Book of the Month is pretty well known for having a wide selection of thriller books to pick from. In fact, each month they usually have a thriller and romance in their lineup. (Members tend to either love this or hate it.)
Check out the 5 best thrillers from Book of the Month in 2022.
Member’s Top Loved: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
If you don’t know about Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn then I’m curious to know where you’ve been hiding. This book has been practically launched at us constantly since it was published. And people love it, so no surprise there.
This is a hefty, psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator. It follows a husband and his disappeared wife. Honestly, when stuff has this much hype you may as well check it out.
Member’s Second Most Love: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides was not only the second most loved thriller so far from Book of the Month, but it was also a Book of the Year Finalist. This is a creepy whodunit that focuses on Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, working with Alicia Berenson (a woman who shot her loved husband in the space five times and then never spoke again).
Those who loved it called it brilliant with lots of twists and turns. Some who disliked it called it “too hyped” and “predictable”.
Most Loved Debut: A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham was a top-rated debut thriller from Book of the Month. This thriller definitely keeps you guessing. I finished it in just 24 hours. It was a fun and quick read. While I didn’t super love the main character, she was tolerable enough and the plot was interesting enough that I could overlook it and still really enjoy this book.
Our Top Rated: The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James was an interesting mix of paranormal and thriller. It kept me intrigued the entire way through and has been my most favorite thriller from Book of the Month so far. It was a fun and quick read. The paranormal aspects of it definitely gave it a little twist from the typical thriller you might watch.
My biggest and only problem with this book was that it seemed to wrap up early in my opinion and it created a drawn-out last quarter. Also, be forewarned, this book uses alternating timelines. I know this can be a pet peeve for some. I think it worked well with this book, however, and I know it is used frequently in thrillers.
Most Intriguing Cover: The Collective by Alison Gaylin
Sometimes we just need to judge a book by its cover. While a cover isn’t always a shining indicator of a bad book or a good one, it can be fun to pick one based on the cover alone. And that’s what we’re doing when we recommend The Collective by Alison Gaylin.
This is tagged as a movie-ish fast read with an action-packed plot. It follows Camille Gardner who is grieving the death of her daughter’s death five years earlier. It focused on a collective of women on the dark web orchestrating justice against those who wronged their loved ones. On concept alone, this just sounds badass. It’s been on my shelf for too long but I still think you should add it to yours. That’s why I’m ranking it a top 5 thriller from Book of the Month based on the cover (and concept) alone.