Friends, I’ve been bitten by the book bug over the last few weeks and while I love books of all kind those thriller, mystery, suspense type novels always top the charts for me.  I have a quick little review of some I’ve read lately and then I want to hear your FAVES-if you have to choose just one!

FYI…I’d recommend all five of these books if you like suspense.

In this 2021 release, we’re introduced to Jane who is a dog walker in a super wealthy neighborhood. Jane meets newly widowed and well-to-do, Eddie Rochester, and as they begin to fall for each other Jane cannot shake the feeling that something isn’t adding up with his wife’s death.

Basically any thriller with “wife” in the title sucks me right in to the storyline but then almost all books with “wife” in the storyline kind of get to be a bit similar.  This one reminded me a lot of a B. A. Paris novel.  If you’re a fan of Paris, you’ll be a fan of Hawkins.
Ooohhhh…imagine the scene an old sanitorium that used to house TB patients who came in for alternative treatments years and years ago turned five-star resort high up in the Swiss Alps.  Le Sommet has always been rumored to be eery, but once Elin’s brother invites her up to celebrate his engagement she gets to experience it for herself.  A winter storm hits the area and an avalanche causes the guests to be stuck and then they realize someone’s gone missing…

It was unlike anything else I’d read before because of that sanitorium aspect.  Loved the setting as well and the storyline sucked me right in.  Didn’t want to put it down!  

 The Look-Alike

The Look-Alike is more of a psychological thriller…years ago Sienna Scott was walking her typical path and minutes before she arrived another girl wearing the exact same coat was murdered.  As Sienna returns to her hometown all of that is brought to life and she finds the answers she’s been looking for.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat for all four hundred pages!

One by One

Ruth Ware is well known for her suspenseful novels and One by One didn’t disappoint.  

A work group arrive at a luxurious ski chalet in the French Alps for a little work and some relaxation.  After a huge storm hits the area the group is stranded in the chalet and One by One…there are murders…

The Guest List

Off the coast of Ireland out on an island a little ferry ride away a magazine publisher is marrying her beloved television star fiancé.  Cell service is spotty, the weather becomes a bit rough, and eventually a dead body is found.  

From the groom to the wedding planner to the mother of the bride, everyone is a suspect at some point.  If you’re a fan of a suspense novel, you need to read it!

Now if you had to choose just ONE suspense/thriller to recommend, what would you suggest?  PLEASE SHARE!


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  1. 3.25.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I’m not a huge fan of thrillers but these sound really good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 3.25.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I can tell you about some seriously thrilling Lifetime movies I've recently watched. 😉

  3. 3.25.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Bahahahahaha!!!! Sheaffer-🤣🤣🤣

  4. 3.25.21
    Brooke said:

    Verity by Colleen Hoover

  5. 3.25.21
    Amy said:

    Uh, that first book is the exact plot of Jane Eyre. Same names and everything.

  6. 3.25.21
    Sitesx6 said:

    Oh my gosh, I clicked so fast on your blog when I saw the topic for today. I LOVE a good thriller, especially a husband and wife one 🙂 I read them all the time. I suggest:

    The Wrong Family
    A Killer's Wife

  7. 3.25.21
    Christina Spinella said:

    Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier is so good! Best book I've read so far this year. Also, anything by Peter Swanson, but especially Her Every Fear.

  8. 3.25.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Okay, if I were to read only one of these (I've already read One by One) which one should I read?? I need to add a thriller to my Kindle!

  9. 3.25.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Amy-I remember that from the Amazon reviews before I even read but I've never read Jane Eyre so I didn't want to include that in my review-just in case. Thanks for the heads up! And sounds like I should add that to my list!

  10. 3.25.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Sitesx6-THANK YOU!! I'm adding them to my list NOW!

  11. 3.25.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Christina-THANK YOU!! Adding those to my list right now!

  12. 3.25.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Shay-I think I'd recommend The Sanitorium first out of this group. It was the most different based on setting and such when so many thrillers can be similar.

  13. 3.25.21
    Meaghan P said:

    I cant' pick just one 😉 But here are a few good ones I've read lately: Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane, The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle, The Last Flight by Julie Clark, Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier, A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight and My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing.

  14. 3.25.21
    Julie Bradford said:

    okkkkk I've found one thing we don't have in common… 😛 I CAN NOT read or watch a thriller!!!! I won't sleep for days and I will even think about it all day at work!! bahahah I still think we are soul sisters tho..we can't be alike in every way 😛

  15. 3.25.21
    Rachel said:

    I just finished the Perfect Marriage and it was so good! I did not see the ending coming at all!

  16. 3.25.21
    Courtney said:

    The Last Flight!!

  17. 3.25.21
    Rebecca said:

    I’m exactly the same with books! I read all these except the look alike & loved them all! I also enjoyed the hunting party by Lucy foley, & really liked the girl in the mirror by rose Carlyle, lots of twists! I think you’d really enjoy it! Also, the golden cage by Camilla lackberg & the housekeeper by Natalie barelli, all the books by Greer Hendricks & Sarah pekkanen (though the few I read authored by pekkanen alone we’re just ok to me), & all by liv Constantine! Lastly, the au pair by Emma rous. A few of these are more mystery than thriller, but I like a little variety in that genre ��! Love your reviews, thanks & happy reading! ��

  18. 3.25.21
    Andrea said:

    Confessions on the 7:45
    You are not Alone
    Invisible Girl
    His and Hers
    The Hunting Party ( same author as the Guest List )

    I love a thriller and I really love a twist. 🙂

  19. 3.25.21
    Unknown said:

    Pulling up my Goodreads account: The Silent Patient, My Lovely Wife, and anything by Shari Lapena – she writes great psychological thrillers. For a more "true thriller" vibe, No Exit was one of my favorite reads last year…I will never think of a rest stop off of the highway the same way again!

  20. 3.25.21
    Shawnee said:

    I'm in the middle of The Perfect Marriage and it is soooooo good!!!

  21. 3.25.21
    Beverly said:

    My favorite genre!!! Adding so many of these books to my list. The Last Mrs. Parrish is a great one!

  22. 3.26.21
    Adri said:

    I Let You Go, The Silent Patient, The Good Girl

  23. 3.26.21
    Kelly said:

    I want to read The Wife Upstairs and The Guest List

    I read The New Husband and The Last Mrs. Parrish and they were both very good. They were like Lifetime movies and I am a huge fan of Lifetime movies

  24. 3.26.21
    Mary Jane said:

    The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand! Her first thriller/mystery and it was EXCELLENT!!!

  25. 3.26.21
    Ann said:

    I loved The Wife Upstairs! The others are on my TO READ list. I loved the way the author used some of the phrases from Jane Eyre…

  26. 3.29.21
    Kelsee said:

    I loved the Wife Upstairs and The Guest List. Recent thrillers I read that I loved are:
    -Too Good To Be True
    -Every Last Fear
    -Confessions on the 7:45
    -The Three Mrs. Wrights
    -Home Before Dark
    -The Last Flight
    -The Wife Stalker

  27. 3.30.21
    Jennifer said:

    The Push! It is supposedly a thriller, which I didn't really get those vibes, but it was just so well-written and dramatic about psychotic, well-developed characters dealing with new motherhood! I think you'll love it!