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Adult Thrillers

Looking for something dark that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Check out some of these thrillers that are sure to keep you guessing until the end.

Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there’s something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn’t just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again…

It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. One day a charming and charismatic stranger sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine-year-old daughter, Poppy, who looks just like Ellie did at that age. Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What happened to Ellie, Where did she go, and Who still has secrets to hide?

When she stumbles across the ad, it seems too good to be true. A live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew. When another apartment sitter goes missing, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. She must race against the clock to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel, and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in “self-defense”, and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. When Ayoola starts dating the doctor Korede has long been secretly in love with she must figure out who she’s willing to sacrifice.

Driving back from a holiday in France, Finn pulls into a service station, leaving Layla alone in the car. When he returns, minutes later, Layla has vanished, never to be seen again. That’s the story Finn tells the police. It’s the truth – but not the whole truth. Twelve years later, Finn has built a new life with Ellen, Layla’s sister, when he receives a phone call. Someone has seen Layla. But is it her – or someone pretending to be her?