10 Thriller Books You Simply WON’T Be Able To Put Down (You Wanna Bet?)

Know what one needs in these seasons? A cup of coffee, a snuggly bed, and a fantastic thriller novel. There’s a certain kind of pleasure in diving into an adrenaline-rich story that keeps you on the edge — almost an escape from the dull dreariness of daily life; onto something bigger and faster. Here are some of my favorite ones, thank me later, my frens!


Macbeth – Jo Nesbo

This book follows the story of a police force trying to bring down a drug problem that has taken strong roots. Juggling everything from power to corruption, this book is not something you can easily put down.

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The Midnight Line – Lee Child

While taking a stroll, Reacher finds a small pawn shop where he comes across a tiny ring. Taking a little leap of faith, he decides to find the woman and get to know her story.What unfurls is something much bigger than we could have imagined.

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A Rising Man – Abir Mukherjee

Current read: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee. Indian detective fiction. So far so good!

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A former Scotland Yard detective finds himself in Calcutta, looking to start over after his experiences in the Great War. But how many of us get what we’re looking for?

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The President Is Missing – James Patterson, Bill Clinton

A political thriller written by a former US President with James Patterson…do I really need to say more? This power-packed book is excitement on paper, and man, addictive!

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Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben

Former special ops pilot Maya sees something on the nanny-cam that shakes her soul – her dead husband playing with her baby. Yep. Freak you out enough? Get your copy now!

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Need To Know – Karen Cleveland

Vivian Miller had vowed to fight for her country, come what may. But things have changed, and now she has a choice to make. This tug-of-war between responsibility and morals will keep you up at night, trust me!

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Smoke and Ashes – Abir Mukherjee

Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam finds himself battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret to keep his job. When Sam is called in to investigate a horrifying murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body. He realizes he has seen this before, which could mean one thing – a killer is on the loose. But putting himself out there will expose his own truth – what will he do?

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The House Swap – Rebecca Fleet

A couple struggling to save their marriage find themselves with an opportunity to swap their city flat with a townhouse in an upscale London suburb. While the couple moves in, their personal problems surface…as do other hints that someone seems to have left behind.

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The Fox – Fredrick Forsyth

The Prime Minister reaches out to the former chief of the British Intelligence service. Chaos has hit – the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously. Who is this unknown enemy “The Fox”?

This baby is out in September but you can pre-order it here.

Past Tense – Lee Child

Reacher decides to visit his father’s ancestral home, a place he had heard about since he was a little child. He’s excited, but he wasn’t expecting what he finds – nothing. Nobody named Reacher seems to have lived there. What is his father’s history? Can’t wait for the book to release around 5th November! I am counting days!

This article is written in partnership with Penguin Random House, India.