October is #WickedGoodReads Month here at GXO. This week, we’re focusing on books with wicked people, and today’s discussion is 3 of our Favorite Psychological Thrillers (see the full list of discussion topics here).
The Widow, Fiona Barton
This book hooked me from the first page, and then it slowly reeled me in as I started to develop all kinds of theories.
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
The Widow could also probably go on our list of 8 Crazy Good Marriage Thrillers That Belong On Your Reading List.
The Likeness, Tana French
To catch a killer Cassie has to go undercover. The only catch is that she’ll be living with a group of very intelligent collegiates who supposedly know ‘her’ better than anyone else in the world. Can she pull it off knowing that one of them could potentially be the killer?
An urgent telephone call beckons Detective Cassie Maddox to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl?
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
The twists in this book left me questioning who was left to trust. When Lo speaks out, creepy things start happening in her cabin. Someone knows she knows and they’re eventually going to get to her. The climax of this story was like holy crap! A heart-racing read.
In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. Not long into the cruise, Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for and no one will believe her.
Are you a fan of mysteries that mess with your head? I think they add an extra element of scary!