layered novel is sure to resonate with I Am Pilgrim fans.
Fans of I am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s an action packed thriller from start to finish.
Runner by Sam Dryden is both complex and engaging in its story line. It follows a retired special forces agent in a quest forced upon him when he encounters a young girl who is barefoot and running from a group of heavily-armed men intending to kill her. Packed full of danger and excitement, this is high on the list of recommendations for fans of I Am Pilgrim.
4. Dead Before Dying
Fans of I am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s a murder investigation and an edge-of-your-seat read that will keep you awake at night!
Dead Before Dying by Deon Meyer tells the story of three men found murdered using a century-old German handgun with original bullets that cut through flesh and bone with ease. The murders seem unrelated, but have the city in a panic. Can Captain Mat Joubert find the answers he needs to stop the murders and catch the killer? This is a heart-pounding thriller that will ensure fans of I Am Pilgrim keep turning the pages!
5. The Inquisitor
Fans of I Am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s a heart-in-mouth thriller focussed around one man who will stop at nothing to find the truth.
The Inquisitor from Mark Allen Smith is a truly compelling read from start to finish. This thriller follows a man whose profession is torture. Geiger has a gift: He can see a lie a mile away. So his natural career path is as a hired hand in “Information Retrieval” whatever the cost. This thriller is completely unique, and every bit as fast paced as I Am Pilgrim.
6. The Survivor
Fans of I Am Pilgrim will love this because: It’s a page-turning thriller with a cryptic message to uncover.
The Survivor is a fast-paced novel from international best-selling author Gregg Hurwitz. The book’s protagonist, Nate Overbay, is down and out of luck following a recent divorce, ailing health and Post-Traumatic Stress. Deciding to end it all, Overbay’s on a ledge when he witnesses a bank heist. In a nothing-left-to-lose moment he faces the criminals violently killing customers and staff and takes them out one at a time. The final man leaves Overbay with a cryptic message. Are the ones he loves in danger?