What’s worse than running out of books from your favorite author to read? Being unable to find any other books that fill the void. Hunting for the perfect fit, and yet never seeming to find just the right match to put on your bookshelf. But that’s what we’re here for! So never fear, Lucy Foley fans. If you’re on the hunt for the next thriller to send chills down your spine like THE PARIS APARTMENT or THE GUEST LIST, then we’ve got eight twisty, dark, and mind-blowing novels that are sure to sate your literary cravings.
Some friendships withstand any and all obstacles and trials. Others can’t survive one bad weekend. For Max and Annie, that last line is literal. After setting up a dry run of their new “glamping” site in Cornwall with three of their friends, tensions immediately rise and bonds are broken. Unfortunately, a massive storm leaves these feuding families trapped together with some dire consequences. THE SEARCH PARTY’s twists are too good to spoil, so you’ll just have to take my word for it when I say this is not a book you’ll be able to put down once you start.
A spellbinding locked-room mystery about a glamping trip gone horribly wrong when a powerful storm leaves the participants stranded and forced to confront long-held secrets and a shocking disappearance.
Max and Annie Kingsley have left the London rat race with their twelve-year-old son to set up a glamping site in the wilds of Cornwall. Eager for a dry run ahead of their opening, they invite three old university friends and their families for a long-needed reunion. But the festivities soon go awry as tensions arise between the children (and subsequently their parents), explosive secrets come to light, and a sudden storm moves in, cutting them off from help as one in the group disappears.
Moving between the police investigation, a hospital room, and the catastrophic weekend, The Search Party is a propulsive and twisty destination thriller about the tenuous bonds of friendship and the lengths parents will go to protect their children—perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.
Who wouldn’t say yes to a trip with your friends to a beautiful French chateau? Especially when it's free because it's owned by one of your relatives? Darcy and her three friends get to live that dream as Darcy’s grandmother, Séraphine Demargelasse, lets them stay as they study abroad in France. But that dream turns into a nightmare when, twenty years later, they’re invited for a reunion, only to have Séraphine murdered during their visit. (Not to mention the mysterious Instagram that suddenly starts exposing all their secrets through scandalous photos and damning details no one else could know.) Is there a killer in their midst, or does this scenic French estate have deadlier secrets than even they could imagine? THE CHATEAU will have you second-guessing left and right, and might even make you wonder how well you know your own friends.
A dream girls trip to a luxurious French chateau devolves into a deadly nightmare of secrets and murder in this stylish, twisty thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, and Lisa Jewell.
Welcome to picturesque Provence, where the Lady of the Chateau, Séraphine Demargelasse, has opened its elegant doors to her granddaughter Darcy and three friends. Twenty years earlier, the four girlfriends studied abroad together in France and visited the old woman on the weekends, creating the group’s deep bond. But why this sudden invitation?
Amid winery tours, market visits, and fancy dinners overlooking olive groves and lavender fields, it becomes clear that each woman has a hidden reason for returning to the estate after all these years. Then, following a wild evening’s celebration, Séraphine is found brutally murdered.
In the midst of this shocking crime, a sinister Instagram account pops up, exposing snapshots from the friends’ intimate moments at the chateau, while threatening to reveal more.
As they race to uncover who murdered Séraphine—and is now stalking them—the friends begin to suspect each other. Because the chateau houses many secrets…several worth killing for.
If you’re like me, you’ve read just about everything Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell have ever published. While you’ll still eagerly await their newest releases, why not add another thriller queen to your literary repertoire? Katherine Faulkner is sure to delight any readers of tight, twisty thrillers with her debut novel, GREENWICH PARK. Helen’s got the perfect life, with the perfect husband and perfect house in the perfect neighborhood. Rachel is anything but perfect—a heavy drinker and smoker, this mother-to-be is wild and crass, and just what Helen needs to shake up her idyllic existence. But Rachel’s got a few surprises up her sleeve that could send Helen’s whole world crashing down. An electric read about the draw of unlikely friendships and how vulnerable our lives can truly be, prepare to find a new favorite author to add to your life.
