Here are 10 of the best thrillers of the year, from cults to family secrets, from serial killers to silent patients, and from office-place revenge tales to courtroom dramas that tackle topical issues.
The Best Thrillers of 2019
We love a mystery. There’s nothing better than a good book that keeps us up past our bedtime and makes us sleep with the lights on. A book that keeps us turning pages, makes us fall in love with the characters and be afraid for them — or of them.
By Jennifer Jackson
The Silent Patient
By Alex Michaelides
Entertainment Weekly called this No. 1 New York Times bestseller, “a mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.” That would be a tall order for anything other than one of the most critically acclaimed thriller novels of the year. Alicia Berenson seemed to have it all—until she murdered her husband. In the six years since, she hasn’t spoken a word. Theo Faber, her new therapist, thinks that he can change all that—but the closer he gets to his silent patient, the more dangerous discovering the truth may be.