Thriller books in 2019

How many books have you got on your TBR pile?

I was going to take a picture of mine, to show you it almost toppling over, but we’re getting ready to move house so half of them have been packed already, but no kidding, there’s about ten so far. And that’s physical books, so not counting the ones on my kindle!

Anyway, thriller books in 2019 are looking great. Not only is mine coming out in the summer (shameless plug) but I seem to be adding to my list of thriller books almost daily. And I’m really pleased about this, because at the end of last year there was all this talk of the thriller genre being dead and too many of them out there but I can’t get enough of them!

Thriller books in 2019

2019 thriller booksThe Hunting Party by Lucy Foely

As I’m writing this, the kindle version is currently only 99p on Amazon! Hurry! The premise reads as follows:

In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year

The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
The outsider

The victim.
Not an accident – a murder among friends

OOOOOOh, how good does that sound? Like an Agatha Christie type set up and all set in the Scottish Wilderness. I have not read this book yet but I’m so looking forward to it.


thriller books 2019


The Perfect Berayal by Lauren North

After the sudden death of her husband, Tess is drowning in grief. All she has left is her son, Jamie, and she’ll do anything to protect him – but she’s struggling to cope.

When grief counsellor Shelley knocks on their door, everything changes. Shelley is beautiful, confident and takes control when Tess can’t bear to face the outside world.

But when questions arise over her husband’s death and strange things start to happen, Tess begins to suspect that Shelley may have an ulterior motive. Tess knows she must do everything she can to keep Jamie safe – but who can she trust?

This isn’t out until March, but you can pre-order it . I really enjoy books like this, where you know that a character is not who you think they are and as you’re reading, you have to work out the mystery like a giant jigsaw puzzle! Can’t wait to read it.



thriller books 2019


  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?


I read an early release copy of this and really enjoyed it. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this book, it’s got some amazing quotes from lots of brilliant writers and celebrities, but if you do pick up this book – ignore them all. Just read it and get ready for quite a good twist. It’s hard to enjoy a book when you’re expecting it to be BRILLIANT in capital letters from all the hype, but this is a good book and I enjoyed it.



thriller books 2019




The Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Maddie and Ian’s romance began when he was serving in the British Army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend Jo in Europe. Now sixteen years later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America.

But when an accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son Charlie; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, the years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of shocking crime.

But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?


The thing that appeals to me most about this book is the setting. So many different places visited. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the story includes them all within the main plot and of course the twists. I’ve had this book for a while, I was meant to read it over Christmas, but didn’t manage so it’s next on my list and I’ve heard such good things about it, that I can’t wait!



Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

You can’t stop watching her.

Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.

Until the day she’s no longer there.

But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?

But do you really know who Violet is?

Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences…


This isn’t out until Summer, but I was recommended to read this, as the book I’m currently writing is all about the online world and influencers and how good does that premise sound?

I’m a bit obsessed by the whole social media world at the moment (as my last three posts about Instagram show) and so I’m really looking forward to reading this, but can’t pick it up until I’ve finished writing mine –  as a strict rule I don’t read anything about the subject matter I’m writing about until the book is totally finished and as this is only out in June, that works out fine!



What you reading at the moment? I’m thinking of making this a weekly feature, so let me know what I should include.




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