The Five Best Thrillers That You Must Read Once in Your Life

With so many amazing thriller novels to read, it can be overwhelming to choose your next read. Which is why we have made a list of the five best thrillers of all time. Keep reading to find out which novel made our list!

When reading a thriller, you will find yourself thinking about it a lot when you’re not reading it. Who is the killer, what is the motive, and how was the murder committed are some of the questions you think about.

A goo thriller keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. We have selected five amazing thrillers that will do that and more! You can see the full list below!

The Five Best Thrillers That You Must Read

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith book review reading thriller
The Talented Mr. Ripley book review

A classic novel that we chose for this list is The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. It is a fun novel that follows the descent into madness of Ripley and what he will do to keep his new life going. Highsmith is a unique character that explores the true nature of a person and what people are capable of.

The Day of the Jackal 

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth is a brilliant novel that is a page turner! The novel tells you the plot of the novel at the beginning and yet, you keep reading, seeing how it all went wrong. The writing, suspense, vivid descriptions, make this a must read.,

Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs

Is there a better thriller novel than Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris? When you are reading the novel, it doesn’t feel like there is. What makes this novel interesting is that it isn’t even the first novel in the Hannibal series. But it is definitely the best book partly because it centers around Hannibal. 

Shutter Island

Shutter Island book cover
Shutter Island book review

One of my favorite all time novels that made this list is Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. If you like reading novels where you can’t trust the protagonist, then this is for you. The movie is also great and I recommend watching it after reading the novel so the plot twist is spoiled.

American Psycho

A novel that I love and also will never read again is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Everything about the novel makes it impossible to put down, no matter how dark the novel gets. In most novels, you see the aftermath of a murder but in American Psycho, you get to see firsthand a serial killer killing and what goes through his mind.


That is all for the five best must read thrillers that you need to read once in your life. These are the ones that have stuck with us the most.. How many of these have you read? Let us know in the comments below!

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