Gripping psychological thriller about the disappearance of 15-year-old Ellie Mack. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is not about what happened to Ellie, it’s more about the how and the why she disappeared, as well as the after-effects of her disappearance on her family.
The Woman in the Window by A J Finn was undoubtedly a huge hit in 2018, leaving fans everywhere inspired to read even more gripping stories about unreliable narrators, thrilling plot lines, and harrowing secrets. The book is being adapted into a film starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore. If you're hungry for another intense psychological thriller that will get your heart pumping, these books like The Woman In The Window will fill the void.
If you want to read a gripping mystery/psychological thriller that will blow your mind, The Girl on the Train is the book for you. Well written with a very well done plot, “The Girl on the Train” is told from multiple (three) POVs.
As I started reading The Woman In The Window, I got the immediate impression that I was seeing one of my favorite movies being played out a little differently. That movie is Hitchcock's "Rear Window." Also, other film noir classics came to mind and are mentioned in the story. This book had all the elements of one or any of those films.
At first I wasn't sure that I would like this book; The Silent Patient seemed, for all intents and purposes, like just another generic psychological thriller. In many ways it was, but in other ways, it stood out because of its excellent characters and the depth of the story and its themes.
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