Scream About Your Favorite Thrillers | Bookish Fridays

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re doing well! It’s Friday! That means for a lot of you, it’ll be the weekend soon! For me, it is the weekend! As of this post going up, I’m leaving work to go pick up my boy and go home!

Tomorrow keep an eye out on my Instagram! I’m going to get my hair done and I’ll be sharing on there what color it is with a photo. I did take a “last selfie” kind of thing with my blue. I’m excited for this change and I think you all are going to like it as much as I hope I will!

But anyway, let’s just get into these thrillers!

This weekly meme that is run by Niffler Reads and LauReads.

Now, while this is the first time I’m doing this, I had two other posts originally planned that I didn’t end up posting. So I’m sorry if I’m forgetting some information or something.

Find the list of prompts from today’s through until the end of May HERE.

Today’s prompt is “Scream about your favorite thrillers.” So if you don’t have a post for today, maybe do this one! Link this blog post in there so I will see it!

Funnily enough, I was just talking to a friend the other day about how predictable thrillers can be. That’s something that tends to bother me because I want the twists and turns and questioning. These books either gave me that or was so well written that it didn’t bother me that I could guess.

These books are in the order that I could think of them. So I guess number wise would probably be from 1-5 or 3 or 10. I don’t know how many I’m going to include here.

This book DESTROYED me in the best way. I listened to it while I was working a while back and holy crap.

The main character has schizophrenia running in his family and he is a psychologist. He works to analyze the “most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable” and determine whether or not their can mentally stand trial. His most recent case is a man who is “accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear.” Except the guy on trial looks familiar to our main character and his life is spun out of control because of this man. “The contours of his mind are rapidly losing shape, and his grasp on reality is slipping even faster.”

This book was one that kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t get enough! Also, please go support the author. He has been fighting so hard against myasthenia gravis, which is a disease that attacks muscles. He shares his journey over on Instagram so make sure you go follow and support him! And his doggo is adorable!

So I read this one back in 2018 so the plot points aren’t fresh in my mind, but I do know this book was dark. It was graphic, twisted, and just an overall well written book.

Twenty years ago Claire Scott’s eldest sister, Julia, went missing. No one knew where she went – no note, no body. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.

Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And it seems that she might not be the only one.

Claire is convinced Julia’s disappearance is linked.

But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery, and nothing will ever be the same…

This book was one that kept me interested the entire time. I don’t know what else to really say. It was really good and kept me intrigued. *Disclaimer: I gave this book a lower rating than I would have normally because, in my version, there was the used of the “r” word*

Her name is Domino Ray.

But the voice inside her head has a different name.

When the mysterious Ms. Karina finds Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the woman’s approval…and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement.

But the home has horrible secrets. So do the girls living there. So does Cain.

Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because Ms. Karina doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, she doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind.

She doesn’t know about Wilson.

This. Book. While GoodReads doesn’t classify it as a thriller, I’m counting it! If you’ve read this, you get it. If you haven’t read it, then do. I also highly recommend the audiobook!

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

As you can tell by this, I haven’t read too many thrillers and I’ve enjoyed even less. So make sure you comment and let me know some of your favorite thrillers!

I’m going to go because I have to get my homework done so I can go to sleep. Thanks for joining me and I’ll see you all soon! Bye!

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