Exciting New Thriller Novels to Keep You Up at Night

Who doesn’t love a book you can’t put down? These five novels are filled with lots of page-turning action that will keep you hooked until the end.

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if you were looking for some new books to fulfil your thirst for thrill, look no further. The suspense and the thrill are all part of what makes this genre so great. Who doesn’t love a book you can’t put down? These five novels are filled with lots of page-turning action that will keep you hooked until the end.


1. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick


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I Killed Zoe Spanos tells the story of Anna Cicconi, who goes to a village in the Hamptons for the summer to take up a nanny job. When she arrives, she finds a town still dealing with the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, and ironically enough, Anna resembles her. Curiosity gets the best of her, and she decides to study the unsolved case. The more she digs into Zoe’s life, she thinks she and Zoe are connected and that she may even know who killed her. Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a lake and Anna is charged with the murder, even though her story has a lot of holes in it. So, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, Martina Green steps in and doesn’t believe Anna is the real killer, and maybe her podcast can lead her to the truth.



2. Mexican Gothic by Silivia Moreno-Garcia


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Mexican Gothic follows Noemi Taboada, who goes to a house in the Mexican countryside, known as the ‘high place’, to help her cousin. When she arrives she meets her cousin’s husband, an Englishman she knows nothing about. However, even though Noemi is there to rescue her cousin, she isn’t much help considering she’s a debutante who spends her time in gowns and red lipstick, but she is smart and she isn’t afraid of her cousin’s husband or his father, or even of the house that is haunting of her dreams with blood and doom. Her only ally is the youngest son, who is docile, and who appears to want to help Noemi, but who could also be harboring dark secrets of the house. The wealth of the family kept prying eyes at bay but Noemi uncovers stories of violence and madness,  and she finds herself mezmorized with this crazy yet seductive house, and she can’t bring herself to leave.


3. You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie


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You Can’t Catch Me tells the story of Jessica Williams, who escaped a cult twelve years ago. She re-entered society, and tried to put the past behind her. Then, while at an airport bar, Jessica meets a woman with a similar birthday  and name. Jessica assumed it was coincidence, but then Jessica’s bank account is drained and all of her personal information is stolen. Jessica follows a trail of the other victims with the same name and forms a team for her own game. The plan is to set a trap and wait for the woman to strike again, but things don’t always go as planned. Jessica is still trying to escape her childhood, and the risks of this woman are greater than she thought. She now has to confront her past, and also question who will pay the price when she does?



4. Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle


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Stranger in the Lake tells the story of Charlotte and how she married a wealthy man named Paul. Their marriage is all their town can gossip about considering Charlotte’s past and Paul’s late wife. Still, their marriage is charmed, that is until Charlotte discovers a woman’s body in the lake, ironically in the same spot where Paul’s late wife drowned. Charlotte believed the woman to be a stranger, but she saw Paul speaking with her just the other day, and she begins to see cracks in their marriage when Paul tells the police he never met the woman. Now, Charlotte is determined to keep her marriage from breaking completely. As she digs deep into Paul’s past she uncovers some dark mysteries, and now she doesn’t know if she should trust her heart and believe Paul is a good man or follow her gut that tells her that he’s hiding something in the water.


5. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager


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Home Before Dark follows Maggie and her connection to an old house she used to live in called Baneberry Hall. The home was located in the Vermont woods, and she spent three weeks there with her parents before leaving in the middle of the night. It’s been twenty-five years, and Maggie doesn’t remember the events that took place in that home, she only knows what her father, Ewan, wrote about in his nonfiction novel, House of Horrors. In his novel he talks about supernatural elements, like spirits, and it quickly became a phenomenon. Maggie, however, doesn’t believe a word of what her father wrote, and now as an adult, she is in the business of restoring homes, which helps when her dad leaves her Baneberry Hall after his death. Now, Maggie is trying to restore the home and sell it, However, people from the town that were mentioned in the book are lurking in the shadows and it doesn’t help that they’re upset about her father’s work making their town famous. What is more unnerving is the house itself. Maggie begins to experience some strange occurrences, and soon learns that her father’s book is based on fact and not fiction.



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