Thriller Thursday – Top Ten Thriller Reads from 2021
I hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season. I cannot believe 2021 is coming to an end. This week’s Thriller Thursday is a recap of my top 10 thrillers I have read this year. I have read some great thrillers in 2021 and I look forward to seeing what 2022 will bring for my thriller reading. I am happy to see a lot of my favorite authors have new books coming out that I cannot wait to read. I look forward to finding new authors to read in 2022 as well. Before I get into my list though, I want to give a big Thank You! to Suzanne for inviting me to share my reviews on her blog. I have really enjoyed this experience and look forward to sharing my thoughts in 2022.
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My Top 10 Thriller Reads from 2021
Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry: I loved the way Christina Henry added her own twists to the original tale. This has everything I have grown to love with Christina Henry’s books.
Billy Summers by Stephen King: This book is in my top 10 favorite King reads. I was fully invested in the characters and cared about them so much. If you have been looking for a Stephen King book to read, but don’t want the pants scared off you, this is the book for you.
For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing: I loved everything about this book. There are twists and turns galore. Downing has become a must read author for me.
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon: This book was so creepy and eerie, there were a few nights that I dreamt of the book and would jolt awake and have to turn on my bedroom light to make sure no one was in my room. LOL!
Survive The Night by Riley Sager: The story takes place during a 6 hour car ride, and even though the book is only told through a few hours, Sager also does a great job of fleshing out the characters and scenery. I love how this book kept me guessing until the end.
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth: The Good Sister is a domestic thriller that was very beautifully written, full of characters that I loved, and had me turning the pages wanting to know more about them and what was going to happen.
Getaway by Zoje Stage: I loved the Grand Canyon setting and the visualization of going backpacking and all that it entailed. This book started off slow and steady, but the further along it went the more the tension and suspense started picking up and by the end of the book I was on the edge of my seat.
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay: This is a suspenseful and heartbreaking story that follows the fate of the Pine Family. There were lots of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I was reading. When all was revealed at the end, I was literally sitting with my mouth open.
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor: This book was filled with lots of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages. The tension and suspense kept increasing as the book progressed, with a final jaw dropping twist at the end.
What Lies Between Us by John Marrs: This is my favorite book by Marrs so far. There are so many twists and turns and the tension just kept growing, that I was on the edge of my seat through most of the book. And the end! All I can say is “Wow! OMG!” Standing ovation Mr. Marrs, as I so did not see that coming.
Great list! Samantha Downing is a must read for me, too, and this one was wonderfully wicked. Loved The Good Sister, too.
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Thanks 🙂 The Good Sister was one of the first books I though of when I was putting this list together LOL
I have Billy Summers and Survive the night on my shelf, but I didn’t manage to read them this year! I’d also love to read The Burning Girls. Great list!
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Thanks! I hope you enjoy them. And yes, definitely recommend The Burning Girls 🙂
I love this list! I plan to read more thrillers next year. Getaway also made my best books of the year list. It was a lot of fun!
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Thank You! Yeah Getaway was great. From the looks of new releases from thriller authors I have read, there are going to be some great ones out next year. Cannot wait 🙂
I love thrillers and I haven’t read any of these although 2 are on my tbr. Thanks for giving me more to add.
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You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy them 🙂
Sharon, it’s been so fun reading your review this year and I’m looking forward to reading more in 2022! John Marrs is always good for a thrilling read, and For Your Own Good is on my TBR!
Thank you so much. I am glad you have enjoyed them and I also look forward to sharing more next year. I love John Marrs, I actually read a couple of his books this year. I hope you enjoy For Your Own Good.
I read both Survive the Night and The Burning Girls this year, too. And while I didn’t love Survive the Night, I did love The Burning Girls. And I’m hoping to read Horseman in 2022. Great list! 😀
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Thanks. The Horseman was great! I hope you enjoy it.
I am trying to think if I read any thrillers. You found so many gems too.
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Thanks. I have my go to authors and then always seem to stumble onto new to me authors, with some ending up on my go to author list 🙂
Happy New Year! I want to try riley Sager…
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Happy New Year! Riley Sager is really good. I have loved all her books.
Thrillers aren’t ,my favourite as I read to wind down before bed and they can keep me up late turning pages and give me nightmares sometimes, haha! But it’s great you enjoyed all of these! 🙂
Hope that 2022 is off to a good start for you! 🙂
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Thanks. So far so good. Hope your New Year is off to a good start as well 🙂