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Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. Literary devices such as suspense, red herrings and cliffhangers are used extensively.

Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories, but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. Thrillers also occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the ov

Most Read This Week Tagged "Thriller"

The Woman in the Window
A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery #1)
The President Is Missing
The Thinnest Air
A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6)
The Outsider
Something in the Water
The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)
My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)
Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane #1)
Bring Me Back
The Wife Between Us
The Couple Next Door
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Then She Was Gone
Takeoff (Seth Walker #1)
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4)
Behind Closed Doors
Into the Water
A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)
Bones Don't Lie (Morgan Dane #3)
I Am Watching You
Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
The Last Time I Lied
The Girl on the Train
Shelter in Place
The Perfect Mother
The Woman in Cabin 10
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1)
Dr. Vigilante
The Rooster Bar
Lies That Bind Us
The Last Mrs. Parrish
The Cabin at the End of the World
A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3)
Sometimes I Lie
In a Dark, Dark Wood
The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)
Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)
The Girl Before
A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick, #2)
The Good Widow
The One
Her Final Breath (Tracy Crosswhite, #2)
Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport, #28)
Camino Island
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)
After Anna
A Stranger in the House
The Lying Game
Everything We Left Behind (Everything #2)
Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1)
The Summer Children (The Collector, #3)
Spymaster (Scot Harvath, #17)
The Good Daughter
Silent Victim
Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2)
The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino, #1)
Don't Let Go
Friend Request
A Gathering of Secrets (Kate Burkholder, #10)
The Perfect Nanny
The Word Is Murder
Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)
The Unremembered Girl
Close to Home (Tracy Crosswhite, #5)
Hard Kill (Jon Reznick, #2)
The Party
The Flight Attendant
The Breakdown
The Grownup
Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls, #1)
Murder Girl (Lilah Love, #2)
Silent Child
The Chalk Man
The Child
Our House
Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch, #20; Harry Bosch Universe, #30)
The Girl in the Moss (Angie Pallorino, #3)
Best Day Ever
All the Missing Girls
Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy #1)
Let Me Lie
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)
The Naturalist (The Naturalist #1)
Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)
Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1)
Hard Wired (Jon Reznick, #3)
The Retreat
The Wife
The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)
Three Days Missing
The Fix (Amos Decker, #3)
Our Kind of Cruelty
The Other Woman
Her Last Word
Final Girls

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Author of Before I Go to Sleep

S J Watson was born in the UK, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years.

In 2011 Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was released to critical acclaim. It has now been published in over 40 languages, and has become an international bestseller, winning numerous awards.

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