best criminal novels

best criminal novels

Are you a fan of thrilling crime fiction? If so, you’ll love these 10 must-read criminal novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn – This psychological thriller tells the story of a marriage gone horribly wrong, with unexpected twists and turns that will leave you breathless.

2. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson – This gripping novel follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they investigate a decades-old disappearance, uncovering secrets that lead to danger.

3. “The Silence of the Lambs” by Thomas Harris – Follow FBI trainee Clarice Starling as she seeks the help of cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter to catch another killer on the loose.

4. “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn – Investigative reporter Camille Preaker returns to her hometown to cover a murder case, only to uncover dark secrets from her own past.

5. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote – This true crime novel tells the story of the brutal murders of the Clutter family in Kansas, and the investigation that followed.

6. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith – Follow the charming and sociopathic Tom Ripley as he gets caught up in a web of deception, lies, and murder.

7. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty – This novel follows a group of women in a small town who become embroiled in a murder mystery that leads to shocking revelations.

8. “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn – In this novel, survivor Libby Day revisits the gruesome murder of her family, uncovering unsettling truths along the way.

9. “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt – This novel follows a group of elite college students who become entangled in a murder that changes their lives forever.

10. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) – Private detective Cormoran Strike investigates the suicide of a supermodel, uncovering a complex web of lies and deceit.

These 10 criminal novels are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with their thrilling plots, complex characters, and unexpected twists. Pick up a copy of one (or all) of these books and prepare to be hooked from the very first page.