I love to read a good twisty, creepy thrillers. The kind that mess with your mind. And lately, there have been no shortage of those for me!
Bring me Back by B.A. Paris
Method of Consumption: NetGalley on Kindle
Book Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
I am a huge, huge fan of B.A. Paris. She currently has two published novels: Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown, both of which are amazing. Her third novel is due for publication on June 19th, and I was lucky enough to score an advanced copy through NetGalley.
Ten years ago, Finn McQuaid and his girlfriend were on their way back to England from a skiing trip in France. But when they stopped at a service station in France… Layla disappeared.
Finn has now settled into a normal life with his new fiancé, but suddenly clues start turning up to suggest that Layla may be back. Finn must discover if it’s really Layla, or if someone is playing tricks on him and Ellen.
As with all of B.A. Paris’s novels, this one will keep you guessing until the end. Even when you think you have it figured out, you’ll discover there are still more twists. I was so into this book, I read it in a single sitting!
You by Caroline Kepnes
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
narrated by Santino Fontana
Method of Consumption: Audiobook
You Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hidden Bodies Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Audiobook Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You may be one of the creepiest books I’ve ever read, and I mean that in the best way possible! Most of the novel is told in second person, in case that wasn’t clear from the title. Listening to it as an audiobook certainly added an extra layer of creepiness.
Joe Goldberg seems like an average post-college aged guy who works in a New York City bookstore. The thing is, he has become obsessed with Guinevere Beck and decides that the two of them will be together at any cost.
The book is narrated by Joe to Guinevere, whom he lovingly calls Beck. He rigs encounters between the two of them that seem happenstance and allows a relationship to blossom in what appears to Beck to be a completely natural way. However, as the readers, we know that there is nothing natural or happenstance about it.
I was as obsessed with this book as Joe was with Beck, and although I listened during a crazy week at work, I devoted every second of free time I had to this novel. I also enjoyed the entertaining social commentary on today’s world played out through social media.
Immediately upon finishing You, I checked out the sequel Hidden Bodies from the library. I won’t provide a synopsis for fear of giving anything away, but I will say that while it was a good book, it wasn’t quite as good as You.
What are your favorite twisty thrillers that mess with your mind? Let me know in the comments!