It’s become a tradition during Wicked Good Reads Month to share our favorite psychological thrillers. These twisty thrillers keep us hooked into a book, and we simply can’t get enough. Here’s 3 of our recent favorites.
– TANYA PATRICE –
The Wives, Taryn Fisher
In The Wives, we meet “Thursday” right about when she starts to get a little disillusioned with the whole 3 wives thing – and let me tell you – she plays nice, but she’s really a conniving biatchhh! And maybe rightly so. There are so many twists and sides to this story – it was bananas!
Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different – and horrifying – story about the man she married.
Best Day Ever, Kaira Rouda
Oh boy! This book – from the minute Paul and Mia set off on their romantic weekend trip, you can feel that something is off. The author really does a phenomenal job at teasing out the story and the character of Paul and Mia. And there’s a lot to tell!
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. He’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house and he’s promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
– KIM –
The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling
The Luminous Dead is one of those stories that keeps you right on the edge the entire time. The book follows a caver named Gyre who is exploring underground for months at a time. She has only one connection to the world above, her handler, a person named Em, whom she has never met. Her life lies in this persons hands. Gyre begins to go a little mad, hearing things, seeing things, questioning what is real and what is not. The scary thing is that Em is a little out of her mind as well.
When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. Except her biggest problem turns out to be Em, her handler. Em is supposed to something Gyre can trust with her life. But Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . .
What are some of your favorite psychological thrillers you’ve read this year that are #WickedGoodReads?