Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn captured the attention of, well, the world. The best-selling book was suspenseful, manipulative, crazy and dark, yet it was also a (twisted) love story. I’m sure there are people out there who read Gone Girl multiple times but if you’re on the hunt for something else to get hooked on, give these five books a shot.
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train into London every day. She watches the same couple eat breakfast on their deck every single morning while the train is stopped at a signal. Rachel imagines their life is perfect. As the train is stopped she sees something shocking and then the train moves on. She can’t keep this information to herself so she notifies the police and becomes a part of what happens next.
2. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
Christine has amnesia and doesn’t remember anything from the day before when she wakes each morning. She keeps a notebook and sees a note she wrote herself saying not to trust ben. Ben is her husband and she doesn’t know why she wrote that note. Christine tries to puzzle together her life and memories.
3. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Told in alternating voices of a married couple named Jodi and Todd. She is a killer and he is a victim. Todd has cheated on Jodi and she has nothing left to lose and likes to settles scores.
4. Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Janie Jenkins is a former “It Girl” who just got released from prison after 10 years for murdering her mother. However, she was released on a technicality and is determined to investigate the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. Janie goes undercover and relocates herself to a quiet town in South Dakota where she begins to draw unwanted attention to herself. She finds herself torn between privacy she wants and the truth she needs.
5. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Ani FaNelli attended a prestigious school as a teenager, but she was humiliated and determined to reinvent herself. With her fancy job, handsome husband and expensive wardrobe, Ani had the perfect life she always dreamed of. But Ani has a secret from her past that haunts her. Will her secret come to the surface and destroy everything?