“A twisty, fast-paced” (The Sunday Times, London) debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets.
In this “gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse that kept the twists coming until the very last moment” (Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Helen’s idyllic life—handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way—begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class.
There, she meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be who doesn’t seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little interest in parenthood. Still, Helen is drawn to her. Maybe Rachel just needs a friend. And to be honest, Helen’s a bit lonely herself. At least Rachel is fun to be with. She makes Helen laugh, invites her confidences, and distracts her from her fears.
But her increasingly erratic behavior is unsettling. And Helen’s not the only one who’s noticed. Her friends and family begin to suspect that her strange new friend may be linked to their shared history in unexpected ways. When Rachel threatens to expose a past crime that could destroy all of their lives, it becomes clear that there are more than a few secrets laying beneath the broad-leaved trees and warm lamplight of Greenwich Park.
If all those TikToks from that massive world cruise haven’t turned you off to being trapped on a boat for an extended period of time, then maybe THE LAST ONE will. Caz boards the RMS Atlantica with her boyfriend, Peter, and a ton of other passengers, and the first night is as magical as cruise ads would have you believe. But when Caz wakes up the next morning, every single person on the ship is gone except her. Talk about sailing blind—Caz has no idea what’s happened nor where the boat is now headed, and has to figure it out before the sea becomes her final resting place. Gripping and immediately nerve-wracking, THE LAST ONE is sure to shiver all your timbers and make you appreciate being on dry land.
An unputdownable locked-room thriller about family, trust, and survival from the acclaimed author of the “utterly thrilling” (Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author) First Born.
When Caz steps onboard the exclusive cruise liner RMS Atlantica, it’s the start of a vacation of a lifetime with her new love, Pete. On their first night they explore the ship, eat, dance, make friends, but when Caz wakes the next morning, Pete is missing.
And when she walks out into the corridor, all the cabin doors are open. To her horror, she soon realizes that the ship is completely empty. No passengers, no crew, nobody but her. The Atlantica is steaming into the mid-Atlantic and Caz is the only person on board. But that’s just the beginning of the terrifying journey she finds herself trapped on in this white-knuckled mystery.
There’s no doubt about it: corporate America is exceedingly white, and it can be a pretty hostile and isolating environment for people of color. For Nella Rogers, this fact is inescapable as the only Black employee at Wagner Books. But she hopes all that will change with the hiring of Hazel, another Black woman. Hazel soon takes the spotlight and Nella is fine with it, until she suddenly starts getting mysterious notes on her desk telling her to leave the company. Nella is caught between feelings of paranoia toward her new coworker and doubting her own perception and intuition. THE OTHER BLACK GIRL is a dizzying, dark read that strikes at the heart of institutional and internalized racism and sexism in a way that feels so insidious and inescapable, it’s sure to stick with you longer after the last page.
“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original” (Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author), this instant New York Times bestseller explores the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.
Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.
Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.
It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. Having joined Wagner Books to honor the legacy of Burning Heart, a novel written and edited by two Black women, she had thought that this animosity was a relic of the past. Is Nella ready to take on the fight of a new generation?
“Poignant, daring, and darkly funny, The Other Black Girl will have you stressed and exhilarated in equal measure through the very last twist” (Vulture). The perfect read for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace.
There are few things scarier than dealing with writer’s block, but a slew of mysterious murders in an isolated cabin on a stormy coast is probably on the list. When Penelope Berkowitz is looking to find the idea for her next book, she ends up at Stone Point with a team of researchers to investigate myths and stories of dark and mysterious happenings regarding a witch in the area. The good news is that there’s plenty of strange occurrences, enough to fill a whole series of novels. The bad news? Bodies are piling up, and fast. It’s up to Penelope and the survivors to figure out if the witch really is to blame or if there’s something less supernatural afoot. LAST ONE ALIVE gives some of that Blair Witch realness with a ghost-hunting flavor that will delight (and terrify) thriller and horror fans alike.
