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19 Best Suspense Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Suspense books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best suspense books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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  3. 3

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

  4. 4
  5. 5

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

  6. 6

    Misery

    A Novel

    Stephen King

  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9

    The Silent Patient

    Alex Michaelides

  10. 10

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

  11. 11

    The Shining

    Stephen King

  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 15
  15. 16

    Bird Box

    A Novel

    Josh Malerman

  16. 17

    The Dinner

    Herman Koch

  17. 18

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters

  18. 19

FAQ

  • How was this Suspense books list created?

    We searched for "best Suspense books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Suspense books are in this list?

    There are 19 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Suspense books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Suspense books on the internet.

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