Suspense – If You Liked Gone Girl… The BEST SUSPENSE

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins        FIC Hawkins

Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.

The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman    FIC Kellerman

Grace Blades is a supremely cool and competent psychologist by day and a thriller seeker by night who relieves the stress of her job and some awful childhood memories by doing crazy things. It’s bad news when a one-night stand appears at her office and subsequently ends up dead.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris        FIC Harris

FBI Academy trainee Clarice Starling hopes that Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a criminally insane psychiatrist imprisoned in a Boston hospital, can lead her to the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill.

Before Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson        FIC Watson

An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.

The Stranger by Harlan Coben            FIC Coben

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker, and realizes that the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives-it will end them.

Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline          FIC Scottoline

A single father and head of a successful Philadelphia psychiatric care unit sees his life begin to crumble when a teen patient is implicated in a murder and the doctor himself is wrongly accused of sexual harassment.

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm        FIC Scherm

After a heist she planned lands two men she loves in prison, a woman flees Paris and assumes a new identity, furtively checking news from her hometown as her web of deception unravels.

Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger        FIC Unger

Enjoying a successful career with his best friend Priss, a destructive friend who helped him escape bullies in childhood, Ian fears for his life when she becomes irrationally angry about Ian’s new relationship.

Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner        FIC Gardner

A woman’s near-fatal car accident and entreaties about a missing child prove baffling to Sergeant Wyatt Foster when the woman’s husband claims that she has suffered a brain injury and cannot be believed.

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight        FIC McCreight

A quaint college town’s myriad secret betrayals are exposed when an infant’s body is found on Ridgedale University’s campus, and local reporter Molly Anderson connects the location to an incident that claimed other young life decades ago.

Room by Emma Donoghue        FIC Donoghue

Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live lockedin a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper’s yard. But Ma proves to be resourceful–and attempts a nail-biting escape.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark        FIC Clark

Five years after her husband’s murder, Laurie Moran, an award-winning TV producer and single mother, starts filming a new “cold case” series in which four women involved in the unsolved murder of a wealthy Westchester matron reunite to recreate the scene of the crime — along with the real killer.

The Stranger on the Train by Abbie Taylor        FIC Taylor

A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison    FIC Harrison

Told in alternating voices, this gripping novel follows the events leading up to the violent dissolution of Jodi and Todd’s marriage, a union steeped in lies, infidelity, jealousy and denial.

The Firm by John Grisham        PB Grisham

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. But soon the FBI has the lowdown on the firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice if he wants to live.

Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oats    FIC Oats

Enjoying his successful career and devoted family, a best-selling writer secretly authors a masochist-themed series that threatens his respectable community standing and becomes subject to a plagiarism lawsuit.

The Collector by Nora Roberts        FIC Roberts

Witnessing an apparent murder-suicide during a job, professional house-sitter Lila Emerson is recruited by the alleged perpetrator’s brother, talented artist Ashton Archer, to help uncover what really happened.

The Hypnotists Love Story by Liane Moriarty        FIC Moriarty

Pursuing what she hopes will be a positive relationship with new boyfriend Patrick, hypnotherapist Ellen learns that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, a situation that Ellen finds professionally fascinating before discovering the woman’s identity.



List created 4/20/15 – Laurie Adler

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