Marissa's Staff Picks: Thrillers for the Fall
The last few months, I discovered that thrillers are my go-to for when I need a fun, fast, escapist read. As we move into shorter days and cooler weather, all I want to do is curl up with a good suspenseful psychological thriller! Just click the link to order a copy through our library catalog. Here are my recent favorites:
These three titles by Ruth Ware kicked off my recent obsession with thrillers. Each of them is set in a different moody, atmospheric place: a luxury cruise ship traveling through the North Sea, a half ancient/half modernist lodge in the Scottish Highlands, and a remote home in the middle of a dark and eerie wood. While all following a similar whodunit pattern, each one transported me to a unique place and kept me locked in until the dramatic conclusion.
Lock Every Door is set in a luxury Central Park apartment building with a dark and murky past. The colorful characters, including the building itself, make for another enjoyable adventure with ambiance. The ending twist, with some vibes reminiscent of Jordan Peele’s film Get Out, was a total surprise.
Serial Killer Frank Carter, aka “The Whisper Man,” has been behind bars for years. So why are children once again disappearing, and who is responsible for it this time around? Fans of Mindhunter on Netflix, My Favorite Murder Podcast, or Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will enjoy this fictional mystery/crime novel.
This final title was a slow burn that got better and better as it went on. With multiple narrators speaking from two different periods of time, we learn the true story behind a London mansion that becomes the home base for a cult of shut-ins. Seeing how these narrators all fit together by the conclusion was the best part of this tale.