Top Ten Tuesday – Recent Thriller Bookshelf Additions!

Hi all!

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday (seriously… where has this week gone? It’s already the middle of Jan and my poor brain still thinks it’s New years!) created by the wonderful Jana over at Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: 10 Most Recent Additions to my Bookshelf.

As my TBR is already getting ridiculously full from New Year additions, I decided to limit this topic to my most recent mystery and thriller novel additions. For those of you who have read some of my recent posts you’ll know that I’ve decided to branch out in to the thriller genre this year – which is quite a feat considering I’m your friendly neighbourhood wimp!

Here they are:

One Last Child – It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. Three and a half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned by their abductor… one by one. All except for Ivy – the granddaughter of homicide detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead. As my most recent ARC, I’m eagerly anticipating this one! It’s my first thriller ARC – Hooray!!

Into the Water – A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. As an upcoming book club choice, Into the Water has me intrigued and excited to give Paula Hawkins’ writing a try.

Tell No One – Caroline Corbett wants nothing to do with her father, Hoff, a man who abandoned her as a young girl and then vanished from her life almost thirty years ago. Harris Fenton found the father figure he’d dreamed of when he turned eight and his mother married Hoff—but his disappearance four years later left Harris with scars he carries even now. dredging up the past will be dangerous, and confronting the truth could prove life shattering.

Two Can Keep a Secret – After reading One of Us is Lying, I wasn’t quite sure what all of the hype had been about concerning McManus’ writing but I’m willing to give another book a try. I have this one on reserve at the library and can’t wait to see how it compares.

Dear Wife – As a fan of domestic thrillers I had to add this one to the list! Described as a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved.

The Silent Patient – As the Goodreads Best Thriller novel of 2019, it’s no wonder this one is on my list! I mean… how can you resist the hype? The premise reminds me of a graphic novel, Bury the Lede, which was one of my favs last year. I can’t wait to see if this holds up to all of the hype!

The Wife Between Us – I put this book on my TBR after reading Kitty Marie’s Book Review. The domestic thriller exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. My goal to read more thrillers this year has this book as a must read!

The Institute – So technically this one is horror… but I’ve never actually read a horror novel, never mind a King novel. It’s about time I took the chance and gave one a try. I’ll just make sure to only read during the day haha!

How summery do these covers seem? They were what had first caught my eye but the domestic element to the stories had me eager to give them a try. Who knew I’d love reading about family issues and drama so much? Especially given the mystery/thriller genre!


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Recent Thriller Bookshelf Additions!

    • Thanks Emer! I’m not normally a thriller reader either, especially psych ones, but I’m keen to try a few more of them this year. Just to give something out of my comfort zone a try. I generally prefer mystery as it seems less scary (I’m a wimp at heart haha) but I’m hoping some of these are worth it!! 😀

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  1. Great list, Jen! I’ve read a few of these and really enjoyed some and others not so much. I recently bought The Institute too though 😃 As a fellow wimp, I hope you enjoy diving into the thriller genre 😍

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    • Ooh, I’m keen to read your review on The Institute! Sarah over at Hamlets and Hyperspace recommended it to me and her review was incredibly positive about the book. Hope you enjoy it!


  2. Looks like you’ve got lots of great thrillers picked out already! I loved The Institute. It’s hard to classify as strictly a horror/thriller/Science Fiction though. It’s sort of all three?

    I want to try The Silent Patient also. I always give into hype. 😕


  3. I love the covers for a lot of these! I definitely need to read more mystery/thrillers. Hope you enjoy them all!


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