Nothing beats a sun-drenched summer’s day spent lounging on the beach, complete with an unputdownable thriller in tow. Known and loved for their pacy plots, unreliable characters, and their ability to grip you from start to finish, it’s no wonder that the crime and thriller genre accounts for almost a third of all adult book sales in Australia, coming in just narrowly behind general fiction. And from the king of suspense novels to the hottest debut author on the psychological thriller block, here are the most absorbing page-turners on the market that are bound to leave you with a sense of unease, long after the final page has been turned.
The Silent Patient is Maximum Sentence’s book of the month for February. We guarantee you’ll be buying it once you’ve read to the bottom of this list.