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28 Best Thriller Books of All Time


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

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best thriller books" and study the top 6 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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  1. 1

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

  2. 2

    The Silent Patient

    Alex Michaelides

  3. 3
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  5. 5

    The Shining

    Stephen King

  6. 6

    You

    A Novel

    Caroline Kepnes

  7. 7

    My Lovely Wife

    Samantha Downing

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  9. 9
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  11. 11

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

  12. 12
  13. 13

    Verity

    Colleen Hoover

  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16

    One of Us Is Lying

    Karen M. McManus

  17. 17
  18. 18
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  20. 20
  21. 21

    No Exit

    A Novel

    Taylor Adams

  22. 22

    In the Woods

    Tana French

  23. 23
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FAQ

  • How was this Thriller books list created?

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

  • How many Thriller books are in this list?

    There are 28 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Thriller books list?

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

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