Hey, (mood) readers!
It’s been a while since I posted a blog like this, and I missed doing posts that are not book reviews. So, I decided to share with you the 10 thriller titles I listened to last October on Scribd.
I really don’t know why but thrillers become even more spooky and eerie when you are listening to them. Perhaps, its because as the narrator whispers in your ear, it feels like you are immersed fully in the world your characters are living in.
So, if you haven’t tried this yet, I hope you take the chance. You can start with these 10 titles! Though not all of them are 5 stars, for my tastes, they might match yours and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the experience.
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Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Book description: A website called Need offers to fulfill the needs of the teens in Nottawa. The lead, a girl named Kaylee, needs a kidney for her brother – so she was enticed to join in. The book shows the site’s effects on other teens in the school as the site asks for harder stakes.
Quick review: Multiple narrators, fast-paced, kept me guessing and a surprising plot twist at the end.
One by One by Ruth Ware
Book description: A corporate staff retreat on a ski resort goes traffic real quick, as the group is killed off one by one.
Quick review: It was fun to guess who the killer is and unfold the relationship with each employee. Though the experience was limited by only two narrators, I enjoyed the fact that there were stuck in a place with limited resources.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Book description: Four women, old boarding school friends, reunite after years of promising never to talk to each other again. They are all bound together by The Lying Game, a foolish game they kept playing while they were in school.
Quick review: Slow burn but the narrator is just so good. I was engaged throughout the entire story and I enjoyed the eerie vibe of it all.
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
Book description: A girl gets lost in the woods and has to find her way back home.
Quick review: This is an amazing survival story. This can be a hard read because of all the gore, but this book is just a great experience.
The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea
Book description: An elite prep school where people involved in a secret incident keeps committing suicide catches the eye of a journalist with a Youtube channel, a forensic reconstructionist in the autism spectrum, and a criminal profiler.
Quick review: I wasn’t expecting to adore this random pick from Scribs. The story is written so effectively despite there being too many storylines to keep track of. I would love to see the next part of the story focusing on Rory and Lane, and read their first book, too.
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
Book description: A group of students get stuck in a school when bombs keep exploding every few hours.
Quick review: I enjoyed seeing the backstories of each student and trying to identify which one of them is the mastermind behind the time bombs.
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
Book description: Iris receives the shock of her life when a plane crash kills her husband – a plane headed for a place where he wasn’t meant to go in the first place.
Quick review: I am crazy for domestic thrillers and this was lie after lie after lie. I was a little surprised with that ending, but the overall experience was awesome.
The Arrangement by Robyn Harding
Book description: A sugar daddy/sugar baby connection gone wrong.
Quick review: This book is filled with so many clichés it sounds surreal, but I was in a good thriller mood and I enjoyed some parts still.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Torton
Book description: A Groundhog Day story follows the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle and the limited attempts one has to figure out the murderer.
Quick review: This book was quite confusing to read on audio, which I don’t usually encounter. The plot twists are awesome, though, but it did take some time to build up my interest. There are so many fatphobic statements here my head hurt a lot and almost DNFed.
Mine by Courtney Cole
Book description: Tessa, a successful boss mom, returns home in the midst of a hurricane and her husband at a different state. When she comes home, she finds her husband is cheating on her with a younger girl. She traps the girl into coming to her home and chaos ensues.
Quick review: This book was excitingly bold and dramatic. I loved all the chaotic energy here and I didn’t know what to expect at all. The characters are literally crazy, I couldn’t stop listening!
- Do you listen to audiobooks? What genre do your enjoy listening on audiobook?
- Which among these books are you interested to read?
- Do you have mystery/thriller recommendation. Please let me know!