Thriller genre books (140)


Leave the World Behind : A Novel by Rumaan Alam EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
"A ... novel about two families--strangers to each other--who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong"--


Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
This is not a murder story. It is the story of those left behind. Parasite meets The Good Son in this piercing psychological portrait of three women haunted by a brutal, unsolved crime. In the summer of 2002, nineteen-year-old Kim Hae-on was murdered in what became known as the High School Beauty Murder. There were two suspects: Shin Jeongjun, who had a rock-solid alibi, and Han Manu, to whom no evidence could be pinned. The case went cold. Seventeen years pass without justice, and the grief and uncertainty take a cruel toll on her younger sister, Da-on, in particular. Unable to move on with h... continue


Lies of Silence by Brian Moore EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
When the IRA orders Dillon to park his car at a Belfast hotel, he knows he's planting a bomb that will kill and maim dozens. He also knows his wife will be killed if he disobeys.The choice is complicated by the fact that the action takes place on the day Dillon plans to tell his wife he is leaving her to go to London to live with his girlfriend, Andrea, a researcher with the BBC. His decision has far reaching implications that play themselves out over the course of the novel, culminating in a horrific ending.


Lightseekers by Femi Kayode EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Observer, Financial Times and Irish Times. Waterstones Thriller of the Month 'Lightseekers is the type of detective crime thriller that should be on everyone's shelves' Dorothy Koomson, author of My Other Husband 'A fast-paced thriller that offers insight into the ever present tensions in a poverty stricken community. An action-packed and spirited debut' Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of My Sister, the Serial Killer Winner of the 2019 UEA Crime Writing Prize, Lightseekers is the start of a major new cri... continue


Lord of the Flies by William Golding EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature. William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is... continue


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 4     22 Votes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose the... continue


Monștri invizibili by Chuck Palahniuk RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
The career of a model ends when she is disfigured in an accident. Suspecting the accident was the work of her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, she takes revenge by slipping him a drug to grow breasts.


Mörder ohne Gesicht by Henning Mankell DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Auf einem abgelegenen Bauernhof ist ein altes Ehepaar überfallen und getötet worden. 'Ausländer, Ausländer!' waren die letzten Worte der sterbenden Frau. Als die Öffentlichkeit davon erfährt, wird Schonen von einer Welle ausländerfeindlicher Gewalt überrollt. Doch plötzlich führen die Ermittlungen in eine ganz andere Richtung ... Kommissar Wallanders erster Fall, mit dem Henning Mankell den Grundstein zu seiner Karriere als Erfolgsschriftsteller gelegt hat.


Mother Dear : A Thriller by Nova Lee Maier EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
There's only one thing worse than doing the unthinkable: what you're willing to do to hide it. Helen lives a decent, uncomplicated life. Satisfied in her career, she's raising three happy teenagers, and her family has the most envied house on the street. Admittedly, she's growing just a little disenchanted with her marriage to her workaholic husband, Werner. But that's nothing she can't fix. Then one day Helen comes home to something completely unexpected that threatens to shatter her carefully cultivated world. For disaffected, young petty criminals Ralf and Brian, it was a scheme to make som... continue