A team of researchers exploring the myth of a witch find their numbers mysteriously dwindling in this irresistible psychological thriller for fans of Ruth Ware, Shari Lapena, and Lucy Foley.
Bestselling debut novelist Penelope Berkowitz is desperate for inspiration for a second book. With the help of her new boyfriend, she embarks on a research trip with a Clue-like team of professionals, ex-lovers, and estranged family members to investigate the myth of a witch on Stone Point, a remote coastal outcropping in the Pacific Northwest.
For over a century, the cabin on the point stood vacant after the violent death of the original owner and the disappearance of his wife—until a young couple decided to turn it into an eco-lodge. Shortly after starting renovations, however, they suddenly ceased all contact with others and were never heard from again.
Given the area’s mysterious history, Penelope is certain there’s a story to be found in the isolated region. But soon after arriving on the point’s wind-whipped shores, things begin to go awry for the team. Storms blow in. Tempers flare. The satellite phones stop working and no boats are due for days. Then people begin to disappear. When bodies turn up, it’s up to Penelope and the remaining members of the team to solve the mystery of the Stone Witch before the killer is the only one left alive.
There are few things worse than realizing you’ve left a job incomplete. Like Ellen, who realizes staring out her window that the man she murdered years ago is not, in fact, dead, but very much alive. Okay, maybe not the best example. But Ellen Saint sees the man she murdered years ago right outside her window and she knows she’s got to finish him for the sake of her family. Following various perspectives, THE HEIGHTS follows Ellen as she embarks on a strange and dark journey, with an end few readers might expect.
“Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down…this is an author at the top of her game.” —Erin Kelly, author of Watch Her Fall
The author of the “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner” (The Guardian) Our House takes you on a haunting and nail-biting journey of tragedy and revenge.
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.
But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.
Because you’re the one who killed him.
With Louise Candlish’s signature dark and twisty prose, The Heights shows “the ferocity of maternal love” (Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You). It is a unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing until the final page.
New love is always intoxicating, but like alcohol, it can leave us with a bad hangover and a lot of regrets. Dr. Sheila Tao is a psychology professor who is having an affair with graduate student Ethan Wolf, despite knowing the serious professional complications it could bring. However, when a brutal killing happens on campus, she realizes just how much she stands to lose personally and professionally and she breaks it off. But Ethan has other plans, threatening to expose Sheila for who she really is. CREEP is the kind of psychological thriller that will have you guessing the whole book, with the kind of four-dimensional mental chess we love to read about.
Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut thriller is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between a woman with everything to lose, and the lover she couldn't resist…who’s now the monster who won’t let her go.
A popular psychology professor in Seattle, Sheila works hard to keep her secrets hidden. On the surface, she’s an expert in human behavior and a well-liked educator, but nobody knows she’s a recovering sex addict in therapy—not even the love of her life, Morris. And she needs it to stay that way, or she could lose everything.
But Ethan Wolfe is impossible to resist. The graduate student is brilliant, charming, and seductive as hell. He’s also Sheila’s teaching assistant, and thirteen years her junior. Ignoring the risks to her career and relationship, they begin an illicit affair that lasts three months, until Morris asks her to marry him. Determined to get her life back on track, Sheila commits to a future with her fiancé, a man she’s not sure she deserves.
But Ethan can’t move on so easily. He didn’t pursue his professor for as long as he did to get dumped for some boring, middle-aged suit. Ethan’s made plans too, and he doesn’t take rejection well. When the body of one of Sheila’s students is discovered floating in Puget Sound—a young woman Ethan was rumored to have dated—it’s clear that the graduate student has secrets of his own.
And he’s not about to let Sheila get away.
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