If you love the suspense genre and you’re bored of watching suspense movies, reading books are one of the best hobbies you can develop. Mystery thrillers and suspense books are the most-sol genres of the boo work, which can keep readers captivated for hours. It will get your heart pumping and wanting to know what happens next!
We have your back if you’re looking for the best recommendations in the thriller genre!
Long Bright River – Liz Moore
The story revolves around two sisters who reside in a Philadelphia neighborhood and face an opioid crisis. While Micky is a police officer, Kacey lies on the other side of the law, struggling with marijuana addiction. One night Kacey disappears and goes missing for several days, and her sister is hell-bent on finding her, irrespective of the cost. The book is a perfect example of propulsive mystery, providing intimate touches on emotion, family, addiction, and an emotional tie that binds everyone together.
The Other Black Girl – Zakiya Dalila Harris
Nella Rogers is the only black employee at her publishing company. She gets extremely excited when she is joined by another black woman who starts working in a cubical beside her. However, things take a slightly different turn, and the other black woman goes into a competitive spirit. At the same time, someone starts sending Nella threatening notes asking her to leave the company. The book is a personal experience of the author, leaving people excited to turn pages and read the rest of the story. It also digs into the microaggressions which make the workplace and environment toxic.
Grown – Tifanny D Jackson
Enchanted Jones is an aspiring song artist, who falls head over heels in love with Korey Fields, a legendary R&b artist, just when she is about to achieve her career success. Unfortunately, she spirals into a toxic relationship with Fields, who turns out to be possessive and controlling. The nightmare love story continues until she finds him dead and her hands filled with blood. Jones has no memory of the incidents of the previous night, which makes the book all the more interesting. The book, along with thriller suspense, also provides insights into powerful cultural insights, which will get the readers hooked till the end.
Blue Bird, Blue Bird – Attica Locke
The book centers around Darren Mathews, who resides in Texas. The book revolves around rampant racism which prevails in the region. One day Mathews travels to Highway 59 to find a black lawyer and a white woman murdered. This is when the story forces him to confront his racism. Irrespective of who tries to stop him, he is hell-bent on solving the murder mystery of the two. The book was published in 2017 and is still considered one of the most intriguing crime novels.